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The Lore of Hamtramck … A memorable meeting with Mrs. Roosevelt

The Lore of Hamtramck … A memorable meeting with Mrs. Roosevelt

  By Greg Kowalski “It was terrific!” That’s how Helen (Grudzien) Livingston remembers the day in 1936 when she presented a bouquet of roses to Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of…

Author’s homage to Hamtramck

Author’s homage to Hamtramck

  By Alan Madlane Local resident Steve Hughes must be a pretty interesting guy. That’s a conclusion easily reached once you start reading about his background. A Hamtramck resident, Hughes…

What does 2019 have in store? Let’s take a look

What does 2019 have in store? Let’s take a look

  By Charles Sercombe Once again, we dusted off our crystal ball and peered into what the future holds for Hamtramck. Well, hello 2019, you look awfully familiar to last…

New Year starts with a familiar look at city council

New Year starts with a familiar look at city council

By Charles Sercombe It may be a new year but there is one story that keeps repeating here in Hamtramck – almost like the movie “Groundhog Day.” A few years…

Despite local protests, we now face an environmental threat

Despite local protests, we now face an environmental threat

    Several weeks ago community leaders held a protest outside of the US Ecology waste plant, located about a mile east of Hamtramck. Those participating included Hamtramck Public Schools…

A final wrap-up of our ‘Year in Review’ …

A final wrap-up of our ‘Year in Review’ …

By Charles Sercombe Welcome back to week two of our annual “Year in Review.” This week we look back at the last six months of 2018. Next week, it’s back…

The year ahead will be a challenging one

This week is part two of our annual “Year in Review.” There was plenty of good news that happened in 2018 – the partnership between the school district and the…

Part one of our annual ‘Year in Review’ …

Part one of our annual ‘Year in Review’ …

  By Charles Sercombe Now that 2018 is about to take a bow, it’s time to look at what made the news. As usual, there was plenty to talk about.…

Keyworth will get a new turf

Keyworth will get a new turf

  By Charles Sercombe Christmas came early this week for the public school district and the city. On a recent Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 19), it was announced that the Ralph…

Few details being released in shooting death

Few details being released in shooting death

  Update: (Dec. 29, 6 p.m.) Since our last update four hours ago, the Hamtramck Police Department has issued this press release:   homicide press release Update: (Dec. 29, noon)…

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