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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…

Bangladeshi community questions report on inmate’s death

By Charles Sercombe Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel said members of the metro-Detroit Bangladeshi community jumped to conclusions about the circumstances surrounding the death of a Bengali man being held…

What’s out and in for 2010? Read on …

What’s out and in for 2010? Read on …

By Charles Sercombe Ah, the year 2009, it seems so distant now. But there is still some unfinished business with ’09. It’s time to clean out a few of the…

New school program could mean more money

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter Educationally speaking, 2010 will be a “Race to the Top.” On Monday (Jan. 4) Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed five bills that will greatly overhaul the…

Time to dust off that crystal ball and gaze into the year to come

By Charles Sercombe What’s the word for the city in the New Year? Finances. Which is the word of the year for not only city government and schools, but also…

For now, city officials can get along

By Charles Sercombe If only Hamtramck government could forever stay like it was on Sunday afternoon. Nice, agreeable, optimistic, everyone in it for the good of the city, no personal…

Looking back at the year 2009 … It’s a wrap

Looking back at the year 2009 … It’s a wrap

By Ian Perrotta and Charles Sercombe The second half of 2009 was just as jam-packed with news as the first half. Here’s a look back at July through December (the…