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Latest Census Figures Show Hamtramck Took a Beating

By Charles Sercombe While Hamtramck prepares for the 2010 Census, here’s a preview of what’s to come. Although the national population count happens only once every 10 years, the Census…

Census is Up and Running and Counting on You

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck, said Mayor Karen Majewski, is a “poster child of diversity.” And that’s what the challenge is when it comes to getting an accurate population count during…

Recyclable Materials

Here’s a reminder: the green revolution has come to Hamtramck. The city has been setting up a recycling dumpster on the last Saturday of each month and will contine through…

Editorial: GM Tax Break will Bankrupt Communities

Last week we reported that GM is seeking an 80 percent reduction on the property taxes it pays on the Poletown Plant. Hamtramck receives about $2 million a year from…

Editorial: Surveillance Cameras are Worth the Price

Does the addition of surveillance cameras on Jos. Campau mean the end of crime? Hardly. But they are worth the purchase that City Council approved last week. Four cameras will…

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…

‘Lake Caniff’ looks like it’s dried up

If you ask us here at The Review, it was $26,000 well spent indeed. That’s how much it cost the city to put an end to what we called Lake…

Eat it Raw at the Zen Center

By Kelli B. Kavanaugh Special to The Review The Detroit Zen Center has expanded its kitchen and now features gourmet raw food, herbal, medicinal Korean teas — and a food…