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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 May 21, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The city of Sterling Heights has picked a consulting firm to help in guiding its diversity policies for city administrators and workers.

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Published May 12, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Department of Public Works recently hosted several spring cleaning events for disposing of waste you can’t put at the curb, and soon there will be another one.

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Published May 12, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterling Heights Public Library now has a rock garden, where people can leave painted rocks for others to enjoy or take home rocks that catch their eye.

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Published May 10, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights residents and businesses will pay a smaller tax increase than initially expected during the next fiscal year, at the expense of some cuts, fewer hires and other issues.

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Published May 7, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — After a year where life has been precarious and unpredictable for many, Sterling Heights resident Anthony Leonard recently celebrated reaching the age of 103.

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Published May 7, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — While normalcy after COVID-19 might not be here quite yet, drive-in movies are returning to Freedom Hill County Park starting this May.

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Published April 30, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — A stolen Jeep ran a red light on Van Dyke Avenue the night of April 29 and caused a crash that led to the death of a woman in another vehicle, Sterling Heights police said. 

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Published April 28, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights resident Brandon Phillips looked forward to presenting his Shelby Cobra at his first classic car event of the year at the end of April. It would’ve been his 2 1/2-year-old son’s first big car show. Plus, there’s the experience of hanging out with friends and simply seeing people.

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Published April 23, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The city of Sterling Heights will hold off on a decision on whether to allow residents to own backyard chickens until a flock of survey respondents give their opinions.

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Published April 21, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The path to repairing Sterling Heights’ sidewalks has a price tag, but city officials discussed different options that the city could take in billing properties in a fair manner.

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Published April 20, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — A Sterling Heights muralist is ready to get moving on making a pioneering piece of interactive wall art.  

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Published April 19, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights is optimistic that some newly scheduled events can give people a break from being cooped up in their homes, should the threat of COVID-19 recede from the community.

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Published April 7, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — If your closets and storage spaces have been clogging up after a year of staying at home due to the coronavirus, the Sterling Heights Department of Public Works has an event for you.

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Published April 6, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — In February of 2020, shortly before COVID-19 nearly brought the world to its knees, the Sterling Heights Police Department partnered with a local nonprofit to tackle an existing epidemic that was sweeping the country.

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Published April 5, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Like a workhorse put out to pasture, the husk of what used to be a construction vehicle stands along a narrow path in the Clinton River Trail System, just north of Dodge Park’s bridge over the Clinton River.

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1:30-3:30 p.m.
Lake Shore Presbyterian Church
Grosse Pointe Farms
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10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The War Memorial
Rochester Hills
Free meals at church
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Faith Church
Royal Oak
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