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City Life: City and schools walk the talk on road safety

City Life: City and schools walk the talk on road safety

    By Walter Wasacz Last week Hamtramck took an innovative first step forward to increase pedestrian safety on the city’s streets. In a joint meeting of the common council…

New gas lines disrupt traffic

New gas lines disrupt traffic

    By Charles Sercombe Getting around Hamtramck has been a challenge this spring. Since last year, DTE Energy has been digging up city streets to install new gas lines.…

Finally, a plan develops to make pedestrians safer

The city and public school district partnership is once again paying off. City and school officials met last week to tackle a problem that has long plagued our city streets:…

Veteran rock musician contradicts music industry myth

Veteran rock musician contradicts music industry myth

    (Editor’s note: Hamtramck is home to many musicians who record, put out albums and tour the world. Freelance writer Susan Kirwan writes about the challenges facing musicians.) By…

Era of the negro baseball leagues celebrated in new exhibit

Era of the negro baseball leagues celebrated in new exhibit

  By Charles Sercombe A new exhibit highlighting the negro baseball leagues opens tomorrow (June 15) at the Detroit Historical Society. Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium and the Black Historic…

Alcohol a factor in crash that caused power outage

Alcohol a factor in crash that caused power outage

    By Charles Sercombe By Charles Sercombe A 19-year-old man from Dearborn struck a utility pole last Friday morning, causing a power outage for about 3,000 residences. Hamtramck police…

Panic in Hamtramck? Online outlet says we are overstressed

Panic in Hamtramck? Online outlet says we are overstressed

  By Alan Madlane Feel a little tense, do you, Hamtown? It comes as no surprise to the folks at Zippia. Zippia do dah, Zippia-ay. What the heck is Zippia,…

Reader feedback … Tackling the city’s financial crunch

By Charles Sercombe Readers have once again been busy discussing the issues of the week. Former Hamtramck School Boardmember Nasr Hussain had the most to say in our comment sections…

Councilman cleared of ‘defaulter’ charge

Councilman cleared of ‘defaulter’ charge

    By Charles Sercombe Attention city council candidates: Make sure you are up to date on your property taxes and water bills by election day. That’s part of the…

City council needs to clarify what a ‘defaulter’ means

Now that a legal opinion has come down clearing City Councilmember Saad Almasmari of being a “defaulter,” here’s a job for the council to tackle: Either come up with new…