"Clean City Danbury" cancelled due to COVID concerns
It' official..."Clean City Danbury" is cancelled again due to COVID concerns.
From the City of Danbury website:
The City of Danbury will not be holding a traditional Clean City event this May due to Covid-19, but we encourage you to safely team up with your neighborhood for a spring clean-up!
Teams will receive a discount from Oak Ridge Waste & Recycling for the purchase of a dumpster. Email Jonathan Barney at J.Barney@danbury-ct.gov if you are interested in signing up!
Esposito is in
It appears that Fourth Ward City Councilman John Esposito has decided to join Sedeaka Lawrence and fellow city councilman Roberto Alves and throw his hat into the race for Mayor.
Council Member John Esposito has announced that he will be a Democratic Candidate for Mayor of the City of Danbury in this Fall’s election.
Councilman Esposito, the grandson of Marine Veteran John J. Esposito, is following the 27 year career of his grandfather, with their deep roots in the Danbury community and their sincere commitment to public service.
Councilman Esposito is married to Jessica Esposito and they have two children John and Daphne.
Details of a formal announcement and campaign platform will follow.
The introduction of Lawrence and Esposito to the race could result in the first mayoral primary since the last time the seat was open in 2001.
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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
Barrera v. Boughton, No. 07-01436
(D. Conn. filed Sept. 26, 2007)
(02.25.08) Court Docket
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
Santos Family Story
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