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Free beer anyone? Hamtramck Labor Day Festival has a deal

Free beer anyone? Hamtramck Labor Day Festival has a deal

By Charles Sercombe The Hamtramck Labor Day Festival is once again gearing up, and organizers could use a little help. Volunteers are needed for a number of jobs, such as…

When the lights went out

When the lights went out

By Charles Sercombe Fifteen years ago this past week, Hamtramck residents and 50 million others suffered a massive power outage. On Aug. 14, 2003 — a Thursday — at 4…

City Life … Mural celebrates the Hamtramck immigrant experience

City Life …   Mural celebrates the Hamtramck immigrant experience

By Walter Wasacz “Coming to Hamtramck” was the theme of the evening and come they did. Hamtramckans old and new poured into the Hamtramck Historical Museum last Thursday to get…

Remembering the storm of all storms 21 years ago …

Remembering the storm of all storms 21 years ago …

By Charles Sercombe Did you enjoy your Fourth of July holiday this week? A lot of folks didn’t have a happy Fourth 21 years ago when a fierce tornado swept…

Art collective is packing a summer full of activities

Art collective is packing a summer full of activities

By Alan Madlane The hard-working folks at local art enclave Popps Packing are full of new news this month. For those not fully in the know, Popps Packing is an…

Hamtramck celebrates the Fourth of July

Hamtramck celebrates the Fourth of July

      By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s sky was alive with fireworks this week. A number of residents celebrated the Fourth of July as they usually do – with a…

For this resident, preserving our heritage is her life’s work

For this resident, preserving our heritage is her life’s work

  By Alan Madlane Sometimes people earn all the good things that come to them. Here at The Review, we prefer to focus on this type of person. And Rebecca…

The Lore of Hamtramck … Fred Kovaleski – our spy – has died

The Lore of Hamtramck …   Fred Kovaleski – our spy – has died

    By Greg Kowalski Fred Kovaleski died a couple of weeks ago. He is name is probably not known to many Hamtramckans today but there was a time when…

Marking an anniversary: Bobby Kennedy’s visit to city precedes tragedy

Marking an anniversary: Bobby Kennedy’s visit to city precedes tragedy

  A few years ago Greg Kowalski wrote about the anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s visit to Hamtramck. This year marks the 50th anniversary of that visit. In commemoration of that…

Former first lady is remembered in library mural

Former first lady is remembered in library mural

  By Alan Madeleine America lost a first lady a few weeks ago. But Hamtramck still has her, in a way. Barbara (nee Pierce) Bush, wife of 41st president George…