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FRD PHARMACY 9811 Conant • Hamtramck (313) 871-1115 Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-3pm www.sav-mor.com FRD Sav-Mor Pharmacy is Proud to Serve Members Rite-Aid Customers Welcome! DRUG STORES “Your Pharmacy Experts” $400GENERICS 30-DAY SUPPLY* $999GENERICS 90-DAY SUPPLY* Over 500 drugs available. See www.sav-mor.com for details. It’s been awhile since we have given the city’s recycling effort an extra plug. This Saturday (July 12) is the monthly drop-off for recyclable items at the city’s parking lot on Caniff and McDougall. There will be a great big dumpster there and vol- unteers on hand to help you unload. The drop-off center runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Do your part in being a responsible citizen of the earth and recycle! WE DELIVER! WE DELIVER! UNTIL 3 PM DAILY $ 5 EXPRESS LUNCH MENU! HAMTRAMCK 11401 Joseph Campau (313) 365-1400 Until 4pm Daily Join Us for lunch! $ 599 Choose from 9 Different Combos! 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Many people with disc herniation find relief with conservative care Specializing in Auto & Work Injuries 9743 Conant Ave. • Hamtramck www.RehabChiroCenter.com 313.874.3130 313.874.5897 I-75 Caniff Holbrook Conant H Continued on page 8 By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck may have lost American Axle but it is slowly gaining other compa- nies buying up their plant site. The latest acquisition is from Metropolitan Baking Co., located on Lumpkin in the city’s southend. Metropolitan plans to ex- pand its nearly 90,000 square-foot facility another 20,000 to 30,000 feet. That’s a huge leap consid- ering that just 69 years ago, it started from a two- house operation on Lump- kin by George Kordas, a car salesman, and his part- ners. From there the company grew and made it’s first major expansion in the 1980s and then again in the 1990s. The newest addition in- volved the purchase of seven acres from American Axle and will allow the com- pany to shift truck traffic By Charles Sercombe “I’m the last of the Mohi- cans.” That’s how World War II veteran Frank Stock de- scribed himself when he was interviewed by The Re- view in December of 2011, just before the 70th an- niversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent start of the war. Mr. Stock was just one of a few hundred surviving service members from Pearl Harbor when inter- viewed. Stock was 90 back then, and obviously survived that day of “infamy” to tell the With little fanfare, Metropolitan Baking Co. keeps growing Continued on page 2 Navy veteran who survived Pearl Harbor attack dies Continued on page 4 By Charles Sercombe A contractor for the City of Hamtramck is suing Review Publisher John Ulaj and the newspaper for defamation. Omar Nakash, the owner of Platinum Landscaping, Inc., has filed a lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court accusing Ulaj of defaming him during Ulaj’s run for mayor in 2013. Nakash is seeking over $25,000 in damages. In his suit, Nakash said Ulaj said at a July 19, 2013 candidate forum that Plat- inum is “ripping off the city,” and he would fire the company if elected. Ulaj’s comment was also printed in a story about the forum in the July 26 issue of The Review. Nakash said he was fur- ther defamed when Ulaj told former City Coun- cilmember Cathie Gordon Review publisher sued Omar Nakash George Kordas is following his father and grandfather’s foot- steps in helping to run the family business, Metropolitan Bak- ing Co. The company has been operating in Hamtramck for 69 years. Frank Stock poses with his wife, Camille, shortly before the 70th anniversary in 2011 of the Pearl Harbor attack. Stock died recently.
  2. 2. away from the neighbor- hoods across from the cur- rent plant to the St. Aubin side. The expansion is all part of the company philosophy of “You have to evolve,” said George Kordas, com- pany Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and grandson of the founder. Metropolitan is likely one of the least known compa- nies that operate in Ham- tramck even though it is just down the street from Kowal- ski Sausage Co. However, it’s likely you have eaten one of Metropolitan’s 200 bread products. It provides the subs, buns and bread for sandwiches that we have all eaten at one time or another here in the Detroit area. The com- pany serves area hospitals, like Henry Ford and Beau- mont, GM, Big Boy and vari- ous coney islands. Under the Hearth Oven Bakers brand, the com- pany’s products can be found in a long list of retail outlets, including Glory Mar- ket in Hamtramck. “There is an 80 percent chance that within Detroit, you can find our bread prod- ucts,” said Kordas. While the company has kept a low profile in the city, it is one of Hamtramck’s top employers. Some 90 em- ployees keep this plant buzzing six days a week, 20 hours a day. The expansion will eventu- ally lead to another 10 full- time employees. Before ground can be bro- ken for the expansion, the company needs to get the city’s permission to close off the alley behind the plant. If past requests from other developers is any guideline, that should be no problem. Kathy Angerer, the city’s Director of Community & Economic Development, said she is waiting for a rec- ommendation