Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

Danbury Dems mock Boughton: “Wonder what he is so afraid of”

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG So much for “People over Politics…” Danbury Dems (via Facebook): I guess next we can expect our fearless mayor to refuse to participate in FREE and OPEN debates… [Read More]
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VIDEO: Flood damage to Danbury by Irene not as bad as Floyd damage in 1999

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Images of flood damage from hurricane Irene (photos taken on 08.28.11 around 9:30AM. During the tropical storm of 1999, the flood damage in the photographed locations was more destructive and wide-spread. With memories of hurricane/tropical storm Floyd still fresh in my memory, today I made it a point to visit the […] [Read More]
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THE ARTURO DOTA TRIAL: Accuser pleads not guilty; police warrant paints disturbing picture

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG During his arraignment at Danbury Superior Court, accused killer Arturo Dota plead not guilty to the stabbing death of his girlfriend Natalie Ramirez. For those unfamiliar with the case, here’s a recap of the alleged crime via WTNH. At the court hearing, Dota’s lawyer Philip Russell entered a plea of not […] [Read More]
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Former Danbury resident and local access TV host gives his account of earthquake from D.C.

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HatCityBLOG Local Access TV Hosts Ivon Alcime (right) and Marty Heiser (left) interview 2nd Ward City Council candidate Ken Gucker (center), Ideas at Work and Beyond: August 9 2007. Alcime is now a teacher at Howard University in D.C. and gave a first-hand account of the earthquake earlier today. Since the epicenter of the earthquake […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: One on one with former Bethel First Selectman Bob Burke

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Last night on the local access show “The Marty Heiser Show” former First Selectman for Bethel Bob Burke joined the round table talk about his campaign as well as take calls from the public. Unfortunately I was unable to ask all my questions (which include allegations that the Tea Party movement […] [Read More]
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Septic treatment plant proposal withdrawn

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Just learned that earlier today, developers of a proposed septic treatment plant on Beaver Brook Road withdrew their petition to the Planning Commission. More later… UPDATE:Patch has more… With nonchalance belying the importance of the announcement, the Planning Commission simply stated that a letter had been received from Collins, Hannafin and […] [Read More]
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THE CASE AGAINST JOHN MCGOWAN: Defiant McGowan speaks out on court decision

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG A day after being released on bond, speaking on his local access show, a defiant John McGowan commented on his recent rape conviction… McGowan stated in court that he would appeal the jury’s ruling against him and is scheduled for sentencing on October 21. [Read More]
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DANBURY 2011 (4th Ward): Saadi, Nero kick off campaign

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG With the election season officially underway, candidates for municipal office are making the rounds raising the cash to mount a campaign. On Thursday, surrounded by aprox. 70 friends and supporters 4th Ward Democratic City Councilmen Peter Nero and Tom Saadi kicked off their campaign with a fundraiser at the Lebanon American […] [Read More]
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John McGowan LIVEBLOG: GUILTY

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NOTE: This crosspost from HatCityBLOG will be updated periodically as I sort through all my notes from this unusual trial. (08.11.11) 11:20 AM: Since many of you aren’t privileged enough to see McGowan in action, here’s some clips of the now anti-immigrant/convicted rapist in action. * You can view his last appearance on local access […] [Read More]
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Bethel’s Bob Burke: The Tea Party candidate or the spoiler?

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Oh my! News-Times 08.07.11 BETHEL — Robert Burke is a petitioning candidate for first selectman as a member of the Connecticut Tea Party, along with a proposed slate of candidates, according to the secretary of the state’s office. Burke applied for a nominating petition for his slate for the Nov. 8 […] [Read More]
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