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For this part of Poland St., concerns grows over empty houses

By Charles Sercombe There are about 400 vacant houses in Hamtramck. Over the past 12 months or so, several of them have been hit by arsonists. You can add two…

NAACP will hold rally to highlight concerns with police department

By Charles Sercombe The Hamtramck branch of the NAACP says it has some issues with the city’s police department. The civil rights organization is holding a rally this Tuesday (March…

New academy will help immigrants transition to new life

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter Living in a foreign country is rarely easy, and not speaking the language can make it harder. Fortunately for Hamtramck, a new academy is slated…

‘Public Pool’ art space hopes to make a splash

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter There may not be a place to swim in Hamtramck, but coming soon the city will have a Public Pool. No, it’s not the kind…

St. Joseph’s company is expanding

The parent company of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Center on Conant is expanding. Olympia Group Healthcare Network, which operates St. Joseph’s as well as three other facilities, recently acquired the Ambassador…

‘Blowout’ stirs up memories of city’s rich musical past

‘Blowout’ stirs up memories of city’s rich musical past

(Editor’s note: We’re pleased and tickled to announce that former Citizen writer Walter Wasacz is now contributing to The Review. Look for his weekly column on life in Hamtramck starting…

Wrongdoing or confusion? State police to decide

By Charles Sercombe An investigation into the unauthorized payment to a Christian-based organization for lot cleaning it performed for the city has taken an unexpected turn. The investigation into Acts…

Now’s the time to challenge house values

By Ian Perrotta If you’re not satisfied with your property tax assessment, next week is your chance to do something about it. Beginning Monday (March 15) the yearly Board of…

People’s Community Services reaches out to those in need

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter Are you struggling to meet your basic needs? If so, then People’s Community Services has a program for you. Recently, People’s Community Services announced that…

For one driver, an expensive night of drinking

By Charles Sercombe There must have been some bad juju around Wendy’s burger joint over the weekend. On Friday at about 10:30 p.m. a wall made of cinder block came…