Alfonso Robinson

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Alfonso Robinson

My memories of Sept 11 2001

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cross post from HatCityBLOG On this day when we reflect on the tragic events of September 11th 2001, I wanted to share my thoughts on that event which I originally published back in 2007. This write-up has been modified from year to year as I add more of my memories and thoughts of that day […] [Read More]
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Danbury residents rally for health care reform

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cross post from HatCityBLOG Last Wednesday, residents from around the area came together at the Danbury Public Library to express their support for President Obama’s health care reform proposal. With the crowd sharing their own health care experiences, as well as those from across the country, the MoveOn.org “We Can’t Afford to Wait” vigil placed […] [Read More]
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Danbury Town Clerk candidate Louise Michael’s campaign slogan is laughable at best

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crosspost from HatCityBLOG You have to be kidding me right…take a look at this remarkable quote. “It’s disgusting that the Democrats would stoop to destroy someone’s reputation like this. I’m sure the public will see through it.” This silly remark comes from Louise Michael, the Republican candidate for Town Clerk who whining and complaining because […] [Read More]
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Common Council and Board of Education attempt to get on the same page

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cross post from HatCityBLOG With questions lingering regarding school administration’s concessions, as well as the decision making behind the latest copy machine contract, yesterday, members of the Board of Education addressed these concern with members of the Common Council at their first meeting before the start of the school season. In a meeting which became […] [Read More]
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Talking out of both sides of his mouth

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cross post from HatCityBLOG In honor of Danbury being accepted into the ICE prorgam, lets look at some past quotes from the last honest man in the city. Mayor Boughton, Hartford Courant 05.07.05 Lost in the hubbub is the political reality that having state police enforce immigration law in Connecticut is unlikely to happen anytime […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Tom Saadi express concerns over school administrator givebacks

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As noted in the July 28th News-Times article, Common Council Minority Leader Tom Saadi raised concerns regarding the recent concessions by school administrators. Last night at City Hall, I caught up with Saadi and asked him to elaborate on his issue with the school administrator givebacks. Related posts: VIDEO: Public express outrage as school administrators […] [Read More]
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Former Danbury mayoral candidate, anti-immigrant activist charged with first degree sexual assault

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cross post from HatCityBLOG For someone who spent years ranting about immigrants breaking “our laws”, this comes as a bit hypocritical… Hidden in the “Your Town” section of the July 28th edition of the online News-Times is this disturbing bit of news about a former 2007 mayoral candidate and former highly visible member of the […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Danbury Democrats pick Gary Goncalves as their choice for mayor

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cross post from HatCityBLOG Yesterday at City Hall, members of the Danbury Democratic Town Committee held their caucus and endorsed their pick of candidates for this November’s election. Gary Goncalves will lead the top of the ticket as candidate for mayor while Lori Kaback takes a shot at becoming Town Clerk for a third term. […] [Read More]
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The DHS principal process (from different points of view)

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cross post from HatCityBLOG Although Danbury High School has a new leader, lingering questions remain in regards to the principal search process used by the Board of Education and School Superintendent Sal Pascarella. Although the school board’s site visit trip to Arizona has certainly generated quite a deal of criticism, what I found most interesting […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Amid criticism over search process, Board of Ed approves Rossi as principal of DHS

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cross post from HatCityBLOG Members of the Board of Education discuss the appointment of Dr. Robert Rossi as Principal of Danbury High SchoolJune 24 Board of Education meeting. Photo by ctblogger I was on the interviewing committee…and this has nothing to do with the candidate, it has a lot to do with the process. I […] [Read More]
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