Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

FLASHBACK: Downtown parking problems claims another business on Main Street

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Throughout the day, my email inbox and phone were inundated with messages from business owners on Main Street who expressed outrage over today’s News-Times article on the downtown parking dilemma. At issue with most business owners is the claim from the Parking Authority’s that the parking woes are a “‘perception” problem that can be addressed […] [Read More]
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Presdient Obama’s birth certificate through the eyes of State Senate Birther Mike McLachlan

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In honor of State Senate Mike McLachlan’s insanely racist birther bill, here’s my take on how our State Senator would view the President’s birth certificate. Image via HuffPost As I stated before, with the laundry list of ridiculous, hyper-partisan bills being proposed by our State Senator, one really has to wonder if McLachlan is really […] [Read More]
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Postal Workers Union opposes Main Street Post Office closure

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Today, the American Postal Workers Union released a statement in opposition to the closure of the post office on Main Street. According to sources, the union will be working on getting the word out to residents regarding the upcoming public meeting on the post office closure. [Read More]
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Spouse of Western Connecticut State University Employee Pays $400 for Ethics Violations

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Press release from the state board of ethics: Donald Stitt of Danbury, CT paid a $400 civil penalty for violating the Code of Ethics by entering into two contracts with the state valued at amounts over $100. Neither contract was awarded through an open and public process, as required by the […] [Read More]
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City Council Minority Leader criticizes scheduled time for post office hearing

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG The recently announced community meeting on the closure of the post office on Main Street has sparked a backlash of criticism. At issue is the time in which The United States Postal Service agreed to hold the hearing, which is set for May 4th at 5PM…an inconvenient time for most people […] [Read More]
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Coincidence?

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG On Saturday, after a LONG PERIOD of silence, the City Council Democrats issued a press release where they expressed concerns about the lack of information regarding the US Post Office public hearing. While encouraged by the Post Office’s statement that residents will have their say when the USPS holds a hearing […] [Read More]
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2010 BUDGET FLASHBACK: Council plan to distrubute over 400,000 dollars with no accountability?!?

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG In honor of Mark Boughton’s laughable budget proposal and outrageous funding decrease to the Danbury school system, here’s a look back at a perfect example of the mayor and city council’s double standard when it comes to accountability. Originally posted May 4 2010 Health and public safety budget ad-hoc committee meeting.Photo […] [Read More]
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RIDGEFIELD VIDEO: League of Women Voters selectman debate

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG From last week, here’s video of the Ridgefield League of Women Voters Selectmen debate. [Read More]
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VIDEO: Danbury Town Hall Meeting with Gov. Dannel Malloy

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Rogers Park, April 6 2011 [Read More]
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LIVE VIDEO STREAM: Danbury Town Hall Meeting with Gov. Malloy

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Today Governor Malloy will be making a stop in Danbury to discuss his budget proposal with the public. I’ll be providing a video stream of the event at Roger’s Park Middle School starting at 6:45. [Read More]
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