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Hamtramck Labor Day Festival: hot fun in the summertime

Hamtramck Labor Day Festival: hot fun in the summertime

  By Charles Sercombe The weather was perfect, people came, bands played, the canoe race was wet and wild, Big Time wrestlers put on a crazy show, and what more…

In Hamtramck, 1959 World Series champ still stands out

In Hamtramck, 1959 World Series champ still stands out

  By Alan Madlane One of Hamtramck’s favorite sons is finding himself back in the local spotlight. Art “Pinky” Deras (his Polish grandmother gave him the nickname, never explaining why)…

Music festival makes a big comeback after a year off

Music festival makes a big comeback after a year off

  By Charles Sercombe The sound of music could once again be heard in the streets of Hamtramck this past weekend. After taking a year off because of the Covid…

Head on to Downriver for a tribute to a Michigan custom car legend

Head on to Downriver for a tribute to a Michigan custom car legend

  By “Sailor” Rick Metcalf Special to The Review Have you ever marveled at those crazy chrome and wild-colored custom car creations at an Autorama? How about built a plastic…

A talk with ‘Hamtramck, USA’ documentary makers

A talk with ‘Hamtramck, USA’ documentary makers

  By Alan Madlane Justin Feltman and Razi Jafri have a short film streaming right now, all about the last big general election held here in the city for mayor,…

Students focus on littering in public service video

Students focus on littering in public service video

  By Alan Madlane Many have commented on the litter that bedevils Hamtramck on a daily basis. It swirls in the sewer grates after a heavy rain, formed of discarded…

An author’s ‘love letter’ to the City of Detroit

An author’s ‘love letter’ to the City of Detroit

  By Alan Madlane Elisa Sinnett is a teacher with the Hamtramck Public Schools, who also happens to be a writer. Her newest book is called “Detroit Fairy Tales,” and,…

Videographer focuses his lens on his home city – Hamtramck

Videographer focuses his lens on his home city – Hamtramck

  By Alan Madlane Syed A. Khair is a fan of his adopted town, Hamtramck. Luckily, it turns out that he is also a skilled video creator. One with a…

Police department is prepared for aiding those with autism

Police department is prepared for aiding those with autism

  By Alan Madlane The Hamtramck Police Department has a new program to help the department engage, in a positive manner, with persons on the autism spectrum that they may…

What parents should know about sending their child to kindergarten

What parents should know about sending their child to kindergarten

  By Charles Sercombe Enrollment for preschool and kindergarten is underway in the Hamtramck Public School District. We asked the district’s Coordinator of Pupil Services, George Blankenbaker, to talk about…

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