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‘Banglatown’ development plans will be a shot in the arm for city

Exciting things are happening in Banglatown. Development plans for the area, just north of the Hamtramck-Detroit border, were recently unveiled, and it promises to attract more businesses and visitors. While…

Hamtramck has a lot to gain in Census 2020

Census 2020 is about to gear up this fall, and as usual, it’s a unique chance for Hamtramck to get its full share. That’s a full share in state and…

Talk of eliminating city income tax is reckless

There has been growing talk among some city council candidates and others in the community to eliminate the city’s income tax. There are 23 communities in the state that have…

Candidate no-shows are an embarrassment to the city

Disappointing. And embarrassing. Those are two words that come to mind regarding the turnout at last Thursday’s Meet the Candidates forum. Only three of the nine city council candidates showed…

Guest Editorial: Beware of candidates who cause political division

  By Scott Klein Since the time of Mayor Robert Kozaren, and probably before, politicians, candidates and assorted near-do-wells have tried to make a person’s indebtedness to the city an…

Stop in the name of safety: City cracking down on speeders

Cracking down on speeding and reckless drivers is long overdue in Hamtramck. One huge hurdle to doing this has been the city having too few police officers to perform consistent…

Sometimes moving forward requires tuning out naysayers

Are 3-D illustrations at crosswalks a good idea? Recently, our City Life columnist, Walter Wasacz, wrote about a joint city and school pilot project to have these innovative designs installed…

Reader feedback … Are 3-D crosswalk illustrations worth it?

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck Review readers had a lot to say about last week’s City Life column, regarding school and city officials agreeing to create a special pilot program. The…

Schools superintendent leaves an impressive legacy

This week marks the end of an era for Hamtramck’s Public Schools. Superintendent Tom Niczay is ending his storied career in education this week, and the torch is being passed…

Finally, a plan develops to make pedestrians safer

The city and public school district partnership is once again paying off. City and school officials met last week to tackle a problem that has long plagued our city streets:…