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Eric Czarnik

C&G Staff Reporter – Sterling Heights Sentry


Staff Writer Eric Czarnik reports on Sterling Heights and Utica Community Schools, and he writes a weekly auto column. He is a Wayne State University graduate who has been employed at C & G Newspapers since 2007.

Published July 26, 2021

STERLING — Police said they began investigating an apparent homicide case at around 3 p.m. July 24 in the 43000 block of Charlemagne Avenue, near 19 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue. Police said a woman was found dead, and on July 26, they identified her as Kathleen Hales, 48, from Sterling Heights. 

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Published July 26, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — History is cyclical for Sterling Heights’ biggest roundabout.

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Published July 23, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sometimes the materials it takes to learn another language require a more universal language: money.

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Published July 16, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — An early-morning traffic collision in Sterling Heights claimed the life of a teenage city resident July 3, according to the Sterling Heights Police Department.

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Published July 14, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — In the Sentry’s coverage area, voters in the Aug. 3 primary election will narrow down fields of candidates who are running for Sterling Heights mayor and City Council.

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Published July 14, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — A new four-story apartment complex is on course to be part of the eventual cityscape near the Lakeside Mall area.

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Published June 30, 2021

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MACOMB COUNTY — More work on part of a 15 Mile Road sewer interceptor is in the pipeline, but county officials are pleased with progress and say it will eventually help prevent sinkholes or other disasters from occurring in the Sterling Heights area.

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Published June 29, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — City officials are pressing start on upgrading the Sterling Heights Community Center’s Teen Room into a forum for esports competitive gaming, thanks to city funds and the support of a credit union’s sponsorship.

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Published June 23, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Completing it will be a hill to climb, but the reconstruction of Mound Road will be starting soon.

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Published June 21, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Many restaurants have long awaited the state of Michigan’s removal of coronavirus-related restrictions, such as mask requirements for unvaccinated people and a 50% indoor dining capacity limit.

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Published June 18, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Summer may speed by quickly for a lot of people, but Sterling Heights traffic cops want to make sure the cars don’t do the same.

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Published June 9, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Looking to keep young minds sharp and to stave off the “summer slide” for students out of school, the Sterling Heights Public Library has begun its summer reading program, with prizes to be won and programs for all ages to enjoy.

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Published June 9, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — A new piece of public art is standing guard in the Sterling Heights City Center, near Dodge Park and Utica roads.

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Published June 8, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — For Cissi Lin, June 18 will be a special day for the female performance troupe she directs, the Sunshine Chinese Dance Group. That’s because she said it will be the first time since March 2020 that they will perform for a live audience instead of a virtual one online.

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Published June 7, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — When it comes to launching consumer fireworks, following state and local regulations may make the difference between an event that sizzles and one that fizzles, according to Sterling Heights officials.

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