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Budget woes deepen

Budget woes deepen

By Charles Sercombe Are Hamtramck’s police and fire departments too big? Too small? As city officials tackle the upcoming budget shortfalls, the state told City Manager Kathy Angerer it will…

State marijuana sales racking up millions in revenue

State marijuana sales racking up millions in revenue

By Charles Sercombe A bare majority of city councilmembers are still expected to outlaw the sale or production of recreational marijuana. The same councilmembers, Anam Miah, Abu Musa, Saad Almasmari…

It’s out with the old and in with a new turf at Keyworth Stadium

It’s out with the old and in with a new turf at Keyworth Stadium

  By Charles Sercombe Keyworth Stadium’s old, worn out artificial turf is no more. A couple of weeks ago, a work crew began tearing up the turf for disposal. In…

Poletown meeting is set

Poletown meeting is set

By Charles Sercombe Local officials aren’t letting General Motors get off easy in closing one of the city’s largest tax revenue streams. This Saturday (March 23), a town hall meeting…

School district presents its annual financial picture and plans

School district presents its annual financial picture and plans

  By Charles Sercombe Over the past 15 years, public school districts in the state have seen financial funding drop by 30 percent. That was the bad news recently presented…

And then there were just two …

And then there were just two …

    By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck was on the verge of acquiring a major artifact of its history. But thanks to officials at the Detroit Land Bank Authority, that plan…

Hamtramck’s log cabin: The treasure was lost, found … and lost again

By Greg Kowalski You can hear and see the whole story on Thursday, March 28, at the Hamtramck Historical Museum, when it presents “The Lost Log Cabin.” See how this…

Now that Paczki Day is over, it’s time for the music festival

Now that Paczki Day is over, it’s time for the music festival

  By Alan Madlane The Hamtramck Music Fest is upon us. Can you feel it? If not, we bet you can hear it. Opening last night only at the Ant…

Despite the bitter cold, Paczki Day was another success

Despite the bitter cold, Paczki Day was another success

  By Charles Sercombe There is only one thing we can say about this year’s Paczki Day. Brrrrrrrrrr. Which is the second time we have said that about this winter.…

Fundraiser for Hamtramck Stadium scores a major donation

Fundraiser for Hamtramck Stadium scores a major donation

  By Charles Sercombe Detroit rocker Jack White is the first to step up to the plate. White, who now lives in Nashville, pitched in $10,000 toward an online fundraiser…