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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 March 22, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sometimes it takes the right sort of music to put a spring in your step.

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Published March 22, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles officials are reportedly trying to find out who was responsible for leaving a noose behind at the company’s Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in February.

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Published March 22, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights will bring big-name rock acts to the state during this summer’s Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair.

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Published March 22, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took her budget plan — which includes a proposed, gradually cumulative 45-cents-per-gallon fuel tax hike — to the road, and that included a stop in Sterling Heights March 15.

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Published March 20, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Though it’s arguably a rearguard action, city officials are looking for a name for their new Hall Road Golden Corridor ring icon.

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Published March 15, 2019

Like ogres and onions, theatrical shows have many layers. 

Henry Ford II High School students are preparing to cover all of them in rehearsals before performing “Shrek the Musical” March 21-23.

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Published March 15, 2019

Police are asking the public to resist phone scammers impersonating an officer to fraudulently obtain sensitive data.

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Published March 15, 2019

No matter your situation in life, moving day can be stressful.

Yet for the leadership at the Play-Place Autism and Special Needs Center, the hard work of moving from one building in Sterling Heights to another is mixed with optimism and hope. So says group founder and Executive Director Shell Jones.

“It’s just a matter of organizing and planning,” she said. “We are short on volunteers and manpower, but we’re doing what we have to do. We’ve got things being color-coded, boxed up, and we’re taking a nice, productive, peaceful pace.”

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Published March 15, 2019

It might break the rules in Monopoly, but the Sterling Heights City Council successfully approved a plan to put three hotels on a stretch of property along 17 Mile Road, near Van Dyke Avenue.

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Published March 8, 2019

Piece by piece, the plans and components of a future robotics collaboration center are being assembled in Sterling Heights.

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Published March 8, 2019

City officials committed themselves to the cause of fighting and preventing drug abuse in conjunction with Black Balloon Day, a new day set apart to remember families who have lost loved ones to drugs. 

The council passed a resolution officially observing March 6 as Black Balloon Day.

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Published March 1, 2019

Local and county officials recently paid a visit to gain water resource knowledge and to hear how Sterling Heights officials and a federal grant contributed to improving the Clinton River.

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Published February 28, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights city officials say they will miss a Target store once it closes in a few months, but they expressed confidence that a new development will eventually take its place.

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Published February 25, 2019

Sterling Heights will present its annual Cultural Exchange March 1 at the Sterling Heights Senior Center. The city’s Ethnic Community Committee is in charge of organizing and presenting the event.

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Published February 25, 2019

Sterling Heights’ 19th-century Upton House, which sits on the City Hall campus, near Dodge Park and Utica roads, was recently closed for repairs due to a flooding issue, city officials said. 

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