by the Direc- tor of Public Services, Steve Shaya. Angerer said she supports the expansion. “We’re excited when one of our existing businesses decides to make an invest- ment in our community,” she said. @newdodgelounge www.facebook.com/newdodgelounge 8850Jos.Campau•874-5963 A HUD High Performer Hamtramck Housing Commission (HHC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap or familial status • Heat & Water Included • Individual Kitchens • Income Based Rent • On Site Mail • 24 Hour Security • Recreation Areas • Exercise Room • Air Conditioned • Library All parties interested in doing business with Hamtramck Housing Commission are advised to register their business as a Section 3 qualified business at www.hud.gov: • Search Section 3 Business Registry • Select Register a Business • Complete form and submit • Print and maintain record of registry If you have any questions or concerns you may contact the Hamtramck Housing Commission at 313-868-7445. Hamtramck Senior Plaza 2620HolbrookSt•Hamtramck•(313)873-7878 2 Hamtramck Review Phone (313) 874-2100 Friday, July 11, 2014 This week at the library... Opening of an Art Exhibit - Fri- day, July 11 at 4 p.m. Join us in the library for the opening of Bronislawa Sztuczka’s art ex- hibit. Her paintings, drawings and photographs will be dis- played until Monday. August 11, 2014. Free to the public. ESL Basis Class - Tuesday, July 15 at 12 noon. ESL classes, conducted by Ms. Latisha, are free to all Ham- tramck residents. Registration is required. Movie Night - Tuesday, July 15 at 4p.m. All children are invited to see a movie shown on high definition screen and enjoy a serving of popcorn. This week’s feature is “Beakman’s World.” Math Kangaroo Club Meet- ing - Tuesday, July 15 at 3:30 p.m. All school children are in- vited to participate in the Math Kangaroo program to prepare for the World Wide Math Compe- tition Test. Free for Hamtramck students ESL Conversational Class - Wednesday, July 16 at 12:00 noon. ESL conversational classes, conducted by Ms. Latisha, are free to Hamtramck residents. Registration re- quired. Summer Reading Program - Wednesday, July 16 at 1 p.m. Randy Baker will present a show about animals that live a pond. See the show, get your reading assignments and take part in the summer arts and crafts workshop. Family Story Time for Chil- dren - Thursday, July 17, at 6 p.m. Join your friends at the li- brary for a reading of a story book for children. This week’s theme is “How will we get to the Beach.” Citizenship Preparatory Classes - Thursday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m. Hamtramck residents are invited to take part in the cit- izenship preparatory classes conducted by legal staff from the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit. Classes and legal assistance are pro- vided free of charge. ESL “News for You” Class - Thursday, July 17 at 12 noon. ESL reading and writing classes, conducted by Ms. Latisha, are free to Hamtramck residents. Registration is required. Toddler Time at the Library - Monday, July 21 at 1 p.m. Join us for story time, arts & crafts, and games. This week’s theme is “Zoo Day.” (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Summer Reading Program - Wednesday, July 23 at 1 p.m. This week the program will start with a show by Crazy Craig and his amazing magic tricks, fol- lowed by reading journal entries and reading assignments. Common Word Alliance of Hamtramck - Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. The regular meeting of the Hamtramck Common Word Alliance will be held in the Li- brary main hall. Summer Reading Program - Wednesday, July 30 at 1 p.m. Come down to get your reading assignments and participate in a facinating “Sky Lab” show, and free style robots. Meeting of the Library Board - Thursday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting of the Li- brary Board will be held in the auditorium. Open to the public. Friends of the Library Meet- ing - Thursday, August 21 at 6 p.m. FHPL President Kathy Kristy and Treasurer George Gor- day invite all members and vol- unteers to participate in the regular monthly meeting. Please Note -- During July and August the Library is open Mon- days, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tues- days and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Satur- days and Sundays. For more information about events at the library call (313) 365-7050, or visit our website at http://hamtramck.lib.mi.us where you can also access our online catalog. $5 • 21+ $10 • 18-20 — Dr. Myron Lederman — • Heel Pain • Corns, Calluses • Hammer Toes • Bunions • Ingrown Nails • Foot and Ankle Injuries Medicare Covered Diabetic Shoes In Area House Calls Senior and Diabetic Foot Care — Over 30 Years Experience — 9731 Jos. Campau Hamtramck (313) 872-4076 M-T-Th-F 9am-4pm W - Sun closed Sat - 9am-2pm Please call for appointment MEN’S HAIRCUTS 313-875-8972 Lowest Prices in Town BARBER SHOP Seniors (60+) $750 Men’s Cut $850 9517 Jos. Campau • Hamtramck With little fanfare, Metropolitan Baking Co. keeps growing Continued from front page Metropolitan Baking Co. provides buns and sandwich bread to dozens and dozens of institutions and restaurants, as well as sells bread products in retail outlets under the brand name of Hearth Oven Bakers.
