Davenport’s, Tip Top Grill and Woodlawn Cycle Cafe among neighborhood restaurants receiving their inspection scores in June

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Salem’s Diner in Homewood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Several popular Birmingham neighborhood restaurants received their health inspection scores over the past 30 day, since Bham Now last reported scores in early June.

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Blueprint on 3rd brings hearty American cuisine and industrial design to Birmingham’s Southside

The BLT Tortellini. Photo via Dean Robb Twitter page

Located in the heart of Pepper Place at 3000 3rd Avenue S., Blueprint on 3rd opened its doors on June 19th, and it is already making an impact on Birmingham with its industrial interiors and hearty American cuisine.

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Forged in fire: honoring the late Judge Helen Shores Lee

Birmingham, Alabama,Forged in fire: Honoring the late Judge Helen Shores Lee
Helen Shores Lee. Photo via Samford University Alumni Association

The symbol of Birmingham is a figure made of iron and forged in fire. The same epithet applies to the late Helen Shores Lee. The daughter of prominent civil rights attorney Arthur Shores, Lee became the first African-American woman to serve as judge on the Jefferson County Circuit Court. She passed away on July 2, 2018. She was 77.

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Alabama’s first solar gas station opens in McCalla

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Staff at The Store in McCalla, Alabama with the LEED certificate and newly installed solar panels. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Alabama’s most eco-friendly  convenience store, just got greener  with the installation of a state of the art solar powered energy system by Birmingham-based Eagle Solar and Light.

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13 places to watch fireworks and celebrate Independence Day around the Magic City beginning July 1

Snyder family watching fireworks at Birmingham Barons Friday night game.

For many, Independence Day starts today, July 1st. Looking for a place to get your fireworks fix? Try tonight at Oak Mountain State Park or  Ross Bridge.

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A life-changing organization. Be a part of United Ability’s Journey of Hope Gala

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Left to right: Mark Cohen, Cedric Scott and Charles Hood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

It was a typical assignment. Interview Dr. Mark Cohen, this year’s honoree at United Ability’s Journey of Hope gala slated for August 4th at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.

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Here are 3 types of linear parks, as Birmingham considers one underneath I-20/59

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BMX rider @mikebikepsyche executes a whip at Parisite Skate Park, located under the Interstate 610 overpass in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo via Parisite Skate Park

Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials say a new public space is possible underneath the rebuilt Interstate 20/59 elevated highway through downtown Birmingham.

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4 charming Birmingham downtown suburbs including Forest Park with special real estate offerings

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You’ve probably already heard about H2 Real Estate’s projects in the works in downtown Birmingham. Did you know that H2 also has some exciting spaces available in Birmingham’s other urban sweet spots? Charmingly called the “downtown suburbs,” these are the neighborhoods where people can get a taste of suburban life, but are still in close proximity to downtown. H2 offers a unique look at the top four areas they call the downtown suburbs and insight into the market in that area

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Local Latin and Hispanic events featuring Boricua Fest on July 21st

Time to show up and show out this summer with dancing, festivals and more! Let’s support the Latin and Hispanic community in Birmingham. Photo via Miami Fusion Cafe Facebook page

A strong community is an equal community! Part of Birmingham’s beauty is its diversity and its Southern blend of cultures. Check out some of the awesome organizations and events happening this summer in the Latin and Hispanic community.   Continue reading “Local Latin and Hispanic events featuring Boricua Fest on July 21st”

5 winners and losers in the City of Birmingham’s 2019 operating budget, including pot holes

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Your Pie Pizza Birmingham is located in Uptown, walking distance from the Westin Hotel and the BJCC. Photo via Your Pie

The City of Birmingham’s 2019 operating budget comes in at $436 million, with an increase of $8 million. Here’s what’s being funded and what’s being cut:

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