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The fight continues for environmental justice

Despite protests over a nearby recycling center seeking to store tens of thousands of gallons of toxic waste, a state agency gave its blessing. Since state officials refused to listen…

City charter change proposal raises too many unknowns

From the looks of things, the city council’s decision to ask voters to change the city charter is dead on arrival – based on the pushback we have seen on…

School officials made the right decision for fall

Last week, it was announced that students in the Hamtramck Public School District – which does not include charter schools — will continue to learn from home this fall. That…

Schools Superintendent: A roadmap back to schooling

By Jaleelah Ahmed Dear students, families, and community members: I hope you are enjoying another beautiful Michigan summer. As our partner in your child’s education, I wanted to send an…

School bond proposal deserves a consideration

Much has been discussed on social media about next Tuesday’s public school bond proposal. The district is seeking voter approval of a bond that will raise $35 million. The cost…

Wayne County Treasurer Sabree has earned our vote

We don’t often get involved in endorsing candidates, but we are making an exception in one race. Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree is seeking re-election. He is on the…

A summer of change in the city

A summer of change in the city

  A couple of things are worthy of note from the past few weeks. First, Hamtramck School Boardmember Maggie Srodek announced last week that she is resigning. Srodek has served…

Time to step up and fill out your census form

Hamtramck, you can do better. Several weeks ago, all Hamtramck households received a U.S. Census form. The census happens once every 10 years. It does so not only to find…

The time is ripe for a discussion on policing

There has been a lot of talk nationally about reforming or “defunding” police departments. There also has been criticism that some officers have acted with brutality toward minorities. Hamtramck police…

Will new parking meters be the city’s financial cure?

We realize that these are tough economic times for the City of Hamtramck. In fact, many cities are facing a financial crisis now that coronavirus has caused a massive economic…