The Birmingham City Council passed another resolution today expressing support for improvements at the troubled Zion Memorial Gardens Cemetery. more

Oct 19, 2016 8:49 AM Neck of the Woods

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Photo courtesy of Birmingham Public Library.

There’s trouble brewing for Bards & Brews, a series of spoken-word performances and craft-beer tastings held on first Fridays at the Birmingham Public Library downtown. more

Mar 22, 2017 11:17 AM Central City

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Photo courtesy of Alice Gordon.

Many volunteers in the Birmingham area go unrecognized, but that’s about to change. more

Mar 22, 2017 11:14 AM Highland Park

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Photo courtesy of Environmental Litigation Group

Birmingham law firm Environmental Litigation Group has represented thousands of clients suffering from cancer, many after exposure to asbestos or other substances. more

Mar 22, 2017 11:11 AM Neck of the Woods

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Dog lovers in East Lake can rejoice: They are now allowed to take their dogs to East Lake Park, as long as they keep the animals on a leash. more

Mar 22, 2017 11:07 AM East Lake

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Photo courtesy of Beyond Sight Photography.

Growing Kings is a nonprofit that provides mentoring and enrichment services to at-risk male students in the Birmingham City Schools. more

Mar 22, 2017 10:55 AM Avondale

About 50 South Crestwood residents want to turn the last piece of undeveloped land in their neighborhood into a nature preserve. more

Mar 22, 2017 10:52 AM Crestwood

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Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

Jonathan Miller — who announced in January he’d retire as senior rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in June after a quarter century leading what he calls the city’s “flagship Jewish institution” — admits he had doubts about moving to Birmingham in 1991. more

Mar 22, 2017 10:29 AM Faces

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Photo courtesy of Desmond Lyles/Always in Motion.

From kickball to cricket, city offers unexpected recreation opportunities. more

Mar 22, 2017 10:26 AM Faces

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Dr. Tiffany Luke, an optometrist and the owner of Do Good Eye Care, a new downtown business, wanted her company’s name to reflect her goals and passion in the most unambiguous way. more

Mar 22, 2017 9:21 AM Business

Birmingham City Hall

Jesse Chambers

The council voted to allow a retail, office and residential development in an area formerly zoned for heavy industry. They also discussed I-59/20 and a possible World Trade Center. more

Mar 21, 2017 4:33 PM Central City

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Jesse Chambers

About 50 vendors took part in the event at Market by the Tracks in Avondale, a place with a 'punk-rock atmosphere' said founder Raquel Duplin. more

Mar 19, 2017 7:54 PM Happenings

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Courtesy UAB

The Magic City Cycliad on March 25 will combine bike riding and brunch in a major fundraiser for The Deep South Cancer Foundation. more

Mar 17, 2017 9:12 AM Central City

Birmingham City Hall

Photo by Jesse Chambers

The Birmingham City Council failed to pass a resolution that would have made an associate of Mayor Bell the school board's point person with the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. more

Mar 14, 2017 3:56 PM Central City

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Courtesy Jonathan Miller

Rabbi Jonathan Miller of Birmingham's Temple Emanu-El says that hate crimes against Jews and other groups reflects an attack on American values and a deeper 'spiritual malady.' more

Mar 10, 2017 2:47 PM Neck of the Woods

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Jesse Chambers

The Civitan Club of Birmingham held its celebration March 9 at the Civitan International Research Center, the club's 'grand jewel.' more

Mar 10, 2017 12:45 PM Neck of the Woods 1 Comments

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Courtesy UAB

Acclaimed guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli will play at The Alys on March 11, and the College of Arts and Sciences will get a new, nearly $40 million home. more

Mar 10, 2017 9:03 AM Central City

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Jesse Chambers

Eight volunteer projects were carried out on Saturday, March 4, in South Pratt, East Thomas, Wylam, Dolomite, Evergreen and Enon Ridge. more

Mar 6, 2017 8:52 AM Neck of the Woods

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Courtesy Birmingham Public Library

The popular, long-running series of poetry readings and craft-beer tastings at Birmingham Public Library needs help from the public to overcome 'a perfect storm' of funding problems. more

Mar 2, 2017 1:00 PM Happenings

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U.S. government photo

The new Blazer Kitchen on-campus food bank will have its grand opening March 6 and will serve UAB employees and students faced with food insecurity. more

Mar 2, 2017 12:53 PM Central City

The council also voted in January to approve more than $3 million in tax incentives for the project, which is part of a shopping center. more

Feb 28, 2017 3:42 PM Neck of the Woods