  3. 3. 3 Hamtramck Review Phone (313) 874-2100 Friday, July 11, 2014 Metro news … Second Front Page It’s Time to Pray, Please Join Us We are a Multicultural Parish Family Sunday English Mass 9 a.m. Everyone is Welcome to Worship with Us Celebrating 91 Years of Traditional, Catholic, and Democratic Church July 12 - Soup Kitchen 2-4p.m. July 16 - Spaghetti Dinner 4-7p.m. August 9 - Soup Kitchen 2-4 p.m. August 20 - Spaghetti Dinner 4-7 p.m. School Supply Drive for HPS Holy Cross Parish Polish National Catholic Church 2311 Pulaski, Hamtramck • Very Rev. Jaroslaw Nowak, Pastor 313-365-5191 www.HolyCrossPNCC.com We are an Active Parish Serving the Community Spaghetti Dinners 2014 Holy Cross Church 2311 Pulaski, Hamtramck I-75 to Exit #55 Holbrook/Caniff, turn east on Caniff, turn north on Fleming Wednesdays July 16 August 20 4 to 7 pm Adult $7.00 Child $3.00 Also includes bountiful salad bar & garlic bread Vegetarian sauce upon request Dessert 50¢ Carry out available For More Information Call Pastor, Very Rev. 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Trustrusand T almer BTTalmer Bank of re- Gr st Bank our -opening rand J lM d ba t Ha anking cen amtramck nter! k Hamtramck, MI 4 9252 Joseph Cam - 5 p.m9 a.m. July,yy,Monda hff oed tvite inrou’YYou’ m. y 21st mpau 48212 d o en ard to seeiforw looecookies! W h afee, punccof ng y ok nd .talmwww0 |500.456.180 merbank.com HENRY FORD MEDICAL CENTER Hamtramck Meet our Women’s Health Care Team Randa Beydoun, CNM Certified Nurse Midwife Randa Beydoun received her Bachelor’s degree and her Master’s degree to become a Certified Nurse Midwife from Wayne State University. She was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan and she speaks fluently in Arabic. Sara Mertz, CNM Certified Nurse Midwife Sara Mertz received her post graduate Certified Nurse Midwife education from the University of Michigan, and she is certified by the American Midwifery Certifications Board. LAB & For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (313) 972-9000 or visit henryford.com and select the schedule an appointment tab. Our certified nurse midwives work with women throughout their life span, including family planning, STD treatment, pregnancy and delivery care, breast feeding support and routine gynecology care. Support Your Local Businesses - Get Out on the Hamtown! By Charles Sercombe This could be the last hand dealt to Club Aces. The Jos. Campau bar has been a source of problems for the city. The latest inci- dent involved a shooting at the bar where three patrons were injured. The city is seeking to deny its permit to operate, and will hold a public hear- ing on the matter Monday, July 21, at 9:30 a.m. in city hall. That’s when the public is invited to comment on whether the bar’s license should be denied. An announcement of the hearing was sent out to households surrounding the bar, which is located just north of Caniff. It will be up to the city council to decide whether to recommend the state to withhold the bar’s license. Police Chief Max Gar- barino said if the license is denied, the bar could still be re-opened under new ownership. Can’t make it to the hear- ing? You can still have your comments heard by send- ing them in writing to: City Clerk, 3401 Evaline, Ham- tramck, MI, 48212. Hearing set for Club Aces business license It’s said that whatever happens to Detroit, so goes Hamtramck. Our friends over at modeldmedia.com have been reporting on fas- cinating development proj- ects for the past several years. With their permission, here is an edited version of this week’s story: It's been a busy season for development news in the city. Here are five sto- ries that have made head- lines this summer. The longer it takes for construction to begin, the less likely it seems that a development project will ever be built. With that in mind, Detroit light rail advo- cates are closer to breath- ing easy as the M-1 Rail project has announced a July 28 start date for con- struction. Work begins downtown before it makes the slow climb northward on Woodward Avenue to New Center. Nearly a year to the day after the grand opening of the city's first Meijer store, officials broke ground on a second Detroit location of the popular grocery super- store chain. The second Meijer is being built on the site of the former Redford High School at Grand River Avenue and McNichols Road on the city's north- west side. The new store will hire up to 500 people, reports say. Midtown Detroit, Inc. is leading a crowdfunding campaign as it seeks money for a new Green Alley. The alley slated for development “is bounded by Second Avenue, Selden, the Third Avenue alley and Alexandrine.” The Michigan Economic Development Corporation will match the campaign's $50,000 goal if it is met by July 25. Curbed argues that the first thing the new owners of Corktown's CPA Building should do is board up and Continued on page 5 The public can comment on whether the city should issue a business license to Club Aces. The club has been a source of problems for the city.
