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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 5, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterling Heights Senior Center has now become a COVID-19 vaccination center.

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Published February 26, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — An unidentified Sterling Heights Police Department officer is facing an investigation after a social media post mocking George Floyd’s death was reportedly put on Facebook.

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Published February 24, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights City Council members recently learned that residents might have to pay higher property taxes and water prices to compensate for the need for more staff.

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Published February 23, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterling Heights Public Library is open for in-person visits, allowing patrons to browse for items, check out materials and use the computers, printers and more. Renovations are also ongoing.

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Published February 20, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Feb. 22 marks the 20th anniversary of the Chicken Shack on Van Dyke Avenue in Sterling Heights, and for many years, owner Jim Behen said, the dining area has been a spot where hungry customers could get fed.

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Published February 19, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights residents and officials are mourning the death of an inaugural member of the city’s African American Coalition after he died in an auto accident.

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Published February 11, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Police said they moved quickly to arrest a man armed with a blade who allegedly robbed a bank Feb. 10.

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Published February 10, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Nothing definitive is in the can yet, but Sterling Heights City Council members talked about the future of recycling at a recent meeting.

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Published February 10, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The city of Sterling Heights plans to tap into public opinion before making some crucial decisions about the city’s future in the upcoming years, according to a discussion during a Jan. 26 Sterling Heights City Council strategic planning session.

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Published February 1, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Police are looking for a man who reportedly shot at another vehicle along Mound Road in Sterling Heights Jan. 29.

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Published January 27, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — While “Hail to the Chief” was not played, Sterling Heights picked a new leader the day before the presidential inauguration, one to head the city’s Fire Department.

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Published January 27, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The year 2020 was a game changer for businesses, as well as how work gets done in America.

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Published January 24, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — After having to shut down certain services for months at a time in 2020 due to coronavirus concerns, Sterling Heights’ Community Center and public library are starting to reintroduce in-person activities and services, at least in a limited way.

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Published January 22, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — A reported gunshot inside a Sterling Heights residence resulted in charges but no injuries, Sterling Heights police said.

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Published January 22, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — A turbulent 2020 is over, but a couple of local charities continue to expect brisk demand in 2021.

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