Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy offer his support for GAry Goncalves at a breakfast fundraiser for the mayoral candidate. (l to r) Dan Malloy, mayoral candidate Gary Goncalves, former Mayor Gene Eriquez, and Democratic Town Committee chairman Joe DaSilva.
On Sunday, while attending a breakfast fundraiser for Danbury Democratic mayoral candidate Gary Goncalves I had an opportunity to talk Dan Malloy, who came from Stamford to offer his support for the local ticket.
From his thoughts on immigration (remember, he was in Danbury), health care, the current events surrounding the lack of a state budget, to numerous failures of the Rowland-Rell administration, in my interview with the man who wants to be the next governor, Malloy didn't hold back when it came to his thoughts of the state of affairs in Connecticut.
Young Democrats making their presence known in Danbury
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Time: 4:20 PM
Since the start of the school year is around the corner, and it's been a few years since I've reported on the Greater Danbury chapter of the Young Democrats, yesterday, I sat down with the group's chairman Billy Taylor in order to get an update on the organization.
For more info on the Greater Danbury Young Democrats, or if you're interested in joining the group, check out their Facebook page. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eileen Coladarci promises to be a competent City Clerk
Monday, August 17, 2009 Time: 1:35 PM
Democratic City Clerk candidate Eileen Coladarci meets with supporters at the fundraiser for Gary Goncalves. Catholic War Veterans Center. 08.16.09
Yesterday at a breakfast fundraiser for Democratic mayoral candidate Gary Goncalves, I caught up with the Eileen Coladarci, candidate for City Clerk.
Promising to bring back integrity, responsibility, and honesty to the office of City Clerk (terms that don't come to mind when you say the name Jean Natale), Coladarci gives an update on her campaign and makes the case in terms of why she's the best choice for the job.
Members of the immigrant business community speak out against ICE ACCESS and misinformation from anti-immigrant groups Michael's One Stop, Main Street. Photo by CTblogger, 02.04.08.
What a sight to see...
As the level of anti-immigrant/xenophobe paranoia from City Hall increases, and the anger in the immgrant community towards city leaders mounts, up and down Main Street, White Street and throughout Danbury, stores are closing up shop in a show of opposition towards Mark Boughton's ICE ACCESS proposal.
Everywhere you go, pink signs litter the windows expressing their support for immigrants and their disapproval of the demonizing of their community by anti-immigrant hate groups, bigots, and plain racists who've infested the minds of those at City Hall.
On Monday, a group of like-minded business owners formed a coalition called Danbury Businesses for a Better Community Coalition and held a press conference where they spoke out against the proposal formal partnership between Danbury and ICE.
The commercial from the Danbury Businesses for a Better Community Coalition is below:
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.