Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist
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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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Goncalves blasts Boughton over not agreeing to open debates

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Democratic Mayoral candidate Gary Goncalves is joined by City Clerk candidate Eileen Coladarci and 3rd ward candidate Barbara Carey at his afternoon press conferenceCity Hall 09.25.09 On Friday afternoon, Democratic mayoral candidate Gary Goncalves held a press conference to address Mayor Boughton’s refusal to hold open debates recently proposed by the […] [Read More]
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They couldn’t take a break from this nonsense on 9/11?

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…have they no shame? While Chris Healy does his usual laughable spin over the anti-Obama feast in Washington this past weekend, (which has been completely debunked), lets take a look back at how the far right fringe disgraced those who perished on 9/11 last week. For instance, at the anti-Obama feast (a.k.a. tea party) in […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: A look back at the Bethel Republican primary

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cross post from HatCityBLOG (from top left to bottom): Poll monitors print out the voting numbers, Republican Town Committee members crunch the numbers, First Selectman Bob Burke waits for the results, Larry Craybas is graduated for his victory, the final results. As you know, yesterday I made the long and difficult trek from Danbury to […] [Read More]
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