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City to Launch Embrace Mothers Guaranteed Income Initiative

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council provided final approval today on a Mayor Randall L. Woodfin administration initiative to provide guaranteed income to 110 Birmingham residents through monthly payments. Embrace Mothers is a City of Birmingham pilot program in partnership with Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), a network of mayors advocating for guaranteed income to give Americans an income floor. On […]

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Alabama students may apply to college with no fees Oct. 18 -22

Between Oct. 18-22, thousands of Alabama high school students can get their application fees waived when applying to certain colleges, universities and community colleges during the week of Oct. 18-22, 2021, which is Alabama College Application Week. Alabama College Application Week was started nine years ago to increase the overall number of students in our […]

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Poet Seneca Wilson celebrates city’s 150th with words of strength and hope

By Chanda Temple When Birmingham poet and author Seneca Wilson heard that the Magic City was celebrating its 150th birthday this year by encouraging the public to write love letters about the city, he took the opportunity a step further. He wrote a poem and then did a voiceover for a video to highlight major […]

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Residents affected by Oct. 6 flooding encouraged to file damage assessment report

BIRMINGHAM, AL – On October 6th, 2021, a major flash flood event occurred across the state of Alabama. Parts of Jefferson County experienced upwards of 10 inches of rainfall in some areas, which fell in a short period of time. This resulted in flash flooding in several areas of the county. Jefferson County Emergency Management […]

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Overview of October 5-6 Flash Flooding and the City of Birmingham’s Response

The City of Birmingham is assessing the heavy rain events which prompted flash flooding throughout the Birmingham metro region both Tuesday and Wednesday. The city is committed to providing proactive steps before a potential flooding event as well as responding with services immediately during and after such events. The Department of Communications (911/311) received 66 […]

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Birmingham recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with various events

The City of Birmingham is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the following events: RUN WITH V.I.R.T.U.E. (Sun October 3 – Sat October 9, 2021) The virtual race can take place in your neighborhood, on a running trail, and even in your local, or home, gym. Sign up for the event here Blerdover Breast Cancer […]

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