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Fundraiser for baseball stadium reaches its goal

Fundraiser for baseball stadium reaches its goal

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s historic baseball stadium scored a big win. The online fundraising effort to raise $50,000 was met on Wednesday – a week before the fundraiser was…

Budget woes deepen

Budget woes deepen

By Charles Sercombe Are Hamtramck’s police and fire departments too big? Too small? As city officials tackle the upcoming budget shortfalls, the state told City Manager Kathy Angerer it will…

State marijuana sales racking up millions in revenue

State marijuana sales racking up millions in revenue

By Charles Sercombe A bare majority of city councilmembers are still expected to outlaw the sale or production of recreational marijuana. The same councilmembers, Anam Miah, Abu Musa, Saad Almasmari…

Hamtramck will have to face likelihood of losing GM plant

At this point it appears General Motors really has no plan to keep the Poletown Plant open. At a town hall meeting last Saturday, Mayor Karen Majewski basically said so.…

It’s out with the old and in with a new turf at Keyworth Stadium

It’s out with the old and in with a new turf at Keyworth Stadium

  By Charles Sercombe Keyworth Stadium’s old, worn out artificial turf is no more. A couple of weeks ago, a work crew began tearing up the turf for disposal. In…

Poletown meeting is set

Poletown meeting is set

By Charles Sercombe Local officials aren’t letting General Motors get off easy in closing one of the city’s largest tax revenue streams. This Saturday (March 23), a town hall meeting…

Detroit’s disregard for its past has encroached on Hamtramck

The Detroit Land Bank Authority can add another blunder to its rocky tenure. The organization had previously come under scrutiny for failing to monitor a demolition contractor’s work. The contractor…

A toast to the city’s early morning bars

A toast to the city’s early morning bars

    When it comes to good food and great times, Hamtramck has plenty to offer. In this column, we’ll talk about what’s happening at our bars, restaurants and other…

School district presents its annual financial picture and plans

School district presents its annual financial picture and plans

  By Charles Sercombe Over the past 15 years, public school districts in the state have seen financial funding drop by 30 percent. That was the bad news recently presented…

Hamtramck Public Schools continue on road to success

A couple of weeks ago the public school district held its annual “State of the District” address. Once again, the district had good news to report: It is financially sound,…