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Posted on: April 16, 2014

Councilor Sheila Tyson to Host 'Scandal' Watch Party at RedZone Bar & Grill this THURSDAY

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MEDIA ADVISORY Wednesday April 16, 2014Contact: Chiara Morrow
Phone: 205-254-2055Cell: 205-908-7392
chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov

Birmingham, AL. – Birmingham Councilor... Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2014

Meeting with Obama becomes priority for Birmingham mayor

Birmingham Mayor William Bell was unable to appear at a civil rights breakfast in Montgomery on Saturday because President Obama wanted to speak with him at the White House.

As a result, Bell stayed in Washington, where... Read on...

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Posted on: March 27, 2014

Birmingham councilman wings it at Montgomery breakfast

The phone rang late last Friday at the Lundy household, and the caller got right to the point.

It was Birmingham Mayor William Bell who asked Councilman Marcus Lundy to pinch hit for him in Montgomery.

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Posted on: February 18, 2014

Show-Cause and Public Hearings Set Regarding the Revocation of the Good Friends Business License

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, Alabama – The Birmingham City Council today unanimously approved a resolution setting a Show-Cause Hearing regarding the issue... Read on...

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Posted on: February 12, 2014

Councilor Lundy Hosts Leadership Meeting with Neighborhood Leaders

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – Birmingham City Councilman Marcus Lundy, who represents District 9, will be holding a Transformative Leadership meeting... Read on...

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Posted on: January 28, 2014

Birmingham City Council Supports State Legislation Allowing Cities to Sell Car Tags

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today passed a resolution supporting proposed state legislation by Representative Paul... Read on...

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Posted on: January 28, 2014

Birmingham City Council Approves Amnesty Program

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today approved a two month amnesty program on unpaid fines for traffic, parking and... Read on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2014

Birmingham City Council Leader & Neighborhood Members Visit Spartanburg, South Carolina

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MEDIA CONTACTS: John Long – 205.490.4524
Alice Gordon, Skye Connect Inc. – 205.520.8989

BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL LEADER & NEIGHBORHOOD MEMBERS VISIT SPARTANBURG FOR FACT FINDING TOUR ON... Read on...

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Posted on: January 17, 2014

100 Days of Nonviolence Campaign Concludes with Service Projects and a Field Trip on MLK Day

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The 100 Days of Nonviolence campaign concludes Monday, January 20, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, with a shoe... Read on...

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Posted on: January 14, 2014

ALDOT Officials to Provide I-20/59 Update at Special Called Committee Meeting

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – There will be a special called meeting of the Birmingham City Council’s Transportation and Communications Committee... Read on...

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Posted on: January 9, 2014

Birmingham Legislative Agenda Meeting Today

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council, The Mayor, members of the school board, transit authority and water works board today will... Read on...

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Posted on: January 7, 2014

Council Approves Legislative Agenda / Work Session Set for Thursday

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today voted to adopt the 2014 City of Birmingham Legislative Agenda.

The adoption of the... Read on...

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Posted on: December 31, 2013

Council President Assembles Second Work Session for Legislative Agenda

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – Council President Johnathan Austin is organizing a second work session with state law makers on Thursday, January 9, 10... Read on...

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Posted on: December 17, 2013

Birmingham City Council Passes New Food Truck Ordinance

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today passed a new food truck ordinance, establishing new regulations by which the different... Read on...

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Posted on: December 17, 2013

Birmingham City Council Passes New Zoning Regulations for Payday Lending and Title Pawn Businesses

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today approved new zoning rules for payday and title lending businesses operating within the... Read on...

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Posted on: December 10, 2013

Birmingham City Council Extends Moratorium on Payday and Title Lending Businesses

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today voted to extend the moratorium on payday and title lending businesses for six more... Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2013

Birmingham City Council President Assigns Committees

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – Newly elected Birmingham City Council President, Johnathan Austin has assigned committees for the new council term.... Read on...