  4. 4. tale. Mr. Stock died June 21, a couple of years after his wife, Camille, passed away. The couple lived for many years on Whalen St. At the time of the interview, Stock was the picture of health and vitality, still up and about and his mind sharp. He remembered the attack well, those 70 years earlier when he was 19 years old. Around 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, Stock and his fellow sailors faced a sneak at- tack by Japanese bombers. The devastation shocked the nation and nearly wiped out the U.S Pacific fleet. Stock was on a boat heading to shore with sev- eral other sailors to attend a Mass. It was a Sunday morning. As they were heading to shore, Japanese tailgun- ners began strafing the area with bullets. At first, Stock said, he and others thought it was just another Navy exercise. “But these planes came from the wrong direction,” Stock said It became all too real when a sailor next to him was hit in the stomach. He would later die from his wounds. The Arizona is perhaps the most well-known of the ships to have been de- stroyed that day. Once ashore after the at- tack began, Stock said he and several other sailors went to a warehouse to gather up cots, figuring there was going to be a lot of causalities before the day was over. In all, 2,403 service men died that day. After the war, Mr. Stock went to work for the Ham- tramck Police Department for 20 years, of which he spent 11 years as a detec- tive. He was buried in Great Lakes National Cemetery. Mr. Stock is survived by three children and three great-grandchildren. Friday, July 11, 2014 Hamtramck Review Phone (313) 874-2100 4 Get Out on the Hamtown! Continued from front page Continued on page 12Characters Always Welcome! FREE WI-FI Wednesday FREEPOOL Karaoke Thursdays&Fridays 12002 Jos. Campau • (313) 892-9689 Monday Domestic DOLLARBEER Mr.Dison Sabbaticalwillreturn atafuturedate Cancelled Until Further Notice! By Charles Sercombe The July Fourth holiday weekend was extra special this year. Thousands of fireworks fans turned out to Ham- tramck’s first fireworks show in who knows how many decades last Saturday. The event was bankrolled by Destination America, a cable television series, after the Hamtramck Fire Depart- ment entered and won an essay contest sponsored by the TV series. Hey kids, let this be a les- son in the value of honing your writing skills. All of the fun was centered in Keyworth Stadium, where kids and adults enjoyed plenty of free activities such as a petting zoo, pony rides (OK, this one not so much for adults), face paintings, custom-made balloon hats and free hotdogs. Now that’s a real American celebration. And if that weren’t enough, Motown legends Jr. Walker and the Allstars, the Four Tops, and the Miracles put on a great pre-show. That was certainly a hard act to follow, but what did was a spectacular 25- minute blitz of fireworks. Even before things kicked off Darla Osobka, a former resident, was already geeked. “It brings back so many memories,” she said. “This town deserves this.” According to police there were no incidents, which was helped by the fact that it was family-oriented and al- cohol was banned. There is already talk of doing another fireworks show next year, but a much scaled down event. By the looks of it, Hamtramck will be there. Navy veteran who survived Pearl Harbor attack dies Continued from front page Fireworks show a huge success and goes off without a hitch Hamtramck Recreation Department’s !"#$%&'$()*+&,*&-./,+0$&-,10& Movies begin at dusk and are free to the public! MMoovviiee DDaatteess:: FFrriiddaayy,, JJuunnee 1133 FFrroozzeenn FFrriiddaayy,, JJuullyy 1111 MMoonnsstteerrss UUnniivveerrssiittyy FFrriiddaayy,, AAuugguusstt 88 DDeessppiiccaabbllee MMee 22 The playground and pavilion are closed during the show. All shows are weather permitting. Please bring your own chair or blanket, and any snacks you would like to enjoy during the show. No alcohol, tobacco or fireworks allowed. Pulaski Park is located at 9625 Lumpkin. Your millage dollars at work! Above: From left, Renay Witkowski, Lynette Zebrowski, Lara Zebrowski and Hamtramck Mayor Pro Tem Andrea Karpinski enjoy the pre-fireworks show. Below and to the right: Scenes from Saturday’s fireworks show.
  5. 5. secure the building. The old building at Michigan Av- enue and 14th Street has been devastated by van- dals -- among others -- over the years while much of the rest of Corktown con- tinues to experience rede- velopment. Plans to redevelop the old Detroit Fire Department headquarters into a down- town boutique hotel are still under way, assures the development team. Though the developers announced a late 2015 opening, it's still unknown when con- struction will begin. Writer: MJ Galbraith Friday, July 11, 2014 Hamtramck Review Phone (313) 874-2100 5 Hamtramck voters get to pick a new representative for Congress in the August 5th Primary Election. Since Hamtramck’s dis- trict, the 14th, is heavily Democratic, it’s a given that the Democratic candi- date who gets the top vote will go on to win the No- vember election. Since our current repre- sentative, Gary Peters, is running for the Senate seat vacated by Carl Levin, the race for repre- sentative is wide open. There are four candi- dates vying for the posi- tion. So far, it looks like former Congressman Hansen Clarke and South- field Mayor Brenda Lawrence are the front runners. Clarke is no stranger to Hamtramck. He has visited the city quite often, and has roots in the Bengali community. His father was born in Bangladesh and his mother is African-Ameri- can. Both died by the time he was 19 years old. That tragedy forced Clarke to grow up quickly. His road to maturity was