Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist
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Common Council honors John Esposito

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cross post from HatCityBLOG November marks the last month of John Esposito’s term on the Common Council. The Democrat from the 4th ward has been a staple on the Council for many decades, serving under the Dyer, Sauer, Eriquez and Boughton administration. There isn’t enough one can say about Esposito as he’s by far the […] [Read More]
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State Elections Enforcement Commission complaint filed against Derek Roy campaign

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One of many fliers from Derek Roy that were on the campus of Western Connecticut State University Questions surrounding the campaign tactics of Derek Roy has led to a complaint filed against the Republican Common Council candidate. Starting with angering military officials with the use of his uniform in a campaign video on YouTube, to […] [Read More]
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Blame yourselves

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG This comment in the News-Times article regarding the passage of the charter revision best sums up my greatest concern with the changes to the city’s version of the U.S. constitution. Lorinda Arconti, meanwhile, said she voted against the proposed changes. “Mainly because of the bonding issue,” she said, referring to the […] [Read More]
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Election day LIVEBLOG

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10:30 AM: Well, that day has finally arrived but unlike 2007, I’ll be reporting on election day activities in both Danbury and Bethel. If you have any voting stories, please email them to hatcityblog@yahoo.com and we’ll post it for everyone to read. Make sure to tell us the time you voted, whether you’re voting in […] [Read More]
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Did you enjoy your dinner Mayor Mark?

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG When it comes to Mark Boughton excuses in regards to avoiding FREE and OPEN debates with Gary Goncalves, the last honest man in Danbury used the this laughable recycled excuse: “It’s already late in the (election) cycle and we do have a full schedule of events,” he said. “I also have […] [Read More]
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Residents express their outrage over Boughton refusal to FREE and OPEN debates

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG This afternoon, a group of residents held a protest outside City Hall to express their outrage over Mayor Boughton’s arrogant refusal to hold FREE and OPEN debates with Democratic mayoral nominee Gary Goncalves. Led by organizer Ellen DuBois, protesters armed with signs such as “No debate in a police state”, “No […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: 2009 Danbury Chamber of Commerce luncheon/mayoral debate

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A cross post from HatCityBLOG From yesterday’s Danbury Chamber of Commerce luncheon, here’s the unedited video footage of the “45 dollar a plate” debate between Mark Boughton and Gary Goncalves. If you want to download the video to you computer, you can do so by right clicking on the following link and saving the file […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Board of Education candidate forum

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cross post from HatCityBLOG The municipal election debate season in Danbury kicked off on Wednesday. Held the Broadview Middle School, candidates for the Board of Education offered their take on school-related issues during the Danbury teachers union forum. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the forum but you can click here to read Eileen FitzGerald’s […] [Read More]
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Boughton waffling on FREE and OPEN debates goes from the ridiculous to the absurd

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cross post from HatCityBLOG This whole matter involving the mayor’s waffling over debating in a FREE and OPEN forum with Democratic mayoral candidate Gary Goncalves has gone from the ridiculous to the absurd. Today, The Fairfield Weekly wrote a piece on the m wrote a piece on the matter which produced more questions about the […] [Read More]
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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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