A.H. Parker High School Grad to Get Star on Alabama Walk of Fame

The Birmingham Times The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and Urban Impact are awarding the first Star on the Alabama Walk of Fame to Henry Otto Blankenship on July 1 at 4 p.m. at 1725 3rd Ave North. It is the first time in more than three decades that a Star has been awarded. The […]

US government awards Birmingham $21.6M grant for ongoing trail project

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded the Magic City nearly $22 million to improve its ongoing urban trail project. Funding is part of DOT’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Grant Program. The grant will include 3.16 miles of new improvements along the trail’s two main corridors, stretching from the Fourth Avenue Business […]

Birmingham Housing Authority honored with Advocacy Award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District was recognized on a regional scale this week. Each year, the Southeastern Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials chooses one housing authority in the region to receive the Advocacy Award. The award goes to the housing authority that has made […]

Birmingham City Council unanimously passes Woodfin’s fiscal year 2023 budget with amendments after council-mayor tensions resolve

The Birmingham City Council unanimously passed Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin’s proposed $554 million fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget on Tuesday following tension between the city’s legislative and executive branches. Woodfin proposed the budget in May, suggesting millions for neighborhood revitalization and youth programs. He also recommended another cost of living (COL) adjustment for police and […]

Why One Third of Birmingham City Council May Disapprove of Woodfin’s FY24 Budget

The Birmingham Times One third of the Birmingham City Council pledged to vote no on Mayor Randall Woodfin’s latest proposed city budget at a Wednesday meeting where councilors expressed disapproval with code enforcement across Birmingham. Councilors Valerie Abbott, Darrell O’Quinn and Hunter Williams all said that they would vote no if Woodfin’s administration doesn’t address […]