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City’s financial picture continues to be grim

The city’s financial picture continues to be presented as dire to elected officials. There have been budget sessions for the city council and mayor and they were presented the grim…

Guest Editorial: A mother’s love: The story of Joanna and Edward

Guest Editorial: A mother’s love: The story of Joanna and Edward

By the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network A mother’s love shapes the future of her child. When Joanna first learned of her pregnancy, she and her husband were thrilled. After…

Guest editorial: Treasurer offers ways to avoid foreclosure, but you should act soon

By Eric R. Sabree Wayne County Treasurer I am urging residents who owe property taxes for 2019, or prior years, to get into payment plans by March 14 or pay…

Losing the Polish Parade opens a door for a new one

We know there are plenty of folks in town who are upset that the organizers of the Polish Day Parade have moved the event from Hamtramck to Warren. It’s been…

Guest Editorial: Stop tax foreclosure for Hamtramck’s homeowners

By Michele Oberholtzer Zimmerman For the past two years, Hamtramck homeowners with delinquent taxes have had a reprieve from tax foreclosure. But, this year, tax foreclosure is back, and the…

An age-old problem once again returns

Hamtramck has a new mayor and a new city council. Although they may be new, they are now staring at an age-old problem in Hamtramck: finances. As we reported last…

Welcome to the city’s new parking meter system

We reported a few weeks ago that the city council directed the city manager to work with its parking meter company to extend the grace period to pay for parking…

Being the mayor of a city is a humbling experience

If there is one thing we learned from last week’s article about former Mayor Karen Majewski’s reflection on her tenure, it’s this: Be courageous — despite your initial doubts. In…

Speed humps are a first step in street safety

It took forever, but the city is finally making strides in making our streets safer. The city is doing this by installing more speed humps throughout the city, but mainly…

Judge controversy highlights what’s need: all of us helping out

Regardless what you think of Hamtramck Judge Alexis Krot, her handling of a blight case highlighted something that is needed in the community: Neighbors and volunteers caring about our elderly…