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Police contract raises questions

Police contract raises questions

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck police officers have a new employment contract, but not everyone in the community is pleased. Why’s that? While officers will enjoy a bump up in…

Remembering the painful birth of the Poletown plant

Remembering the painful birth of the Poletown plant

    By Greg Kowalski It was a Saturday morning when I got a call from then-Mayor Robert Kozaren. I can’t remember his exact words, but it was something like,…

City newsletter has a number of helpful tips and reminders

City newsletter has a number of helpful tips and reminders

  By Alan Madlane Hamtramck’s Fall Newsletter focused on several issues: • Reminders about trash policies and rodent control measures • Water meter replacements and water bills • Snow removal…

Poletown plant crisis

Poletown plant crisis

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck city officials are preparing for a huge financial blow to the city’s budget. On Monday, General Motors unexpectedly announced it was closing or ceasing work…

New park dedicated to housing discrimination victims

New park dedicated to housing discrimination victims

  By Charles Sercombe The city will have a permanent memorial park to commemorate the forced removal of African-American residents from their homes back in the 1960s. During that period,…

What to expect with new pot law

What to expect with new pot law

  By Charles Sercombe Now that it appears the sale of medical marijuana is a dead issue in Hamtramck, what should we expect when the recreational use of pot becomes…

City officials snuff out medical marijuana dispensaries

City officials snuff out medical marijuana dispensaries

      By Charles Sercombe Medical marijuana card holders will have to continue to shopping outside of Hamtramck to fill their prescription. The city council decided to not vote…

A public shaming: Food stamp schemers must admit guilt

By Charles Sercombe Four Bangladeshi market owners who were convicted of food stamp fraud were ordered to place a letter admitting their guilt in this newspaper for three weeks. Federal…

Hamtramck election results … Updated 11/9/18

Hamtramck election results … Updated 11/9/18

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck voters came out in droves on Election Day (Nov. 6) Tuesday, and remained firmly in support of Democratic candidates – just as they have done…

Hamtramck election results could take some time

Hamtramck election results could take some time

  By Charles Sercombe Looking for election results for Hamtramck? Word is, it could take a few hours (this is of 10 p.m. Tuesday). Why? The write-in campaign for the…