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Local immigrants are ‘worried’ over national ICE crackdown

Local immigrants are ‘worried’ over national ICE crackdown

  By Charles Sercombe So far, Hamtramck has not been a target of an apparent nationwide immigration crackdown. But that doesn’t mean the city’s large immigrant community isn’t concerned. “They…

City manager vote erupts into verbal jabs

City manager vote erupts into verbal jabs

  By Charles Sercombe For a few minutes, Tuesday’s city council meeting was a reminder of the city’s political feuds of the 1990s. The cause of the friction was a…

Receivership board hints it will play a role in keeping city manager

Receivership board hints it will play a role in keeping city manager

  By Charles Sercombe If the City of Allen Park is any guide, Hamtramck can expect to be under the financial supervision of the state for another six months. Last…

New ZBA appointee is a no-show

New ZBA appointee is a no-show

    By Charles Sercombe There is one thing you can say about newly appointed Zoning Board of Appeals member Mohammed A. Rahman: He’s consistent. Rahman lived up to his…

Breaking news … Bomb scare in Hamtramck City Hall

Breaking news … Bomb scare in Hamtramck City Hall

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck City Hall was abruptly evacuated Friday afternoon after an elderly woman brought two World War II-era hand grenades into the police station. The Detroit Police…

Protest rally held in Zussman Park over president’s travel ban

Protest rally held in Zussman Park over president’s travel ban

    By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck – the city known for its diverse ethnic makeup — served as a backdrop last Sunday afternoon for those opposing President Trump’s ban on…

City council officially condemns Trump’s immigration ban

City council officially condemns Trump’s immigration ban

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s City Council joined the growing opposition to President Trump’s travel ban. At a special meeting on Monday evening, called by Councilmember Ian Perrotta, the council…

‘Newsmaker of the Year’ gave the city a new kick on life

‘Newsmaker of the Year’ gave the city a new kick on life

  By Charles Sercombe With our annual Year in Review behind us, it left us to ponder what was the most important story of the year? We say this every…

School Board election is a historical moment for city

School Board election is a historical moment for city

        By Charles Sercombe Two incumbent school boardmembers lost their bid for re-election to two newcomers in Tuesday’s election. The results also usher in a historical moment…

Heavy rains once again bring floods

Heavy rains once again bring floods

    By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s Achilles’ heel once again acted up on Thursday. Heavy rains in the metro region caused massive flooding throughout the area – including Hamtramck. The…

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