Birmingham’s cycling cooperative, BiCi Coop, is holding a unique fundraiser during the month of July – one that should help raise the awareness of cycling here in the Magic City while also raising funds for this important non-profit.
Entries from June 21st, 2010
June 29th, 2010 · Comments Off · Fundraiser, transportation
June 29th, 2010 · Comments Off · On the agenda
This morning’s City Council agenda includes following through on a promise to crack down on some of the city’s rowdier clubs while providing infrastructural support for a couple of local cultural institutions.
June 28th, 2010 · Comments Off · Business
Birminghamians enjoy their beer and soon residents of Alabama’s largest city will have a second local option to consider when they want to drink local brews. The new brewery will also no doubt bring additional attention to the city’s Avondale commercial district. The word’s already gotten out about it too – at least it’s getting a head start thanks to Facebook.
June 28th, 2010 · Comments Off · Media
One of Birmingham, AL’s alternative newspapers is rolling out several changes in the coming days. Birmingham Weekly will be introducing a familiar face to longtime readers of this site as its new editor while unveiling a new look to its website next week.
June 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Election 2010
While the Democratic nominee for Alabama governor has already been determined, there’s still a runoff to be held on the Republican side. The Young Republican Federation of Alabama has invited both of the candidates in the runoff, Bradley Byrne and Robert Bentley, to participate in a debate this evening in Birmingham, AL, with the event being simulcast online and on the radio.
June 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · transportation
It may still be a few years away, but thanks to a public/private partnership (and some federal stimulus dollars), next week consultants will be taking the first steps towards potentially establishing a high-speed rail link between Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA.
There’s a special election tomorrow to fill the unexpired term of former Jefferson County Commissioner (and now Birmingham, AL Mayor) William Bell. The crazy thing about this one is that we’ll be doing it again come July 13, and the results could lead to a couple more special elections. Time will tell…
June 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · The City
Birmingham’s mayor has been quite active on the airwaves recently. William Bell is making sure he’s sharing his message both locally and nationally, just as the city’s prescribed deadline for finalizing a budget for 2011 fast approaches (as does some major decisions about employees and services for Birmingham, AL).