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Search is now underway for a city manager

Search is now underway for a city manager

By Charles Sercombe The job opening for city manager has finally been posted. The city council has known that the position would be open since last June, when former City…

HPS board president takes a deep dive into questionable school books

HPS board president takes a deep dive into questionable school books

By Charles Sercombe Following a recent raucous school board meeting regarding student reading material, Board President Salah Hadwan says he is conducting his own investigation. The Hamtramck Public School Board…

City mulls over what to do about its ambulance service

City mulls over what to do about its ambulance service

  By Charles Sercombe Some residents are complaining that the city’s contractor for ambulance service, Rapid Response, is neither rapid nor responsive. In one of the more dramatic instances recently,…

City’s State Rep. rises in legislature

City’s State Rep. rises in legislature

By Charles Sercombe Some history was made as a result of the Nov. 8 election. For the first time in 40 years, Democrats won majorities in both the state’s House…

Breaking news … Former city manager dies

Breaking news … Former city manager dies

  Former Hamtramck City Manager William “Bill” Cooper has died after a short battle with cancer. Here is his obituary: William J. Cooper August 6, 1949 – November 16, 2022…

School books issue hits Hamtramck

School books issue hits Hamtramck

  By Charles Sercombe The American culture war on what kinds of reading material should be available to school kids has now come to Hamtramck. Last Friday, the Hamtramck Public…

Hamtramck voters stick with Democrats, pass abortion proposal

Hamtramck voters stick with Democrats, pass abortion proposal

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck voters, like voters across the country, turned out in droves for Tuesday’s election. Some 4,310 voters participated in what is nationally called the midterm election. Hamtramck…

City councilmembers struggle to balance work and city duties

City councilmembers struggle to balance work and city duties

  By Charles Sercombe Work and school duties have proven to be a problem for city councilmembers Mohammed Hassan and Adam Albarmaki. Both have missed a number of meetings this…

Midterm election is days away

Midterm election is days away

By Charles Sercombe Next Tuesday, Nov. 8, is the big day. That’s when Americans go to their local polls to vote in the midterm election. It’s also the day when…

With election coming up, Hamtramck’s cultural divide continues

With election coming up, Hamtramck’s cultural divide continues

By Charles Sercombe The American culture war has come to Hamtramck. Some Hamtramck Yemeni-American residents are urging voters to switch political parties over growing cultural issues involving LGBTQ and abortion…

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