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Murder suspect had robbery in mind

Murder suspect had robbery in mind

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter A year after a seemingly random shooting left a Hamtramck man dead, lingering questions about the Feb. 3, 2009 homicide of Rafiqul Islam are finally…

Hamtramck schools attracting more students but still face a deficit

By Charles Sercombe Can the possible disintegration of Highland Park Public Schools be Hamtramck’s salvation? Recently, it was reported that the Highland Park school district has lost 50 percent of…

A light snowfall so far, but plowing bills add up

By Charles Sercombe Before the question could even be asked, DPW Superintendent Martin Ladd begged off saying: “Brother, don’t even go there.” There? Yeah, there, as in winter, as in…

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…