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The STEAM fair is coming to town!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 9:10 PM

My kids are big STEAM fans as well as fans of the indispensable Danbury Library...I highly recommend that parents keep May 11th free...

Inspiration starts here...

On Saturday, May 11, 2019. From 11am – 4pm.

Join us for the SPRING 2019 Danbury STEAM Fair Robotics EXPO celebrating a day of...

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART, MATH

at the Danbury Library & Danbury Hackerspace!

FREE for ALL AGES!

More than 30 exhibits by local makers, artists, companies, creators, inventors, and craftspeople that will amaze and astound kids of all ages.

Check out the STEAM fair website for more details...


A visit to the worker's strike at Stop and Shop at Nutmeg Square

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 12:42 PM

An almost empty parking lot at Stop and Shop on Newtown Rd.

As the Stop and Shop worker's strike enters the sixth day, this morning I decided to pay a visit to the supermarket at the Nutmeg Square in Danbury to see how the store is holding up and to talk to the workers on the picket line to get their take on the situation.

As a frequent customer at Stop and Shop, I was curious to see if the strike had any noticeable impact the store so I decided to visit the supermarket around 12:00 since it's usually packed with customers during that time.

As I walked around the store, to say that the place looked like a ghost town would be an understatement. I counted only four customers inside the store, a closed deli and bakery department as well as a near-empty produce department. There were no cashiers or customer service staff insight as what few customers in the place were forced to use the automated check-out stations. (NOTE: Click here to view images on mobile devices (iPhone, Android)


After touring the store, I went to the picket line and talked to several workers who wanted to comment on the strike and express their gratitude for the show of support they've received from the public.


Updates

Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Time: 2:48 PM

DAMN YOU FACEBOOK COMMENT PLUG-IN!

I’ve been dealing with a bug in the Facebook comment plug-in that has allowed my site to be infested with spam...an annoying problem that I’m in the process of fixing.

Don’t worry folks, I have at least five stories in the cue and I’m ready to go...I’ll be back to full speed soon...


I'm back...

Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 12:31 PM

Well, well, well...it's been a while but I think my semi-hiatus from reporting on Danbury politics has come to an end...lets just say that the gloves are coming off ;-)

I know, I know, most people who read this are wondering if I"m going to go on some anti-Boughton crusade or go off on immigration issues...well if you're here for that, than I'm sorry to say that I'll be happy to disappoint you (to some extent).

From my continued quest for COMPLETE transparency, holding politicians and politicos legally accountable for their past actions/statements to the public (regardless of their political ideology), and promoting my new outlook fort the city that I love, I'll discuss my self-imposed sabbatical from the insanity in Greater Danbury very soon.

Strap yourself in folks...it's been a while and I have a lot on my mind...and a bunch of new tools at my disposal ;-) #DanburyFirst


Chris Setaro for Mayor of Danbury 2.0

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 11:59 PM

Over 400 friends of members of the public packed the Amber Room to watch Chris Setaro throw his hat into the race for mayor of the city of Danbury for the second time.

Seatro is no stranger to challenging Mark Boughton as the two campaigned against each other for mayor in a close and hotly contested race back in 2001.

With 25,000 dollars raised in two weeks and over 15 thousand views of his first online video, Seatro is hoping that his second attempt at the city's top elected position is a charm.


Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 01, 2019
Time: 9:42 AM

Each year's regret are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the new year.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Danbury homelessness dilemma continues...

Sunday, December 09, 2018
Time: 11:11 AM

* Twelve years after the Danbury's "10-year plan to end homelessness" initiative...

* Years of local officials and residents in Danbury demonizing the Dorthy Day House...

* Proposal to play loud music to discourage homeless people from loitering at Danbury Public Library...

* Backlash from local officials towards two encampments at City Hall set up to bring awareness to homelessness in Danbury...

* Local pundits and property owners in Danbury spewing lies and misinformation regarding the city's homeless population (e.g., a majority of the homeless population are from other communities, drug addicts, illegal immigrants, freeloaders, etc).

Yeah...stories like the case of death of David Mullen shows that we as a community have to LONG way to go when it comes to realistically addressing the city's homelessness dilemma.


The quote tells the story

Thursday, November 08, 2018
Time: 8:08 AM

"The voters have spoken but I’m still scratching my head" - Former State Senator Mike McLachlan.

If McLachlan is scratching his head, then it's painfully obvious that he either not paying attention to his opposition, or not taking his opponent seriously.

I'll have my take on what really happened Tuesday, and why the defeats of McLachlan and Boucher should not be as a shock to many...and why newly elected Democrats in Greater Danbury would be wise to get to work for the common good of all their constituents in their districts...the Presidential 2020 cycle is closer than you think.


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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.

CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD MAYOR BOUGHTON'S DEPOSITION

CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD MIKE McLACHLAN (then MAYOR CHIEF OF STAFF) DEPOSITION

Danbury Area Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants v.
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
3:06-cv-01992-RNC ( D. Conn. )

(02.25.08) Court docket

(10.24.07) Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Emergency Motion for Protective Order

(09.26.07) Press Release

(12.14.06) Complaint


Barrera v. Boughton, No. 07-01436
(D. Conn. filed Sept. 26, 2007)

(02.25.08) Court Docket

Amended complaint

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss State Law Claims

Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Order on Motion to Dismiss

Defendants' Answer to Amended Complaint

NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Immigrant's 2006 arrest was flawed Danbury mayor testifies

(10.05.07 (VIDEO) Boughton mislead the public about Danbury's involvement in raid

(09.18.07) Yale Law Students expose Danbury involvement in raid

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Interview with Yale Law Students at FOI presser

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 FOI complaint media roundup

City Clerk Jean Natale standing next to skinhead sparks outrage

(10.03.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 rally

(09.29.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 case deepens

Word of raid spread across the country

(09/29/06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 protest news conference

(09/29/06) Immigrant newspaper "El Canillita" gives best account of ICE day labor raid at Kennedy Park


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VIDEO: Tereza Pereira's ordeal with ICE agents

VIDEO: Danbury Peace Coalition Immigration Forum (April 2006)
featuring Mayor Boughton and Immigration attorney Philip Berns

VIDEO: 2007 Stop the Raids immigration forum at WCSU

2007: Community protest anti-immigration forum

A tribute to Hispanic Center Director and immigrant activist Maria Cinta Lowe


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