Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

Godfrey given a laundry list of responsibilities for next year

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Yesterday, State House Speaker Chris Donovan released his list of appointments and committee assignments for the next legislative session and State Rep. Bob Godfrey will retain his position of Deputy Speaker of the House. via press release: “Bob Godfrey is the ‘go-to guy’ whenever there’s a technical question about procedures or […] [Read More]
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The aftermath

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG I don’t know what was worse, the rate at which the snow came down or the fact that the wind was blowing the snow all over the place. Today, I grabbed my camera and took a real quick trip downtown to see the carnage left by the storm. I rigged my […] [Read More]
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Yours truly takes to the airwaves to speak out against parade ordinance

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG On a recent edition of the local access show “Progressive Soup”, yours truly made an appearance to talk about the ongoing parade ordinance controversy… [Read More]
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AUDIO: Coincilman Paul Rotello speaks out on parade ordinance fiasco

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Recently, I had the opportunity to interview City Councilman Paul Rotello and get his thoughts on Mayor Boughton’s recent decision to dissolve the ad-hoc committee that was assigned to look into the problems with the parade ordinance. Since the issue was first debated over three and a half years ago, Councilman Rotello has been instrumental […] [Read More]
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Mark Boughton and Joe Cavo think you’re stupid

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG When it comes to why the parade ordinance ad-hoc committee was dissolved, how does Mark Boughton and Joe Cavo get away with quotes like this? Council president Joe Cavo said the committee never met because there wasn’t a need. “We haven’t received any complaints about the ordinance being too restrictive,” Cavo […] [Read More]
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LIVE VIDEO STREAM: State of the City Address

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HatCityBLOG Today, Mayor Boughton is scheduled to deliver his annual state of the city address. I’ll be on hand to provide a live video stream of the address from the Danbury Plaza Hotel & Conference Center starting around 12:00 PM. UPDATE: The luncheon has started. The stream will start as soon as the mayor starts […] [Read More]
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City Council Minority Leader Tom Saadi speaks out on parade ordinance controversy

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Recently, I spoke with City Council Minority Leader Tom Saadi about the recent decision by Mark Boughton to dissolve the parade ordinance ad-hoc committee. Although Mayor Boughton and Council President Joe Cavo promised in 2007 to form a committee to address the various concerns with the controversial ordinance, in the three […] [Read More]
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PARADE ORDINANCE CONTROVERSY CONTINUES: Boughton goes back on his word

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG the dishonest one is at it again!!! I noticed this little tidbit in the minutes of December’s City Council meeting…and to say that this move from Mayor Boughton is outrageous is an understatement. That’s right folks…Mayor Boughton just dissolved the ad-hoc committee that was assigned to fix the numerous problems with […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Council approve sell of city owned property to Union Savings Bank

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Last night, members of the Danbury City Council approved the selling of the old police headquarters, and tow buildings (one across the street from the old station at 116 Main Street and one on 6 Boughton Street) to Union Savings Bank. The 2.3 million dollar deal paves the way for Union […] [Read More]
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TROY GRANT CASE: Attorney wants off case

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News-Times reporter John Pirro has the latest on this disturbing case. Disgraced former youth counselor Troy Grant will have find another lawyer to defend him against sexual assault charges if a judge allows his current attorney to quit. James Diamond, of Danbury, who has represented the 41-year-old Grant since shortly after his arrest, filed a […] [Read More]
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