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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 August 7, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Following a previous appointee’s refusal of the seat last month, the Sterling Heights Zoning Board of Appeals now has a new appointee.

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Published August 7, 2020

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STERLING HEIGHTS/SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — Christine Johns’ role as Utica Community Schools superintendent will soon draw to a close, but she will still be working this fall to help the school district return back to the classroom.

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Published August 7, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — After years of dreaming and months of work, a Sterling Heights couple is having their big day as children’s book authors.

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Published August 7, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, the Sterling Heights Police Department says it has been following through with its goals to update its policies and procedures.

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Published August 7, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — A building grows from the foundation up, and so has the newly expanded building for the Chaldean Community Foundation.

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Published August 7, 2020

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STERLING HEIGHTS/UTICA/SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Sept. 1, the first day of the 2020-21 school year, is quickly approaching, and the Utica Community Schools’ strategy is taking shape for teaching while keeping people as safe as possible against COVID-19.

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Published August 6, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — The school district is still aiming for the typical face-to-face classroom instruction as its goal, but school officials recognize that they need to make a transitional path to remote learning involving the same teachers and classmates. 

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Published August 2, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Christine Johns’ role as Utica Community Schools superintendent will soon draw to a close, but she will still be working this fall to help the school district return back to the classroom. 

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Published July 24, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — A majority of the Sterling Heights City Council recently decided to wait a few weeks before voting on whether to move a proposed diversity and inclusion commission forward.

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Published July 24, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — A new denser building development strategy could soon be coming to an intersection near you.

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Published July 24, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Amazon plans to bring a greater presence to Sterling Heights’ doorstep, offering the region hundreds of new jobs, city officials said in a July 15 announcement.

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Published July 24, 2020

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STERLING HEIGHTS — After waiting weeks for answers and with no clues as to when he’d receive the unemployment insurance he had signed up for, Matthew Scherer, of Shelby Township, had had enough with automated messages, emails and red tape.

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Published July 24, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — A new election center at the Sterling Heights Senior Center is ready to assist residents in exercising their right to vote in the Aug. 4 primary elections, particularly as many voters are choosing to fill out their ballots away from the polls.

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Published July 17, 2020

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STERLING HEIGHTS/UTICA/SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Utica Academy for International Studies is getting a name change in honor of a longtime Utica Community Schools advocate and Board of Education member.

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Published July 17, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights recently appointed a new Zoning Board of Appeals member, but he swiftly turned down the offer. And the discussion that his appointment raised over how the city should approach diversity and representation is ongoing.

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