Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

This is what you get when the education budget is shortchanged

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Unreal… Two Broadview Middle School students were transported to Danbury Hospital after a school bus accident Wednesday afternoon, said Elio Longo, director of finance for the Board of Education. The accident involved a car and a bus, and no more information was available Wednesday night. The accident was revealed in a […] [Read More]
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Boughton to the rescue (just in time for the campaign season)…

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG From the mayor who makes it a habit to pave roads to satify potential voters residents, here’s Mark Boughton’s latest “Politics over People” moment. A bulldozer on Foster Street sent a powerful signal to Danbury educators on Monday that some of the city’s school space issues could be relieved by next […] [Read More]
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DHS principal notifies parents about school fight on FRIDAY EVENING?!?

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Talk about a Friday evening dump…this email prepared by officials at Danbury High School was sent to members of the board of education last Friday at 3:30. We are sending the following message out (in real people voices – Portuguese, Spanish and English) at 6:30 tonight. Good evening parents, guardians, and […] [Read More]
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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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