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Skipper’s Bar sails into Conant business strip

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter Recently the business district on Conant has received a shot in the arm from an onslaught of new shops. And thanks to Skipper’s Hamtown, it’s…

Sign of the times, landmark buildings take a beating

Sign of the times, landmark buildings take a beating

By Charles Sercombe It’s not been a good season for Hamtramck’s older landmark buildings. Time, the elements and an incredibly bad economy have taken its toll on two well-known buildings.…

A year later, police arrest murder suspect

By Charles Sercombe Some good old-fashioned police work is being credited for the arrest of a suspect connected with the murder of a Bangladesh-American man one year ago. However, investigators…

Financially-speaking, the year 2009 wasn’t bad for Hamtramck’s government

By Charles Sercombe As bad as things are financially for many communities, Hamtramck is doing surprisingly well. That was the report given by the city’s auditor, Carl Johnson, Jr. of…

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…