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City officials were wise to settle lawsuit

It’s good to see that city officials decided to quickly settle a recent lawsuit regarding translations for election ballots. Several weeks ago, a Hamtramck voter filed a lawsuit in federal…

Welcome back Labor Day Festival, so long Polish Parade

As you read in last week’s issue of The Review, the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival is back in business this year. After spending a year or so in a pandemic…

The cure for abating repeated flooding? Money

The talk of the town this past week focused, of course, on Friday’s massive flooding in Hamtramck and the metro area. Many households here reported flood damage, and many questioned…

On the Gay Pride Flag: it’s about tolerance

It is obvious that, when it comes to anything to do with gay rights in this town, there is a deep cultural division. At issue recently was a divided city…

HPS District once again shines during graduation time

Each year, we visit with the Hamtramck High School graduating seniors during their graduation ceremony. And each year we are amazed at their energy, and the even-more-impressive cultural diversity in…

Term limits don’t make sense locally

Should Hamtramck impose term limits for the mayor and city council? That question will be going forward to Hamtramck voters in the near future. We think that is a terrible…

Slowly, the suburban look creeps into Hamtramck

Call us old-fashioned, perhaps, but we like the way Hamtramck’s neighborhoods look. We say this in light of the recent debate on whether to allow those building new homes to…

City clerk’s handling of his job raises the bar

City Clerk August Gitschlag is leaving Hamtramck for a new job, and we wish him the best. Hamtramck’s loss is the City of Clawson’s gain – which is where Mr.…

An example of how elected officials can get things done

Street harassment of women has been a hot topic in town lately. The discussion began on social media, and has now resulted in the city council passing a resolution seeking…

Election year offers challenges to candidates

Hamtramck’s election season is now off and running. There is a lot at stake this year – but then again, there is every year. Hamtramck is once again experiencing a…