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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…

City manager hiring allows us to move on; Big thanks to festival organizers

As it turns out, Acting City Manager Kathy Angerer was indeed appointed as the city’s new city manager. That appointment happened at a special meeting held last Friday evening with…

Enough with searching for a new city manager – we have one

The city council political divide reared its head again this week. The dispute this time is about whether to hire Acting City Manager Kathy Angerer as the new city manager.…

Tuesday’s primary is a peek at what is to come in November

Last week’s voter turnout – over 3,500 — was nothing short of amazing and inspiring. It’s rare for most voters to pay attention to primary elections, but this one was…

Alley repair project is an investment in the future

Hamtramck city officials are on their way to expanding the alley repaving project. And for that they deserve to be congratulated. The city has long neglected improving its streets, sidewalks…

Stadium renovation cost is high but still do-able

The cost estimate to fix up Hamtramck Stadium is in and it’s a doozey. According to a study by SmithGroup JJR, the city will have to find over $18 million…

Schools superintendent spent a life dedicated to Hamtramck

In a surprise move, Hamtramck Public Schools Superintendent Tom Niczay announced last week that he will retire at the end of the upcoming school year. It is going to be…

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…