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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…

Election Results Reflect A New Political Force In Town

Election Results Reflect A New Political Force In Town

By Charles Sercombe Tuesday’s Primary Election has turned out to be an historical day for Hamtramck. Why? Judging by the results, the city’s Bangladeshi community has moved from the fringe…

For These Boys Of Summer, It’s A Sweet Slide Home

For These Boys Of Summer, It’s A Sweet Slide Home

By Greg Kowalski Doesn’t seem like a baseball game where the score was 11-0 going into the final inning would stir much excitement – but it sure did. In fact…

Candidates Give It Their Best Shot …

Candidates Give It Their Best Shot …

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s mayoral and council candidates didn’t exactly stand out at Wednesday’s candidate forum, but they also didn’t put a foot in their mouths. And if the election…

Post Office Closings: A National Story

By Charles Sercombe The fate of Hamtramck’s Post Office and branches across the country has hit the national press. In recent weeks, a rumor has swept though Hamtramck that the…

Latest Census Figures Show Hamtramck Took a Beating

By Charles Sercombe While Hamtramck prepares for the 2010 Census, here’s a preview of what’s to come. Although the national population count happens only once every 10 years, the Census…