Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

FLASHBACK GUEST POST: Former Danbury DTC chairman Joe DaSilva on housing and development

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG In response to the remarkably flawed and misguided editorial from the News-Times regarding YET ANOTHER study be conducted on the city’s downtown area, and the paper’s approval of YET ANOTHER seven year tax give-away for residential development, I’ve decided to provide the public a series of flashback posts which documented how […] [Read More]
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Just what downtown Danbury needs…ANOTHER study

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Good grief…the people of Danbury deserve better than this nonsense. City officials interested in revitalizing the downtown should explore a formal economic analysis of the city’s center, former Congressman James Maloney said recently. Maloney, president and chief executive officer of Connecticut Institute for Communities, made the proposal Thursday during a meeting […] [Read More]
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“This is about a mayor with something to hide”

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A man with something to hide. Cross post from HatCityBLOG New Haven Register and Register Citizen columnist Andy Thibault has done an excellent job reporting on the latest legal problems surrounding Danbury’s dishonest Mayor Mark Boughton, which centers around allegations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a former personnel director. Thibault latest piece centers […] [Read More]
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Guinea Pigs (aka Connecticut students) – it is time to log into the Common Core Test of a test

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Cross post from Jon Pelto’s Wait What? Today is the day… In nearly every public school in Connecticut students will put aside the learning process during the coming weeks in order to become guinea pigs for the Common Core Smarter Balanced Field Test of a test and the entire corporate education reform industry. In some […] [Read More]
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Sorry Mark but I’m not finished with this story (not by a long shot)…

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Questions surrounding the relationship between former personnel director Carol DeSantie and Mark Boughton are at the center of a lawsuit filed by the mayor’s former secretary, and former friend for 30+ years, Wendy DaCosta. Trust me, I’m far from finished reporting on this story… I’ll give my take on Mayor Mark […] [Read More]
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Show your support for domestic workers

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Coming on the heels of a lawsuit recently filed by a domestic worker who alleges she was paid less than one dollar an hour and worked up to 100 hours a week, lawmakers at the State Capitol are holding a public hearing on a Domestic worker’s rights bill. The proposal would […] [Read More]
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Boughton’s polling numbers are pathetic…and here’s why!

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Four years of campaigning and this is the best he can do? After four years of juvenile tweets and desperate attempts to raise his name recognition, part-time Mayor Mark Boughton’s numbers in the latest poll from Quinnipaic are laughable to say the least. Lets see what the polling institute had to […] [Read More]
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Bethel First Selectman provides update on Walnut Hill bridge fiasco

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG As residents of Bethel are fully aware, the Walnut Hill bridge repair has been a nightmare. A critical bridge that connects the Stony Hill section of Bethel with the downtown area, the replacement of the bridge has been plagued with delays, which has resulted in frustrated commuters forced to find alternate […] [Read More]
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