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Absentee ballots were the winner

Absentee ballots were the winner

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck elections may have turned a new corner. The results of last week’s city council election had a number of local political observers talking. The top…

Winter season blows in with a huge dumping of snow

Winter season blows in with a huge dumping of snow

  By Charles Sercombe Monday’s snowstorm is one for the history books. Approximately 7 inches of snow fell in Hamtramck and the surrounding metro area, and because the snow was…

Attorney calls for sexual assault charges to be dismissed

Attorney calls for sexual assault charges to be dismissed

    By Charles Sercombe The court hearing for a well-known community activist who is charged with sexually assaulting a student took a not unexpected twist. The attorney for Ibrahim…

Breaking news: Hamtramck city council election results

Breaking news: Hamtramck city council election results

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck has three new city councilmembers In the council election held today (Tuesday, Nov. 5), Nayeem Choudhury, Mohammed Hassan and Mohammed Alsomiri were the top three…

Update: Crime Watch … Armed robbery suspects arrested

Update: Crime Watch … Armed robbery suspects arrested

This article was updated on Nov. 8, 2019 By Charles Sercombe A two-day armed robbery spree was brought to a halt last Friday night with the arrest of four suspects.…

Court hearings continue for community activist accused of sexually assaulting a student

Court hearings continue for community activist accused of sexually assaulting a student

  By Charles Sercombe The preliminary examination for community activist Ibrahim Aljahim on Thursday (Oct. 31) continued where it left off a few weeks ago: With Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor…

Council election is coming up

Council election is coming up

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck voters will be heading to the polls next Tuesday (Nov. 5). The only item on the ballot is the race for city council. Six candidates…

Poletown plant is saved, but it comes at a price for the city

Poletown plant is saved, but it comes at a price for the city

By Charles Sercombe The UAW strike at GM is now over. And the Poletown plant will remain open. That’s the good news. The bad news? It’s complicated. Although the Poletown…

City council rolls up another marijuana proposal

City council rolls up another marijuana proposal

  By Charles Sercombe Some members of the city council tried once again at a recent council meeting to ban the sale of marijuana in Hamtramck. And once again, it…

Hamtramck gets ready for 2020 Census count

Hamtramck gets ready for 2020 Census count

By Charles Sercombe It appears few Michigan communities are “very confident” that they will get an accurate Census count. The national Census happens once every 10 years, and will take…

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