Press Releases

Birmingham City Council’s Week Ahead: 2/29 – 3/4

These are the highlights of what The Birmingham City Council will be addressing this coming week. For more information about everything the council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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Demolition Begins at Larkway Gardens Ending an Era of Blight

It’s a sight that many have longed to see for years, and now that wish has become a reality. After nearly two decades a sitting idle and causing numerous problems for the community, the eyesore known as Larkway Gardens is no more. At the call of Councilor Sheila Tyson who advocated for the demolition long before […]

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President Pro Tem Jay Roberson Leads Antibullying Program at Huffman High

Good music can you usually lead to good dialogue and that was the goal for the anti-bullying program held at Huffman High School. Birmingham City Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson’s surprised the students with not just any ole concert but with a fun afternoon listening to tunes from with Grammy Nominated R & B artist […]

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What Makes Birmingham Magical Contestant Captures the Hidden Beauty in Vintage Draped City Landscape

Tell me what you love most about Birmingham’s unique contribution to southern mountainous countryside and I can guarantee that Matthew Glasscock and his crew of photographers at Steel City Urbex have captured a glimpse of it and often times take photographs from unusually high peaks. The latest project by the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office sparked Matt and […]

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Visits Birmingham to Acknowledge Local Minimum Wage Efforts

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu made his way into the Magic City to learn more about what’s being done locally to increase minimum wages. His visit comes after Birmingham city Councilors voted to raise minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017 thus making Birmingham the first southern state to raise minimum wage to a […]

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Bush Garden Green Space is Set to Debut in District 8

More communities are building green spaces within their landscaping, and for good reason. Studies show that using green spaces are a great benefit to our environment. They filter pollutants and dust from the air all while providing shade and lower temperatures in urban areas, and they even reduce erosion of soil that can often seep into our […]

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Birmingham City Council’s Week Ahead: 2/8 -2/12

These are the highlights of what The Birmingham City Council will be addressing this coming week. For more information about everything the council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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Rebranding Birmingham: Neighborhoods and Districts Are on the Move!

Birmingham is constantly evolving as economic development continues to thrive into the epicenter of downtown. More greens spaces are on the rise in neighborhoods and numerous city centers are a growing commodity for the ambitious, yet savvy young professionals. With all of the current changes taking place in downtown Birmingham, it is no surprise that […]

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Historic Charm Brought to Life at the “Lyric”

Revival of the Lyric Theatre is complete. Built as a vaudeville house in 1914, it was acquired in the 90’s by Birmingham Landmark who also renovated the Alabama Theatre. After 2 years of work and over $11 million raised, the return on investment for Lyric and the entire area looks strong. For more information about […]

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