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Posted on: November 27, 2013

Birmingham City Council Appropriate Funding to Demolish Downtown Eyesore

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council Tuesday approved $750,000 in funding to demolish the long-vacant, downtown eyesore; Adams... Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: February 25, 2014

The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to host the first Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) Exhibition

Delacroix and the Matter of Finish arrives in February and features the dramatic work of the leader of the French Romantic Movement, who was often heralded as 'the father of impressionism." Comprised of 25 paintings... Read on...

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Posted on: February 14, 2014

Birmingham Ticket Amnesty Program

Got outstanding parking tickets? The Birmingham City Council has approved a Parking Ticket Amnesty Program. It’s your golden ticket to pay the face value of unpaid traffic, parking and non-moving violations.

Read the full article from the Birmingham Times...
Posted on: February 7, 2014

Councilman Parker/Members of North Birmingham Visits Environmental Cleanup Area in South Carolina

Birmingham City Councilman William Parker last week led a delegation of North Birmingham residents, city officials, and partners from UAB and the Jefferson County Health Department on a fact finding expedition to Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Read the full article from the Birmingham Times...
Posted on: January 17, 2014

Councilor Kim Rafferty's Comments Regarding BWWB to Representative Paul DeMarco

I have done the research you challenged me to do on this subject and though I find you are correct on the aspect of the city not owning anything but the right to appoint the BWWB members.

Read the full op-ed from the Birmingham Times...
Posted on: January 10, 2014

Alabama Legislature Must Change Accountability Act; Rescind Law That Takes Money From Public Schools

A total of 10 Birmingham schools were included on the list of failing schools presented in June 2013 by the Alabama Department of Education.

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Posted on: January 10, 2014

Birmingham City Leaders Present Unified Agenda for State Legislative Delegation

Members of the Birmingham City Council, school board, transit authority, water works board and the Mayor have prepared a unified Birmingham legislative agenda to present to state lawmakers for the upcoming 2014 session of the Alabama Legislature.

Read the full article from the Birmingham Times...
Posted on: January 3, 2014

Councilor William Parker Hosts District 4 Holiday Gala, Brings Community Together

The tradition of a District 4 Holiday Gala continued this year with a festive gathering at the Shields Center, hosted by City Councilman William Parker.

Read the full article from the Birmingham Times...
Posted on: December 26, 2013

Christmas Cheer: Public Servants Serving The Public

Members of the Birmingham City Council, their staff and volunteers from God's Church spent Saturday before Christmas feeding those less fortunate at the Community Kitchens of Birmingham, Woodlawn location.

Read the full article from the Birmingham Times...
Posted on: December 20, 2013

Birmingham City Council Passes New Zoning Regulations for Payday Lending and Title Pawn Businesses

The Birmingham City Council approved new zoning rules for payday and title lending businesses operating within the city limits.

Read the full article from the Birmingham Times...
Posted on: December 13, 2013

Birmingham City Council President Assigns Committees

Newly elected Birmingham City Council President, Johnathan Austin has assigned committees for the new council term.

Read the full article from the Birmingham Times...
Posted on: December 13, 2013

Councilor Lundy Hosts Health Care Town Hall Meetings

With the impending health care enrollment deadline fast approaching, Councilor Marcus Lundy, Jr., District 9 is hosting a series of town hall meetings in the community to get residents educated and informed on the new health care law; and enrolled.

Read the full article from the Birmingham Times...
Posted on: December 6, 2013

Parker Sworn In, Austin Elected President

William Parker, son of the late Council President, Maxine Herring Parker, was sworn in Tuesday to represent District 4 on the Birmingham City Council, replacing his mother.

Read the full article from the Birmingham Times...
Posted on: December 6, 2013

Councilwoman Lashunda Scales and Faith Walkers Church Deliver Thanksgiving Joy

Birmingham City Councilwoman Lashunda Scales provided area students and their families with turkeys and all the trimmings, just in time for Thanksgiving. The meals were personally delivered by the councilor to various locations over a two day period.

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Posted on: December 2, 2013

New Birmingham City Councilors Hit the Ground Running

Councilors Tyson and Lundy are the new members of the Birmingham City Council. After a month of being in office, they have wasted no time tackling issues in their districts, communicating with constituents and addressing neighborhood concerns.

