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Traffic nightmare coming soon to Danbury

Friday, August 02, 2013
Time: 4:55 PM


If you think traffic on Mill Plain Road during rush hour is a nightmare, wait till you see what New York has in state for area commuters next month.

Today, the New York State Department of Transportation announced that two bridges in Westchester County will be closed for repairs next month. Unfortunately, the bridge repairs will result in increased traffic between Route 6 in the Town of Southeast and exit 1 in Danbury.



Use Alternative Routes Near Conn/NY Border Beginning Sept.21 and 22

The New York State Department of Transportation is replacing two bridges carrying Interstate 84 eastbound and westbound over Dingle Ridge Road in the Town of Southeast, Westchester County. The work is being accelerated to minimize traffic impacts, but will require the interstate to be closed in that area during two weekends.

Traffic delays are anticipated. Please use alternate routes and avoid traveling through this area during construction.

The weekend of Sept. 21 and 22, I-84 eastbound will be closed at Exit 20 in the Town of Southeast in NY. Traffic will be detoured onto Route 6 in NY and returned to I-84 at Exit 1 in the Town of Danbury, CT.

On one of the following weekends, either Sept. 28 and 29 or Oct. 5 and 6. I-84 westbound will be closed at Exit 1 in CT., and directed back onto I-84 at Exit 20 in the Town of Southeast, NY.

We regret any inconvenience this work may cause. Thank you for your patience.

You can read more on the upcoming traffic nightmare at the NY DOT site

RAW VIDEO: Worse Danbury Democratic Town Committee convention ever

Thursday, August 01, 2013
Time: 11:52 PM

Come and watch the Danbury Democratic Town Committee at it's darkest and most pathetic moment.

No Democratic Town Committee endorsed candidate for Mayor.

No Democratic Town Committee endorsed candidate for Treasurer.

No Democratic Town Committee endorsed candidate for City Council in the 3rd ward.

No Democratic Town Committee endorsed candidate for City Council in the 7rd ward.

Food for thought to those in Danbury who are disgusted with the ineptness of this town committee as well as the Democratic caucus as a whole on the City Council.

Sorry for the shaky camera, I had no intention on publishing the entire video (actually, I only went to test out a new tripod I purchased). After witnessing this God-awful event, I felt it necessary for everyone to endure the pain.

I'll have MUCH more to say later...

The return

Time: 9:47 AM

Don't worry...after taking a LONG break from reporting on the nonsense in Danbury, I'm happy to say that I'll be back to full speed REAL soon...and trust me, just because I haven't been writing on what's happening in Danbury doesn't mean that I haven't been paying attention on what's happening in Danbury.

Get the popcorn ready!

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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.



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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