Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist
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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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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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