rough, but he pulled him- self through some very hard times, which he cred- its to his faith in God. Clarke knows the chal- lenges of growing up poor and in the city. Hamtramck can identify with him. Lawrence has been run- ning for one office or an- other ever since she became mayor of South- field. It’s as if she would rather be anywhere else than Southfield. Hamtramck voters would do well in supporting Clarke. During his one term in Congress, before his district was eliminated by Republicans in charge of redrawing the state’s political districts, Clarke was in the forefront of for- giving the financial burden of student loans and stop- ping home foreclosure. It’s a shame he was un- able to complete the jobs he set out to accomplish. When you talk with Clarke you know you are talking with the real deal. He is personable and speaks with authority when it comes to the needs of the low-income. That’s not to say he’s at odds with the more well- off constituents he will be representing in the new 14th Congressional Dis- trict, which meanders from southwest Detroit, to De- troit’s east side while swinging west through Bloomfield and up to Auburn Hills. Although a Democrat, Clarke has the unique abil- ity to talk and compromise with Republicans – a rare gift in these days of deep political divide. That’s because he knows how to reach a common ground with his Republican colleagues. More often than not, we as Americans all have the same issues that need to be dealt with. HANSEN CLARKE is the candidate to get things done and make our coun- try strong. Make your vote count and support CLARKE for Congress. Hamtramck’s best choice for Congress is Hansen Clarke Review: Opinion Page FUNERAL DIRECTORY When the need arises, these caring professionals are ready to help. 2687 Caniff, Hamtramck (313) 365-5240 Continuously owned and operated by the Krot Family since 1935 Alexandra Krot, Manager David A. Krot, Public Relations $895 Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral HomeMICHAELA. WILK, DIRECTOR ROBERTA. WILK, DIRECTOR 2396 Caniff at Brombach | 313-365-9600 In Our Opinion The Hamtramck Review Published every Friday 3020 Caniff, Hamtramck, MI 48212 Phone: 313-874-2100 Fax: 313-874-2101 www.hamtramckreview.com • email news@thehamtramckreview.com Publisher: John Ulaj • (248) 866-1110 • julaj@thehamtramckreview.com Editor: Charles Sercombe Office Manager: Jean Ingenthron Sales Manager: Dave Sweet Reporter/Copy Editor: Ian Perrotta This newspaper is not responsible for mistakes in advertising beyond the cost of the space involved. Wayne County public schools are asking for a much needed financial boost on August 5th. The Primary Election bal- lot features a 2-mill pro- posal by the Wayne County Regional Educational Serv- ice Agency that will allow public school districts to make needed upgrades and extend class offer- ings. If approved by voters, the millage will last for six years. Hamtramck Public Schools will receive a little over $1 million a year. While that may seem like a lot of money, remember that under Gov. Snyder and his Republican col- leagues, Hamtramck lost millions in revenue. It is up to Wayne County residents to make sure our public schools are fully funded in order to make sure our kids are getting the best possible educa- tion. While public education is free, it still costs money to do well. If we want our kids to succeed in a global market, we have to spend a little to make sure they make it. For a typical homeowner, 2 mills amounts to about $20 extra a year. Vote YES on the county enhancement millage pro- posal. It will be money well spent. Public schools need ‘enhancement’ millage to provide better education Metro news … Continued from page 4 Honored … Wayne County Commissioner Martha Scott recently feted several members of the commu- nity, including Review Pub- lisher John Ulaj, during her annual Community Break- fast. Those honored included: Pastor Larry Bell, Eleanor Blackwell, Vera Burk, Hank Hubbard, Orlin Jones, Jameta Lilly, Betha Mont- gomery, George Preston, Pastor Larry Simmons, Do- lores Bennett, Dr. Robert Bryant, James W. Henry, Kim Johnson, Barbara Lackey, Rose Mancie, Pierce Morton, Carole Jasper Quarterman and Titus Walters. Calling all candidates … Interested in running for a seat on the Hamtramck Public School Board? If so, you have only until July 22 to throw your hat in the ring. There are posi- tions to vie for. The election will be held in November. As far as we know, Board- member Yvonne Myrick is the only incumbent who has said she is not seeking re-election. To file for the election, go to the City Clerk’s Office in city hall. By Charles Sercombe Hold off on installing that chicken coop. Or, maybe go ahead and do it and raise chickens, but don’t cause a fuss with neighbors or get caught. Or something like that. Confused? You’re not alone. The discussion at last Tuesday’s city council meet- ing over whether to rescind allowing the raising of chickens was all over the place, but here’s what ulti- mately happened: In a 4-3 vote, the council amended a recently passed animal control ordinance that now bans the raising of chickens, but does allow the raising of other fowl, such as ducks and turkeys. City Councilmember Robert Zwolak said that al- though he wants to remove the raising of chickens from the animal ordinance, he said it will be all right for residents to have them as long as neighbors don’t complain. Zwolak has been consis- tent in his opposition, but Councilmembers Anam Miah, Mohammed Hassan and Abu Musa changed their mind from supporting the raising of chickens just a few weeks ago to being against it. What happened? Hassan, who introduced the amendment to put a halt to