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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 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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Published January 15, 2021

TROY — The end of 2020 passed with many goodbyes, and one of them includes the end of a longstanding men’s clothing store in Troy.

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Published January 13, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The coronavirus and next November’s city election are two big topics on city officials’ minds as 2021 begins.

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Published January 12, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights officials are crediting grant money and savvy budgeting for the city being on course to spend less of its fund balance than they had earlier thought.

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Published January 11, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The year 2021 began with a raise for Sterling Heights City Manager Mark Vanderpool.

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Published January 9, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Four years after a Macomb County sewer collapsed and created a large sinkhole in Fraser, new work is beginning in the Sterling Heights area to make sure that such an event doesn’t recur.

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Published December 30, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — In a prepared statement, Lakeside Mall general manager Jerry Weller said the Florida-based firm Out of the Box Ventures, since it originally acquired the mall in December 2019, has been focused on revitalizing the complex for “interactive, community-driven” purposes.

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Published December 20, 2020

TROY — It’s easy to focus on the bad news that took place throughout 2020 — there was so much of it: especially COVID-19, its cancellations and the economic fallout. But Troy officials and community leaders recently shared some silver linings to the year that might otherwise be overlooked.

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Published December 18, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Art history is in the making in Sterling Heights. The Sterling Heights Historical Commission wants the city’s youth to do their part to help document for the history books how COVID-19 affected 2020.

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Published December 17, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Puffin Park could eventually gain some new pathways and amenities as part of a development plan the Sterling Heights City Council recently passed, but more must happen before those changes become a reality.

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Published December 16, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — It’s easy to focus on the bad news that took place throughout 2020 — there was so much of it, especially COVID-19, its cancellations and the economic fallout.

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