Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

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Mark Boughton versus Mark Boughton: The parade ordinance edition (part 1)

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG When will the media take this man to task for misleading the public?!? This is just too easy. Here’s Danbury’s last honest man disagreeing with critics of the parade ordinance. Rotello said the new ordinance cost the city money, because people now pay $100 for the parade permit, but nothing for […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Danbury Board of Education tackle DHS grading controversy

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Danbury School Superintendent Sal Pascarella offers his thoughts on the grading modification at DHS with members of the Board of Education. Danbury BOE meeting, 02.23.11 Yesterday, the Board of Education finally addressed the much talked about grading policy modification at Danbury High School. Changes to the grading system at Danbury High […] [Read More]
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LIVE VIDEO STREAM: Danbury Board of Ed meeting

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Tonight, I plan to provide a live video stream of the Danbury Board of Education meeting. Particularly interesting is item 11 on tonight’s agenda, which centers on the mid-year grading at Danbury High School. Modifications to the grading policy was criticized by several from teachers, students and parents. Although grading controversy […] [Read More]
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ICE arrests/deports woman who assisted in reporting domestic violence (and why no one should be surprised)

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG So much for the 287g supporters at City Hall who said that the ICE would used for serious crimes and not target women who reported domestic violence cases. An undocumented Florida woman who helped her sister report domestic violence now faces an order of deportation from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, even […] [Read More]
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Open Mic at 1Bar: A rare musical jewel in Danbury

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a HUGE fan of independent music in Danbury. From the musical explosion in the early 90s when groups such as Monsterland, Creature Did, Hed, China Pig, the Bunnie Brains, and Gnu Fuz put the city on the map, to later years when […] [Read More]
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DHS grading policy modification sparks controversy

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Crosspost from HatCityBLOG To say that the new grading policy at Danbury High School has upset some teachers, parents, and students would be an understatement. As I noted on Thursday, due to the number of snow days, the high school decided to modify their grading policy. Here’s a copy of the letter principal Bob Rossi […] [Read More]
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Resident alleges grade manipulation at Danbury High

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Cross post at HatCityBLOG During the public participation portion of last night’s Board of Education meeting, a resident launched a serious charge at school officials at Danbury High School with accusations of grade manipulation. From what I recall, the Board did not address this allegation during last night’s meeting (although I’m not sure if this […] [Read More]
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LIVE VIDEO STREAM: Danbury Board of Education budget vote

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Tonight at 7:00PM, the Danbury Board of Education plans to vote on their budget for the next fiscal year. The proposed budget includes a increase of 4 million dollars and has not received a favorable response from officials City Hall. I’ll be on hand to provide a live video stream of the vote. In order […] [Read More]
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State Rep. Bob Godfrey speaks out against border tolls

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG At last night’s Danbury Democratic Town Committee meeting, State Rep. Bob Godfrey updated those in attendance on the border toll proposal that’s making the rounds at the Capitol for a second year. For the second straight year, a proposal to establish electronic tolls at state border roads such as Interstate 95 […] [Read More]
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A conversation with Congressman Jim Himes (part 1)

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Last week in Norwalk, Congressman Jim Himes sat down and answered a wide range of questions from myself and other bloggers. From the situation in Egypt, to his reflections on his reelection and the currant state of the new Congress, pretty much everything was on the table during the 90 minute […] [Read More]
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