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Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin named to Accelerator for America Advisory Council

Birmingham, AL – Accelerator for America today announced that Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin will join the organization’s Advisory Council. The Accelerator was founded in 2017 by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti amidst federal inaction and retrenchment from cities. Now, under the leadership of Advisory Council Co-Chairs Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix and Mayor Quintin […]

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First Responders Continue Valuable Training Ahead of World Games

Homeland security experts joined Birmingham region first responders last week for a unique five-day training program as part of the continued preparation for the World Games 2022. “What they did was focus on training first responders in the prevention of and response to radiological and nuclear emergencies,” Counter Terrorism Operational Support (CTOS) regional manager Michael […]

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Storm-affected Birmingham residents can apply for low-interest SBA loans

Birmingham, AL — Birmingham homeowners, renters and businesses who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred Oct. 6-7, 2021, may apply for low-interest loans with the Small Business Administration (SBA). President Joseph Biden approved a major disaster declaration on Dec. 21 for Jefferson and Shelby counties.  Businesses can apply for an SBA loan of up to $2 million if they experienced physical damages or […]

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Share your thoughts on Birmingham’s arts scene

Birmingham, AL – The Arts, Culture and Entertainment sub-committee for Mayor’s Randall Woodfin’s transition team is asking for the public’s input on the state of cultural arts in the City of Birmingham. The subcommittee has put together a survey to inform decisions and suggestions on how to move the city forward while ensuring that the […]

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An Update on Springville Road Library

The Springville Road Library located at 1224 Springville Road in Birmingham has been temporarily closed due to heating problems. After an extensive evaluation, it has been determined that the boiler at the library must be replaced to provide adequate heating. The city has ordered a new boiler. Due to current supply chain delays, it will […]

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City warming station to open on tonight and Sunday

The City of Birmingham will open a warming station to the public tonight, Feb. 5 and Sunday, Feb. 6  at the Fountain Heights Recreation Center located at 1327 11th Street North. Those needing warm shelter can come from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. each day. Also, in collaboration with One Roof, those seeking shelter should also reach out to our […]

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Birmingham’s acting police chief just wants to serve

By Marie Sutton Scott Thurmond still remembers his first day as a Birmingham police officer in 1998. It was a dream come true, he said. The 47-year-old has wanted to work in law enforcement ever since a student at Berry High School.   Once he got dressed into his uniform and gear, it became real, he […]

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Birmingham Promise internships begin today for Birmingham City Schools’ Class of 2022

Birmingham, Ala. – Birmingham Promise today launched a new semester of paid internships for seniors in Birmingham City Schools. Throughout the spring, 75 seniors will gain work experience at 65 local businesses, ranging from the city’s largest public and private institutions to smaller businesses and startups. “These experiences allow students to earn money, to develop job […]

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Birmingham Public Library Hosting 71 Free Black History Month Programs & Activities at 15 Locations Throughout February

Celebrate with the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) all month long with one (or more) of our Black History Month programs! The 2022 theme is  “Black Health and Wellness.”  Throughout February, BPL will host 71 programs and activities at 15 of our libraries across Birmingham. Our 2022 programming kick off today, Tuesday, February 1. Click below […]

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