Birmingham real estate forecast: exciting new developments, historic renovations

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Denham project. Via- Third & Urban

Areas of Birmingham that a decade ago were marred with darkened, abandoned old buildings, empty warehouses and cracked asphalt have been revitalized. With revitalization comes momentum. You know the saying “a body in motion stays in motion.”

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One Degree MMM, just one of Forge coworking companies making it happen

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Jacqueline Jones, One Degree MMM. Via Cameron Balentine.

Jacqueline Jones predicts her marketing firm, One Degree MMM, will have significant growth in 2018. Part of her success might be due to the dynamic coworking space she shares with other professionals at Forge in downtown Birmingham.

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Vulcan Park and Museum’s Birmingham Revealed Series begins Black History Month

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To kick off Black History Month, Vulcan Park and Museum commissioned and hosted Washington & DuBois: Two Opinions, One Goal, a two-man play as part of their educational series “Birmingham Revealed” and the state’s Alabama Bicentennial celebration.

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Birmingham’s Malfunction Junction cracks national top 100 most congested bottleneck list

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Rendering of Malfunction Junction in Birmingham after ALDOT completes its bridge project. Graphic by ALDOT

Birmingham’s I-65 at I-20 “Malfunction Junction” was named the 80th most congested bottleneck for trucks by an American Transportation Research Institute study.

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Birmingham Legion Football Club hires former MLS player and head coach as new President/GM

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Birmingham Legion Football Club ownership group and leadership team with Mayor Randall Woodfin. New Legion President/GM Jay Heaps is on Woodfin’s left. Photo by Hamid Al-Diagan

In front of a filled to capacity room of supporters at Good People Brewing Company, Birmingham Legion Football Club (FC) announced Jay Heaps – former Major League Soccer (MLS) player and former head coach for the New England Revolution – as president and general manager of its professional United Soccer League (USL) team.

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Black History Month in Birmingham; films, plays, music, science fair, exhibits

Birmingham offers many ways to learn more about the Civil Rights movement, and to celebrate Black History Month. A visit to Birmingham can be a sobering, reflective and finally an uplifting experience for anyone interested in this period of our country’s history.

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Why is Birmingham so far behind in recycling?

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The Alabama Environmental Council’s (Alabama Conservancy) Recycling Center in 1991

The numbers have improved ever so slightly over the past decade. But, according to the latest Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Solid Waste Biennial Report released in 2016, Alabama recycles less than 16% of its waste. The national recycling rate is 34.3%.

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Be Cyber Aware; tips, new safegaurds protect personal information

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Cyber Security is important.
Do you shop online…bank online…share photographs via social media?

In our technology-based world it is so important, now more than ever, to understand how to manage your privacy online and keep your personal information secure. AT&T recently conducted a survey that found 43 percent of Americans said they felt powerless about cyber security. Continue reading “Be Cyber Aware; tips, new safegaurds protect personal information”

Tree plantings, a sign the Kiwanis Centennial Park at Vulcan is nearing completion (photos)

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Red maple tree planting at the Kiwanis Centennial Park at Vulcan, photo via Kiwanis Club of Birmingham

On Friday, the Kiwanis Centennial Park moved one step closer to completion with the planting of red maple trees along the trail entrance to the park..

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Free Tax Prep: Make an appointment with the United Way to prepare your taxes

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United Way’s Judy Allen, photo by Pat Byington

United Way’s Judy Allen knows a thing or two about helping prepare peoples’ taxes and the impact it has on their lives. In 2006, Allen started working for the United Way Free Tax Prep program in its inaugural year.

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Let’s give it up for Jefferson County school cafeterias with perfect health code scores

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Greenwood Elementary. Photo via school’s Facebook page.

When you send your child to school, there are many things you hope for as a parent. Are they safe, are they learning and doing well in their classes, are they fitting in and making friends? But another area of concern is whether your child is in a clean environment. Continue reading “Let’s give it up for Jefferson County school cafeterias with perfect health code scores”