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Free self-defense classes offered through July 9

The Birmingham Police Department has partnered with Birmingham Park and Rec to offer free self-defense classes for anyone 18 and older. The classes started in February and will be offered through July 9 at various Birmingham rec centers. Classes start at 6 p.m. The next class will be held on March 5 at Fountain Heights […]

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2020 StrongHer initiative continues to recognize city’s unsung women heroes

By Chanda Temple For the second year, Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin will recognize unsung “sheroes’’ in Birmingham through the city’s StrongHer initiative. Launched in March 2019, the goal of the campaign is to highlight women making moves to improve the Magic City through their place of employment, community service or school. Each day in […]

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Public Works announces new bulk trash pick-up schedule for March 2020

To better serve Birmingham residents, Public Works has issued a new bulk trash, boxes, furniture, brush and limbs pick-up schedule for March 2020. The garbage pick-up schedule WILL NOT CHANGE. The garbage pick-up schedule is twice a week. Garbage is household/kitchen waste placed in a sealed bag. The schedule for bulk trash and brush may […]

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Ed Farm launches in Birmingham, infusing innovation and creativity into teaching and learning

BIRMINGHAM (Feb. 27, 2020) — Education Farm (Ed Farm) – a ground-breaking education initiative focused on innovative learning strategies – was launched today in Birmingham. Showcasing three signature programs at its new downtown headquarters, Ed Farm will partner with educators in Alabama to increase educational equity, improve learning outcomes through technology and prepare the future […]

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City of Birmingham to modernize on-street parking with pay by app

Motorists will soon be able to pay for on-street parking in Birmingham with a free app. The Birmingham City Council gave final approval to amend the city’s parking ordinance and move forward on an agreement with ParkMobile. Under the plan, users will be able to add their debit or credit card information to the ParkMobile […]

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Three corporate entities commit $1 million each to the Birmingham Promise

Birmingham, Alabama (Feb. 25, 2020) – Mayor Randall L. Woodfin joined today with the Alabama Power Foundation, Altec\Styslinger Foundation, and Regions to announce a commitment totaling $3 million to the Birmingham Promise tuition assistance program. “Every student deserves the opportunity to succeed,” Mayor Woodfin said. “I’m very grateful to the Alabama Power Foundation, Altec\Styslinger Foundation, […]

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Volunteers to help Birmingham students complete financial aid and Birmingham Promise applications on Feb. 21

Birmingham, Alabama (Feb. 20, 2020) – Volunteers and members of the Mayor’s Office of the Division of Youth Services will visit Birmingham City Schools’ seven high schools on Friday, Feb. 21 to help students and their families complete FAFSA applications and apply for the Birmingham Promise. Volunteers will be at the schools at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and […]

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Birmingham in talks to bring the Morehouse Tuskegee Classic to the city

Birmingham, Alabama – The City of Birmingham is involved in very productive talks to move the Morehouse Tuskegee Football Classic to Birmingham. “I am very proud of the relationship Birmingham has established with HBCUs and their students and bringing the classic to Birmingham will only enhance that relationship with two world-class institutions,’’ said Mayor Randall L. Woodfin. […]

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North Precinct crime prevention officer finds new life, new wife in Birmingham

By Chanda Temple Hurricane Katrina may have destroyed life as Dwayne Thompson knew it in New Orleans in 2005, but a move to Birmingham gave him a new start he never saw coming. He found a job with the City of Birmingham. Today, he’s a crime prevention officer at the North Precinct. He stepped out […]

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Birmingham Talks expands

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Birmingham Talks, a free early childhood program that aims to increase interactive talk with children to foster early brain development, looks to provide services to other Alabama regions next year. In partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Overton Project, and the City of Birmingham, Birmingham Talks began serving babies and families across Jefferson […]

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