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Era of the negro baseball leagues celebrated in new exhibit

Era of the negro baseball leagues celebrated in new exhibit

  By Charles Sercombe A new exhibit highlighting the negro baseball leagues opens tomorrow (June 15) at the Detroit Historical Society. Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium and the Black Historic…

Panic in Hamtramck? Online outlet says we are overstressed

Panic in Hamtramck? Online outlet says we are overstressed

  By Alan Madlane Feel a little tense, do you, Hamtown? It comes as no surprise to the folks at Zippia. Zippia do dah, Zippia-ay. What the heck is Zippia,…

Historic Tau Beta building is now officially recognized by the state

Historic Tau Beta building is now officially recognized by the state

  By Charles Sercombe Back in 1927, the Tau Beta building on Hanley St. was a bustling community center for newly arrived immigrants. There, they were schooled on how to…

New season for Detroit City FC kicks off with a loss

New season for Detroit City FC kicks off with a loss

    By Konrad Maziarz The Review Special Writer Detroit City Football Club’s (DCFC) home opener on Sunday drew 5,254 soccer fans who braved the wild, stormy weather. They packed…

Photos of legendary Negro League baseball player emerge

Photos of legendary Negro League baseball player emerge

  (Hamtramck’s historic baseball stadium was the home of the Detroit Stars back in the 1930s. The team was part of the Negro National Baseball League. A number of legendary…

Ron Sweed ‘The Ghoul’ dead at age 70

Ron Sweed ‘The Ghoul’ dead at age 70

  By Eric Villa Special to The Review On April 1, 2019 Hamtramck lost a good friend. Ron “The Ghoul” Sweed passed away, five months after suffering a heart attack;…

Your guide to where the best paczki can be found

Your guide to where the best paczki can be found

  By Charles Sercombe Where are the best paczki? The short answer is, Hamtramck, of course. Just follow the paczki scent to these locations: The most well-known bakery is New…

This year’s Hamtramck Music Fest gets even bigger and better

This year’s Hamtramck Music Fest gets even bigger and better

    By Alan Madlane Music and Hamtramck. A match made in … Well, Hamtramck. And it’s coming around again, like a record spinning round and round baby, and et…

Detroit area is one of the worst for pedestrian safety

Detroit area is one of the worst for pedestrian safety

By Charles Sercombe According to a national study on pedestrian safety, Michigan has some terrible drivers. The “Dangerous by Design” report published by Smart Growth America says Michigan is the…

City Life … The zigs and zags of winter walkability

City Life … The zigs and zags of winter walkability

    By Walter Wasacz Would you pay an extra, say, $35 a year for sidewalks to be plowed after it snows? It’s a question being asked by northern cities…