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Guest Editorial … Our neighbors need help with water bills

By Rev. Cass Charrette People’s Water Board Coalition Board Member Thanks to our youth who use their creativity to meet human needs in our community! Another need requiring caring response…

Guest Editorial: Pride flag also represents our diversity

  By Mark Rigstad Our city’s motto is “The World in Two Square Miles!” because we cherish our tradition of diversity, inclusivity, and toleration of differences. A tolerant community accepts…

Justice is about to be served

For those who have been following the city’s long-running housing discrimination lawsuit, there is reason to celebrate. But it’s not quite “pop the champagne bottle” time. Thanks to an almost…

State’s pension funding is only a temporary fix

Last week, the city received some exciting news. It is very likely that Hamtramck will qualify for and receive about, $17.6 million to shore up its underfunded pension fund. That…

Guest Editorial: A new age of learning: HPS offers Virtual Learning Institute

By Dr. Adnan Aabed, Director of Hamtramck Public Schools Virtual Learning Institute COVID-19 brought many changes to the education landscape, and now we realize that some of those changes are…

Nearby recycling plant raises more concerns

The recycling plant named US Ecology continues to rack up complaints, the latest one about the odors it emits. Last week, State Rep. Abraham Aiyash (D-Hamtramck), Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit),…

Wishing our CM good luck and thanks

It’s going to be tough to replace City Manager Kathy Angerer. Yes, we know some folks will scoff at that notion. All leaders have their critics. But the way we…

Rededication of stadium ushers in a new era

Things just keep getting better and better for the historic Hamtramck baseball stadium. Last week, officials from Wayne County, Detroit and Hamtramck, plus a host of special guests, were part…

Guest Editorial: Detroit’s Care Center is the first of its kind

The Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 22, for the City of Detroit’s first Clinical Care Center. “We are pleased to transform this…

Let’s make the Labor Day Festival the party of the century

Hamtramck, ask yourself a question: Do you want the upcoming Labor Day Festival to be “The Party” of the year in celebration of Hamtramck’s 100th anniversary of becoming a city?…