The latest tool in the city of Birmingham’s effort to fight crime is a portion of its taxis. Yes, taxis. Birmingham, AL has become the latest city to join a nationwide initiative to leverage private transportation companies as additional eyes and ears for local police.
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October 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Crime, transportation
January 10th, 2011 · Comments Off · weather
OK. Yes, it’s looking pretty in some areas of Birmingham, AL. Yes, we’d love to see your photos. No, we don’t want you risking car crashes and slipping on the snow to see said photos. Just outside your door will be good enough (then get back inside and enjoy the warmth).
January 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · The City, Travelogue
Last summer’s victory by neighborhood advocates to save a structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places was celebrated by preservationists in metro Birmingham, AL and elsewhere. A recent decision elsewhere in the Southeastern United States may make how future victories are achieved that much harder.
January 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Travelogue
Birmingham, AL is often compared to its namesake city “across the pond” in the United Kingdom. Travel writer Fiona Cullinan decided to look at the ways that the cities are similar and different and has ended up with an ever-expanding project.
November 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Magic City Question, The City
We figured we’d invite Birmingham, AL to share stories about their Thanksgiving traditions and how they’re preparing for tomorrow’s holiday. The best way to do it is to just ask – so we did! We hope that you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday (and Friday’s Iron Bowl).
The “You Are Beautiful” campaign has struck again in downtown Birmingham. This time the location is directly across from Railroad Park. We’re thinking its a great topic for tonight’s #bhamchat on Twitter. Hopefully you can join us at 7 p.m. CT and share your thoughts on this and other issues…
November 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · On the agenda
This morning’s Birmingham City Council meeting includes giving the former Continental Ballroom new life via a local entrepreneur, a minor rewrite of the Railroad Park Foundation’s contract with the city of Birmingham, and a pending decision by the council about whether or not to support the construction of the Northern Beltline.