🌱 Beware of Home Repair Scams + BPD Secure Shopping Locations

Hello people of Birmingham! Miranda Fraraccio here with your brand new edition of the Birmingham Daily.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Sunny and cloudy weather. High: 70 Low: 47.


Here are the top three stories from today in Birmingham:

  1. The Better Business Bureau serving central and southern Alabama warns Birmingham residents against home repair fraud following Wednesday’s storm damage. If you’re not sure if a contractor is trustworthy or not, slow down, warns vice president of marketing and communications Garet Smitherman. “What we’re really warning people about is that they need to be extremely careful with door-to-door sales,” Smitherman said. He added that some people will take advantage of difficult situations to take advantage of you and your money. (WBRC)
  2. The Birmingham Police Service works to help citizens find safe places to shop in all neighborhoods. The department wants to provide citizens with a safe place to buy, sell and trade goods online as people shop more online. The department hopes to decorate these safe places with proper lighting, cameras and a police presence, the public information sergeant said. Rodarius Mauldin. “You can walk into our halls to trade,” says Sgt. Mauldin. “Agents will not be involved in your transaction; however, we do have an agent presence there.” (WBRC)
  3. Mayor Randall Woodfin calls for gender-neutral bathrooms in Birmingham. “Today I signed an ordinance requiring all single stall restrooms on city property to have gender neutral signage,” Woodfin wrote on Twitter. “I strongly encourage private businesses in our city to follow this lead and push back against discriminatory action at the state level.” According to Woodfin’s tweet, this announcement comes on Trans Visibility Day. (AL.com)

Today in Birmingham:

  • Alabama Audubon Field Trip To Shoal Creek Park and Ebenezer Swamp (7:00 AM)
  • Grants Mill Road Cleanup Day – Meet at the Highlands Church car park (8:00 a.m.)
  • Spring in well-being At the University of Alabama at Birmingham (11:00 a.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The Birmingham Police Department is asking for the public’s help in the investigation into the homicide of Timothy Pinson which took place on January 1. Read more about the case at the link. (Trussville Grandstand)
  • Hamilton, ages 9-5, and many more are coming to the 2022-23 Broadway in Birmingham series at the BJCC Concert Hall! Learn how to get tickets at the link. (Bham now)

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Miranda Fraraccio

About me: Miranda Fraraccio was born and raised in Rhode Island and now lives in New York. She works as a writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she earned a degree in writing, speaking, and communications. In her free time, you can find her traveling, drinking tea, or photographing her neighborhood as a street photographer.

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