Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

VIDEO: All about the Connecticut Film Festival

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With the start of the the Connecticut Film Festival around the corner, last week on the local access show Ideas at Work and Beyond, I had an opportunity to interview event organizers Dave Bonan and Marty Lang and talk about the success of the festival. FULL DISCLOSURE: I will be participating in a panel at […] [Read More]
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City Council Dems to BOE and School Superintendent: “Find more budget cuts, avoid teacher layoffs”

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Cross post from HatCtyBLOG Raising concerns with the proposed school program cuts, yesterday, a letter drafted by the City Council Democratic Caucus was sent to the members of the Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools. Stating that “the proposed cuts to the classroom and student programs are unnecessary to balance the board of education […] [Read More]
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LIVE VIDEO STREAM: Board Of Education budget public hearing

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG From Roger’s Park, here’s live video of the board of education’s budget public hearing. UPDATE: The public hearing is over. The following is the recorded stream. The higher quality video footage will be posted soon. [Read More]
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Music organizer fed up with “un-friendly” City Hall

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG In light of the last honest man’s restrictive city regulations that resulted in the closing of another establishment on Ives Street, here’s another situation where people at City Hall are accused of being business un-friendly. Amanda Bloom of the Mercurial wrote a great piece regarding the increased frustration among organizers of […] [Read More]
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John Stewart hammers Arizona xenophobia

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG The videoclip speaks for itself. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c [Read More]
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City Council Minority Leader Tom Saadi speaks out on public reaction to education proposals

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Residents filled the City Council chambers on Monday night and spoke out in opposition tothe city budget allocation to education.City Hall 04.19.10. Photo by ctblogger With the prospect of drastic cuts to the city’s education program, for over two hours on Monday, residents filled the City Council chambers during the budget […] [Read More]
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Boughton can’t be reached for comment?!?

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Too busy running for governor to answer questions? As residents of Danbury learn that they just coughed up a mind-blowing 450,000 dollars to settle an embarrassing lawsuit, lets go back in time and take a look at the allegations filed by the plaintiffs. Allegations that city officials failed to follow their […] [Read More]
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Residents speak out against proposed cuts to education

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG As we approach the city council’s vote on the allocations to the education budget, more people are voicing their objection to the proposed school cuts by the Board of Education. Here’s a sample of some of the comments of disapproval directed at the Board of Education at their meeting last Wednesday. […] [Read More]
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Residents voice their support for Alternative Center for Excellence School

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Residents speak out in support for the Alternative Center for Excellence schoolBoard of Education meeting, 04.14.10. Photo by ctblogger (via iPhone). As residents learn more about the details in city’s education budget, at last Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting, supporters for the Alternative Center for Excellence spoke out against the proposed […] [Read More]
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VIDEO FLASHBACK: 2010 City Council school budget workshop

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG From March 31 2010, here’s Danbury Live’s coverage of the School budget workshop between the Danbury Board of Education and City Council. [Read More]
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