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Envisioning a new Conant requires open minds

Let’s face it, the Conant business district is an ugly stretch of road. It’s not the businesses there that are to blame, but the road itself, which is barren and…

Enforcing city codes takes a balancing act

In recent weeks, there have been a growing number of complaints from residents who received code violation tickets. Some have argued that they should have first been issued a warning…

Victory over our greatest fear

Victory over our greatest fear

  By John Ulaj Publisher I want to begin by thanking you, our readership and advertisers, for your amazing loyalty and continued support. Given that, I am proud to announce…

City can’t always depend on an infusion of Fed money

As we reported last week, this spring and summer will be busy around town. The city has been fortunate to receive various federal grants totaling over $19 million in recent…

HPS legal woes take away money for educating

What can one say about a school district that attracts so many lawsuits? There are a lot of things that baffle us about the Hamtramck Public School District, but the…

Guest Editorial … Now is the time to prepare for severe weather

By Hamtramck Fire Chief Matthew Wyszczelski Spring in Michigan means there is a strong chance for severe weather, so to prepare, the State of Michigan has declared the week of…

For some, not all tax revenue is welcomed

It continues to mystify us why some city officials are opposed to Hamtramck allowing marijuana dispensaries in town. There remains open hostility to this type of business, based largely on…

Backing off on lot fees sends wrong message

It continues to baffle us about the fuss being made over a new fee structure for vacant lot owners who do nothing with them. Some of these lot owners have…

HPS School Board falls further into decline

It pains us to dwell on this, but the Hamtramck Board of Education appears to be in a mess of trouble. The public is noticing it too, if comments on…

Guest Editorial: What do you think?

By Greg Kowalski One of the biggest challenges of operating a historical museum in Hamtramck is that there is almost too much history. So much has happened in Hamtramck over…

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