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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 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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Published July 17, 2020

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STERLING HEIGHTS/HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Sterling Heights is looking to bring the headquarters of the newest military command to Macomb County. Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor submitted a nomination to consider Sterling Heights as the headquarters for United States Space Command June 30.

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Published July 17, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterling Heights City Council showed its faith in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles July 7 by unanimously voting to grant it a tax abatement deal for leasing a new building at Sterling Enterprise Park.

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Published July 17, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Something round is drawing attention in Sterling Heights, and this time it’s not The Halo. The Michigan Auto Law blog, which runs annual lists of Michigan’s “most dangerous intersections,” in late June dubbed Sterling Heights’ roundabout at 18 1/2 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue the most dangerous intersection in the state.

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Published July 17, 2020

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STERLING HEIGHTS/UTICA/SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Students with medical conditions or who are concerned about coronavirus risk in classrooms this fall will have the option to continue their education online, according to Utica Community Schools.

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Published July 14, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Police are praising one of their officers for applying lifesaving treatment to an infant who reportedly was choking.

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Published July 8, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Police said they have caught a man who allegedly stabbed a man on the grounds of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles factory in Sterling Heights.

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Published July 7, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — The nomination of a Zoning Board of Appeals applicant at a recent Sterling Heights City Council meeting became a microcosm for national conversations on race, namely the philosophies and methods institutions use to achieve equality and diversity.

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Published July 2, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Voters will soon have a chance to make the next 2021 City Council stay longer in their seats, as well as make it easier for candidates to qualify for the 2021 ballot.

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Published July 2, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — In a typical year, Geoff Gariepy would be spending his time making plans as the Sterling Heights Community Emergency Response Team coordinator, in order to help the Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair run smoothly.

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Published July 2, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Following the reopening of many Sterling Heights city buildings, residents are beginning to reuse the service of drop-off recycling within the city, according to the city’s Department of Public Works.

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