Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement Regarding CEDO Director Peter Owens’ Tenure

News Release — Mayor Miro Weinberger April 15, 2016 Contact: Jennifer Kaulius 802.324.2505 “Late this afternoon, I received and accepted Peter Owens’ resignation as CEDO Director. I am very thankful for Peter’s commitment and service to Burlington over the last four years. During his time with the City, Peter has been a great listener, negotiator, […]

Students and parents in Burlington say cutting teachers is the wrong way to close budget gap

Superintendent Yaw Obeng said closing the budget gap was necessary to avoid state education tax penalties included in Act 46, the state’s recently passed education reform law.

Traffic stops in Burlington show persistent racial disparities

Black drivers accounted for 18.8 percent of “investigatory” stops — close to four times their share of the population — while search rates were three times higher for black drivers, though police were less likely to find contraband on them.

Burlington to hire data analyst to study opiate crisis

The city wants to track the median age of first time drug use and the time between first use and when someone seeks treatment.

Uncensored & Unscripted: Ken O’Keefe, Human rights Activists to speak in Burlington at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Uncensored & Unscripted: Ken O’Keefe, Human rights Activists to speak in Burlington at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center Burlington, VT, March 31, 2016: The Peace and Justice Center, The Reluctant Activist and Nancy Benerofe are co-sponsoring a community talk with renowned world citizen and human rights atcivist, Ken O’Keefe, on Tuesday […]

Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for the week of April 11

OFFICE OF MAYOR MIRO WEINBERGER 149 Church Street | Burlington, VT 05401 | 802.865.7272 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2016 Contact: Jennifer Kaulius 802.324.2505 Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for April 11 – 15, 2016: Monday, April 11 5:30 pm Board of Finance Meeting – Conference Room 12, City Hall 7:00 pm City Council […]

Letter found in Grenon’s apartment mentioned killing police

The 76-year-old mentally ill man was killed in a Burlington police shooting last month.

Weinberger: Jobs and housing will headline 2016 priorities

“The greatest housing and job creation opportunity before us is the redevelopment of two central blocks of our downtown dominated by an outdated and declining mall,” the Burlington mayor said.

Burlington Town Center developer says hospital may rent offices

Devonwood Investors LLC says it has a preliminary agreement with the University of Vermont Medical Center to lease offices to the hospital for 350 to 400 administrative workers.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger’s State of the City Address

Editor’s note: This is the full text of Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger’s State of the City Address delivered on April 4, 2016. “Good evening and welcome to our wonderful, historic City Hall for our traditional night of reflection, assessment, and democratic renewal. We are honored to be joined here tonight by our outstanding Congressman Peter […]

Police meet privately with key members of public about shooting

In Burlington, roughly three dozen public officials, faith leaders, mental health workers and residents attended a meeting Thursday evening with police command staff to talk about last week’s killing of Ralph Grenon by an officer.

Burlington teacher talks headed for last-ditch try at resolution

The Burlington Education Association and school board walked away from a five-hour mediation session recently without finding any agreement on the issues keeping them apart. The next step is a recommendation by a third party.

Nonprofits Kick Off Redevelopment of COTS Building

News Release — Housing Vermont March 29, 2016 Contacts: Kenn Sassorossi, Housing Vermont (802) 355-8009 or [email protected] Becky Holt, COTS (802) 864-7402 x 204 or [email protected] 14 New Affordable Apartments and Improved Facilities for COTS BURLINGTON – Governor Peter Shumlin and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger joined COTS and Housing Vermont today to kick off the […]

Burlington School District needs to rethink discipline, parents and advocates say

The 4,000 student district suspends 500 to 650 students a year, with one third to a half of all those suspensions at the public high school.