chicken raising, said at first that he talked with 200 families — and then later saying it was 300 fam- ilies — who all expressed concern over the issue. He said they objected be- cause houses in the city are too close together. Hassan encouraged the matter be put to the voters to decide. Councilmember Miah said although he has “no issue” with raising chickens, he changed his mind after his parents talked to him about their reservations. They told him “we don’t want to live on a farm.” Councilmember Musa said having chickens in the backyard was too much like living in Bangladesh. “In my opinion, chickens cannot be here,” he said. There was plenty of sup- port from the pro-chicken faction. Hillary Cherry said the new-found opposition was nothing more than “political pandering.” Neal Yaremchuck agreed, saying that several weeks ago there were no “philo- sophical arguments” against it. Now, he said, it For now, no clucks here or there Continued on page 6 City of Hamtramck Fire Department Est. 1914 July 6, 2014 I would like to personally thank all the people who helped make the “Destination Hamtramck” Fireworks and Celebration a success. It was an awesome sight to see all the people in Keyworth Stadium. Thank You, Fire Chief Paul Wilk
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Mr. Budweil was the or- ganist at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church for 63 years and the director of many choir groups in Ham- tramck. Mr. Budweil is survived by his wife, Jadwiga; children, Jolanta (Arthur) Gwinn, Wal- ter Budweil, Barbara Radke; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Katherine, Jennifer, Kristina, Michael, Stefan; great-grand- daughter, Evelyn. Visitation is Friday, July 11, at Our Lady Queen of Apos- tles Catholic Church, 11200 Conant, Hamtramck, MI 48212, from 2-9 p.m. with Prayers at 7 p.m. Mr. Bud- weil will lie in state Saturday at 9 a.m. until time of Fu- neral Mass at 10, at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Arrangements by Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home. HESS Henry R. Hess, 88, died July 10, 2014. Mr. Hess was a WWII veteran stationed in England and flew 20 missions over Ger- many. Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his beloved wife of many years, Imogene, and sur- vived by his former wife Mil- dred Byrd. He was preceded in death by sons, William, Michael, Mark; three brothers and one sister. He is survived by daughters, Cathy (Phil) Krukowski, Belinda (the late Roger) Minor. He was also sur- vived by brother, Norman R. (Barbara) of Williamsburg, KY; daughter-in-laws Marilyn, Lisa; brother-in-law, Selbourne Bowl- ing, sister-in-law, Bonnie Hess of Houston, TX; 17 grandchil- dren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation is Sunday July 13, 1 – 9 p.m. and funeral service is at 10 a.m., Monday, July 14, at Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, 2396 Caniff, Ham- tramck, MI 48212. Entomb- ment is at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. LOWRY Leah Marie Lowery (nee Wendorf), 45, died July 4, 2014. Mrs. Lowery was the beloved mother of Tiffany El- liot, Jordan Lowry, Joshua Lowry, and Jayla Lowry; daughter of Helen and Richard Campbell; sister of Louis Campbell, Anita Emilii; aunt of six, great-aunt of one. Mrs. Lowery was a lover of music and animals. She will be missed by many and was loved by all. Military Honors & Entomb- ment will be at 10 a.m., Fri- day, July 18, at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly MI. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 19, at Ju- rkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home. NICHOLSON Joyce Ann B u l l o c k N i c h o l s o n was born June 16, 1953, in De- troit, to Warcester and Pauline Bul- lock, and passed away June 25, 2014 in a circle of family and friends. As a young adult, Joyce attended and graduated from Cass Techni- cal High School. Joyce then went on to attend Western Michigan University. She was joined in holy matrimony to her loving husband, William Nicholson on Octo- ber 12th, 1974. To this union were born 4 children: Drenna (Climmie Lee) Hill of Orlando, Florida, Keilyn of At- lanta Georgia, Richard of Ann Arbor, MI, and Nicolette Alexander of Detroit, MI. She was a dedicated and loving wife who submitted to her husband, honoring her mar- riage vows for nearly 40 years. Also survived are sis- ters, Dorothy Miles (James), Jennie Moore, Delores Scruggs, Elvin Bullock, Diane Bullock and Lenore (Jackie) Bullock; three grandchildren: Climmie Michael, Devin Malik, and Serenity Nicole, a host of nieces and nephews, supportive cousins, and countless lifetime friends. SKLADANOWSKI Virginia M. Skladanowski, 91, died June 29, 2014. M r s . Skladanowski was preceded in death by her husband, Thad- deus and son, Gregory. She is survived by son, Ted (Delores); daughter, Patricia; grandchil- dren, Jennifer (Robert) Doil, Jonathan; great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Kaitlyn, Adeline; sis- ter-in-law to Deacon John; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at St. Ladislaus Church with entombment at Resurrection Cemetery on July 2. Arrange- ments were made by Ju- rkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home. STOCK Frank Peter Stock, 92, died June 21, 2014. Mr. Stock was a Pearl Har- bor survivor serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Vestal. He was a retired Hamtramck police detective. Mr. Stock was the loving husband of the late Camille (Adamkiewicz); dear father of Laetitia (Jonathan) Abram- son, Collette, Brandan; cher- ished grandfather of Liza Abramson, Daniel Mayor. Frank will be missed by fam- ily and friends. Private interment