Urban Standard re-opens: Smiles and hugs everywhere – a community comeback story (photos)

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Urban Standard re-opened today after a fire caused its closure on January 5, 2017.

All morning long there has been smiles and hugs between employees and long time customers, as Urban Standard, the popular downtown coffeehouse and cafe on 2nd Avenue North, opened its doors for the first time since a January fire forced the business to temporarily close.

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Shining a light on Birmingham’s next-gen streetlights

A photo of Regions Field by Martin Gilmore – via Alabama NewsCenter

While you may have seen AL Power’s signature utility trucks repairing stoplights and streetlights before, you might not know that these lights are actually owned by the utility provider, and that they’re getting an upgrade.  Alabama Power is on track to replace the city of Birmingham’s street lighting with cool, clear LED lights, shifting away from the typical gas-discharge street lighting characterized by warm light.  But how is our city involved?

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Civitan Club of Birmingham and the Jimmie Hale Mission team up

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Kearney Hutsler and Tony Cooper – photo from Civitan Club of Birmingham

Tony Cooper, executive director of the Jimmie Hale Mission, spoke at the Civitan Club of Birmingham’s monthly luncheon on Friday, April 21, 2017. Combined, the two organizations have served the Birmingham area for more than 170 years.

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UAB creates ALPEx program to promote economic development and organizational excellence

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UAB has created the Alabama Performance Excellence Program (ALPEx) which will facilitate and encourage organizational excellence with companies and organizations, a much-needed framework that will further develop competitive businesses.

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Birmingham, say hello to Tyrone Williams, another District 2 city council candidate

The best part about getting to know these Birmingham city council candidates? Being able to publicly follow each candidate and their campaign paths from beginning to end.

Tonight it’s Tyrone William’s turn.

Tyrone Williams at the site of the Ruffner Mountain Connector Trail, via Facebook.

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