Chef Erica Barrett’s SOCU restaurant at Pizitz Food Hall gets $50,000 city grant

A restaurant at the Pizitz Food Hall in Birmingham has been awarded a grant of $50,000 from the City of Birmingham to fund an expansion that will including hiring an additional 30 employees. Chef Erica Barrett’s SOCU Birmingham LLC, which opened the SOCU Southern Kitchen & Oyster Bar at the Pizitz Food Hall last year, […]

Birmingham will study air pollution with $1 million EPA grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Birmingham a $1 million grant to study the impact of air pollution. The Birmingham City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday accepting the grant funds from EPA. The assistance from the Air and Radiation Climate Pollution Reduction grant program is intended to help formulate a climate action plan for […]

City councilor hopes to reduce violence

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Healing neighborhoods from violence is the goal for District 4 Councilor J.T. Moore. He is the voice for many neighborhoods like Kingston, Brownsville Heights, East Birmingham, Woodlawn, and others. Moore has only been in office for two years and is already finding solutions to combat violence in many of the communities that […]

Neighbors describe deadly shooting at Airbnb house party as a war zone

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — It’s going to take some time for things to feel normal again for Shawn White and his neighbors on 49th Terrace North. “These young kids with the guns now, they don’t care. They carry guns like it’s a cell phone,” White said. Around 2 a.m. on Sunday, White was at home when […]

Birmingham Airport Authority Begins Construction on $27M Facility

The Birmingham Times A new $27 million Air Cargo Facility at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is on the way. The Birmingham City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the vacation of 154,638 square feet of unopened right of way near the airport to pave the way for a new cargo facility. The vote […]

Birmingham’s Woodlawn Receives National Award for ‘Neighborhood of the Year’

The Birmingham Times Birmingham’s Woodlawn Neighborhood Association took home the award for Neighborhood of the Year, while Five Points West won second place in the “Multi-Neighborhood Partnerships” category last week at the NUSA annual conference in El Paso, Texas. On Tuesday, the City Council recognized residents for honors from the Neighborhoods USA (NUSA), a nonprofit […]