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Danbury's Glover Teixeira wins UFC light heavyweight title

Saturday, October 30, 2021
Time: 6:49 PM

Danbury is home to the NEW UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira!

Here's the post fight interview from moments ago...

7 DAY UNTIL ELECTION FINANCE REPORT: Alves 10.07k, Esposito 12.7k

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time: 11:58 AM

As we head into the final stretch of the campaign season, mayoral candidates Dean Esposito and Roberto Alves filed their final finance report before Election Day.

Between October 1st and 24th, Esposito raised a total of 12725.00 dollars (137,670), with all of the money coming from individuals and no contributions from PACs or the sale of ads in programs books.

In contrast, during the same period, the Alves campaign raised a total of 4382.27 in individual donations (144,545.27), 5,500 dollars from PACs (18075.00), with 125.00 in program ad book sales (16,240.00). Alves also reached into his pocket and personally paid expenses totaling 20,866.64 (29420.65).

An itemized list of Alves' out-of-pocket expenses are listed below.

The total amount of money raised/spent in the race will not be known until after the election.


Alves 7 Day until election report.
Esposito 7 Day until election report.
Alves third quarter amendment filing.

Danbury Democrats rally for change in leadership at city hall

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Time: 7:58 AM

Last Saturday, Danbury Democrats came together in a show of force in their desire to win back a mayoral seat that has eluded them for the last two decades.

Aproximently 100 people consisting of candidates, state and federal lawmakers, union members, activists, and candidate's freinds and family members gathered at City Hall to show their support for Roberto Alves and the Democratic team.

Also in attendance were members of the community who were not there to support the candidates but rather show their disapproval for the proposed homeless shelter on Mill Plain Road. The state/non-profit venture has been a topic of controversy for the year, and opponents of the plan made their disapproval of the state/non-profit venture known to Governor Lamont, who spoke at the event.

Here's video footage of Alves' rally speech at the event.

John Esposito breaks his silence

Monday, October 25, 2021
Time: 5:02 PM

Last week, I sat down with the former mayoral candidate and fourth ward councilman John Esposito to talk about his campaign for re-election and what led to his decision to join Dean Esposito's team.

In the following clip, Esposito details his resentment towards fellow councilman Farley Santos and Roberto Alves and details how an alleged action the two councilmen took against him while his family was mourning the recent passing of his grandfather and former councilman John Esposito Sr. led him to his breaking point with them and the new direction of the Danbury Democratic Town Committee.

My complete interview with Esposito will be posted later this week.

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

(VID) DRTC nomination convention
(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
Esposito mailer 09.27.21


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

trans_button 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