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Last chance to save the city’s recycling drop-off center

How important is recycling to you? If it’s something of value, the city needs your help. We have been reporting that the Hamtramck Recycling Commission will be forced to end…

Fire Department funding will now be job one for officials

City officials have their work cut out for them this year. They will have the challenge of finding a way to fund the Fire Department now that it appears funding…

Medical marijuana ordinance can be a slam dunk for officials

Fire Chief Danny Hagen summed it up perfectly at last week’s city council work session on drafting regulations for medical marijuana operators. “You don’t have to reinvent the wheel,” he…

After years of delay, city is moving forward on medical pot

City officials are now finally taking steps toward allowing medical marijuana dispensaries operate in town. It’s been an issue on hold for a few years, and it’s one that is…

HHS graduating students are Hamtramck’s ambassadors

Each year we are amazed by the graduating class of Hamtramck High School. This year is no different. Last Friday the Class of 2018 celebrated its graduation. The students represent…

Underfunding in education is something we all need to address

Hamtramck Public Schools teachers were right to walk. Last week they held a “walk-in” – their twist on a “walk-out” that students across the country have held to draw attention…

A crackdown is due for rogue towing companies

Enough with rogue towing companies operating in Hamtramck. Now that there has been the appearance of another predatory towing company operating in town, city officials and the police department need…

Robert Kennedy’s words of wisdom still inspire

  It’s rare that we stray away from local issues in this editorial/opinion space, but it’s worth commemorating the anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s visit to Hamtramck and the Detroit area…

State legislators need regulate tow services

In last week’s issue we reported on a tow truck service that appears to be out of control. The city is now investigating whether a Detroit tow service has the…

Hamtramck candidates line Up for this year’s election season

Election season is officially on. Last week the deadline for candidates to file came and went. There are several candidates from Hamtramck in the running, including two city councilmembers, Anam…

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