The 22,000-plus residents who populate Hamtrmack's two square miles make it one of the most dense and diverse communities in America.

Likewise, its political dynamics are just as diverse.

The population, once known for its overwhelming Polish-American immigrant population, earning the city the nickname "Poletown," is now leaning a different direction with the growing population of Bengalese-Americans, many who are Muslim, Yemeni and other Arab immigrants.

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