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UPDATED: Judge denies stay on Town Center mall project

The ruling paves the way for construction to begin in early July on the $225 million redevelopment. The project cleared other legal hurdles late last week, although some remain.

 

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Burlington announces plans for $500,000 for low-income child care

Miro Weinberger
The $500,000 comes from payments in lieu of taxes from the city's utilities and is included in Weinberger’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget.

 

Judge issues foreclosure order for Burlington College

Burlington College
People’s United Bank expects to buy the remaining property, then resell it. The bank is looking at a loss of more than $700,000 on a loan to the school; other creditors get nothing.

 

Burlington makes plans for grants under threat of Trump cuts

Beacon Apartments
The city is expecting $1.1 million for projects that include building affordable housing and providing summer camp opportunities and nutritious meals for children in low-income families.

 

Legislation gives boost to Burlington’s Moran redevelopment

The bill authorizes a public market in an area that is otherwise restricted in its uses. The Burlington Farmers Market plans to make its home there.

 

Lawyer for foes of Burlington mall makeover files to block work

Town Center
The lawyer argues that the project includes insufficient parking, but developer Don Sinex has said such challenges aren't likely to interfere with his plans.

 

Burlington police chief has message for U.S. attorney general

Brandon del Pozo
The chief noted that grants the federal government is threatening to withhold from “sanctuary” jurisdictions are named for an officer who died protecting an immigrant from drug dealers.

 

Former Burlington College employee says FBI probe relates to Sanders land deal

Coralee Holm is the first person with direct knowledge of the federal probe to confirm that agents were looking into a land deal orchestrated by former president Jane Sanders.

 

Blittersdorf spends $5M on rail cars, envisioning commuter train

commuter rail
The energy developer advocates a “Vermont way” of doing rail for less money, using refurbished secondhand equipment.

 

Electric buses get trial run in quest for sustainable transit

One is giving free rides on Green Mountain Transit routes. The Burlington Electric Department is using state money to help GMT and UVM try out the vehicles.

 

Burlington faces tight window to approve final Town Center deal

Burlington
Officials defended the use of closed-door council meetings as the mayor's administration negotiates high-profile development deals, including one with the Town Center owner.

 

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