was at the Great Lakes National Cemetery. The family sug- gests memorials to the Ca- puchins, c/o St. Bonaventure Monastery, 1740 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI, 48207. Special thanks to the wonderful staff of Care- tel Inns of the Tri-Cities, MI. appeared some coun- cilmembers were “pander- ing” to business owners. (Councilmember Hassan previously said he talked with restaurant owners who objected to allowing resi- dents to raise chickens.) Xavier Talvela said the issue was about “personal freedom.” Mayor Karen Majewski, a proponent of home-raised chickens, said this is part of a larger movement other cities are embracing to allow people to get back to raising their own food. “It’s an important step for Hamtramck to take,” she said. Two years ago, the City of Ferndale passed an ordi- nance allowing chicken coops in backyards. At first some city officials were hes- itant, but later opened up to the idea. In the two years since, Derek Delacourt, Ferndale’s Director of Economic Devel- opment, and the person in charge of overseeing permit- ting for chicken coops, said there have been “little to no issues.” Ferndale is twice the size of Hamtramck but has a slightly smaller population of 20,000. Delacourt said there have been six to 10 permits issued for the rais- ing of backyard chickens. He said he expected that there would be a low de- mand for the permits. So, as of now, in Ham- tramck chickens are out, but ducks and turkeys are OK. For now, no clucks here or there Continued from page 5
  7. 7. By Charles Sercombe The week’s Crime Log cov- ers July 1-7. Tuesday, July 1 • At almost midnight a Detroit resident was ar- rested for driving without a license and possessing nar- cotic paraphernalia. • At 2 a.m. a Hamtramck resident was arrested for driving without a license, possessing narcotic para- phernalia and having an open bottle of liquor. • At 7:20 a.m. a resident reported the theft of her 2005 Nissan Maxima from the 11600 block of St. Aubin. • A Hamtramck woman reported a woman near Family Dollar tried to give her cookies as a distraction to steal her purse. • A Hamtramck woman reported that someone opened a DTE account in her name and ran up a bill of $5,000. Wednesday, July 2 • At 11:15 p.m. officers recovered a car reported stolen in Hamtramck. • At 12:20 a.m. two De- troit men were arrested fol- lowing a traffic stop for providing false information and possessing narcotic paraphernalia. • At about 1 a.m. a man was arrested after he at- tacked two people during a parking dispute at Roo- sevelt and Gallagher. • At about 2:30 a.m. a resident was arrested for being disorderly after being involved in a street brawl at Danforth and Lumpkin. • At 4:20 a.m. a break-in was reported in a residence in the 12000 block of Grand Haven. The victim provided the name of the suspect. • A resident reported that her housekeeper may have stolen her digital camera and camcorder. • Officers responded to family trouble in the 3000 block of Roosevelt. • A Marine City resident reported damage to her ve- hicle in the 10000 block of Jos. Campau. Thursday, July 3 • A Madison Heights man was arrested during a traf- fic stop for possessing an open bottle of liquor and driving with a suspended li- cense. • A man reported the theft of his car from the 12000 block of McDougall. • A man reported that his friend “Jake” assaulted him after an argument. • A Detroit woman was ar- rested for leaving the scene of an injury accident. Friday, July 4 • At 11:30 p.m. two groups of men fought in the fireworks tent on Jos. Cam- pau and Holbrook. One man was hit by another using brass knuckles, an- other suspect pointed a handgun and attempted to run several of them over with his black Acura. • At almost midnight, a resident was arrested for being disorderly after pass- ing out on a lawn on Alpena. • Officers arrested a Hamtramck man for as- saulting his wife and having an open Hamtramck war- rant. • Officers arrested a Hamtramck man for child neglect after leaving a child in a disabled vehicle in the middle of the roadway. Saturday, July 5 • A Detroit resident was arrested for breaking out a business window in the 3400 block of Caniff. • A Roseville resident was arrested during a traf- fic stop at Casmere and Jos. Campau for a 31st Dis- trict warrant, having an open bottle of liquor and other violations. • At almost 1:30 a.m. a Detroit man was arrested for numerous violations, in- cluding being a parole ab- sconder and possessing numerous IDs and credit cards. Sunday, July 6 • A resident reported that someone keyed her car while it was parked near Gallagher and Hanley. • A 10-year-old Detroit boy reportedly assaulted three other kids at Key- worth Stadium before the fireworks display. • Conservation officers from Belle Isle dropped off a person at the police sta- tion who was wanted for a Hamtramck warrant. • A resident in the 3300 block of Caniff reported that someone stole his Vir- gin Mary statue from his front lawn. • At 1 a.m. a 14-year-old boy reported being attacked by a 45-year-old man while he was walking in the 8800 block of Jos. Campau. • Five to six teens ap- proached a 50-year-old man in the 11300 block of Gal- lagher and demanded he turn over his money and cell phone. The man re- fused and the teens knocked him down, then punched and kicked him. • A resident reported that a man stole his Schwinn bike from the 2600 block of Neibel. • Three people were ar- rested for animal cruelty after leaving three dogs in a car at a city lot on Yemans. Monday, July 7 • At 12:42 a.m. a 15- year-old was arrested dur- ing a traffic stop for violating the city’s curfew. The youth was turned over to a parent. • A resident reported the theft of his 2006 Jeep from the 3300 block of Yemans. • A Detroit resident re- ported his bike was stolen from the library. 