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Birmingham agency to manage city’s $1.2M small business loan program

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The City Council today authorized the city to enter into an agreement with the Birmingham Business Resource Center to administer...

City Councilor Crystal Smitherman to Host Job Fair March 18

By Cody Owens Birminghamal.gov Since stepping into office, Councilor Crystal Smitherman has been an advocate for increasing economic opportunities for people in District 6. On Wednesday, March...

Wardine Alexander wins runoff election to fill District 7 seat  

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Birmingham City Council President Pro-Tempore Wardine Alexander will get to keep her District 7 seat. On Tuesday, Alexander received 869 votes,...

Birmingham Central Market Opens Downtown, Offers Healthy Options

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times A steady rain didn’t dampen the excitement surrounding the opening of the Birmingham Central Market on Wednesday. The market opened at...

Woods, Smitherman Win Council Races; Alexander headed to runoff election

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Clinton Woods, District 1 Birmingham City Councilor, easily won his race; Crystal Smitherman, narrowly avoided a runoff election in a...

Birmingham to launch on-demand shared ride service 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  On Tuesday, the Birmingham City Council unanimously voted to invest $250,000 to launch a new on-demand shared ride service that...

Birmingham City Council approves $9M for 15 new buses to connect...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  The City Council voted Tuesday on an agreement with the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) to use federal grant...

Birmingham Promise Education program exceeded expectations, city officials say

By Erica Wight The Birmingham Times The Birmingham Promise Initiative, launched this summer to build pathways into quality jobs for Birmingham City School (BCS) students, came...

City leaders call for prayers, town hall meetings after 4-year-old shot 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Birmingham city leaders on Tuesday asked for continued prayers for a 4-year-old shot in the Marks Village housing community, and...

City Council Approves Mayor’s $451M Budget for FY20 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  More than two months after Mayor Randall Woodfin presented his fiscal 2020 budget and three weeks after the fiscal year...

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