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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin Hospitalized with COVID Pneumonia 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Less than a week after testing positive for COVID-19, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin was hospitalized Monday night with COVID pneumonia.  Woodfin,...

City Council Approves $13M Incentives for Carraway Hospital Project

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  The redevelopment of the former Carraway Hospital site near downtown Birmingham moved one step closer to reality when the...

Councilor Steven Hoyt Awards Scholarships to 54 City Students

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt on Tuesday awarded scholarships to 54 students through his Education with a Purpose program...

$40M Sale of Birmingham (AL) Parking Decks ‘Short-Sighted,’ says BPA Board...

Times staff report  The potential sale of six Birmingham parking decks for $40 million is “short-sighted” and does not take into consideration future growth in...

Rezoning Hearing Could Mean New Life Around Carraway Hospital 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  The former Carraway Hospital property in North Birmingham may get new life. The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday scheduled a...

At Birmingham City Hall, protesters angry over deep cuts to library 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Protesters converged both inside and outside of City Hall on Tuesday to denounce plans to furlough 158 workers at...

City Council Approves $250K in Funding for BCRI

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved $250,000 in emergency funds for Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) as the...

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin Bans Chokeholds by Police

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Mayor Randall Woodfin on Tuesday announced “an outright” ban on the use of chokeholds by Birmingham police. “Currently the BPD (Birmingham...

Birmingham Battalion Chief to Lead Daphne, Ala. Fire Dept.

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times After 31 years with Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service, Battalion Chief Melvin Brown will become head of the fire department...

City Leaders Facing Pandemic and Epidemic

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham is facing an epidemic and pandemic simultaneously, city leaders said Tuesday. The pandemic is COVID-19 while the epidemic is...

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