Entries Tagged as 'Regionwide'

No more digging for change while visiting the courthouse

January 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Regionwide, The City

Pay and display meter on Park Place in downtown Birmingham.

The long-term outlook for the county provides the perfect testing opportunity to see if Birmingham, AL is ready for pay and display meters. A recent ruling associated with the county’s bankruptcy filing means we’ll get a good sample pool for some time to come.

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United Way launches new campaign, blog

May 19th, 2008 · Comments Off · Community, Regionwide

Living United screenshot - United Way of Central Alabama (Birmingham)

Screenshot of Lving United blog for the United Way of Central Alabama. For those of you that missed the launch of the United Way of Central Alabama‘s Live United campaign last week Thursday on top of the former Kress Building in downtown Birmingham, you can still keep up with their plans through their new blog, […]

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A quiet problem no more

May 19th, 2008 · Comments Off · Alabama, Health, Regionwide

Syphilis as a major issue has been affecting Jefferson County since 2002.  In 2006, there were 238 reported cases in Jefferson County alone.  At first, you could pin point the specific areas in Jefferson County that were affected, but now it’s county wide.  Alabama is currently ranked fifth in the nation with cases of syphilis, […]

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Good news for Birmingham area real estate

May 9th, 2008 · Comments Off · real estate, Regionwide

Amid the doom and gloom being reported about the national real estate market, there are two reports that should make Birmingham area developers and home owners quite happy. On the heels of Money Magazine naming Birmingham, AL one of the 10 fastest growing real estate markets in the country, The Birmingham Business Journal posted a […]

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You did know it was Free Cone Day, right?

April 29th, 2008 · Comments Off · food, Quirky, Regionwide

Free Cone Day image

So you’ve just finished seeing the unveiling of a 9′ tall Blaze the Dragon (if you haven’t, we think we’ll have photos shortly) and you’re feeling like an ice cream cone. Yes, we know it’s in the high 50s but it is springtime… and since we’ve been on this food kick since yesterday, we figured […]

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Get to the airport without driving?

April 18th, 2008 · Comments Off · Business, Regionwide, Transit

Among the improvements being made to the regional transit system in the near future (due in part to Mayor Larry Langford‘s $9 million pledge earlier this year) is the start of a shuttle that would connect downtown Birmingham, AL with its international airport. Similar services currently exist in many regional cities. No word on the […]

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Water restrictions relaxed in Birmingham

April 14th, 2008 · Comments Off · 2007 Drought, environmental, Regionwide

The Birmingham Water Works board has relaxed the Birmingham metropolitan area’s drought status to Stage 1, meaning that water restrictions will now be voluntary and fines will not be levied on those that choose not to participate. The utility made the announcement via a press release earlier today that was published by Fox 6 on […]

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Just dial up to find lighter traffic, cheaper gas

April 7th, 2008 · Comments Off · Business, Online, Regionwide

Some local Verizon Wireless customers have already noticed that they’ve got a couple of new features on their phone. The company announced recently that it would roll out its new Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service in 75 cities, including Birmingham. It now provides another service for area residents to go along with Commuter Feed, which […]

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