Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist
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AUDIO STREAM: Senator Blumenthal and Murphy gun control vote press call

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Yesterday, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal held a press conference call to discuss the failure to end a filibuster on the bi-partisan background check proposal. Here’s the audio recording of the press call (sorry about the quality…and that crying in the background at the beginning of the audio is my cranky son). [Read More]
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Danbury nursing home fined for lapse in care

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Not good. The Pope John Paul II Care and Rehabilitation Center of Danbury was fined $1,090 after a resident developed a pressure ulcer on the thumb, as a result of the use of a hand splint. The resident, who also was identified as at risk for falls, sustained injuries from falling […] [Read More]
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Newtown State Rep. votes against gun control

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Oh this is rich! Throughtout the gun control leglisation process, when it came to the General Assembly drafting policy, Newtown’s State Rep. (and proud ALEC member) Dan Carter went out of his way to stress the need for “bi-partisanship.” Given the fact that the Democrats at the Capitol hold a 2-1 […] [Read More]
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“The NRA’s Shameless Attempt To Defeat The Sandy Hook Promise”

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UPDATE: 1:55 PM: Newtown Selectwoman Pat Llodra had this to say regarding the NRA nonsense. “You would think Newtown is the last place they would want to start their lobbying effort against changes to the current gun laws,” Llodra said. “It’s a bad time for us. We are still struggling to heal.” While Llodra said […] [Read More]
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Backlash against Fox-CT’s “Women’s Day at the Capitol” video footage continues

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Since it’s been long alleged that Fox-CT enjoys exploiting women on Fridays, I thought it would be refreshing to bring attention on-going criticism the station is rightfully receiving regarding their disgusting b-roll video during their report on Women’s Day at the State Capitol. First to take a jab at the station is this press release […] [Read More]
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Mayor Boughton and Board of Education violated the city charter (and the local media could care less)

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Current Board of Education Chairwoman Sandy Steichen has some serious explaining to do… It appears that Mayor Boughton and Board of Education chairwoman Sandy Steichen have no problem violating the city charter when it suits their needs. This week, the Republican controlled Board of Education presented and approved a budget proposal […] [Read More]
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Reporter accuses City Hall officials of using stonewall tactics when complying with Freedom of Information requests

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Lets just say that I’m happy another reporter has experienced my frustration with City Hall when it comes to the city of Danbury complying with the Freedom of Information Law. Recently, my friend Andy Thibault had to deal with the hoops and red tape officials at City Hall put people through […] [Read More]
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BREAKING: Anti-immigrant hate group co-founder, mayoral candidate IN JAIL

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG It seems like the former Danbury mayoral candidate, local anti-immigration hate group co-founder, and local TV talk show host John McGowan is probably getting all the anal sex he’d want, just not the way he’d like it. Sources state that the local xenophobe and pseudolaw scholar turned himself into authorities on […] [Read More]
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Questions raised regarding Danbury City Councilman Gregg Seabury’s residency

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Meet Gregg Seabury of Fairfield? For years there have been grumblings regarding the residency of City Councilman Gregg Seabury; specifically, does the at large representative actually live in Danbury? Court documents filed by Seabury are sure to raise eyebrows and among local politicos and at the very least, prompt a more […] [Read More]
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Been there, done that

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To mark President Obama’s second inauguration, I decided to re-post my write-up on my trip to the President’s first inauguration (which, in terms of the weather, was by far the coldest day of ALL TIME). From hanging out with other progressive bloggers from across the country, to somehow sneaking my way to as close as […] [Read More]
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