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Hamtramck NAACP President Comes Under Criticism

By Todd A. Heywood Michiganmessenger.com Residents and civil rights advocates are appalled that Asm “Kamal” Rahman, a leading voice in the successful ballot initiative to overturn a local anti-discrimination ordinance…

Emergency Plan For Sterling Plant Worked Out Well

By Charles Sercombe Looking back at last Thursday’s big fire at the Sterling Oil plant, fire and city officials say the response went off as planned. “The response was outstanding,”…

School District Ready To Handle Flu Pandemic

By Charles Sercombe If the H1N1 flu strain hits Hamtramck, the public school district is prepared to handle a pandemic. Also known as “Swine Flu,” medical experts say there is…

Here It Comes, Hamtramck’s Annual Party

By Charles Sercombe Get ready to have some fun this weekend. The 29th Hamtramck Labor Day Festival is partying down on Jos. Campau from Caniff to Carpenter. The weekend will…

‘Hate Crime’ Discussion Takes A Turn Toward The Personal

By Charles Sercombe It’s not often that I step outside of my role in reporting the news. But in a panel discussion held Monday evening and led by Congressman John…

Mayor And Appointee Square Off

By Charles Sercombe Mayor Karen Majewski took an action she doesn’t do very often. The mayor removed one of her appointees, Bill Meyer, from his position on the Hamtramck Human…

‘Hate Crime’ Meeting May Turn Into A Confrontation

By Charles Sercombe Monday’s panel discussion on a pending Congressional “hate crime law” may get a little heated. Monday’s discussion will be led by Congressmen John Conyers, who is sponsoring…

Building A Bridge To Hamtramck’s Diverse Community

City Manager Bill Cooper says he’s soon going to schedule ethnic/religious sensitivity training for the city’s workforce. While that’s a wise idea at any time, it’s even more important considering…

Coming Events

SEPT. 1, Tuesday, 3-5 p.m. — the HHS student council is hosting a car wash by the parking lot on Gallagher. Cost is $3 per car and $5 for SUV’s,…

Get Ready To Party In Hamtown

By Ian Perrotta Review Special Writer Don’t work too hard trying to figure out how to spend the upcoming holiday weekend—the city will be hosting its 29th Annual Hamtramck Labor…