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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…

For these podcasters, there’s nothing scary about horror movies

By Joe Anthony Myrick Special to The Review For many of us, horror movies give us nightmares. For Hamtramck natives “Barnabas and Samael,” nothing brings them more joy than watching…

City Life … Turning words into action

City Life … Turning words into action

    By Walter Wasacz I was sitting in a chair writing and listening to music when I heard a crash and a shake in the wall facing the street.…

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…