3 things you need to know about the EPA’s soil cleanup in N Birmingham

Meet Keisha Brown. She lives in the Harriman Park neighborhood that’s been declared part of the North Birmingham Superfund Site. Photo via Kimberly Chandler for NBC News.

Back in 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency designated neighborhoods in the vicinity of 35th Avenue North as a Superfund Site. Areas that once thrived with industry turned out to have contaminated soil.

After a long delay, city leaders and the EPA have begun the cleanup process in North Birmingham. You can help spread the word.

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Something’s coming to Hooper City in North Birmingham. Could it be Amazon?

Amazon might be building a new facility in North Birmingham
By the time the Amazon fulfillment center opens in Bessemer, lots of people will be doing jobs like this. Photo from Amazon via Facebook

Most of the time we here at Bham Now bring you news about thing we know are going to happen.

Today we heard from the good people at the Birmingham Business Journal (the BBJ for short) that Amazon might be cooking something up in Hooper City. We’ll give you the basics and speculate on what this might mean for Birmingham.

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Studio 2500, North Birmingham’s premiere studio for emerging artists

Willie Williams, Jr. of Studio 2500
Willie Williams, Jr. next to his piece, “BLK2THEFUTURE.” Photo by Nathan Watson for BhamNow.

In an old warehouse in North Birmingham, local artist Willie Williams, Jr. saw the potential for a thriving art studio. As a result, Studio 2500 is now a venue where artists of all backgrounds can exhibit their work. Learn more about the vision.

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