Read the full article from the Birmingham Times...
Posted on: November 14, 2013

Birmingham City Council President Maxine Parker Passes

The Birmingham City Council this afternoon, along with Mayor William A. Bell, announced the passing of City Council President Maxine Herring Parker, in a joint press conference.

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Posted on: November 14, 2013

Birmingham Landmarks Receive Bond Funding Approved by the Birmingham City Council

The Birmingham City Council has approved the issuance of bond funds for three
Birmingham landmarks: The McWane Science Center, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
and the newly revived Lyric Theater.

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Posted on: September 24, 2013

Empowering Our Youth Through Sports During Empowerment Week

While most of the activities surrounding Empowerment Week centered around Downtown and a plethora of celebrity visitors, one event set to empower our youth, took place at the Wenonah High School Stadium for the 2nd Annual District 7 Classic.

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Posted on: September 18, 2013

National Award Winning Party With A Purpose Returns to Ensley Park

Employers, education institutions, businesses, social and youth service organizations will once again come together for the 7th Annual Party With A Purpose on Saturday, October 5, at Ensley Park.

Read the full article on The Birmingham Times...
Posted on: September 6, 2013

Council Clears The Way For Removal Of Inoperable Vehicles

The Birmingham City Council took action Tuesday to help clean up neighborhoods, using a 2010 ordinance that prohibits parking on front lawns.

Read the full article on The Birmingham Times...
Posted on: September 6, 2013

"Fifty: The Documentary" Premieres

"Fifty: The Documentary," a film detailing the creation of Birmingham's modern city government, premieres tonight with a reception, screening and panel discussion.

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Posted on: September 6, 2013

Birmingham City Council Hosts Premier Of Documentary On City’s 1963 Transition In Government

The Birmingham City Council hosted the community and former city leaders last week for the premier of Fifty: The Documentary.

Read the full article on The Birmingham Times...
Posted on: September 6, 2013

Induction Ceremony For Birmingham's Gallery of Distinguished Citizens

Birmingham's most noted civil rights figure, longtime civic leaders and two young casualties of racial violence of 1963 are the latest inductees into the city's Gallery of Distinguished Citizens.

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Posted on: December 20, 2013

Archive: Birmingham City Councilors Volunteer to Feed Birmingham’s Hungry

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council and staff will be volunteering to feed the hungry this Saturday at the Community Kitchens of... Read on...

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Posted on: December 20, 2013

Archive: Two Birmingham City Schools Receive BIG Gifts for Christmas - $3k and 5 Laptops

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:

John Long
Senior Public Information OfficerBirmingham City Council
(o) 205 254-2294(c) 205-490-4524
e-mail: John.Long@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (December 20,... Read on...

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Posted on: December 19, 2013

Archive: District 4 Holiday Festival Tonight at Shields Conference Center

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The newest Birmingham City Councilor William Parker is continuing the tradition of hosting the District 4 Holiday... Read on...

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Posted on: December 3, 2013

Archive: William Parker Sworn In, Johnathan Austin Elected Birmingham City Council President

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – William Parker, son of the late Council President, Maxine Herring Parker, was sworn in today to represent District 4 on... Read on...

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Posted on: November 27, 2013

Archive: Wenonah Varsity Basketball Team Seeks Assistance from City of Birmingham

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November 26, 2013

Contact: Terri E. Sharpley terri@abacus-sharp.com / 205-500-6484

Birmingham, Ala. – The Wenonah High School Varsity boys’ basketball team petitioned the City of... Read on...

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Posted on: December 13, 2013

Archive: Hip-Hop to Hip-Hope Summit Today

The annual Hip-Hop to Hip-Hope Summit, presented by Birmingham City Council President Pro-tem, Jay Roberson, in conjunction with the 100 Days of Nonviolence initiative is today at Wenonah High School. Councilor Sheila Tyson... Read on...

