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Taxpayers getting a good soaking by Rec. Dept.

Taxpayers getting a good soaking by Rec. Dept.

Hamtramck taxpayers deserve answers about how their money is being spent by the Hamtramck Recreation Department. It’s outrageous that the department collects $1 million a year and spends half of…

Former veteran hall is in good hands now

The purchase of PLAV Post 1 Hall by the Hamtramck Historical Commission couldn’t be more appropriate. This building is historical in itself. It was built by World War I veterans…

City union eyes budget reality, now it’s the city council’s turn

City union eyes budget reality, now it’s the city council’s turn

For many of our readers this will sound like inside baseball kind of stuff. But it is yet another example of these hard financial times and how when things get…

A special thanks to our vets

This is a little late but the acknowledgment of the participation on Memorial Day is in order. Ceremonies were attended by Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski and most of the City…

If we all pull together, Hamtramck’s festival can be saved

If we all pull together, Hamtramck’s festival can be saved

Maybe last week we rushed too quickly to say that this year’s Hamtramck Labor Day Festival should be canceled since the city had to lay off its special events coordinator.…

Historical museum will enrich the community in many ways

On behalf of People’s Community Services, I would like to express our support for the development of a Hamtramck Historical Museum. Hamtramck is a small city but it is a…

Hip Hip, Hooray! for Hamtramck’s grandstands

Thank you very much for your story on the history of the grandstands at Veterans Park. Baseball historian Gary Gillette brought up very significant incentives in the potential preservation of…

City should have committed to festival months ago

City should have committed to festival months ago

We hate to be party poopers, but it looks like trying to organize this year’s Hamtramck Labor Day Festival is a bust. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, a lengthy debate…

No matter how you look at it, there are few choices for city employees

No matter how you look at it, there are few choices for city employees

There’s been a lot of talk about city budgets in the news lately. Many communities are asking their unionized employees – including police officers and firefighters – to take temporary…

Council four made a reckless financial decision

Council four made a reckless financial decision

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, a majority of councilmembers decided to commit financial suicide. Councilmembers Tom Jankowski, Cathie Gordon, Kazi Miah and Mohammed Hassan refused to step up and make…