Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist
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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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A historical look at the opposition towards BRT’s attempt to develop land on Hospital Ave

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In honor to today’s News-Times article that outlines residents continued frustration with the the infamous BRT developer, this cross post from HatCityBLOG has been bumped to the top Corner of Hospital Ave and First Street: Across the street from the BRT/Jeffery Court development While residents around Hospital Avenue are still in an uproar over the […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Danbury recieves $800,000 federal grant for school program

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cross post from HatCityBLOG Last week, at a press conference at Mill Ridge School, the Connecticut Institute for Communities (CIC) and Danbury School system announced that the city received a 880,000 federal grant to expand the Early Head Start program. Citing the efforts of Congressman Chris Murphy and Senator Chris Dodd in making sure the […] [Read More]
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Danbury school system receives failing grade

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Cross post from Today, ConnCAN released their 2009-10 School Report Cards and top 10 lists and when it comes to overall performance of the Danbury school system, lets just say that their scores are less than impressive… UPDATE: For a breakdown of the methodology of ConnCAN’s report, click here Danbury High School: RANKED: 135 out […] [Read More]
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Joe Lieberman lied to Keith Whamond’s face

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I wonder how Keith Whamond feels about Joe LIEberman lying to his face? A few months ago, the junior senator from the state of Aetna did an online interview with Whamond where he took with a series of questions form the public. Here’s what Joementum said about expanding Medicare. My proposals were to basically expand […] [Read More]
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Ignoring anti-immigrant xenophobia: The Common Council edition

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Three blind mice As I stated in a previous post, Mayor Boughton, his administration, and the elected officials who are directly responsible for dividing this city among ethnic lines are doing everything in their power to make the general public believe that the topic of xenophobia and anti-immigrant racism is not […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: 2010 CT Film festival debate

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG From December’s Common Council meeting, here’s video footage of the 2010 CT Film Festival debate. RELATED POSTS: VIDEO: 2010 CT Film Festival ad-hoc committee meeting: Session one VIDEO: 2010 CT Film Festival ad-hoc comittee meeting: Session two [Read More]
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