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Age-old debate on parking meters revs up again

By Charles Sercombe What’s one subject that’s guaranteed to start an argument among city officials? Parking. Or, more specifically, to charge for parking on main streets or allow the public…

City moves close to opening historical museum

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s Historical Commission is on the verge of getting a much-waited for museum location. But don’t start the move-in yet. The city has a tentative deal with…

For Hamtramck, MLK Day brings some closure to housing case

For Hamtramck, MLK Day brings some closure to housing case

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter This year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was extra-special. For the City of Hamtramck, it marked an opportunity to move one house closer to resolving…

HUD grant will allow city to end housing lawsuit

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck can shut the door on its 40-year-old housing discrimination lawsuit. Last week, HUD, the federal housing agency, announced it will give Hamtramck $13.9 million to provide…

Man in missing girl mystery now in prison

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s most scrutinized, under-the-microscope man is now spending the next 18 months to 15 years in prison. But not for the thing authorities suspect him of doing.…

Homeowners will be charged extra fee for garbage

By Charles Sercombe The cost of throwing out garbage just went up $3 per month for each household in Hamtramck. The total increase for the year will be $36. The…

These volunteers for the homeless know how to pack a good cause

These volunteers for the homeless know how to pack a good cause

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter It looks like Mother Nature finally got the memo and winter has arrived. Fortunately for Detroit’s homeless, the Burners without Borders organization was already here.…

Housing lawsuit takes another step toward shutting the door

By Charles Sercombe Despite a housing market that is in the dumps, new housing is coming to Hamtramck. But the real good news is that the 65 units coming our…

It’s still honeymoon season

By Charles Sercombe All right all of you Hamtramck political junkies out there. It’s now the second week Hamtramck’s newly elected City Council and mayor have met face-to-face. So, is…

In campaign over Hamtramck’s gay rights proposal, outsiders did most of funding

By Charles Sercombe The dust has not settled over the controversial election of a gay rights ordinance from 2008. Last August we printed a story on the contributors of those…