Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

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VIDEO: 2011 Danbury State of the City Address

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG (H/T to the Great John N for the video!) State of the City 2011 Danbury, Connecticut Thank you, and of course I would like to thank you for attending today’s event. Congratulations are in order for Jim Marquis and his team as the recipient of the Cecil J. Previdi Award. As […] [Read More]
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Danbury named 6th best city in the United States for the Arts? Not so fast…

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Even during X-Mas season, our mayor is being dishonest and misleading…I guess he’ll get a lump of coal in his stocking. Okay people. calm down… All the spin over a report from The Atlantic Cities naming HatCity as the 6th best city in the United States for the Arts is about […] [Read More]
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DOJ finds that East Haven PD engaged in “biased policing” against Latinos

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Cross post from My Left Nutmeg UPDATE: You can read DOJ’s remarkable report on East Haven’s bias problem below. Did we need the Department of Justice to tell us the obvious regrading East Haven’s attitude towards Latinos? New Haven Indy The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice has found that East Haven police […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Danbury Board of Education Dec 7 2011 meeting

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG When I posted my write-up on the Democrats assuming leadership of the Republican-controlled Board of Education, I promised to show everyone video footage of the meeting in it’s entirety…well here it is! [Read More]
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Rep. Murphy to Lowe’s: “You’re better than this.”

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Cross post from My Left Nutmeg Last week, the giant home improvement chain, Lowe’s, decided to pull their ads from a new show on The Learning Channel, called “All-American Muslim”. Now this show depicts five Muslim-American families of Lebanese decent from Dearborn, Michigan, and highlights how their faith affects their lives and their families. The […] [Read More]
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City Council Minority Leader Tom Saadi speaks out on Legislative Assistant appointment controversy

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After the outrageous antics of Mayor Boughton during the special meeting of the city council where he criticized members of the council for sending his nomination for Legislative Assistant to an ad-hoc committee, I spoke to Minority Leader Tom Saadi to get his thoughts on what transpired. NOTE: The Legislative Assistant ad-hoc committee is scheduled […] [Read More]
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Democrats assumed leadership of Republcian controlled Board of Education

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Board of Education Chairperson Gladys Cooper and Vice Chair Kathy Molinaro “Janelli has a habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory…” -Mayor Boughton on Republican Board of Education member Richard Janelli: Danbury Patch, August 25 2011 It seems like Mayor Boughton’s comment came true on Wednesday night as with […] [Read More]
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Boughton flip-flops on his word regarding Legislative Assistant appointment recommendation (PART 1)

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG “People over Politics” or “Politics over People” During Monday’s special meeting of the City Council, Mark Boughton showed to the public why he earned the distinguished title of “Danbury’s Last Honest Man” by accusing Democrats of playing politics over the appointment of Jean Natale as Legislative Assistant. First a little background […] [Read More]
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THE CASE AGAINST JEAN NATALE FOR LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT: Public and Elected officials speak out against Natale

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG In anticipation of Mayor Boughton going against his word by proposing the appointment of Jean Natale as Legislative Assistant without a proper hiring process that would had gave members of the public an opportunity to apply for the position, from the Charter Revision Commission meetings, here’s footage of members of the […] [Read More]
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Danbury High School receives failing grade from ConnCAN

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG It’s that time of the year again as the 2011 school report cards from The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) were released on Thursday. When it comes to Danbury High, as in 2009 and 2010 ConnCAN gave the school a failing grade for it’s overall school performance with only 30 […] [Read More]
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