Attorneys for a contractor that lost its bid to demolish Burlington High School argued in court on Friday that the winning bidder is not qualified based on the district’s own criteria. The judge heard arguments for a possible injunction.
Several community and labor leaders joined Mayor Miro Weinberger at a press conference on Thursday to condemn a proposed charter change that would create a new community control board over the police department.
In a press release on Tuesday night, Mayor Miro Weinberger said a police union contract to provide extra patrols at River Watch Condominiums is “not consistent” with agreed terms with the union.
The Phil Scott administration is proposing a sale of the Zampieri office building in Burlington, calling it “underutilized.” But an official from the state employees’ union said that news “came as a surprise.”
Will Anderson beat FaRied Munarsyah in a virtual caucus on Thursday night. Anderson will face Democrat incumbent Joan Shannon in one of five City Council races on Town Meeting Day.
Brandt, a Democrat, won the East District seat in a special election in December. Burlington Democrats said Tim Doherty will run for the spot on Town Meeting Day.
‘Nobody wants this sooner than those folks that this is going to serve,’ Jackie Corbally, a consultant on the project, told the Burlington City Council this week.
State Auditor Doug Hoffer attributed the problems to “poor recordkeeping, key staff turnover, and slow adoption of strategies recommended by the City’s own auditors.”
Andrew and Hannah Christiansen purchased the formerly troubled business last year. To counter a history of safety concerns at the location, they have partnered with social service agencies on community outreach.
A petition campaign put an independent community control board on the Town Meeting Day ballot in Burlington. City Council Progressives rallied around that proposal as part of their plan for public safety in the city.