Check out why Birmingham got $450K for bioscience growth

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Birmingham’s getting $450K for bioscience growth—wow. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Birmingham has stepped up its science game! Thanks to impressive research centers like UAB, Birmingham is getting $450K from the Department of Commerce. We’re excited this money will help out our bioscience jobs. Wanna know more? Read on for all the deets.

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Damage to the “Before I die” mural—find out how to stay involved

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Don’t miss the chance to make your mark on the “Before I die” mural when Marcus Fetch repaints it. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

This morning, the beloved “Before I die” mural on Morris Avenue was caught in a fire. We caught up with Marcus Fetch, the artist behind the mural, to see what’s next.

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From scorchers to flash floods—what in the world is going on with our weather?

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Your umbrella is July’s hottest accessory. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

The past few weeks have been a grueling combination of sweltering heat, major rainfall and even some destructive flooding. What’s going on with Birmingham weather? We caught up with the National Weather Service to get the scoop.

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Landing reveals HQ, contributes over $1M to Birmingham tech space

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Bill Smith celebrates Landing’s new HQ in Birmingham. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Landing, the revolutionary apartment service, hosted a community event to exhibit their new headquarters in downtown Birmingham today. They also announced a major contribution to the city’s tech ecosystem and a new fellowship program.

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Amazing Birmingham AIA winners honored at Architecture Design Awards

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The architects are going all out on these award-winning projects. Photo via AIA Birmingham for Bham Now

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of the 2021 AIA Birmingham Design Awards on July 14. Several Birmingham based projects are being recognized for their innovative design and excellence. We’re here to highlight a few of these talented Birmingham AIA winners that call our city home.

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Birmingham bolts forward with second new rideshare business

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Bolt scooter and bikes will be in the streets of Birmingham soon. Photo via City of Birmingham

More bikes and scooters are coming to the streets of Birmingham. The city is partnering up with Gotcha and BOLT to introduce the second mobile rideshare program. Keep reading to learn how you can zip through The Magic City’s streets.

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Your ultimate guide to Sidewalk Film Fest, August 23-29

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The movies come to life at Sidewalk Film Festival. Photo via Sidewalk's Facebook
The movies come to life at Sidewalk Film Festival. Photo via Sidewalk’s Facebook

Sidewalk Film Festival returns to the Magic City for its 23rd year on August 23-29. With eight theaters and endless movies, there are countless ways to experience the event. Here’s your guide to Birmingham’s biggest week in film. Tickets available now.

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Greater Birmingham Humane Society and Jeffco close on a new property

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Rendering of the proposed Greater Birmingham Humane Society campus off Lakeshore. Graphic via Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

Great news for the puppies and cats of the humane society! Alongside the Jefferson County Commission, the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) has bought a new property to build a Campus of Compassion. This development will benefit the animals and donors with its accessible design that maximizes interactions. 

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Birmingham’s Southern Research gets $3.9 million in grants

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Southern Research just got $3.9 million in grants for neurological research. Photo courtesy of Southern Research
Southern Research just got $3.9 million in grants for neurological research. Photo courtesy of Southern Research

A local research nonprofit just got almost $4M in research grants. The funds will go to critical research in Parkinson’s and ALS. Keep reading for more about Southern Research’s important work.

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Building on Second Avenue sells for $2.65 million

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A local media group just bought this building for $2M. Photo by Libby Foster for Bham Now
Hoffman Media just bought this building for over $2M. Photo by Libby Foster for Bham Now

Hoffman Media Group just bought a building on Second Avenue North for $2.65 million. The two-story office building is across from Yo Mama’s and EastWest. Keep reading for more on the Second Avenue District’s latest real estate deal.

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