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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…

Hamtramck’s district court race: Alexis Krot deserves support

One of the more interesting local races on the upcoming Nov. 6 ballot is the one for 31st District Court Judge. Alexis Krot has been serving in that role since…

There is plenty of good news at our public schools

Hamtramck’s Public School District has plenty to celebrate lately. Recently, the good folks with the Hamtramck Music Fest donated $10,000 worth of musical instruments and audio equipment to Hamtramck High…

State law needs to rein in tow company practices

Last week we reported that a class action lawsuit has been filed against a Detroit-based towing company that had been preying on car owners here and in Detroit. Breakthrough Towing…

Litter and speeding drivers: Two issues city officials can tackle

We have been hearing a lot lately, at least more than usual, about the amount of litter in the city and the ongoing problem with speeding drivers. Both issues are…

Lawsuits against city prompt a need for a review of city procedures

In recent weeks we have reported on recent settlements on city lawsuits and criminal charges involving some police officers. It made one commenter on our website to remark: “What in…

Is it time for the city to invest in the Labor Day Festival ?

Now that this year’s annual Hamtramck Labor Day Festival has wrapped up, it’s time to once again ponder its future. First of all, the lead organizers of the festival, Shannon…

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