Acting Burlington Police Chief Jon Murad went on the radio last week to give an assessment of his department’s operations, and to talk about the continued challenges in running an understaffed department.
Burlington residents in Tuesday’s city council special election chose Progressive Joe Magee, a candidate who has called for abolishing the police and eliminating systemic racism from society.
With Burlington’s Ward 3 special election coming Tuesday, three candidates enter the final weekend to compete for a seat that’s been a progressive stronghold for four decades and counting.
From July of 2019 through June of 2020, there were 308 cases of assault. In just a year since the budget cuts, assault cases are up by 16 percent. Property crimes are on the rise too. And we’re seeing the number of shootings increase as well.
As the Burlington City Council Ward 3 special election contest heats up, one issue that is dominating all others is policing — or the lack of it on city streets.
Persecutive and disturbing are two adjectives to describe the banning of the Burlington Ward 3 City Council Republican candidate from the old North End’s Facebook group.
Three candidates for Burlington City Council Ward 3 met in a debate last week and discussed a range of important local issues, including the hotly contested issue of funding police.
A GOP candidate for Burlington City Council has stated publicly that men and women are born with predetermined biological sex, yet the mere statement of scientific fact has triggered a debate on both sides of the political aisle as to whether that’s a politically correct thing to say.
The Burlington GOP on Friday held a special meeting to choose a candidate to run for City Council in Ward 3, and local members ended up selecting Navy veteran Christopher-Aaron Felker.
The Burlington GOP will hold a special meeting Friday evening to choose a candidate to run for the city’s Ward 3 seat, which was left open after former councilor Brian Pine resigned.
The Burlington City Council on Monday night will consider a Public Safety Continuity Plan developed by Mayor Miro Weinberger. The plan places the blame for a looming shortfall in police coverage squarely on the “defund the police” vote held last June.
Last week the Burlington City Council voted to identify the city’s investments in fossil fuel companies and to divest those by April 2021.