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Our two cents in what to look for in a new city manager

This week a search company held two public forums to find out what qualities we would like in our next city manager. Considering that for the past 10 years the…

Alley repair program underscores past neglect

This week the city’s ambitious alley repaving program kicks off. We can thank former City Manager Katrina Powell for putting this together. For unknown reasons – dysfunction? – city officials…

Another year, another great festival and a big thank you

A big congratulation goes out to the organizers and volunteers of the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival. This year’s festival offered more vendors and another great year for enjoying local music.…

Beefing up public safety is long overdue

Last week it was reported that young male drivers are speeding and driving recklessly in the neighborhood around Pulaski Park. It’s also well known that this is a problem throughout…

Football club’s success is also a big win for the city

Hooray for the Detroit City Football Club. The soccer team completed another successful year — in fact, a wildly great year. Schools Superintendent Tom Niczay said the relationship between the…

Voters made good choices in Tuesday’s Primary Election

Hamtramck voters have spoken and wisely chose experience in Tuesday’s Primary Election. Mayor Karen Majewski handily beat her opponents by hundreds of votes, and council incumbents Andrea Karpinski and Ian…

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…

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