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Hamtramck’s ever-evolving transformation

The closing of St. Lad’s Church may have been expected, but it was still a shock for many. While it’s true the Polish-Catholic community here in Hamtramck has greatly shrunken…

Fireworks? Avoid the temptation

Happy Fourth of July! Happy Independence Day! Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about fireworks. Ever since the first celebration of Independence Day, fireworks have…

Guest Editorial: Progress — one step at a time

By Greg Kowalski When you build a museum like this one you do it one step at a time. Some of those steps are big while others are small. The…

Last week was not a good image for city

There is a lot to untangle from last week’s news here in Hamtramck. First, we start with a bizarre discussion from the city council and mayor regarding this year’s Hamtramck…

Public service demands that you do your job

Councilmember Mohammed Hassan brought up an interesting point at the last city council meeting. Namely, that two councilmembers, Khalil Refai and Muhtasin Sadman, have each now missed three consecutive council…

The needs of Hamtramck should come first

We understand that there moral issues that people get passionate about and take a stand on them. Occasionally elected leaders pass resolutions denouncing or supporting events happening in the nation…

A possible solution to the parking meters

If there is one thing Hamtramckans can agree on, it is that the Jos. Campau parking meters are terrible. Many folks find the meter system confusing, at least, and oftentimes…

School district risks alienating voters

The status of Hamtramck Public Schools Superintendent Jaleelah Ahmed is puzzling, to say the least. Or, to be more specific, the explanation of her status by the district is what…

guest Editorial … Retired Housing Director has plenty to be thankful for

By Kevin Kondrat Retired HHS Director As I now retire as the Executive Director of The Hamtramck Housing Commission, I would like to thank The Review for the opportunity to…

Housing director served our community well

Recently, the longtime director of Hamtramck’s Housing Commission, Kevin Kondrat, retired. Mr. Kondrat took over the job after a tumultuous era before him, and managed to turnaround a difficult situation.…

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