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A summer’s quest: Taking in the city, street by street

A summer’s quest: Taking in the city, street by street

  By Alan Madlane Robert Przygocki knows Hamtramck well. Yes, he spent his earliest school years here; yes, his parents were from here. But then there’s the fact that he…

St. Ladislaus Parish is about to celebrate its centennial

St. Ladislaus Parish is about to celebrate its centennial

  By Alan Madlane St. Lad’s is a young lad no more. The iconic Hamtramck Catholic church is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary this month, on Saturday, Sept. 26,…

City names new stadium infield in honor of a legend

City names new stadium infield in honor of a legend

  By Charles Sercombe There is more action at Hamtramck’s historic baseball stadium. Not only is there a new infield, the field now has an honorific name: “Norman ‘Turkey’ Stearnes…

Wayne State students unearth Hamtramck’s past

Wayne State students unearth Hamtramck’s past

  By Greg Kowalski Bits of broken glass, beads, rusty old iron nails and even marbles may seem to be no more than scrap, but they also can be clues…

An update on what’s happening at Hamtramck’s historic baseball stadium

An update on what’s happening at Hamtramck’s historic baseball stadium

  By Alan Madlane Michael Wilson is the president of the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium. The organization has been instrumental in gathering historical documentation on the city’s baseball stadium,…

Online funding drive aims to help build a park

Online funding drive aims to help build a park

  By Alan Madlane Hamtramck’s scant public park space is getting a tiny, but meaningful, boost. An unnamed person donated the empty lot at 2134 Trowbridge, located between Lumpkin and…

Hamtramck rallies in support of Black Lives Matter

Hamtramck rallies in support of Black Lives Matter

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck has joined the growing list of communities protesting police brutality. On Sunday evening, about 100 people gathered in front of Alladin restaurant on Conant Ave.…

For once, a ‘plague doctor’ that you want to see

For once, a ‘plague doctor’ that you want to see

  By Alan Madlane Hamtramck, in its best moments, has always been creative, original and often-times downright strange. And this moment is right up there. If you’ve been tooling around…

Hamtramck documentary is touring the festival circuit

Hamtramck documentary is touring the festival circuit

  By Alan Madlane Hamtramck, the world will soon know you more. There’s a new documentary film about our town, “Hamtramck, USA,” and it was supposed to have been a…

Estate sale at Krot Funeral Home has something, ah, for everyone

Estate sale at Krot Funeral Home has something, ah, for everyone

  By Alan Madlane If you’ve ever wanted to attend a funeral home’s estate sale – and be honest, who hasn’t? – you’re about to be in luck. Beginning this…

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