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Hamtown’s Movers And Shakers

Hamtown’s Movers And Shakers

Who he is: Born at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Ronald Konopka lived at 5523 Prescott for decades before moving away in the mid 1970s. However, to this day he…

Big Bikes And Even Bigger Hearts

Big Bikes And Even Bigger Hearts

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter When most people think of bikers, they picture mean guys with nasty attitudes. But that stereotype only makes up a fraction of motorcycle riders. The…

City Officials Have No Sweet Tooth For Ice Cream Trucks

City Officials Have No Sweet Tooth For Ice Cream Trucks

By Charles Sercombe Remember that childhood ditty that went, “You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream”? Well, city officials are singing a slightly different tune, but it…

With Award Money, Poet Vievee Plans To Finish Manuscript

With Award Money, Poet Vievee Plans To Finish Manuscript

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter Poetry comes from the details of life. Poets come from all over – including Hamtramck. For the past 15 years, Vievee Francis has lived and…

To Join This Club, Just Jog Alongside

To Join This Club, Just Jog Alongside

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter The mayor might be in charge of Hamtramck, but once a week the crew from the Detroit Threads Running Team runs this town. Every Wednesday…

A Party Like No Other…

A Party Like No Other…

By Charles Sercombe This year’s Hamtramck Labor Day Festival was, with apologies to baseball legend Yogi Berra, like a 1980s déjà vu all over again. (Editor’s note: Who’s Yogi Berra…

International Soccer Academy Scores With Kids And Community

International Soccer Academy Scores With Kids And Community

By Ian Perrotta Review Special Writer Every four years, the World Cup unites people from all over the world with the game of soccer. This past summer in Hamtramck, the…

The Day We Almost Lost Hamtramck

The Day We Almost Lost Hamtramck

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s worst nightmare almost came true Thursday morning. A fuel tank erupted into flames at Sterling Oil on Grand Haven at about 11:30 a.m., which could have…

Hindu Celebration Puts Emphasis On Community

Hindu Celebration Puts Emphasis On Community

By Ian Perrotta Review Special Writer Last Saturday the Durga Temple of Detroit began the two-day celebration of Suvo Janmashtani (a birthday ceremony for Hare Krishna) with a parade through…

New Police Chief Will Work To Present A New Image Of Department

New Police Chief Will Work To Present A New Image Of Department

By Ian Perrotta Review Special Writer Growing up on Edwin Street in Hamtramck, Marek (Mark) Kalinowski used to look up to and admire the police officers of Hamtramck. Now after…