Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

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Has anyone seen Gary Franks (take 2)

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CTCapitolReport has provided a link to the Waterbury Rep-Am full article on the status of former Congressman Gary Franks and lets just say that the darling of the Republicans in the 90s is a disgrace. Gary Franks was a real estate millionaire and Connecticut’s first black Republican in the U.S. House. Yet, few knew he […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Congressman Murphy speaks out against Gov. Rell’s recommendation to eliminate area rail service

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG This afternoon, Congressman Chris Murphy paid a visit to Danbury and Waterbury to speak out against Gov Rell’s proposal to eliminate of the Metro-North rail service. The recommendation to eliminate the service in Danbury and Waterbury was one of several spending cut proposals Rell suggested to state lawmakers last week. From […] [Read More]
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Has anyone seen Gary Franks?

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Seems like the former Republican Congressman has a problem when it comes to paying his debt. Gary Franks’ rise was meteoric, from a three-family house on Camp Terrace to a real estate millionaire, from naive local alderman to Connecticut’s first black Republican in the U.S. House. Today, Franks cannot be found. After losing a Senate […] [Read More]
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U.S Department of Education lists CT high school achievement gap largest in nation

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Today the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) commented on the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education that shows Connecticut high schools having the largest achievement gap in the nation. For the first time, the U.S Department of Education released the state-specific math and reading results of twelfth graders on its ‚ÄúNational Assessment […] [Read More]
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Boughton uses the “L” word

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG The chickens have come home to roost… Danbury Patch: Danbury faces a quadruple whammy in the coming budget season, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton told the department heads Thursday. The state is cutting aid. Federal stimulus money that reached almost $4 million last year for the city and schools combined will be […] [Read More]
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ConnCAN gives Danbury Elementary/Secondary schools mixed reviews

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG As a followup to my previous post regarding The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now’s (ConnCAN) report on Danbury High School, here’s a breakdown of ConnCAN’s report card on the city’s elementary and secondary schools. Here’s the breakdown of ConnCAN’s methodology: Each year, Connecticut administers two standardized tests, the Connecticut Mastery Test […] [Read More]
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ConnCAN gives Danbury High School a failing grade

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG UPDATE 1:30PM: A friend writes that ConnCAN’s ranking of Danbury HIgh School is lower than first thought: The rank number is messed up, too. When there’s a tie, they don’t skip a number. So the rank might go 50, 51, 52, 52 (tie), then they go to 53, 54, etc. Should […] [Read More]
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Bethel Board of Selectmen approve “revised” road repair proposal

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Yesterday, the Bethel Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to send a revised road repair project to the board of finance for approval. The original 8.5 million dollar proposal was rejected by the Board of Finance last week. Under the new proposal, funding for the repairs to the roads will be done in increments with the […] [Read More]
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LIVE VIDEO STREAM: Bethel Board of Selectmen meeting

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Tonight, the Bethel Board of Selectmen are scheduled discuss the Board of Finance recent rejection of the much debated 8.1 million dollar road repair proposal. The video stream will start at 7:30 PM. [Read More]
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Bethel, Danbury polling locations selected for audit

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Today, the Secretary of State’s office randomly selected 86 polling places to be audited. Out of the 86 places picked, two polling places in Greater Danbury (Frank A Berry School District 5 in Bethel and Pembroke School Ward 2, Distrcit 9 in Danubry) were selected. The audit will consist of a […] [Read More]
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