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‘Banglatown’ development has some high rollers on board

‘Banglatown’ development has some high rollers on board

  By Alan Madlane A Detroit neighborhood revitalization project is likely to have a spillover effect for Hamtramck. And a familiar business name is heavily involved. More on that momentarily.…

City officials fret over the cost of a city hall upgrade

City officials fret over the cost of a city hall upgrade

    By Charles Sercombe In the coming months, Hamtramck City Hall will get a new name and a new look. Or, maybe not. Some members of the city council…

Poletown plant may survive

Poletown plant may survive

  By Charles Sercombe As they say in baseball, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over. GM is now offering to keep its Poletown and Lordstown, Ohio plants open, if UAW…

Schools are still a mix of languages

Schools are still a mix of languages

    By Charles Sercombe At one time, a couple of decades ago, it was said that there were close to 40 languages and dialects spoken in the public schools.…

Tentative agreement reached to preserve Yemeni mural

Tentative agreement reached to preserve Yemeni mural

  By Charles Sercombe There is a good chance that the Yemeni mural on the southend will be saved. In a press release issued by Bill Meyer, of OneHamtramck, a…

Sleepy driver wakes up to a downed city flagpole

Sleepy driver wakes up to a downed city flagpole

  By Charles Sercombe A fatigued driver stirred up an international incident here in Hamtramck. Well, that may be overstating it. At 6 a.m. on Tuesday, the driver ran off…

Hamtramck knows how to celebrate the end of summer

Hamtramck knows how to celebrate the end of summer

    By Charles Sercombe Well, that was a long weekend. And a little wet, too, but all in all, the annual Hamtramck Labor Day Festival looked like another success.…

Time to party

Time to party

  By Charles Sercombe This year’s Hamtramck Labor Day Festival is going to be a little extra special. That’s because it’s the 40th anniversary for the festival. Way back when,…

Looking for a real estate bargain? It’s county tax sale time

Looking for a real estate bargain? It’s county tax sale time

  By Charles Sercombe Here is your chance to get in on the Hamtramck real estate rush on the cheap. There are seven local properties listed in the annual Wayne…

Art obscura? Yemeni mural is threatened by construction project

Art obscura? Yemeni mural is threatened by construction project

  By Charles Sercombe One of Hamtramck’s most treasured murals may disappear from view in the near future. The mural, depicting landscapes and people of Yemen, is on the side…

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