Looking for a little incentive to vote today? Bham Now has identified businesses in the Birmingham metro area that are offering freebies and discounts for Alabamians that participate in the most contested local and statewide election in recent memory.
Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day ! By Wednesday morning, Alabama voters will have elected its slate of constitutional officers (Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor), a new State Senate and House, Chief Justice and judges statewide and locally. All seven U.S. congressional seats are up for grabs, and so are local sheriffs, district attorneys, county clerks and local offices. And don’t forget the constitutional amendments.
Earlier this week, former Birmingham Board of Education President Wardine Alexander was appointed to fill the District 7 Birmingham City Council seat vacated by Jay Roberson in September. After Alexander’s approval, Birmingham City Councilor William Parker was voted in to take the reins as President Pro Tempore on the city council.
Two buildings on Birmingham’s southside and in the Central Business District on the city’s northside are set to come back to life in 2019 and 2020. Both projects are prime examples of developments that meet Urban Land Institute of Alabama’s mission and priorities, according the Merrill Stewart, of Stewart Perry Construction, a ULI Alabama Board member and contractor of the two projects.
Got trick or treat plans this Halloween evening? If you normally use Red Mountain Expressway North to I-59/20 Northbound to travel home in the afternoon, be prepared to take an alternative route today and until further notice. The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is closing the heavily travelled road at 4:00pm today, October 31 for bridge construction purposes.
After a month long campaign, Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church won $150,000 from the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. Finishing in the top 10 in a national online vote, the historic church will use the award to install protective glass on the outside of all the church’s recently-restored stained glass windows, as well as make repairs to the cupola and twin bell towers.
Last week, before the Magic City Classic, the Toyota Green Initiative (TGI) joined forces with Birmingham West End neighborhood volunteers and students from Alabama State University, Alabama A&M and nearby colleges to make some “magic” of their own, volunteering at the West End Community Garden.
The Market at Pepper Place is always happening on Saturdays, but this Saturday is a can’t miss. Come out Oct. 27, 2018, from 7 a.m. to noon, for the Market, some pre-Day of the Dead Festival fun and Birmingham’s first Better Block—a complete reimagining of the streetscape of 2nd Avenue South between 28th and 29th Streets. Did I mention the unveiling of the latest John Lytle Wilson mural and a brewery bike tour?