Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin flanked by Mayor Stephen Benjamin(L) and Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles in front of the American Life Building site of an Opportunity Zone. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Today, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin unveiled the Birmingham Inclusive Growth (BIG) Partnership, a private sector-led, community-focused, city-inspired Opportunity Zone initiative with twin goals:
Continue reading “Mayor Woodfin unveils new partnership to drive investment into Birmingham Opportunity Zones” Rendering of the 55,000 seat BJCC Multi-Use Stadium. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
It has been announced that today the name for the new multi-use sports stadium in downtown Birmingham will be unveiled.
What will it be? As of this morning, April 11th it is still a mystery.
Continue reading “Today the name for Birmingham’s new multi-use stadium will be unveiled. Can you guess it?” Pictured from left are: Martha Tankersly, the transplant administrator at UAB; Dr. Jayme E. Locke, the transplant surgeon at UAB; City of Birmingham employee Jarralynne Agee; Mayor Randall Woodfin; Lt. Robert Tellis Jr.; Daagye Hendricks, the living donor navigator at UAB Hospital; a UAB representative; and Agee’s husband, Dr. Robert Agee. Photo courtesy of the Mayor’s Office of Public Information
In recognition of
National Donate Life Month, Birmingham has become the first municipality in the state of Alabama to institute a leave with pay policy for city employees making live organ donations.
Continue reading “Groundbreaking: Birmingham institutes leave with pay policy for city employees making live organ donations” View of City of Birmingham from from The Club. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
This month, Travel + Leisure, one of America’s most popular travel publications, has published a long-form story exploring Alabama and the city of Birmingham.
Continue reading “Travel + Leisure took a road trip through Birmingham and Alabama. See what they found.” SHOPPE and the old Silvertron building. Photo courtesy of Mark Thompson
Jay Draper and Mark Thompson, co-owners of
SHOPPE, will be adding a cafe and new store later this year into the old Silvertron space next to the current store and greenhouse. SHOPPE is the popular floral, garden and gift destination in the heart of the Forest Park neighborhood business district.
Continue reading “New Cafe and Home Store Opening in old Silvertron location in Forest Park” Tommy Tuberville, image via wrcbtv.com
Can a former football head coach at Auburn, who defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 6 consecutive times become our next U.S. Senator? That is what
Tommy Tuberville is hoping to accomplish.
Continue reading “Former Auburn Head Coach Tommy Tuberville is running for U.S. Senate. For fun, who else should run?” Win two VIP weekend passes to Cocina at the Track tickets to the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at the Barber Motorsports Park April 5-7. (Photo submitted)
Today is perhaps one of the busiest Spring weekends of sporting events in recent memory here in Birmingham. Grand Prix racing, football, soccer, hockey and yes… even College basketball’s Final Four.
Continue reading “5 sporting events in Birmingham, including UAB Football, Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Bulls and Legion FC” Aerial view of Red Mountain Park, Birmingham’s largest public nature preserve spanning over 1500 acres. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Looking for something to do on Saturday? Take a guided hike on Red Mountain Park (RMP).
Continue reading “Explore Birmingham’s Red Mountain Park at their monthly guided hike series beginning April 6” Aerial photo of downtown Birmingham on March 31, 2019. I-59/20 Bridge project in downtown Birmingham is ahead of schedule according to ALDOT. The project is due to be completed by March 22, 2020. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Earlier this week, several Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials reported that the I-59/20 bridges could finish sooner than expected.
Continue reading “ALDOT says I-59/20 construction is ahead of schedule and we’ve got the photos to prove it (photo gallery)” Silicon Valley Fall Project Week trip at Golden Gate Bridge. The Altamont School will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, April 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. where families can learn more about Fall Project Week trips and other unique educational experiences the school offers. Photo from The Altamont School.
As Birmingham-area families transition back to school this week after a (mostly) sunny spring break, students at
The Altamont School are already looking ahead to next school year and a weeklong adventure of a different sort. Just before spring break, upper school students at Altamont signed up for what the school calls “Fall Project Week” trips.
Continue reading “Silicon Valley, Greece or MIT could be in your child’s future. Find out about Fall Project Week at The Altamont School- Open House on April 14.” Mayor Randall Woodfin joined by mayors throughout Jefferson County signed the Good Neighbor Pledge. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now.
Today, Jefferson County took a big step toward
regional cooperation with the signing of the “Good Neighbor” Pledge by 22 of the county’s mayors.
Continue reading “22 Jefferson County mayors sign “Good Neighbor Pledge” committing to cooperate regionally” Giuseppe’s Cafe. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Several Birmingham area restaurants, including Giuseppe’s Cafe near UAB, the historic Irondale Cafe and the Saltgrass Steak House off Highway 280 received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.
Continue reading “Giuseppe’s, Irondale Cafe, Snapper Grabbers among establishments receiving 95 and above food service scores in March” “Darter Fish Sticks” by students from Casey Gillespie’s art class at The Altamont School. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Earth Day was established 49 years ago on April 22, 1970. Today, nearly five decades later, in Birmingham, we do not only commemorate Earth Day, but the entire month of April as Earth Month.
Continue reading “11 ways to celebrate Earth Day every day in Birmingham this month” Ruffner Mountain’s executive director Carlee Sanford discovered 1980s Nature Preserve newsletters called the Shooting Stars. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Just after she became Executive Director for
Ruffner Mountain, Carlee Sanford unearthed copies of the organization’s first newsletters from the early 1980s. The name of the publication?
Continue reading “Discover Shooting Stars and native plants on Birmingham’s Ruffner Mountain this Spring” Odessa Woolfolk speaking at the announcement of the restoration of A.G. Gaston Hotel. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now
Today, the city of Birmingham announced it is restoring one of the civil rights movement’s most treasured landmarks – the A.G. Gaston Motel.
Continue reading “Restoration of Birmingham’s A.G. Gaston Motel, a “sacred” civil rights landmark, is underway”