Entries Tagged as 'AL'

Birmingham to Atlanta high-speed rail study announced

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.

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JeffCo Commission District 1 election tomorrow (& July 13)

June 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment · politics, Quirky

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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…

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BBA talks to young professionals Above Birmingham

June 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Business

June 8 saw more than forty young professionals representing several of the city’s YP organizations at an event held by the Birmingham Business Alliance. Those in attendance heard BBA president Dalton Smith talk about the importance of the organization’s economic development planning process for metro Birmingham, AL. Now you can too.

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Where are you watching World Cup matches?

June 11th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Sports

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The World Cup has started in South Africa. This means that you’ve got to find somewhere to watch the matches here in Birmingham. We’ve got a list of some of the venues in the city showing it. You can always add a few more to the list if you want… no, really…

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On the agenda: A new use for our old home

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · On the agenda

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This morning’s Birmingham City Council agenda should answer some questions for those who were worried about what was happening to the enclave along Second Avenue North. It may also give us a look at what some councilors think should be done to shore up the upcoming city budget.

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Baseball downtown? Survey tries to find out if it’s possible

May 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Sports

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There’s been talk in Birmingham, AL in recent years about the possibility of the Barons moving back downtown into a new ballpark. Well now there’s a survey that’s trying to take the pulse of the area’s residents.

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No texting while driving in Vestavia Hills

May 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment · traffic, Vestavia Hills

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It’s now illegal to send electronic messages while driving in Vestavia Hills. The law should have some impact on the texting habits of those traveling through the city on their way to Birmingham or Hoover, AL.

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Council committee to consider Fire Station No. 22 sale

May 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments · architecture, Business

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The fate of the former Birmingham Fire Department Engine No. 22 building is partially in the hands of the city’s budget and finance committee. They will consider the proposal to sell to the developer wanting to replace it with a Walgreens. The full council must still vote after receiving the recommendation from the committee.

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