Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

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CT-04: Congressman Jim Himes gives back campaign contributions from Charlie Rangel

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG As a result of a recent admonishment against Rep. Chairman Charlie Rangel by the House Ethics Board Committee, Congressman Jim Himes issued a press release stating that he plans on donating his contributions from the Way and Means Committee chairman to charity. I admire Mr. Rangel for his decades of leadership […] [Read More]
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CT-GOV: Marconi stresses tort reform in new campaign ad

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Rudy Marconi, Ridgefield first selectman and exploratory candidate for governor, released a new campaign online video which addresses the need for the state to address it’s medical tort reform policy. [Read More]
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VIDEO: State Rep. Jason Bartlett addresses educational achievement gap problem

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG With Connecticut having one the worse educational achievement gaps in the nation, on Sunday morning, State Rep. Jason Bartlett joined educational advocate Danielle Smith on Fox61′s Stan Simpson show to talk about the efforts underway at Capitol to address the problem. [Read More]
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THE TROY GRANT CASE: Warrant paints a disturbing picture; Grant admits having sexual relations with victim

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG On Tuesday, the arrest warrant connected with the case against Tony Grant was unsealed and the document gives graphic details into the charges against the former executive director of Pathways Danbury. Although News-Times reporter did a write-up on the report already, I’m going to provide more details from the warrant. NOTE1 […] [Read More]
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THE JOE DASILVA CASE: Arrest warrant sheds new details in case; expose possible cover-up attempt

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Today, the Danbury Superior Court unsealed Joe DaSilva’s arrest warrant affidavit and it document gives new details regarding the events leading up to the death of Luis Encalada Bueno, which includes what seems to be an attempted cover-up by an employee of DaSilva. According to court documents, Danbury PD interviewed several […] [Read More]
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Three dollar border tolls?!?

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cross post from HatCityBLOG No, I’m not kidding… Welcome to Connecticut. That’ll be $3, please. Leaving? OK, just pay another $3. That’s the future for motorists on highways crossing into Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York if state Rep. Tony Guerrera, D- Rocky Hill, wins his campaign to restore tolls in the state. Guerrera wants […] [Read More]
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THE TROY GRANT CASE: Court increases bond, places conditions to protect victims

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Here’s the latest in the Tony Grant court case. RECAP: Grant, who’s the Vice President of the Greater Danbury NAACP, and served as executive director Pathways Danbury mentoring program was arrested in January on numerous charges stemming from an alleged sexual assault of minors (note: Grant is presently on administrative leave […] [Read More]
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SNOWMAGEDDON!!!???!!!

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Danbury Fair Mall looks more like a ghost town this afternoon. Danbury Fair Mall: 02.10.10 Will this be the blizzard of the year or just the hype of the year? FOX61: Six to 16 inches of snow could blanket the region by tonight, Fox 61 meteorologist Joe Furey said. Light to […] [Read More]
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LIVE BLOG: Joe DaSilva and Troy Grant court case

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG THIS IS A LIVE BLOG I’m at the Danbury Superior Court House awaiting the start of the Joe DaSilva and Troy Grant cases. DaSilva, the owner of The Palace Theatre is charged with manslaughter in the connection of the death of Ecuadorian immigrant Luis Encalada Bueno. Grant, the executive director of […] [Read More]
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The Palace Theatre question that no one wants to answer

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A cross post from HatCityBLOG As we approach Joe DaSilva’s highly anticipated court appearance tomorrow, there’s been one question that’s been carefully avoided by public officials and the press… If DaSilva is convicted of the crime he’s being charged with, what happens to the restoration of the Palace Theatre…or more specifically, should the City Council […] [Read More]
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