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Editorial: Time to Snuff Out Smoking in Public Housing

The federal housing agency, HUD, has been floating the idea of banning smoking inside the apartments they subsidize. It may seem like an intrusive move, but there is a sound…

Editorial: Send a Letter to the Post Office: Keep the Hamtramck Branch Open

Since our story last week about a rumor that the Hamtramck Post Office branch is slated to be closed, we’ve been approached by a postal carrier. The carrier asked to…

Editorial: Census Count Will Take the Effort of the Entire City

Hamtramck officials are on the right path in making sure our city receives an accurate population count during next year’s decentennial Census. Local preparations for the once-every-10-year national population count…

One man’s trash is still, well, everyone’s trash

Handbills52909 Since Last November, Richard Lee Sparks has been collecting those yellow bags you get on your porch every week. As of now, he has a whole garbage can filled…

Gordon lesson: Loose Lips indeed sinks ships

Now that there is a settlement deal with Council member Cathie Gordon, is there anything to be learned? The council treaded on new legal ground in deciding whether to disqualify…

The right message for the right time

The Keep it made in America caravan couldn’t have picked a better time to roll into Hamtramck. On Monday, a who’s who of labor and human rights leaders visited town…