Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

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Avoiding free and open debates is nothing new for Boughton

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cross post from HatCityBLOG Boughton on avoiding open debates: October 2007 During her closing statements, [Helena] Abrantes challenged Boughton to three debates that would be open to the public and held at night or on weekend when more people could attend. Boughton said Wednesday that he hasn’t decided on Abrantes challenge but said he would […] [Read More]
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Goncalves blasts Boughton over not agreeing to open debates

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Democratic Mayoral candidate Gary Goncalves is joined by City Clerk candidate Eileen Coladarci and 3rd ward candidate Barbara Carey at his afternoon press conferenceCity Hall 09.25.09 On Friday afternoon, Democratic mayoral candidate Gary Goncalves held a press conference to address Mayor Boughton’s refusal to hold open debates recently proposed by the […] [Read More]
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They couldn’t take a break from this nonsense on 9/11?

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…have they no shame? While Chris Healy does his usual laughable spin over the anti-Obama feast in Washington this past weekend, (which has been completely debunked), lets take a look back at how the far right fringe disgraced those who perished on 9/11 last week. For instance, at the anti-Obama feast (a.k.a. tea party) in […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: A look back at the Bethel Republican primary

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cross post from HatCityBLOG (from top left to bottom): Poll monitors print out the voting numbers, Republican Town Committee members crunch the numbers, First Selectman Bob Burke waits for the results, Larry Craybas is graduated for his victory, the final results. As you know, yesterday I made the long and difficult trek from Danbury to […] [Read More]
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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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