Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

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RIP Maxwell’s

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG I was planning on writing on what I learned regarding the whole Maxwell’s closing situation but Mark Langlois at the Danbury Patch pretty much nailed it. Maxwell’s Sports Bar and Grill closed at 1 Ives St., last week and sometime between midnight on March 24 and 1:27 p.m. March 25, someone […] [Read More]
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Chili madness!!!!!

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Last Sunday, food fanatics packed Two Steps Downtown Grille to cheer on their favorite ammeter chef at the fifth annual Chili-Cook Off. This year, I decided to stop by the popular event and witness the madness first-hand… [Read More]
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Where is Mark Boughton’s anti-immigrant BFF?

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Mark Boughton and Steve Levy during happier times. Mayors and County Executives for Immigration Reform press conference, City Hall 12.08.05 Seems like Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is no where to be found. Levy, along with Mark Boughton, co-founded the anti-immigrant group Mayors and County Executives for Immigration Reform, recently announced […] [Read More]
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Is State Senator Mike McLachlan looking out for your best interest?

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG You would think that after being roundly criticized over his “birther bill, State Senator Mike McLachlan would try any avoid embarrassing himself. Think again. Pat Scully of The Hanging Shad has the details… Despite the fact the state is facing an historic $4 billion budget deficit, Sen. McLachlan seems to want […] [Read More]
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THE TROY GRANT CASE: A new lawyer

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Danbury Patch has the latest on the Troy Grant court case: Troy Grant, 41, who faces more than 100 years in prison on sexual assault charges, was assigned a new public attorney earlier this month. Grant was initially being represented by Danbury Attorney Jim Diamond. On March 9, Diamond’s motion to […] [Read More]
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So does this mean that the city admits to arresting the Danbury 11?

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Danbury Attorney Dan Casagrande: New York Law Jounral 03.24.11 “The city would much rather have tried the case and won it because we believe, as we have all along, that Danbury police officers had probable cause” for arrest because the laborers committed traffic violations by running into the street. Wait, wait! […] [Read More]
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Taking the Danbury 11 case to the airwaves

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG This week, I made a two-part appearance on the local access show “Progressive Soup” to talk about the recent settlement in the Danbury 11 immigration civil lawsuit as well as Mayor Mark Boughton’s deposition in the case. Tonight on The Marty Heiser Show (Comcast channel 23 at 9PM), I plan to […] [Read More]
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SEN 2012: Boughton loses easily to Dems in senate matchup

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Daily Kos: Fifth CD Rep. Chris Murphy holds a narrow lead over Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz in the Democratic primary—which won’t be held for more than a year, and which could feature additional candidates (a few other people are poking their noses around the race). Murphy has a nine-point lead […] [Read More]
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CTDream Act moves forward

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Great news from CTNewsJunkie. The Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee seems to have forwarded a bill that gives in-state tuition to undocumented students to the floor of the House. The vote will be held open until 4 p.m. but a slim majority of lawmakers present voted in favor of the […] [Read More]
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Here’s something you don’t see everyday

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG A Danbury man’s drive took a turn to the worse as the axle in his minivan suddenly fell off as he approached the corner of Triangle and Wildman. …oh, did I mention that the guy driving the vehicle told police that he purchased the minivan three months ago! Luckily I was […] [Read More]
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