7 Hamtramck Review Phone (313) 874-2100 Friday, July 11, 2014 3241 Belmont, upper, stove, fridge, washer + dryer in- cluded, 586-604-7826, 586- 604-0553. 7/11 2300 Whalen St., 2 br., liv- ing rm., kitchen, stove/refrig- erator, good location near school, seniors preferred, welcome Sect. 8, $450 upper, $500 lower, 586-806- 5312. 7/18 Holmes St., renovated lower flat, 2 br., bath, living + din- ing rm., 1 extra rm., $699/mo., utilities not in- cluded. 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Adjustments for errors is lim- ited to the cost of that portion of the ad wherein the error occurred. We reserve the right to classify, revise or reject any classi- fied advertisement. REQUEST FOR SPECIAL LAND USE SPECIAL MEETING PLAN COMMISSION CITY OF HAMTRAMCK The Plan Commission will meet in the 2nd Floor Council Chambers of Hamtramck City Hall, 3401 Evaline Street, Hamtramck, MI 48212, on July 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., to consider the request and afford the opportunity for public comment to be recorded on the Special Land Use Request on the premises described below. The public may appear or express their views in writing. Any written communica- tion must be delivered to the attention the Plan Commis- sion, 3401 Evaline Street and received on or before the date of the hearing. Nikola Lulgjuraj, 3200 Caniff & 3148 Caniff St., makes a request of the Plan Commission for Special Land Use in a C2 Zone. 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Incorporating as a city in 1922 was more of a technicality than a historic event. Or maybe folks forgot that the city had reached the 25-year mark until the fall when it was nearly too late to do much about it. Nearly, but not quite. Mayor Stephen Skrzycki pulled together a Silver An- niversary Committee, ap- pointed Stephen Z. Kowalski, of the Kowalski Sausage Co., as its execu- tive chairman and laid plans for a two-day celebra- tion for a chilly Nov. 10-11, 1947. And what plans they were. Parades, street dances, speeches by politi- cians (somehow Sen. Glen H. Taylor of Idaho landed on the program), a tennis exhibit by famed teacher Jean Hoxie and a fireworks display at Keyworth Sta- dium were all planned. But there were perils in holding a mainly outdoor event in November, espe- cially when it was so hastily planned. It rained on their parades and it was cold. A showpiece of the occa- sion never materialized. A 190-foot stage was to be constructed, likely at Veter- ans Memorial Park, to host a cast of 150 re-enacting “the many dramatic and in- teresting highlights of Ham- tramck’s long history,” according to The Citizen newspaper. But for some reason the stage wasn’t built and there were no re-enact- ments. In fact the city council later considered suing the John Roger Pro- ducing Co. of Fostoria, Ohio, to recover the city’s $300 deposit paid to stage the non-event. Another glaring gaffe was the failure to invite any of Hamtramck’s previous may- ors -- all five were living at the time -- to participate in the programs. Nevertheless, there were two parades, and plenty of other speakers, including Woodrow W. Woody, Stan- ley Krajenke, Brig. Gen. J.A. Cranston, Steven Kowalski and Congressman George Sadowski. Copernicus Junior High School teachers created a huge birthday cake which was mounted on a Jeep loaned by the National Guard. 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Open at Noon Includes cole slaw, french fries & biscuit and resident Hillary Cherry that Nakash is a “crook.” Ulaj said the lawsuit is “frivolous” and will defend himself and the newspaper. Asked why Nakash waited 11 months to file the law- suit, Nakash’s attorney, James McGinnis, told The Review: “This was when his (Nakash’s) decision was made.” The lawsuit was filed June 9, two weeks after The Re- view filed a Freedom of In- formation Act request for a copy of Platinum’s new con- tract with the city. The city turned down the request, saying it had not yet been OK’d by state officials. As of last week, the con- tract has still not been au- thorized. In the meantime, Emergency Manager Cathy Square said Platinum is still providing services to the city. Platinum Landscaping clears lots for the city as well as provides snow plow and salting service for the city. Last winter, the com- pany was paid $600,000 for clearing and salting about a dozen streets, a few city parking lots and clearing side streets one time in part of the city. Prior to that, the company was paid $1.8 million for its services for over a two-year period, according to in- voices The Review obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request in 2012. Reached by telephone, Gordon at first denied say- ing she told Nakash that Ulaj called him a “crook,” but then she said: “I may have said, ‘Johnny thinks you’re a crook.’ I may have said it in passing.” Gordon, who was also a candidate for mayor and at the candidate forum Ulaj at- tended, she said she did not know she was in Nakash’s lawsuit. Cherry, who runs a local blog on the city called “Hamtramck Star,” told The Review she has “no specific memory” of hearing Ulaj say that comment. She also said she was un- aware she was named in the lawsuit and said she does not talk with Nakash. Ulaj lost last year’s may- oral election, coming in third place. Gordon came in last place, behind Ulaj. Mayor Karen Majewski went on to square off against for- mer Councilmember Abdul Algazali and won a third term in the November elec- tion. Review publisher sued Continued from front page

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