Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

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State Rep. Arconti, City Councilman Minority Leader Tom Saadi speak out against transfer station proposal

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG After the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection gave their stamp of approval towards a proposed solid waste transfer station on Plumtress Road, State Rep. David Arconti and City Councilman Tom Saadi issued the following statement: Rep. Arconti: “I was disheartened to hear about the preliminary DEEP recommendation for this […] [Read More]
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One on one with Danbury DTC Chairman Joe Walkovich: Downtown revitalization efforts

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Cross post from HatcityBLOG Last month, I had the pleasure of interviewing Danbury Democratic Town Committee chairman Joe Walkovich and get his thoughts on some of the major issues in the city. In the first part of this series of posts, Chairman Walkovich offers his concerns regarding the direction of Mark Boughton’s downtown revitalization master […] [Read More]
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Why demolish the playground at Rogers Park in August?

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To say that the demolishment of the playground at Rogers Park is boneheaded would be an understatement. The playground at Rogers Park has a very popular destination for youths (my kids play there several times a week) this summer so I was shocked is dismayed to see the playground be dismantled earlier today. Although the […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Danbury Fair Mall fireworks finale

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Happy 4th of July… [Read More]
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Danbury’s local music scene is alive and well!

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Lys Gulliorn and Her Band Cross post from HatCityBLOG I’ve ALWAYS been a HUGE supporter of the local music scene in Danbury and during those rare moments when I have a free night to myself, I make sure to stop downtown and listen to the latest talent in the area. During my recent visit to […] [Read More]
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Happy Danbury Unity March Day

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Advocates for the rights of immigrants will never forget June 12 2005! It was on that beautiful Sunday afternoon, over 1,000 residents stood in solidarity with Danbury’s immigrant population and stood against the anti-immigrant/racist policies of Mark Boughton, his chief of staff (and architect of many of the city’s anti-immigrant policies) […] [Read More]
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On SBAC – Connecticut’s Best Places for parents and students – Stonington, Madison, Region #19, Danbury

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Cross post from Jon Pelto’s Wait What? Every year groups like Livability.com release lists of the best places to live in American. The organization observes that, “Making a Best Places to Live list is part art and part science.” This year, Connecticut’s public school parents learned the value of living in a school district where […] [Read More]
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Food for thought…

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The next time you hear GE whine about the state budget, remember that they know a thing or two about NOT paying their fair share. New York Times, 03.24.11: General Electric, the nation’s largest corporation, had a very good year in 2010. The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of […] [Read More]
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