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Crime and Punishment: Danbury citizens want Mayor Mark Boughton to stop tweeting about "Jersey Shore"
Like many politicians, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton utilizes social media. In fact, throughout one recent Thursday, he sent out more than 40 tweets. Boughton's ceaseless Twitter postings do address city issues but just as often the 44-year-old mayor chats about subjects like Adele and “The Walking Dead,” and he is fond of using supposed youth slang, wishing a constituent a “Happy Birthday, Dawg” and asking Danbury High School students to “holla, shorties.” A frustrated citizen wrote to the Danbury News-Times that “his priorities should be school budgets, fixing the housing issues, unemployment and so much more. Instead, we read about ‘Jersey Shore,' lingerie football, getting his wife more ‘swag' and endlessly referring to himself as ‘Bigpoppa.'”
Compiled by Nick Keppler
February 21, 2012