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Censure resolution makes all councilmembers look bad

To say that the relationships among some city councilmembers is strained is an understatement. Normally, the ebb and flow of interpersonal relations among city officials don’t rise to something worth…

What’s in a sign? Plenty when they pollute the city

Recently the city council adopted an update for an ordinance regulating business signs. For those not familiar with government, yes, cities regulate all sorts of things. Mayor Karen Majewski hailed…

Partnership between city and schools pays off in grant

Talk about something to be thankful for during this past holiday season. In December it was officially announced that the Hamtramck Public School District was awarded an $800,000 grant from…

Despite local protests, we now face an environmental threat

Despite local protests, we now face an environmental threat

    Several weeks ago community leaders held a protest outside of the US Ecology waste plant, located about a mile east of Hamtramck. Those participating included Hamtramck Public Schools…

The year ahead will be a challenging one

This week is part two of our annual “Year in Review.” There was plenty of good news that happened in 2018 – the partnership between the school district and the…

A discussion must begin now on how to finance public safety

We have stressed this before on this editorial page but some things are worth repeating. City officials must start discussing the city’s long-term financial picture – particularly how to fund…

City is in no position to say ‘no’ to new businesses

Without a doubt, if GM follows through on ceasing production at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant – known as the Poletown Plant – Hamtramck will be in a financial crisis. GM…

Detroit City Football Club going pro is a step up for all

Congratulations. Last week it was announced that the Detroit City Football Club is joining up with 10 other soccer teams to form a new professional league. This will mean an…

Hamtramck has plenty to be thankful about

Although this week’s issue comes out a day after Thanksgiving, it’s never too late to give thanks. In Hamtramck, there are many things to be thankful for. For one thing,…

Hamtramck is not alone in facing a thorny financial problem

This week city officials took their first step in ensuring the city’s pension fund will remain solvent. It’s a problem many communities – and even the state itself – are…