Former Alabama Senator and current US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an initiative to reduce crime in twelve cities today. Urban areas are consistently more dangerous, even accounting for population, than suburban and rural areas, and this new program aims to reduce violent crime in these high-risk areas, especially gun crime. Continue reading “The Feds are coming to town! Birmingham among 12 cities to receive crime reduction assistance”
Civitan International, based right here in Birmingham, receives almost no press attention for all it does. Volunteering, building community leadership, just getting out and doing something for one’s community are the everyday reality for Civitans. At last week’s Civitan meeting, the founding Birmingham chapter played host to Stephen Black. Continue reading “Dr. Stephen Black shares ‘single biggest challenge’ to Alabama”
For the first time, Birmingham, AL was competing on the national tech stage with its Sloss Tech event, but if you didn’t go last year, don’t worry!
The event was such a success that another will be hosted this July 14th, at the Lyric Theatre, and we expect it to be even better.
Concerts, networking, art galleries, the great outdoors – Birmingham has it all!
Find out what’s hot in Birmingham this upcoming week right here, or check out our full event calendar. As always, assume artist links will play sound!
Birmingham is quickly making a name for itself as the place to start a new tech company in the South. Right now, the United States has more than half a million tech-related job openings! But how can you find these jobs? You can always look at Bham Now’s own job posting section, but on June 15th, the Tech Jobs Tour comes to Birmingham!
You’ll want to mark this on your calendar. Alabama passed a law to change the school sales tax holiday, so tomorrow Birmingham will review its own tax holiday law. Continue reading “Birmingham tax holiday date to change”
Ever since Avondale Brewery opened, Birmingham has really sprung back – our city even plays host to a blog celebrating this, Comeback Town! As more and more people find that they want to live in our city, it’s important to ask the question, “how much will our cost of living increase?” Thanks to a rezoning effort in north Birmingham, housing could stay affordable, and our community could grow even more! Continue reading “North Birmingham wants you back!”