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Governor offers helping hand to boost city’s development

Governor offers helping hand to boost city’s development

    By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck is getting a helping hand from the state. Gov. Rick Snyder came to town last Friday with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley to announce that…

Gov. Snyder gets a reminder of Flint crisis during visit here

Gov. Snyder gets a reminder of Flint crisis during visit here

    By Charles Sercombe Not everyone welcomed Gov. Rick Snyder’s visit to Hamtramck last Friday. Snyder and his top administrators met with community leaders at Polka Dot Bar at…

Our news travels to Finland headline

Our news travels to Finland headline

    By Walter Wasacz Normally, I go out looking for stories. Walkable discovery is what this column is all about, a way to document what I call my adventures…

Pot law is a zoning dilemma

Pot law is a zoning dilemma

  By Charles Sercombe With a new city attorney on board, city officials say they are preparing to tackle a zoning question that has been long delayed. Medical marijuana dispensaries…

Change in city’s legal team spurs division and debate

Change in city’s legal team spurs division and debate

  By Charles Sercombe Acting City Manager Kathy Angerer wasted no time in starting to reshape her administration now that the state has returned local control. The first adjustment she…

Breaking news update … Arrest made in school threat

By Charles Sercombe A Hamtramck High School student is facing a felony terrorism charge after allegedly phoning in a threat to “shoot up the school.” The call was made Wednesday…

Breaking news … Hamtramck High School receives threat

By Charles Sercombe At about 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 21) Hamtramck High School received a threat from a caller who said “tomorrow we will shoot up the school.” As…

‘It’s time to take a stand and use our voices’

‘It’s time to take a stand and use our voices’

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck High School students joined students nationwide in a walkout on Wednesday morning. The event, called a “controlled walkout” started at 10 am. and lasted for…

City manager search clouded in secrecy

City manager search clouded in secrecy

    By Charles Sercombe Some 38 people recently applied to become Hamtramck’s new city manager. Out of that field, only three met the qualifications set by the city charter.…

Breaking news … State returns local control to Hamtramck

Breaking news … State returns local control to Hamtramck

    By Charles Sercombe That didn’t take long. The Michigan Department of Treasury issued a press release today (Friday, March 2) announcing that local control has been fully returned…

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