Alfonso Robinson

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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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Group claims Danbury high school graduation rate are overstated

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG As we come to the end of the school year, today, The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) released its third annual comparison of official high school graduation for the area. The analysis, based on a comparison of graduation figures by the Connecticut State Department of Education and Education Week’s Diplomas […] [Read More]
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Danbury’s 3,000 dollar question

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Picture of Desert Edge High School, Goodyear, Ariz. Since my initial post on the outrage stemming from the Danbury school board’s site visit to Arizona, my email has been flooded with questions regarding the cost of the trip. Here’s what’s been reported in the press. From the News-Times 06.03.09. School Superintendent Sal Pascarella said five […] [Read More]
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Danbury Board of Ed chairwoman, school superintendent respond to accusations

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cross post from HatCityBLOG It’s been over a week since the News-Times’ Dirk Perrefort published this astonishing quote from Mayor Boughton in which he states that individuals were “discouraged” from applying for the position of principal at Danbury High School. Boughton, who was a social studies teacher at the high school for nearly 14 years […] [Read More]
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Danbury Board of Ed restricts free speech?

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cross post from HatCityBLOG In advance of tonight’s Board of Education meeting in Danbury I decided to take a look at the agenda and noticed this small blurb. The Board welcomes Public Participation and asks that speakers please limit their comments to 3 minutes. Speakers may offer objective comments of school operations and programs that […] [Read More]
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One on one with Senator Chris Dodd

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Last week, I attended the CT Dems annual Jefferson-Jackson Bailey fundraiser. After the event, I had a chance to speak with Senator Chris Dodd. In the video clip, I asked for his thoughts on the passage of the CreditCARD Act, his role in health care reform, and his views on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, […] [Read More]
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News-Times gives Mayor Boughton a free school pass

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cross post from HatCityBLOG In Danbury, I know the whole board of education trip to Arizona fiasco has people worked up a bit BUT, this astonishing piece of reporting from The News-Times’ Dirk Perrefort left me shaking my head. Boughton, who was a social studies teacher at the high school for nearly 14 years before […] [Read More]