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Deadline is approaching for candidates to line up for council and mayor

Deadline is approaching for candidates to line up for council and mayor

  By Charles Sercombe Anyone interested in running for a seat on city council or maybe even the mayor’s office has a little over five weeks to file. There will…

Councilman not alone in late bills

Councilman not alone in late bills

By Charles Sercombe City Councilmember Saad Almasmari isn’t the only councilmember with a record of receiving water shutoff warnings. After last week’s story on Almasmari’s history of not paying water…

Councilmember behind in water and tax bills

Councilmember behind in water and tax bills

  By Charles Sercombe Councilmember Saad Almasmari is known to be a stickler when reviewing city expenses, no matter how small or routine. But when it comes to his own…

Strong winds caused citywide damage to power lines and trees

Strong winds caused citywide damage to power lines and trees

    By Charles Sercombe Much like the rest of the metro area, Hamtramck experienced its share of damage from Wednesday’s windstorm. Wind gusts of up to 50-60 miles per…

Water alert still on until at least Friday

Water alert still on until at least Friday

By Charles Sercombe Update: The boil water advisory was lifted on Friday morning. It is now safe to drink and cook with your tap water without first boiling it. Also:…

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…

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