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Coming soon, brand new hi-tech parking met

Coming soon, brand new hi-tech parking met

  By Charles Sercombe Be prepared to pay more for parking in the city’s main business district. The city council agreed to have all existing parking meters, many of which…

Crime Watch: Warmer temps bring more crime

Crime Watch: Warmer temps bring more crime

By Charles Sercombe There was one positive about the coronavirus quarantine for these past few months. Crime went down – at least, crime that was reported to the police department.…

Hamtramck’s end-of-summer party will have to wait

Hamtramck’s end-of-summer party will have to wait

  By Alan Madlane COVID-19, you are a harsh mistress. The nefarious disease has claimed another in its long list of victims, this one a 40-plus-year tradition. That is to…

City seeks a millage this year

City seeks a millage this year

By Charles Sercombe How the city survives financially now depends on voters. Acting on a suggestion by the city administration, the city council last week agreed to ask for voter-approval…

Absentee voting is encouraged

Absentee voting is encouraged

  By Charles Sercombe Voting in the August and November elections just got easier and safer. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced this week that, due to the coronavirus…

Virtual town hall meeting will help parents who are stressed out

Virtual town hall meeting will help parents who are stressed out

  In this time of stress and uncertainty, parents and children are vulnerable to the mental pressures they face. In order to help out parents and kids, the Detroit Wayne…

City mulls budget options

City mulls budget options

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck City Hall could look very different in the coming weeks and months. No, we’re not talking about a physical change to the building. Instead, it’s what…

Hamtramckans lined up for another election season

Hamtramckans lined up for another election season

  By Charles Sercombe City Councilmember Mohammad Hassan still has ambitions for higher office. Having just won a seat back onto city council this year – after abandoning the council…

Breaking news … Speeding driver crashes into police car and market

Breaking news … Speeding driver crashes into police car and market

  By Charles Sercombe A driver sped through a red light this afternoon at Jos. Campau and Caniff and crashed into a Detroit patrol car, and then ricocheted through the…

Crime watch: The coronavirus isn’t the only thing spreading

Crime watch: The coronavirus isn’t the only thing spreading

  By Charles Sercombe Apparently, not everyone is adhering to the “stay home, stay safe” directive. More and more, graffiti is once again appearing throughout the city. As usual, how…