Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

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Response to DaSilva sentencing proves that anti-immigrant racism is still alive in well in Danbury

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Glad to see that Tom Big(o)T Bennett and his ilk haven’t missed a beat… The above moronic comment from Danbury’s finest is just a sample of the over-the-top racist comments that’s spreading like wildfire throughout the city in response to the sentencing of Danbury landlord Joe DaSilva for causing the death […] [Read More]
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AUDIO EXCLUSIVE: Prosecutor speaks out on DaSilva case

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG After Danbury landlord Joe DaSilva was sentenced to 18 months incarceration for causing the death of Ecuadorian immigrant Luis Encalada Bueno, I had a chance to speak to the prosecutor in the case, Assistant State’s Attorney Sharmese Hodge, to get her take on the judge’s decision. For those who don’t know, […] [Read More]
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JOE DASILVA CASE: Sentencing day rough transcript

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Here’s a transcription of my notes from the sentencing. The following are paraphrased remarks and are close to word for word as possible. Prosecutor speaks: On November 6 2009, a life was dramatically changed (Photo of Luis Encalada Bueno is projected on a screen). Luis Encalada Bueno left behind children, and 2 widows who are […] [Read More]
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LIVE BLOG: DaSilva sentencing day

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Today at 2 PM, Danbury landlord Joe DaSilva is scheduled to be sentenced for negligent homicide and assault associated with the 2009 death of Luis Encalada, an Ecuadorian immigrant who was allegedly trespassing on DaSilva’s property on Town Hill Ave. During this afternoon’s sentencing, DaSilva’s attorney plans to argue for probation for his client while […] [Read More]
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DaSilva back as Democratic Town Committee chairman

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Danbury Democratic Town Committee meeting, 03.12.12. Photo by ctblogger It’s almost like the Danbury Democrats are playing a game of political musical chairs… Last night the Danbury Democratic Town Committee elected to Joe DaSilva as their chairman for the next two years as Lynn Taborsak decided not to seek a new […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy’s education town hall tour comes to Bethel

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Via Gov. Malloy’s office: (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that they will hold two education town hall meetings in Windham on Wednesday, March 14 and in Bethel on Thursday, March 15. The Windham event will be held at Windham High School (355 […] [Read More]
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“What happened to the Blue Chip Restaurant?”

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Several readers reached out to yours truly wanting to know if I knew what happened to the Blue Chip Restaurant on Eagle Road. For those who don’t know, recently the eatery unexpectedly closed it’s doors, which marked the second business that went bust at that location in at least the last […] [Read More]
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Democrats appoint Walkovich and Riefberg to Reappointment Advisory Commission

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG For those who don’t know, this year the city is required to implement the redistricting of the Council wards. To start the process, the minority and majority leaders of the council are required to appoint two persons to the redistricting commission (named Reapportionment Advisory Commission). After the leaders make their appointments, […] [Read More]
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A friendly reminder to NOT drive in bad weather

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG This horrific accident between a SUV and truck happened in Russia recently and the dashcam video from the incident has gone viral. Although this winter is nothing like what we experienced last year, it doesn’t take much snow and/or ice accumulation to create conditions where something like this can happen. My […] [Read More]
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Mission of Mercy dental clinic coming to Danbury

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Via CTMirror: This year’s Connecticut Mission of Mercy, the annual free dental clinic that draws thousands of state residents seeking oral health care, will be held March 23 and 24 in Danbury. The clinic will begin at 6 a.m. each day and will be held at the O’Neill Center at Western Connecticut State University’s West […] [Read More]
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