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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 April 2, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — For people signed up in advance, it’s now possible to get their shopping and their COVID-19 shot done in the same car trip.

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Published March 22, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights recently showed it was in the mood to harbor more arbor.

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Published March 19, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — A high-speed chase resulted in the arrest of a Flint man who police say had a handgun and a history of criminal conduct.

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Published March 19, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — A house fire that reportedly killed one person and injured another Feb. 27 was accidentally caused by an electrical mishap involving a space heater, according to the Sterling Heights Fire Department.

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Published March 17, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS —  Water is fluid, and city officials gained a more concrete grasp of water and sewer issues earlier this year, learning that residents may soon have more usage monitoring options even as costs may trend upward in the years to come.

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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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