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Guest Editorial: Three Boardmembers make their endorsements for HPS

A school board functions best when it can be a genuine link between the community and the school system. All seven members are responsible for working with the students, staff,…

Cooperation will be key in transforming Jos. Campau

One of Hamtramck’s most prominent commercial property owners has come under scrutiny in the past couple of weeks. A report in the online publication Mlive.com has stirred up a hornet’s…

Change in election law will hurt Hamtramck voters

It’s not often we talk about issues outside of Hamtramck. But recently Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, signed into law two very bad pieces of election law that will negatively…

With a new year, it’s time for a new beginning in city hall

It’s a new year and already we are off to a rocky start, politically speaking. City Councilmember Anam Miah distributed an open letter to the community making scathing comments on…

A fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life to Hamtramck

History will likely be kind to former Mayor Robert Kozaren. He was the city’s longest serving mayor, having been in office for 18 years, and he is arguably the most…

Hamtramck proved it is not ready for local control

City Councilmembers Anam Miah, Robert Zwolak, Abu Musa and Mohammed Hassan may have set the clock back to when Hamtramck can return to independence from the state. At a special…

In Hamtramck, we know how to survive and have fun

To the many visitors who are here for the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival, welcome. This is the 36th year the festival is taking place, and as you’d expect it’s had…

Fighting crime begins with the help of residents

Hamtramck has always enjoyed a reputation of being a safe city. But we are smack dab in the middle of Detroit and we do have crime. Lately, there has been…

Voters did the right thing by supporting school millage

Voters did themselves a huge favor by supporting the school millage on Aug. 4. And campaign supporters of the millage deserve a big hand in sending the message out. We…

Housing lawsuit still haunts city and property owners

Will it ever end? That’s something we imagine a number of residents were thinking recently when it was reported that a housing discrimination lawsuit filed against the city over 40…

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