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Hamtramck teen drowns in Detroit River

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck is mourning. Nadaa Thabeet, 16 years old, died last Sunday. The teenager and her 11-year-old sister apparently, according to her family, were swept away by a…

State has a deal for teachers to retire early

By Charles Sercombe For some Hamtramck public school teachers and other staff members, summer vacation will be a time to think about retiring. A new state teacher retirement plan has…

Volunteers make a ‘clean sweep’ of the city

Volunteers make a ‘clean sweep’ of the city

By Ian Perrotta It was all sun and smiles last Saturday (May 15) for Hamtramck’s Clean Sweep. About 125 volunteers showed up for the annual event, which covered all corners…

City leaders at loggerheads on finances

The future looks grim By Charles Sercombe For the first time in years, the words “receivership” and “bankruptcy” are being used to describe Hamtramck’s financial future. Just a year ago,…

Once again, a shooting occurs at Shadow Bar

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s most notorious bar is once again in the news. Last Thursday at about 11:30 p.m., four men leaving the Shadow Bar were approached by two men…

Law will put brakes on speed traps

By Ian Perrotta Drivers have another ally in their fight against speeding tickets. Last week, it was reported that State Representatives Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) and Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit)…

Anyone game for fixing up the grandstands?

By Ian Perrotta Wouldn’t it be great if the city had an outdoor venue that could host concerts, speeches and other community events? Well, it turns out it already does.…

Anyone game for fixing up the grandstands?

By Ian Perrotta Wouldn’t it be great if the city had an outdoor venue that could host concerts, speeches and other community events? Well, it turns out it already does.…

New speed limit law turns out to be a trap for cities

New speed limit law turns out to be a trap for cities

By Ian Perrotta It appears that Public Act 85 of 2006 doesn’t necessarily require municipalities to conduct traffic studies to determine if speed limits are set at their proper levels.…

After months of waiting, DEQ finally hears from Rec. Dept.

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s Recreation Department finally did what it should have done last year: talk to the state Department of Environmental Quality. The department and the contractor hired to…