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The race is on for future marijuana sales outlets to open here

The race is on for future marijuana sales outlets to open here

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck is about to get its second marijuana retail outlet. But its go-ahead took some legal maneuvering before city officials signed off on the deal for…

‘Tis the season to lend a hand to the Goodfellows

‘Tis the season to lend a hand to the Goodfellows

  By Charles Sercombe Every year the Hamtramck Goodfellows manage to scrape up enough money to feed a few hundred needy families. But this year, because of COVID-19, their plans…

City set to curb pot sales

City set to curb pot sales

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck may end up being a one-marijuana-shop town. A majority of city councilmembers took the first step, at a special meeting Tuesday, to outlaw future cannabis…

City awarded mini-grant to crack down on pedestrian injuries

City awarded mini-grant to crack down on pedestrian injuries

  By Alan Madlane Hamtramck was one of a dozen, mostly southeastern Michigan cities that were just awarded short-term grants by the state’s Office of Highway Safety Planning. Others so…

Breaking news … City council moves to prohibit marijuana operations

Breaking news … City council moves to prohibit marijuana operations

  By Charles Sercombe The city council will hold a special meeting this Tuesday (Nov. 17) to consider adopting an ordinance prohibiting future marijuana operations from setting up in Hamtramck.…

City clerk and two employees test positive for COVID-19

City clerk and two employees test positive for COVID-19

  By Charles Sercombe This time for real. A COVID-19 case has now actually happened in Hamtramck City Hall. City Clerk August Gitschlag announced recently that he has come down…

Once again, councilmember comes under fire

Once again, councilmember comes under fire

By Charles Sercombe The hits just keep coming against City Councilmember Ian Perrotta. At Tuesday’s council meeting, a majority of councilmembers took a rare – if ever – action, and…

Breaking news … Partial election results

Breaking news … Partial election results

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck voters overwhelmingly rejected all three city ballot proposals. Partial election results were released by the city clerk’s office near midnight. As usual, voters here overwhelmingly…

Election Day: Councilmember warned by AG Office

Election Day: Councilmember warned by AG Office

  By Charles Sercombe Tuesday’s election took an unexpected turn – even by Hamtramck standards. On Monday, City Councilmember Mohammed Hassan received a “cease and desist” notice from the state…

City hall COVID scare proves to be false, but raises other issues

City hall COVID scare proves to be false, but raises other issues

  By Charles Sercombe For a moment on Thursday, there was a scare of a COVID-19 case in Hamtramck City Hall. But before long, it was discovered that there was…

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