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At the Poletown Plant, the atmosphere is electric

At the Poletown Plant, the atmosphere is electric

By Charles Sercombe Monday’s announcement about GM’s production of the hybrid vehicle, the Volt, wasn’t exactly breaking news. But it was welcomed news nonetheless. GM had said less than a…

Election recount yields few ballot changes

Election recount yields few ballot changes

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s November election appears to be finally over and counted. Last week’s recount of the mayoral and city council election yielded few changes. In the mayoral recount,…

Hamtramck’s rising political star wins grant for policy training

Hamtramck’s rising political star wins grant for policy training

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter In the Chinese Zodiac, 2010 is the year of the Tiger. In Hamtramck, it’s the year of the Bengali Tiger, and his name is Kazi…

Hamtramck is not alone in making cuts to public safety

By Charles Sercombe You could say that economic reality is hitting home in many communities. And you could also say that Hamtramck is not alone in facing the same tough…

A word from the national Census Bureau …

The year 2010 is when the nation participates in the once-every-10-year population count, known as the Census. In the upcoming months The Review will publish news from the Census Bureau.…

Goodfellows have their work cut out during annual holiday drive

Goodfellows have their work cut out during annual holiday drive

By Charles Sercombe If you didn’t get this issue from a Hamtramck Goodfellow volunteer, listen up. The Goodfellows really need your help, and by help we mean your money. On…

Lawsuit rips apart police

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck hasn’t faced a bomb like this in generations. On Wednesday, Hamtramck was in the Detroit media in all the worst ways. A lawsuit was made public…

District ramps up protest

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter There could be some controversial changes in Hamtramck Public Schools. In late November, State Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) introduced two bills to the state…

Tax forfeitures: a sign of the tough financial times

By Charles Sercombe Just how tough is it for Hamtramck homeowners? Must be pretty horrible considering over 150 homeowners are going to lose their houses if they don’t square up…

Vacant houses pose a threat of arson spree

By Charles Sercombe Firefighters are crossing their fingers. Crossing their fingers in hope that what appears to be a budding trend doesn’t become a full-blown arson spree. In the past…