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CNN Looks More Like Fox Than The 'Most Trusted Name In News'

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.24.2015 | Media

What is wrong with CNN these days? Whether it's host John Vause claiming someone in Paris' Muslim community must have known about the terror attacks ...

A Flower Farm Blooms From An Abandoned House In Detroit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.19.2015 | Arts

DETROIT -- The ephemeral installation that filled an abandoned house with flowers last weekend was over before the blossoms had time to wilt, but it l...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Group Fighting To Save Detroit's 'Hamtramck Disneyland' House | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Arts

Welcome to Disney’s very unofficial Northern outpost: It is almost hidden, appearing suddenly in the middle of an otherwise nondescript alley, and it's a necessary stop for any visitor searching for markers of the Motor City’s eclectic and original soul. It’s a frenetic, exuberant love letter to color, movement and play, never quite the same from one visit to the next. This is “Hamtramck Disneyland,” and, following the death of creator Dmytro Szylak, its future is at risk.

How Artists Are Transforming Detroit

Model D Media | Walter Wasacz | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts

This story originally appeared in Model D, a Detroit online magazine. In March of 2009, Model D published an article entitled "Detroit House: $100...

Loyal Friend Returns Vietnam Vet's Cherished Lost Knife 40 Years Later, Brings Him To Tears

Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact

Forty years after returning from Vietnam, a loyal soldier completed one final mission. When Sgt. Frank Cybulski was injured in a mine explosion in...

Another Michigan City In Financial Emergency

Posted 06.03.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has agreed with a five-member review team that the city of Hamtramck is in the midst of a financial emergency, according to ...

Hamtramck Undergoing Process That Could Lead To Emergency Manager

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz and David Sands | Posted 04.17.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed a financial review team Wednesday to look at the books of Hamtramck, a city within Detroit. The appointment un...

More Mosques Going Up In Hamtramck

Detroit News | Posted 04.13.2013 | Detroit

Hamtramck -- Two proposals to build mosques are raising tensions here as Muslims seek to raise their political influence in this culturally diverse co...

Hamtramck Goes Green

Model D | Posted 01.13.2013 | Detroit

The Hamtramck Recycling & Transfer Center is getting close to opening and expects to create a few dozen jobs when it begins operations in 2013. The...

Hamtramck Festival Takes Art Back To The Streets

Posted 10.19.2012 | Detroit

Hamtramck's lively and homegrown arts scene will be on display during the annual Neighborhood Arts Festival on Saturday Oct. 20. The one-day event is ...

Hamtramck Will Lay Off 12 Firefighters.. Almost Half The Force

Detroit News | Posted 10.01.2012 | Detroit

Hamtramck — The city of Hamtramck is scheduled to lay off 12 of its 27 firefighters today, said William Diamond, president of Hamtramck Firefighters...

Hamtramck After Housing Discrimination

Model D | Posted 09.25.2012 | Detroit

Development of all kinds in Hamtramck is about to take a few major steps forward now that the city is close to putting a federal housing lawsuit behin...

Fire Over Water at the Public Pool

Colin Darke | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts
Colin Darke

This past Friday, I drove to Hamtramck, Michigan, a culturally diverse home to a lot of musicians and fine artists, and it is almost completely surrounded by Detroit. And then I was at my destination: Public Pool.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

All The Young Dudes: Whippersnappers Duke It Out For State House Seat | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

Walking down a Woodbridge street peppered with lawn signs blaring the names of Robinson, Banks, Hassan and Hollier, it's immediately clear that there ...

Improving the Quality of Life in Detroit and Hamtramck Is My Focus

Marcelus Brice | Posted 10.06.2012 | Detroit
Marcelus Brice

Detroit and Hamtramck residents -- in fact many residents across Michigan -- have a primary, burning issue. They have a strong need for their quality of life to be improved.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Death To Street Art? | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.12.2012 | Detroit

A new mural in Hamtramck claims street art has gone mainstream, and it's causing enough controversy to show public opinion on graffiti remains divided...

Michigan Teens Hold All-Girls Prom

Posted 05.07.2012 | Teen

Tharima Ahmed was determined to attend her school's prom, but with strict religious beliefs that prohibited her and other fellow classmates from danci...

Hamtramck Fires City Manager, As Payless Paydays Loom

Posted 03.08.2012 | Detroit

Hamtramck City Council voted to fire City Manager William Cooper Wednesday, following a distressing financial report he issued warning of impending pa...

The Artist and the City

Amanda LeClaire | Posted 04.18.2012 | Detroit
Amanda LeClaire

Detroit suffers from both over-hype and public derision over the role of artists in the city's future.

William Alden

Municipal M&A: Budget Woes May Force Cities To Combine | William Alden | Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

As cities grapple with continuing declines in revenue, some are considering merging with other strapped localities or sharing services in a bid to cut...

William Alden

After Firing Crossing Guards, One Michigan Town Left With Nothing Else To Cut | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story is the first in a series that will examine the myriad consequences of the debt crisis confronting American states and cities. * * * * * B...