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Posted on: December 11, 2013

Archive: Tre’ Roberson Wins 1st Place in Writing Program

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – Tre’ Roberson, son of Council President Pro-tem, Jay Roberson was awarded a $5000.00 scholarship last week after winning... Read on...

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Posted on: December 13, 2013

Archive: Birmingham City Council Working Session for Legislative Agenda

Council President Johnathan F. Austin is convening state legislatures, school board members, the mayor’s staff and councilors to begin an on-going dialogue of coordinating a state legislative agenda.

The first of many... Read on...

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Posted on: November 27, 2013

Archive: The Birmingham City Council Appoints the Late Council President’s Son

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council Tuesday appointed William A. Parker to fill the District 4 seat replacing his mother, the... Read on...

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Posted on: November 21, 2013

Archive: Local Church Partners With Councilwoman Lashunda Scales to Deliver Thanksgiving Joy

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
John LongSenior Public Information Officer
Birmingham City Council(o) 205 254-2294
(c) 205-490-4524e-mail: John.Long@ci.birmingham.al.us

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (November 21... Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2013

Archive: Birmingham City Council Sets License Fees for Mobile Vendors and Food Trucks

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The business license code of the city of Birmingham was amended today by the Birmingham City Council, categorizing the... Read on...

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

Archive: Birmingham City Council President Maxine Parker Passes

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council this afternoon, along with Mayor William A. Bell, announced the passing of City Council... Read on...

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Posted on: October 29, 2013

Archive: Councilor Jay Roberson Named to New Position with the Birmingham Association of Realtors®

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – Councilor Jay Roberson, who represents District 7, has been named the new Governmental Affairs Director for the... Read on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2013

Archive: Councilwoman Tyson addresses American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Boston

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson delivered a presentation to the American Public Health Association’s... Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2013

Archive: Councilor Sheila Tyson Hosts Senior/Youth Holiday Celebration

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – Councilwoman Sheila Tyson will host a joint holiday celebration tomorrow, Thursday, October 31, with senior citizens and... Read on...

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Posted on: October 11, 2013

Archive: Birmingham City Council Swearing-In Ceremony and 50th Anniversary Music Festival

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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
John LongSenior Public Information Officer
Birmingham City Council(o) 205-254-2294
(c) 205-490-4524www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org

Birmingham, Alabama (October 11, 2013)... Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2013

Archive: Magic City Classic Funding Approved

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today approved funding for the 72nd Annual Magic City Classic, agreeing to $590,000 in... Read on...

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Posted on: September 17, 2013

Archive: Councilwoman-Elect Sheila Tyson Seated On Tuesday

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today appointed Sheila Tyson to the vacant District 6 seat which has been without a... Read on...

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Posted on: October 9, 2013

Archive: Band of Angels: A Service of Remembrance Coming to the Alys Stephens Center

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – A fascinating choral performance by Birmingham Composer K. Lee Scott will take place at the Alys Stephens Center on... Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

Archive: The Birmingham City Council Approve FY14 Budget

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today passed the 2014 operating budget by majority vote after the budget was finally placed... Read on...

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Posted on: September 5, 2013

Archive: National Award Winning Party With A Purpose Returns To Ensley Park

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Sylvia Williams
September 5, 2013 205-254-2363 Sylvia.Williams@birminghamal.gov.

Birmingham, AL – Employers, education institutions, businesses, social and youth service... Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2013

Archive: Birmingham City Council Seek Attorney General’s Advice On Budget Stoppage

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council is seeking advice from Alabama State Attorney General Luther Strange on how to proceed... Read on...

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Posted on: September 27, 2013

Archive: Designated Entertainment Districts/Open Container Zones Soon A Reality

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council Tuesday passed an ordinance that will allow for the formation of open container zones and the creation of designated entertainment districts.

Action taken Tuesday is another... Read on...

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Posted on: September 13, 2013

Archive: Councilor Jay Roberson Announce “2nd Annual District 7 Football Classic” Press Conference

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Contact: John LongPhone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – Councilor Jay Roberson will hold a press conference this Saturday, September 14, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at the Wenonah High... Read on...

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