Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

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“This is about a mayor with something to hide”

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A man with something to hide. Cross post from HatCityBLOG New Haven Register and Register Citizen columnist Andy Thibault has done an excellent job reporting on the latest legal problems surrounding Danbury’s dishonest Mayor Mark Boughton, which centers around allegations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a former personnel director. Thibault latest piece centers […] [Read More]
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Guinea Pigs (aka Connecticut students) – it is time to log into the Common Core Test of a test

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Cross post from Jon Pelto’s Wait What? Today is the day… In nearly every public school in Connecticut students will put aside the learning process during the coming weeks in order to become guinea pigs for the Common Core Smarter Balanced Field Test of a test and the entire corporate education reform industry. In some […] [Read More]
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Sorry Mark but I’m not finished with this story (not by a long shot)…

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Questions surrounding the relationship between former personnel director Carol DeSantie and Mark Boughton are at the center of a lawsuit filed by the mayor’s former secretary, and former friend for 30+ years, Wendy DaCosta. Trust me, I’m far from finished reporting on this story… I’ll give my take on Mayor Mark […] [Read More]
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Show your support for domestic workers

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Coming on the heels of a lawsuit recently filed by a domestic worker who alleges she was paid less than one dollar an hour and worked up to 100 hours a week, lawmakers at the State Capitol are holding a public hearing on a Domestic worker’s rights bill. The proposal would […] [Read More]
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Boughton’s polling numbers are pathetic…and here’s why!

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Four years of campaigning and this is the best he can do? After four years of juvenile tweets and desperate attempts to raise his name recognition, part-time Mayor Mark Boughton’s numbers in the latest poll from Quinnipaic are laughable to say the least. Lets see what the polling institute had to […] [Read More]
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Bethel First Selectman provides update on Walnut Hill bridge fiasco

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG As residents of Bethel are fully aware, the Walnut Hill bridge repair has been a nightmare. A critical bridge that connects the Stony Hill section of Bethel with the downtown area, the replacement of the bridge has been plagued with delays, which has resulted in frustrated commuters forced to find alternate […] [Read More]
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PELTO: Bethel Public Schools to Parents: Guinea pigs will be rewarded

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My fellow colleague Jon Pelto has been at the forefront of educational matters in the state and recently published a piece regarding events in Bethel. Cross post from Jon Pelto’s Wait What? Some public school superintendents and principals are using Commissioner Pryor’s instructions to mislead, lie and intimidate parents into thinking they can’t opt their […] [Read More]
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King

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April 3 1968. Memphis Tennessee. The final part of Martin Luther King’s last speech. He delivered it on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. The next day, King was assassinated. Listen to the full speech here. [Read More]
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“Republican-Light” Elizabeth Esty throws Dems, President Obama under the bus…AGAIN

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG From her disgusting Republican-Light voting record, lying about her commitment to seniors, and her history of throwing the Democratic Party under the bus, to her flat-out lying about how her death penalty vote effected her tenure as State Rep. as well as lying about her so-called support for Paid Sick Leave, […] [Read More]
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New Haven Register editorial highlights Boughton’s shortcomings, calls mayor’s supression actions against press “bizarre and shameful”

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG NOT EVERYONE IS DRINKING BOUGHTON’S KOOL-AID… On Wednesday, the New Haven Register delivered a somewhat scathing commentary regarding Danbury’s longest serving dishonet mayor’s laughable campaign for governor. In listing the mayor’s shortcomings, the paper highlighted Boughton’s “bizarre and shameful” effort to supress the media’s attempt to report on his recent lawsuit […] [Read More]
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