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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 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...

These groups received $107K from city to help with violence reduction

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times TeAndria Ellis remembers when her brother was killed seven years ago at the age of 22. The teens who killed...

City Council Passes Moratorium on New Self-Storage Facilities

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday passed a temporary moratorium on the opening of new self-storage facilities in downtown. The council...

City to consider halt on self-storage facilities downtown

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  The Birmingham City Council will consider limiting the number of new self-storage facilities in downtown because they take up a...

Sherman Industries unlikely to relocate in Five Points West

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times After fierce neighborhood opposition, the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) will not issue a permit for Sherman Industries, LLC...

Birmingham Police Dept. receives $700K grant for body cameras

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham police department has received a $700,000 federal grant to purchase 276 body cameras. “We’ve been having some...

Mayor Woodfin strongly opposes concrete facility’s planned move to 5 Points...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced on Tuesday that he is opposed to a concrete company relocating to Five Points West...

City of Birmingham employees get paid time off if they donate...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times City of Birmingham employees can have up to four weeks of paid leave if they donate a kidney and up...
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Neighborhood leaders no longer required to report on NUSA Conference

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Local community officers and leaders will not have to write a report from the upcoming Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) Conference in...

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