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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…

From the Publisher… The history and meaning behind Thanksgiving

From the Publisher… The history and meaning behind Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a traditional holiday celebrated by millions of Americans and people throughout the world. It’s not just a delectable feast of turkey, pumpkin pie and too many carbs that…

Election will get final ballot count

By Charles Sercombe The recount of Hamtramck’s November General Election will take place next Thursday. An attempt by Mayor Karen Majewski and City Councilmember Alan Shulgon to have the recount…

City manager warns of pending layoff if no contract concessions

By Charles Sercombe The clock is ticking toward a massive city employee layoff. City Manager Bill Cooper said unless he hears back from the city’s four employee unions soon, he…

For Hamtramck, Thanksgiving has a special meaning

By Greg Kowalski Review Specialwriter Thanksgiving traditionally has been a holiday characterized by good food, family gatherings and supposedly the spirit of giving thanks. That has been as true in…

City Council election results will be counted one more time

City Council election results will be counted one more time

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s election season isn’t going to fade quietly into history. City Council candidate Anam Miah is now the second candidate to ask for a recount of the…

Calling all Goodfellows, we’re ready for your close-up

By Charles Sercombe The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s time once again for Hamtramck’s Goodfellows to swing into action. Needy families and individuals can now pick up applications…

Schools will take 5 years to be debt-free

By Ian Perrotta Review Staffwriter Last Wednesday (Nov. 11) the results of the annual financial audit were presented to the Hamtramck School Board. While no serious inconsistencies were found in…