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One on one with Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy

Thursday, August 20, 2009
Time: 8:10 PM


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 danburyyoungdems@gmail.com.

RELATED POST (08.17.06): Meet the future of the Democratic Party.

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.

For more info on Eileen, visit her website at www.voteeileen.com.

HatCityBLOG FLASHBACK: Closed for business

Sunday, August 16, 2009
Time: 9:57 AM

In honor of Mayor Boughton's dishonest quote in Saturday's AP article where he laughably suggests that there hasn't been a noticeable decline in immigrants leaving the city AND those who left, took off mainly because of the economy (as opposed to his anti-immigrant policies), here's a flashback post I did on Feb 5 2008 when anger towards Boughton from the immigrant business community was at it's highest.

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:

RELATED POSTS: Tribuna Newspaper withdraws support for Mayor Boughton

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(VID) DDTC nomination convention
(PDF) DDTC campaign slate flyer

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(PDF) DRTC campaign slate flyer

(VID) 2021 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum

First quarter
Alves Apr 10th SEEC filing

Second quarter
Alves Jul 10th SEEC filing
Esposito Jul 10th SEEC filing

Third quarter
Alves Oct 12th SEEC report
Esposito Oct 12th SEEC report

Alves "Jan 6th" attack mailer 10.21.21
Esposito "you can't trust Alves" attack mailer 10.20.21
Alves mailer 10.20.21
Alves mailer 09.30.21
Esposito mailer 09.28.21
Alves mailer 09.27.21
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Danbury 2005 election results
Newstimes Dean Esposito profile (10.25.05)

Danbury 2007 election results
(VID) Helana Abrantes TV ad
(VID) BRT tax deferral presser
(VID) Helena Abrantes "Community Forum" interview

Danbury 2009 election results
(VID) 2009 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) 2009 Danbury Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate
(VID) 2009 DDTC nomination convention

Danbury 2011 election results
(VID) Saadi/Nero campaign kickoff

Danbury 2013 election results
(VID) 2013 DDTC nominaiton convention

Danbury 2015 election results

Danbury 2017 election results
(VID) Al Almeida concession speech
(VID) 2017 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) Al Almeida nomination acceptance speech

Danbury 2019 election results
(VID) 2019 NewsTimes Editorial Board interview with Mark Boughton and Chris Setaro
(VID) 2019 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) 2019 Danbury Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate
(VID) 2019 convention endorsement speeches from Mark Boughton and Chris Setaro

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