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Birmingham’s newest municipal website makes its debut

09.4.2014 by André Natta · No Comments

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The city of Birmingham quietly launched the latest iteration of their website late Wednesday afternoon. It replaces the one in use since January 2008 and is a good excuse to take a look back at how it’s evolved since 2001. Continue reading

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Auburn’s Urban Studio welcomed Birmingham to its new home Wednesday evening

09.4.2014 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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A large crowd gathered inside the building at the southeast corner of 20th Street and 3rd Avenue North to celebrate the opening of the new home for the Auburn Urban Studio — and what it’s meant to the community during its 23 years of existence. Continue reading

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UPDATE: BJCTA to hold public meeting on proposed new U.S. 280 commuter route

09.3.2014 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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Interested residents in metro Birmingham will soon have a chance to share their thoughts about a proposal that would introduce a limited stop commuter bus service along U.S. Highway 280. The City Council’s Transportation and Communications Committee was briefed on the proposal Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading

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The mayor negotiating direct flight options isn’t that far-fetched — for several reasons

09.3.2014 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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Tuesday saw Mayor Bell speak publicly about efforts to negotiate for international direct flight service from Birmingham, AL to the German state of Bremen. There’s a precedent for these types of negotiations taking place — and for Bremen rising to the top of the list. Continue reading

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Proposal for chain link fence around parking lot on 18th Street tabled at Design Review Committee meeting

09.2.2014 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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Safety and security were cited as major factors for a proposal to place a 6′ tall chain link fence around a parking lot located at a prominent corner of Birmingham’s central business district. The committee asked if another option could be considered due to the site’s visibility. Continue reading

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VIPs get a sneak peek at Remy’s Dog Park before this Saturday’s official opening

09.2.2014 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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VIPs got a chance to take a sneak peek at Remy’s Dog Park before it officially opens at 8 a.m. on September 6. A ribbon cutting will take place at 11 a.m. We even have a GIF that kind of captures everyone’s excitement… Continue reading

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Birmingham City Councilors take the Ice Bucket Challenge

08.27.2014 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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Tuesday evening saw four Birmingham City Councilors accept the Ice Bucket Challenge from members of their central staff. It also saw the ALS Association release new numbers showing momentum continuing to move forward — with two months to go before what’s normally their biggest fundraiser of the year takes place. Continue reading

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