Questions Surround Mayor’s Plan for Ensley Tower

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The Ramsay McCormack Tower rises above Birmingham's Ensley neighborhood.
The Ramsay McCormack Tower rises above Birmingham's Ensley neighborhood.

Gina Yu,The Junction

It’s been a strange few days for supporters of Birmingham’s Ensley neighborhood. Last week, Birmingham Mayor William Bell announced the city would spend $40 million dollars to renovate the dilapidated Ramsay McCormack Tower. The city would move the fire and police department headquarters there along with the city’s municipal court in an effort to revitalize the ailing neighborhood. But then a Jefferson County judge ruled on a lawsuit saying the city had to tear down the building. There’s now a hearing scheduled for next week to reconsider the decision. Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald talks about that and other political matters.

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Alabama is full of big news stories. From the removal of the Confederate battle flag, to gay marriage, to Birmingham's increase in the minimum wage. It's a lot for journalists to keep up with and a lot of great materials for columnists like AL.com and The Birmingham News' John Archibald. He discusses the city, county and state politics in forums large and small.

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