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The Lore of Hamtramck … A memorable meeting with Mrs. Roosevelt

The Lore of Hamtramck … A memorable meeting with Mrs. Roosevelt

  By Greg Kowalski “It was terrific!” That’s how Helen (Grudzien) Livingston remembers the day in 1936 when she presented a bouquet of roses to Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of…

Author’s homage to Hamtramck

Author’s homage to Hamtramck

  By Alan Madlane Local resident Steve Hughes must be a pretty interesting guy. That’s a conclusion easily reached once you start reading about his background. A Hamtramck resident, Hughes…

Dig history? If so check out this archaeological discovery

Dig history? If so check out this archaeological discovery

  By Alan Madlane Hamtramck is a city with a past. Several of them, you could argue. Now that past, or part of it at least, is being revealed. Or,…

Between the lines … Looking back at the Tigers of 1968

Between the lines …  Looking back at the Tigers of 1968

  By Charles Sercombe This week marked the 50th anniversary of the Detroit Tigers clinching the 1968 World Series. For those of a certain age, the day – Oct. 10…

City Life … Bad traffic habits must be challenged

City Life … Bad traffic habits must be challenged

  By Walter Wasacz Take a 12-minute drive or roughly double that time by bicycle from Hamtramck to the intersection of Cass Avenue and Hancock St. The corner is notable…

Between the Lines: ‘A shot and a beer’ is an only-in-Hamtramck moment

Between the Lines: ‘A shot and a beer’ is an only-in-Hamtramck moment

  By Charles Sercombe Several years ago in the column “Toast of the Town” I wrote about an incident that happened in the mid-1980s or so. The column was specifically…

Hamtramck’s public library is about to turn 100 years old

Hamtramck’s public library is about to turn 100 years old

    By Alan Madlane The Hamtramck Library is turning 100 in November. But the celebration has already begun. The library, founded by the Tau Beta Association in 1918, initially…

Between the lines … When the Pope came to Hamtramck

Between the lines … When the Pope came to Hamtramck

    By Charles Sercombe It was 31 years ago this past week when former Pope John Paul II visited Hamtramck. The Sept. 18, 1987 visit has been duly noted…

Complete streets now: lives depend on it

Complete streets now: lives depend on it

  By Walter Wasacz A comprehensive strategic transportation and urban mobility plan was published earlier this month by the City of Detroit. Using Complete Streets principles — rapidly gaining traction…

Despite hot, rainy weather, Labor Day Festival remains a ‘people’s festival’

Despite hot, rainy weather, Labor Day Festival remains a ‘people’s festival’

    By Charles Sercombe (Sept. 7, 2018) One thing you can say about this year’s Hamtramck Labor Day Festival, it had its ups and downs, and ins and outs.…

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