Weinberger announces credit, debit card payments and automated lanes in city parking garages

News Release — Burlington Mayor’s Office Oct. 301, 2013 BURLINGTON – Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced that the City of Burlington now accepts credit and debit card payments at all exit lanes in its three downtown parking garages – Marketplace, Lakeview, and College Street garages – in an ongoing effort to further improve customer service […]

Burlington City Council clears F-35 for landing

Burlington City Hall was at capacity during a public forum before a special council meeting vote on the basing on the F-35 at the Burlington International Airport. Speaking before the council is Frank Cioffi, president of the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation.  Photo by John Herrick

The Progressive’s “compromise” resolution, which opposed the first round of basing and set safety and noise standards equal to the current F-16 used by the Vermont Air National Guard, failed by a vote of 11-3.

In motions filed with court, Burlington says plaintiff has no standing to challenge Church Street trespass ordinance

The city of Burlington is seeking to remove both the attorney and the client from a lawsuit challenging its no-trespass ordinance, according to motions filed in Vermont Superior Court this month. Sandra Baird, a Burlington resident and member of the Vermont Community Law Center, filed a lawsuit against the city challenging the legality and constitutionality […]

Two New York Men Arrested in alleged Heroin Ring in Burlington

BURLINGTON — Two men were arrested and police seized more than 9,000 bags of heroin during a raid on a Burlington apartment early Friday, authorities said in a news release. Police said it was one of the largest heroin seizures in Vermont history. The Vermont Drug Task Force said Marcus Davis, 34 of Brooklyn, N.Y., […]

Burlington partners with US Ignite, aiming to be next ‘great tech city’

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the city’s partnership with US Ignite, an organization promoting tech cities, during a news conference at Dealer.com’s rooftop solarium on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Mayor Miro Weinberger’s optimistic vision of the city includes a rich ecosystem of tech companies and innovators spurring growth and opportunity.

The Red Heart Chili Steppers and 49 Other Heart Walk Teams Walked For A Cause

The forecast was in the favor of the nearly 500 walkers who stepped off for the annual American Heart Association Heart Walk on September 28th at Oakledge Park in Burlington.

Leas: F-35 decision-making process repeatable, defendable and transparent? Not

Regardless of the decision foisted upon the Air Force by Sen. Leahy, the F-35 basing can be stopped.

Andreoli: Make the F35 earn the right

Why not err on the side of caution with this massively expensive, technologically challenged, delay-plagued program and let the plane earn its right to be based here?

Vermont Public Television wins award for ‘Little Jerusalem’ documentary

The Vermont Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Fall Conference was the scene of congratulatory praise for a documentary produced by Vermont Public Television (VPT).

Garcia: Defend your rights; the time is now

The minutes of three discussions on the issue of gun restrictions were not posted for public review on the Burlington Charter Change Committee’s website and had to be requested by members of Vermonters for the Second Amendment.

Burlington draws the line on Keystone XL Pipeline

On Saturday September the 21st, members of the Burlington community, in conjunction with Student Climate Culture, Rising Tide and 350VT, voiced their opposition to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which would span a 1,179 mile (1,897 km) expanse from Alberta, CA, to Steele City, Nebraska.

Weinberger announces Burlington joins U.S. Coalition of Cities Against Racism and Discrimination

News Release — Burlington Mayor’s Office Sept. 12, 2013 BURLINGTON – Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced that the City of Burlington had joined the U.S. Coalition of Cities Against Racism and Discrimination and signed onto the Coalition’s 10-Point Plan of Action. The Mayor shared this news during a gathering at First Congregational Church, as a […]

Burlington lays out greenhouse gas reduction plan

IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge report for Burlington was released Wednesday. The report is designed to guide the city’s greenhouse gas reduction goals. At a news conference at Burlington Electric Department, Mayor Miro Weinberger said the 50-page report outlines several steps to achieve Burlington’s goal to reduce energy consumption. The plan can be found here. Weinberger […]

Lawsuit filed to challenge Burlington no-trespass ordinance

Sandy Baird (left) and Jared Carter of the Vermont Community Law Center spoke at a news conference urging the council to release the city attorney’s confidential legal memo of the ordinance ahead of a June council meeting. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

A Burlington community activist is taking the city’s no-trespass ordinance to court. Sandra Baird, a Burlington resident and member of the Vermont Community Law Center, filed a lawsuit against the city this week in Chittenden Superior Court challenging the legality and constitutionality of the ordinance. The Church Street Marketplace Trespass Authority ordinance authorizes the removal […]

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