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Jubilee Brewfest

Jubilee Brewfest

By on 23 May, 2011 in Bars, City Living, Food, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

It may be hard to believe for newer Montgomery transplants, but Jubilee CityFest used to be extremely cool. It used to draw great, nationally-recognized touring acts who played at stages set up around downtown – similar to Birmingham’s City Stages before its recent ignominious and embarrassing downfall. Check out this surprising list of previous years’ […]

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And Thus There Was Voting

And Thus There Was Voting

By on 11 March, 2011 in Government, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

As you likely well know by now, that election that we’ve been covering relentlessly here at MML? Well, it happened. Of the eight candidates that started the race to represent District 7 on the Montgomery City Council, seven were still in the mix on Tuesday, and now, two remain. The field has been substantially narrowed […]

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Meet the Candidates: Jenny Ives

Meet the Candidates: Jenny Ives

By on 1 March, 2011 in Government, Legal Issues with 0 Comments

On March 8th, much of Midtown will go to the polls to elect a new representative for District 7 of the Montgomery City Council. Now that Martha Roby has gone off to Washington to represent Montgomery in Congress, eight candidates qualified for the special election to replace her and seven remain in the race. Midtown […]

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Meet the Candidates: Kenny J. Smith

Meet the Candidates: Kenny J. Smith

By on 24 February, 2011 in Government, Legal Issues with 2 Comments

On March 8th, much of Midtown will go to the polls to elect a new representative for District 7 of the Montgomery City Council. Now that Martha Roby has gone off to Washington to represent Montgomery in Congress, eight candidates qualified for the special election to replace her and seven remain in the race. Midtown […]

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Meet the Candidates: Grayson White

Meet the Candidates: Grayson White

By on 23 February, 2011 in Government, Legal Issues with 1 Comment

On March 8th, much of Midtown will go to the polls to elect a new representative for District 7 of the Montgomery City Council. Now that Martha Roby has gone off to Washington to represent Montgomery in Congress, eight candidates have qualified for the special election to replace her. Midtown Montgomery Living is interviewing candidates […]

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Political Update: D7

Political Update: D7

By on 21 February, 2011 in Government, Kate and Stephen, Legal Issues with 5 Comments

Well, the final days of the race to replace Martha Roby are upon us. As you (hopefully) know, we at Midtown Montgomery Living have been tracking the city council special election to fill the District 7 slot left vacant when Roby was elected to Congress back in November. The election is March 8 and, if […]

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Condemnation Confabulation

Condemnation Confabulation

The City of Montgomery made national headlines recently — and not in a good way. The kerfuffle involves city actions that some pundits are framing as “eminent domain through the back door.” The phrase “eminent domain” sets off alarm bells in large numbers of people, particularly after the United States Supreme Court’s controversial 2005 decision […]

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Lowder Property Rezoning

Lowder Property Rezoning

Regular MML readers know that we’re closely following the debates over re-zoning in Cloverdale Five Points (the part of town with Sinclair’s and The Capri). For those not as geeked out about zoning as we are, the story so far is basically that the City wants to switch over to SmartCode in this part of […]

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Todd Strange Speaks to Emerge

Todd Strange Speaks to Emerge

We first heard about the “Future of Montgomery” program by way of Facebook. Hey, we live in Montgomery! We think about the future! Perfect! The Facebook event told us that the program would be put on by a group called Emerge Montgomery, which we were unfamiliar with, and would be held at a center of […]

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SmartCode for Cloverdale? Community Meetings Invite Input

SmartCode for Cloverdale? Community Meetings Invite Input

Odds are that many MML readers were in receipt of an email circulated last month rallying folks to protest against what were described as immediate plans to build a big box pharmacy store on the corner of Boultier and East Fairview. Garish lighting? Impermeable cover? Parking lots? Hopefully by now most people know this was […]

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