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Despite local protests, we now face an environmental threat

Despite local protests, we now face an environmental threat

    Several weeks ago community leaders held a protest outside of the US Ecology waste plant, located about a mile east of Hamtramck. Those participating included Hamtramck Public Schools…

The year ahead will be a challenging one

This week is part two of our annual “Year in Review.” There was plenty of good news that happened in 2018 – the partnership between the school district and the…

A discussion must begin now on how to finance public safety

We have stressed this before on this editorial page but some things are worth repeating. City officials must start discussing the city’s long-term financial picture – particularly how to fund…

City is in no position to say ‘no’ to new businesses

Without a doubt, if GM follows through on ceasing production at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant – known as the Poletown Plant – Hamtramck will be in a financial crisis. GM…

Detroit City Football Club going pro is a step up for all

Congratulations. Last week it was announced that the Detroit City Football Club is joining up with 10 other soccer teams to form a new professional league. This will mean an…

Hamtramck has plenty to be thankful about

Although this week’s issue comes out a day after Thanksgiving, it’s never too late to give thanks. In Hamtramck, there are many things to be thankful for. For one thing,…

Hamtramck is not alone in facing a thorny financial problem

This week city officials took their first step in ensuring the city’s pension fund will remain solvent. It’s a problem many communities – and even the state itself – are…

City councilmembers were elected to lead – now is the time

At this point, it appears city officials will vote down allowing medical marijuana dispensaries and grow facilities to operate here in Hamtramck. Or, they may simply shelve the proposal that…

Election 2018: Our endorsements for local office

There are two local elections coming up on Election Day, Nov. 6. One race is for the Hamtramck Public School Board and the other is for Hamtramck 31st District Court…

Medical marijuana dispensaries pose a minimal risk to the city

This coming Tuesday (Oct. 30) there will be a town hall meeting on whether the city should allow medical marijuana dispensaries and growing operations to be allowed in Hamtramck. Medical…

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