Press Releases

Birmingham City Council’s Week Ahead: 5/27 – 6/3

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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New Senior Living Facility to be Unveiled in District 6

Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson has a passion for serving and promoting the benefits of a balanced quality of life to all constituents especially her beloved senior citizens. On Saturday May 28, 2016, at 1 p.m. she will join community leaders and cut the ribbon for the new upgrades at the Princeton Towers II senior […]

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Little Free Libraries Unveiled at Parks Across Birmingham

Children visiting Birmingham City Parks now have a new feature to enjoy. The first of four “Little Free Libraries” was unveiled during a ceremony at Maclin Park. With over 36,000 little libraries around the world, Birmingham City Councilor Roberson partnered with GPS Educational Services to bring “Little Free Libraries” to Birmingham. Organizers say the libraries […]

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Birmingham City Councilors to Join City Leaders and Launch “On the Porch’” Neighborhood Initiative

Gone are the days when all it took to have a safe community was local cops on the beat. Now, neighborhoods must deal with countless issues that can become overwhelming when reaching solutions. In light of these issues, City leaders continue to build upon existing strengths and improve the reality of all the people who […]

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Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt Hosting Essay Contest To Honor Outstanding Fathers

According to an article in the Journal of Family Psychology, a study examining father involvement found that father-child contact was associated with better socio-emotional and academic functioning. The results indicated that children with more involved fathers experienced fewer behavioral problems and scored higher on reading achievement. In recognition of the important role fathers’ play in […]

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Birmingham City Council Week Ahead: 5/23 – 5/27

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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Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt Awards Over $10,000 in Scholarships to Area Birmingham

Scholarships are often a lifeline toward continual accomplishments to many students who aspire to further their education. According to 2010 Trends in College Pricing report by College Board, since the year 2000 public four-year tuition and fees have increased more than 5 percent annually above inflation. Tuition at public two-year colleges and private four-year colleges […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Valerie Abbott Calls on City Officials to Help Superintendent Lead Birmingham City Schools Out of ‘Failing’ Status

The African Proverb ‘It takes a whole village to raise a child’ speaks volumes with countless students during this season of graduation. As another school year comes to a close the City of Birmingham remains diligent in their efforts to develop cooperative partnerships with the Birmingham City School System to help students reach their full […]

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Birmingham City Council Sending Strong Message About Neglected Properties; Approves Demolition of Blighted Norwood Apartments

Dilapidated properties plague the quality of essential living standards in any community. With neighborhood revitalization efforts in place by residents and community leaders alike these nuisances of structures are prohibiting the growth of many areas across Birmingham. To address the problem, Birmingham City Councilors are continuously sending strong messages to slumlords that have let their […]

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City Leaders Join Mayor Bell and Officers to Recognize National Police Week

Their service and commitment to our city is something that we are thankful for everyday, but this week the city of Birmingham is joining the nation to honor those who work day in and day out to keep our communities safe. As they tackle the injustices of random crime, purposeful intimidation of threats and simple […]

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