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Voters may decide on public safety

Voters may decide on public safety

By Charles Sercombe Should Hamtramck abolish its police and fire departments, and the allow members of the city council to decide how to provide those services? That’s a question voters…

Voters sink plans for a variety of school repair projects

Voters sink plans for a variety of school repair projects

  By Charles Sercombe Plans for building a new school and making major repairs to existing school buildings will have to be put on hold. Hamtramck voters overwhelmingly rejected the…

Online funding drive aims to help build a park

Online funding drive aims to help build a park

  By Alan Madlane Hamtramck’s scant public park space is getting a tiny, but meaningful, boost. An unnamed person donated the empty lot at 2134 Trowbridge, located between Lumpkin and…

Hamtramck School Board will see some new faces

Hamtramck School Board will see some new faces

  By Charles Sercombe The Hamtramck Public School Board is in for a big change. School Boardmembers Evan Major and Dennis Lukas have joined Maggie Srodek, who recently resigned, in…

School officials made the right decision for fall

Last week, it was announced that students in the Hamtramck Public School District – which does not include charter schools — will continue to learn from home this fall. That…

Breaking news … Limited elections results

Breaking news … Limited elections results

Updated, 1:30 p.m. By Charles Sercombe Plans for building a new school and making major repairs to existing school buildings will have to be put on hold. It appears Hamtramck…

Schools Superintendent: A roadmap back to schooling

By Jaleelah Ahmed Dear students, families, and community members: I hope you are enjoying another beautiful Michigan summer. As our partner in your child’s education, I wanted to send an…

District officials are finalizing plans for the new school year

District officials are finalizing plans for the new school year

  By Charles Sercombe This fall’s return to school will look pretty much like last spring: For the most part students will be learning from home. Recently, the school board…

Clocking is ticking for election day

Clocking is ticking for election day

By Charles Sercombe Next Tuesday (Aug. 4) is election day in Hamtramck, as it is across the state. The most prominent issue in Hamtramck is the school bond proposal, which…

Secretary of State urges AV ballots to be hand-delivered

Secretary of State urges AV ballots to be hand-delivered

  By Charles Sercombe As most of us have noticed, mail delivery has slowed down since the coronavirus pandemic broke out. That’s because a number of US postal workers have…

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