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Federal bucks are coming

Federal bucks are coming

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck, like dozens of communities in Michigan, is set to receive a financial shot in the arm. According to a federal breakdown of where stimulus dollars are…

Rolling in the dough

Rolling in the dough

  By Charles Sercombe The recreational marijuana business is major money-maker in the state. And Hamtramck is in line to receive a minor windfall in taxes and fees from the…

City officials try one more time for a millage increase

City officials try one more time for a millage increase

  By Charles Sercombe A divided city council decided to give a city millage proposal one more shot with voters. At Tuesday’s regular city council meeting, the council split 3-3,…

Pandemic causes the cancellation of this year’s music festival

Pandemic causes the cancellation of this year’s music festival

  By Charles Sercombe COVID has struck again. Yet another major Hamtramck cultural event will have to wait another year, because of the pandemic and the restrictions on people gathering…

‘Pay it now, or pay it later’

‘Pay it now, or pay it later’

  By Charles Sercombe The city’s financial health is looking pretty bad. How bad? Bad enough that it’s likely that, one way or another, property owners are going to be…

Breaking News … Robert Zwolak, former city official dies

Breaking News … Robert Zwolak, former city official dies

    By Charles Sercombe As we went to press Thursday it was announced that Robert Zwolak, 79, who was elected to multiple positions in Hamtramck’s government, died Wednesday night…

Breaking news … Shooting on Belmont St.

Breaking news … Shooting on Belmont St.

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck police say a house was shot up this morning on Belmont St near Lumpkin. The shooting happened at about 7:50 a.m. One person suffered non-life…

Council comes around to allowing medical marijuana sales, sort of

Council comes around to allowing medical marijuana sales, sort of

  By Charles Sercombe Recently, a majority of city councilmembers rejected allowing the sale of medical marijuana in Hamtramck. But then a curious turn of events happened. A few weeks…

Sidewalk repairs put on hold

Sidewalk repairs put on hold

By Charles Sercombe Don’t count on Hamtramck’s uneven and cracked sidewalks to get repaired any time soon. A majority of the city council rejected a proposal by the city administration…

Schools taking steps to re-open

Schools taking steps to re-open

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck public schools are getting ready to welcome back students. But it will be done only a few students at a time, starting March 2. At…