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American Axle will have to pay for closing local plant

By Charles Sercombe For union workers who were laid off from the American Axle & Manufacturing plant in Detroit-Hamtramck, it’s sweet revenge time. A labor arbitrator recently ruled that American…

Struggling communities turn to beefed up traffic enforcement

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck isn’t the only city issuing more traffic tickets. According to a recent report in USA Today, cities across the country are ramping up traffic enforcement in…

City tries again for federal grant for Fire Department

By Charles Sercombe City Manager Bill Cooper is crossing his fingers but he’s not holding his breath. About a month ago, Cooper submitted a grant proposal to the federal government’s…

Protestors call for a change in the Police Department

Protestors call for a change in the Police Department

By Charles Sercombe The arrest of an African-American pastor in Hamtramck has erupted into charges that the city’s Police Department is discriminatory and insensitive to people of color. Critics of…

Mayor credited in stopping further cuts

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter The rest of Michigan owes Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski a big thanks. A few weeks ago, the state’s House General Government Committee passed a budget…

Police shoot at drunk driver who tried to run over officer

By Charles Sercombe A female drunk driver lead Hamtramck police on a wild chase early Thursday morning that almost cost her life. At about 3 a.m., police officers attempted to…

So far, the return rate of Hamtramck Census forms is only a fraction

By Charles Sercombe There’s some more troubling news about the Census and Hamtramck. Last week, we reported on the Hamtramck Census forms having Detroit listed as the address. Census officials…

Public is a no-show for meeting on park improvements

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter If only it really was the thought that counts. On Wednesday (March 24) the Hamtramck Recreation Commission hosted a special meeting for the public on…

Problem of teens fighting in streets takes a sinister turn

By Charles Sercombe For the past several weeks, roving gangs of teens have been running through the city’s streets and getting into fights. The menace has now spilled over to…

At Dickinson East, when it comes to reading, it’s about fun

At Dickinson East, when it comes to reading, it’s about fun

By Charles Sercombe Students in Hamtramck’s public schools are hitting the books hard during this month. But not necessarily for their classes. Instead, students are being encouraged to turn off…