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Post election: Let’s build on teamwork

We have a feeling that folks who are into Hamtramck politics will be talking about last week’s election results for years to come. Last week we called it a “stunning”…

It’s long overdue to cut the red tape for development

The city recently announced that it is partnering up with a state agency to streamline the process of businesses being able to open up here. That’s long overdue good news.…

Election process demands close scrutiny for fraud

Last week we reported that the Michigan State Police are conducting an investigation into possible election fraud here in Hamtramck. One city council candidate, Nayeem Choudhury, voluntarily came forth at…

A teachable moment in a tragic turn of events

In our book the Hamtramck High School varsity football and soccer players are all winners. Unfortunately, the school district had to forfeit the entire season for both teams after an…

Hamtramck development is on a roll, and more is to come

The good news in Hamtramck continues. Lately, the city has seen a steady progression of new businesses opening up — and city improvement projects, such as the beginning of alley…

Hamtramck’s comeback is rivaled only by the rise of Detroit

Hamtramck has never been more appealing. We are hearing from a lot of folks that the housing market here is very tight. There are apparently many folks waiting to call…

Is it fair to kick someone out of office for being a ‘defaulter’?

Last week the issue of a city official being in default to the city arose again. It came to light that Councilmember Anam Miah lost a property in Detroit in…

Searching for ideal city manager candidates has its limitations

One of the things we heard more than once in the two public forums held regarding the search for a new city manager was: It is preferred the next city…

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…

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