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Hamtramck students well represented in essay contest

In an essay contest open to all students and all schools in Metropolitan Detroit for grades 4-8, HPS had two of the five winners out of approximately 5000 entries. The…

City needs to put the pedal to the metal in setting speed limits

City needs to put the pedal to the metal in setting speed limits

Hamtramck may want to rethink its aggressive traffic enforcement program. Michigan’s Public Act 85, which requires municipalities to study traffic patterns in order to assess appropriate speed limits, poses an…

From the publisher … A cup of coffee a week

By John Ulaj It’s no secret that Hamtramck is facing tough economic times. During the past few weeks, the City Council has met to discuss the deficit Hamtramck is facing…

Did taxpayers get soaked in splash pad project?

Did taxpayers get soaked in splash pad project?

What in the world is going on in the Hamtramck Recreation Department? Recreation Director Craig Daniels acts awfully squirrelly when he is asked about how taxpayers’ money was spent on…

School tax is needed to shore up state budget

School tax is needed to shore up state budget

It’s quite the rage these days to be anti-tax. But not all taxes are equal. Take, for example, a recent Wayne County Public School-sponsored tax to raise an extra 1.9…

Labor Day Festival is too valuable to lose

Labor Day Festival is too valuable to lose

At the time we went to print on Thursday, city officials were working to find a way out of a financial hole. Hamtramck officials have known the city is facing…

For the sake of our future, please be counted

For the sake of our future, please be counted

The deadline for returning Census forms has come and gone – but the Census count is far from over. If you did not get a form, lost it or didn’t…

Begin Veterans Park fix-up by razing grandstands

Begin Veterans Park fix-up by razing grandstands

Something needs to be done about Veterans Memorial Park. The park is looking pretty shabby these days and action needs to be taken to raze the baseball grandstands and maintenance…

It’s up to community leaders to start the discussion on how to get along

The City of Hamtramck is facing a serious problem. It is not the matter of the brief arrest of Rev. Wayne Little. That matter is being worked out by the…

For a more diverse Police Department, community must step up

For a more diverse Police Department, community must step up

Recently, the Hamtramck chapter of the NAACP submitted a list of demands for the city to adopt regarding policies for the Police Department. One of those demands is to hire…