Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist
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Not buying the denial

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG As one who has been covering Danbury politics for years, I knew this comment was coming… Mayor Mark Boughton denied reports Friday that a Web site he registered this week is confirmation of a run for the governor’s office. [...] Boughton said he registered the name because of “cyber squatters” who […] [Read More]
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IT’S CONFIRMED: Boughton IS running for governor

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Well, this basically ends the so-called “speculation” regarding whether or not the last honest man in Danbury is entering the governor’s race. Here’s a screenshot of Mark Boughton’s reserved gubernatorial website which was purchased on Wednesday. In case you need more evidence, here’s the WHOIS info on the site. Please note: […] [Read More]
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Mark who?

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG As Mark Boughton participates in a gubernatorial forum today, the just released Q Poll indicates that when it comes to name recognition, the last honest man in Danbury has a great deal of work to do. If you wondering to yourself “how can a five term mayor of the seventh largest […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: President Barack Obama inauguration

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On honor of the one year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s inauguration, here’s video footage I shot at the event in D.C. [Read More]
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Boughton trails all Republicans in latest gubernatorial poll

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG For the first time, the last honest man in Danbury was mentioned in a gubernatorial poll. On Monday, DailyKos conducted a poll (via Research 2000) that shows Mark Boughton coming in last among the current crop of Republican gubernatorial candidates in head to head match ups against Democrats Susan Bysiewicz, Ned […] [Read More]
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IRRESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT: The BRT / Hospital Ave project update

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Here’s an update on the latest episode on one of the most irresponsible development projects currently underway in Danbury. As you know, I’m not the biggest fan of the BRT Corporation and their latest project on Hospital Ave only reinforces my dislike for the developer. Back on November 30th, after hearing […] [Read More]
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January Danbury Democratic Town Committee highlights

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January’s Democratic Town Committee meeting was rather eventful for several reasons. First, with the 2010 election season well underway, and with the Democratic and Republican convention around the corner, candidates seeking higher office are criss-crossing the state and making their case to potential state delegates. With Susan Bysiewicz’s announcement that she’s pursuing the position of […] [Read More]
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CT GOV: Rudy Marconi releases new web ad

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Cross post from HatCityBLOGG Today, the Rudy Marconi campaign released a new web ad. Entitled “Who’s pulling the strings,” the video highlights why Connecticut needs the campaign public finance system. [Read More]
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Pitfalls in boot program could lead to legal problems

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cross post from HatCityBLOG As the recent articles in the News-Times noted (here and here), there are several pitfalls to the city’s boot program. Although these problems might seem minor, as seen in other cities in Connecticut that also participate in the booting effort, these issues could result in litigation…and should be taken seriously. One […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Senator Chris Dodd retirement announcement

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From East Haddam today, here’s video footage of Senator Chris Dodd’s retirement announcement. “Every six years over the past three decades, I have invited you to join me at our home to share in my decision to seek election and re-election to the United States Senate. On each of these occasions I have begun my […] [Read More]
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