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HPS boardmember to employees: ‘Nobody’s forcing you to stay here’

HPS boardmember to employees: ‘Nobody’s forcing you to stay here’

By Charles Sercombe At the beginning of the year, Hamtramck School Board Vice President Salah Hadwan told teachers and staff that, if they don’t like it here, they could leave.…

Mayor on Russian TV network

Mayor on Russian TV network

  By Charles Sercombe Another week, another mayoral controversy. Once again, Mayor Amer Ghalib found himself on the receiving end of criticism, this time for appearing on Russian RT television,…

Meet the candidates this Sunday

Meet the candidates this Sunday

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s next city election is just a few weeks away. The ballot features a race for three city council seats, three city charter changes, and another attempt…

Mayor Ghalib and former Trump official: joining political forces?

Mayor Ghalib and former Trump official: joining political forces?

  By Charles Sercombe They say that politics can make strange bedfellows. And for those unfamiliar with the phrase, it means “that political alliances in a common cause may bring…

New law has its critics

New law has its critics

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck has a new law, aimed at protecting minorities from intimidation. But not everyone is welcoming the new law. For the past few weeks, the law…

Website calls for the firing of the HPS superintendent

Website calls for the firing of the HPS superintendent

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck is all over social media. One website about the city focuses on the Hamtramck Public School District, and, more specifically for the most part, Superintendent Jaleelah…

Tree grant coming this way

Tree grant coming this way

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck is about to get greener. We’re not talking green as in financial grants, the creation of more parks, or the worst dread in the world…

Street repaving continues to roll on for this year and next

Street repaving continues to roll on for this year and next

  By Charles Sercombe As residents on Caniff, between Conant and Buffalo, already know, the street is now open for traffic. After a whole summer of tearing out the old…

Mayor kicks former mayor off DDA

Mayor kicks former mayor off DDA

  By Charles Sercombe The bad blood between former Mayor Karen Majewski and current Mayor Amer Ghalib continues to boil. In the latest development, at last night’s city council meeting,…

Speak up or wait until later

Speak up or wait until later

  By Charles Sercombe If you want to speak to the city council during public comment, you better get there a little early. The council recently adopted a new rule…