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Recycling program returns with new sanitation contract

Recycling program returns with new sanitation contract

  By Charles Sercombe You may have noticed new, banana-yellow garbage trucks cruising the alleys and streets recently. City officials sped up the process of bringing on a new company,…

School district says farewell to longtime superintendent

School district says farewell to longtime superintendent

  By Charles Sercombe The Hamtramck Public School District employees said their goodbyes last week to retiring Superintendent Tom Niczay. Niczay has been the superintendent of the district for 11…

City Life: City and schools walk the talk on road safety

City Life: City and schools walk the talk on road safety

    By Walter Wasacz Last week Hamtramck took an innovative first step forward to increase pedestrian safety on the city’s streets. In a joint meeting of the common council…

New gas lines disrupt traffic

New gas lines disrupt traffic

    By Charles Sercombe Getting around Hamtramck has been a challenge this spring. Since last year, DTE Energy has been digging up city streets to install new gas lines.…

Alcohol a factor in crash that caused power outage

Alcohol a factor in crash that caused power outage

    By Charles Sercombe By Charles Sercombe A 19-year-old man from Dearborn struck a utility pole last Friday morning, causing a power outage for about 3,000 residences. Hamtramck police…

Councilman cleared of ‘defaulter’ charge

Councilman cleared of ‘defaulter’ charge

    By Charles Sercombe Attention city council candidates: Make sure you are up to date on your property taxes and water bills by election day. That’s part of the…

Tough financial times ahead

Tough financial times ahead

  By Charles Sercombe A perfect storm of financial setbacks means the city has to raid its budget surplus. City officials passed a budget for the new fiscal year, which…

Police seek information on multiple shooting on southend

Police seek information on multiple shooting on southend

  By Charles Sercombe A wild, violent scene erupted last Thursday, late at night, in the city’s southend. Hamtramck police have footage of a car cruising down Danforth St., and…

Breaking news … Councilmember is not a ‘defaulter’

Breaking news … Councilmember is not a ‘defaulter’

By Charles Sercombe Just before going to press on Thursday we heard word that an opinion had been reached regarding the fate of City Councilmember Saad Almasmari. A complaint had…

Alley repairs drive ahead

Alley repairs drive ahead

  By Charles Sercombe Even though there is a budget crunch this year for the city, alley repairs will continue this season. The city initially was only going to complete…