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Guest Editorial … Feeling thankful this November

By Interim Superintendent Nabil Nagi At Hamtramck Public Schools (HPS), we are fortunate to have a community full of teachers, leaders and partners eager to create the best educational environment…

Spend your money locally during this holiday season

Thanksgiving is not only meant for family and friends, it is also when the holiday shopping season kicks into gear. And Hamtramck is an ideal city to do your shopping…

What is the hidden agenda of school books?

There has been a lot of attention lately about reading materials in our public schools. Quite frankly, it’s been a lot of loud ignorant talk and threatening language, used against…

Councilmembers should use common courtesy when absent

It seems odd to us that the city council appears to be puzzled over what to do about their members who are absent from a meeting. Recently, two councilmembers, Mohammed…

Get out and be a part of election history

For those thinking about sitting out the election next week, we suggest you get yourself involved. Why? For one thing, every election is important, and as a community and country…

Spread the word, a lot is at stake in this election

We can’t emphasize how important it is to vote Nov. 8. The upcoming election is known as the “midterm,” which is when voters decide, after the first two years of…

Are we to trust how city officials search for a CM?

Last week, the city council decided to search on their own for a new city manager. A few months ago, the council had initially decided to hire a search firm,…

Hamtramck continues to shine and we want more

Last weekend was one of those special ones in Hamtramck. The annual Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival was even bigger and better than in previous years, and created quite a buzz…

Guest Editorial: Be sure to have a plan in case of a home fire

By Matthew Wyszczelski Hamtramck Fire Chief October is Fire Prevention Month and to kick things off the National Fire Protection Agency and the Hamtramck Fire Department will be teaming up…

City council made the tight decision on abatement

We realize it was no easy task deciding whether to grant a tax break to another company that promised the moon to the city. Hamtramck has been burned by such…

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