Assaults of Burlington’s already understaffed, overworked nurses are up, the union claims – a complaint echoed by Burlington first responders.
Someone threw a box at a Burlington fire truck windshield as it hurried to an emergency scene last week, the local firefighters’ union reports.
Day after gunfire injures former City Councilor, Burlington mayor asks council to help stop “reckless shootings”
A day after a former Burlington city councilor was struck in the head by gunfire shrapnel in his own backyard, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger demanded the City Council and other authorities help stop the shooting spree in the state’s largest city.
Despite an 89% decrease in overall traffic stops, black people account for a higher percentage of Burlington Police Dept. arrests and are more than twice as likely to be arrested for a violent felony.
453 Pine Street, Burlington is next to the Pine Street Canal Superfund Site, the location of a coal gasification plant that closed in 1966.
The Homeless Pods are coming to Burlington – up to 30 climate-controlled shelters, on Elmwood Avenue.
Mayor Bernie Sanders’ political marriage of convenience between Burlington and Yaroslavl, Russia thrived during the Cold War, but couldn’t survive the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Burlington voters approved removal of anti-prostitution language in the city charter, and kept the Progressives in control of the City Council.
The city’s first Director of Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging has resigned. A friend says she sometimes didn’t feel welcome.
The Progs on the Burlington City Council wanted more control over discipline of police officers. Mayor Weinberger wouldn’t give it to them. So they scotched his popular pick for police chief.