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Hamtramck council vote opens door for state EM to fix finances
Hamtramck's struggles are 'problems most cities are having,' said Mayor Karen Majewski.
Surviving Summer in the City
For some of us, summer is our least favorite season; actually, we hate it. We hate the heat, the humidity so high it turns the air to soup.
Median sales price for Metro Detroit homes jumps 41 percent in May
The median selling price for Metro Detroit homes in May jumped 40.5 percent to $110,000 according to the latest statistics from Realcomp, The solid annual growth in selling prices follows a similar jump in April .
Mon Jun 17, 2013
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Knight Arts Challenge names 84 finalists in Detroit grants program
Diners line up at Detroit Soup in a Corktown gathering space where folks pay $5 to eat and vote on 4 different seed project presentations to help Detroit to get the night's proceeds in Mich., Sunday, Sept.23, 2012.
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John Carlisle: Wrestling school teaches wannabes all the right moves
The guy standing in the wrestling ring jumped straight up in the air, did a somersault and landed hard on his back.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Fathers Day Done Right
Today was a picture-perfect car-guy Fathers Day weekend. First of all, my father drove 800 miles up to visit me for the weekend.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Flags raised to mark diversity of Hamtramck
Michael Grijak says he never thought he would see the day when people would cheer for a Croatian flag being raised alongside the Bosnian, Albanian and Serbian flags.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
American Axle to demolish Detroit, Hamtramck factory
THE MASSIVE BUILDING THAT WILL SOON COME CRUMBLING DOWN. Guy: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THE OLD BUILDINGS OWNED BY AMERICAN AXLE.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Hamtramck is no stranger to hardship, according to a city native
One of the cities that has been in the headlines of late is Hamtramck. The 2.1 square mile city within the city of Detroit is facing a financial emergency and the prospect of once again being under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Court of Appeal - The Detroit Institute of Arts is more than a treasure trove of art, it's also a place to socialize.
Governor confirms Hamtramck in financial emergency
Gov. Rick Snyder has given Hamtramck officials 7 days to decide how they want to handle the financial emergency in the Detroit enclave of 22,000.
Hamtramck officials have seven days to choose between emergency manager and three other options
After a 10-day appeals period passed without a request for a hearing, Gov. Rick Snyder today confirmed his determination that Hamtramck is in a state of financial emergency .
Snyder confirms financial emergency in Hamtramck
Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday confirmed his finding last week that Hamtramck is in a financial emergency, giving city officials seven days to decide how to address it.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Reclaimed materials from old Detroit buildings finding new life
Worker Kirmeth Jones removes nails from a piece of lumber at the Reclaim Detroit warehouse in Detroit.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
This week in Michigan politics: no Medicaid expansion, Terri Lynn Land, Hamtramck emergency
This week in Michigan politics, Kyle Norris and Jack Lessenberry talk about Republican opposition to Medicaid expansion , former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land's candidacy for the U.S. Senate, and the financial emergency in the city of Hamtramck.
In summer theater classes acting out is encouraged
If you want more to show for your summer break than indiscreet tan lines, think about enrolling in acting or improv classes.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Simply Suzanne goes international with sales, refreshes brand
Simply Suzanne is known for the healthiness of its granola. Now it's getting the certification and refreshed branding to drive the message home.
In this morning's news: Hamtramck's financial emergency,...
"In 2010, city officials asked to file for bankruptcy. And they asked for this state review, too-which found the city is still running continuous deficits, and can't make pension payments on timea The city could get an emergency manager.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Music, Dance And Diversity Celebrated At Children's Festival & Competition
It had all the anticipation of "American Idol" as 21 dance and performing groups made up of young people from across the region competed at the Third Annual Children's Festival & Competition.
Gov. Rick Snyder declares financial emergency in Hamtramck
If the ruling stands after after a seven-day appeal period, Hamtramck, under the state's new financial emergency law, can choose between appointment of an emergency manager, bankruptcy, mediation or a consent agreement to address its financial troubles.