Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

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ConnCAN drop-out rate analysis provides mixed news for schools in Greater Danbury

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Today, the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now released their annual report on the comparison of the official high school graduation rate by the CT Department of Education versus the more accurate rates calculated by Education Week’s Diplomas Count project…and the report provides a mixed bag of news for schools in Greater […] [Read More]
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BREAKING NEWS (video): Racial violence breaks out at Danbury High School?!?

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG UPDATE 12:00 PM The following comment from a student at DHS in response to several racist and offensive comments made by others regarding the incident could shed light on the underlying issue at the school. no one cant judge dhs now if they dont know the whole story…. were not idiotic […] [Read More]
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Danbury Chamber of Commerce opts out of mayoral luncheon?!?

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Several sources have informed me that there is a strong possibility that the Danbury Chamber of Commerce WILL NOT host a mayoral luncheon. Viewed as a long tradition in Danbury, the event has served as a debate setting for candidates seeking the office of mayor. With residents being forced to shell […] [Read More]
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FLASHBACK: Why is the media allowing Boughton a free pass on his Danbury 11 lies?!?

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In honor of the highly disappointing Danbury 11 feature on Sunday’s News-Times, here’s my first in many posts highlighting how the News-Times failed in reporting on the numerous inaccuracies Boguhton made to the public regarding the day laborer lawsuit. Originally posted on 06.11.11 THE MISLEADER This is unreal… In a story this week about the […] [Read More]
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CT 05(video): Maloney endorses Donovan

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Yesterday, former Congressman Jim Maloney officially threw his support behind Chris Donovan’s campaign for his old congressional seat. Donovan for Congress Press Release: MERIDEN, CT – Former Fifth District Congressman Jim Maloney today announced his endorsement of Chris Donovan for the Fifth district Congressional seat. “Chris Donovan has proven himself as a leader who fights […] [Read More]
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THE TROY GRANT CASE: An inside look at what happned at Grant’s plea hearing

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG WARNING: Elements of this case are somewhat graphic in nature. After much consideration, I decided to detail the case against Grant because this is a situation where a person in a position of authority as a mentor for troubled youth for several well-known organizations in Greater Danbury abused his power. Adults […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Bells Lane clear-cutting fisaco update

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG During this month’s city council meeting, Republican At-Large Councilman Phil Curran asked Deputy Corporation Counsel Laszlo Pinter for an update on the clear cutting fiasco on Bells Lane. RELATED POSTS: HatCityBLOG: What’s with the clear-cutting on Kennedy Ave? NEWS-TIMES: Danbury to investigate clear-cutting of trees on city-owned property. [Read More]
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VIDEO: City Council approves funding for freshman sports

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG From last week, here’s the city council discussion and approval of funding for freshman sports. …for those who read about the meeting of the minds between yours truly and the mayor, here’s the video of the rare encounter. RELATED POST: DANBURY PATCH: City Council Approves Funding for Freshmen Sports [Read More]
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CT 05 (video): Donovan makes it official

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Yesterday, Chris Donovan paid a visit to my neck of the woods in Danbury to officially announce his candidacy for Congress. Donovan has been unofficially running for Chris Murphy’s 5th Congressional seat since May, but he is kicking off his campaign this week with stops at cities across the district. He […] [Read More]
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To all the whining local politicians…

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG …this commentary from Jeff Mill for the Middletown Press is for you. In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, three distinct sounds rose up into the still late summer air: chainsaws, generators – and whining. Chainsaws were put to a practical use, clearing away debris left by the storm, while generators […] [Read More]
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