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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 June 28, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — A Sterling Heights home was visited by tragedy June 26 when a truck crashed into it, leading to the death of the driver. 

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Published June 25, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — A man who allegedly took his family with him as he led officers on a long and winding chase through Macomb County ended up arrested anyway, according to police. 

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Published June 19, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — The pages are turning once more at the Sterling Heights Public Library as it continues some services and resumes others in different ways in light of the governor allowing some reopenings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published June 19, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — It required some targeted spending cuts and the use of rainy day funds, but Sterling Heights now has a new budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

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Published June 19, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Surrounded by supporters of President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence visited Sterling Heights June 18 to give remarks about the economy, COVID-19, law enforcement and more.

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Published June 19, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — At the June 16 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, Sterling Heights Police Chief Dale Dwojakowski said city officials had more to say about law enforcement policies and governmental reforms.

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Published June 19, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Weeks after a series of lethal police interactions with black people intensified scrutiny on law enforcement, a black plaintiff filed a lawsuit against Sterling Heights and a police officer, alleging mistreatment and wrongful arrest last year.

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Published June 19, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights voters who choose to use a mail-in ballot this November will save 71 cents in postage after a city budget amendment vote to make it happen.

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Published June 19, 2020

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STERLING HEIGHTS — Like many valedictorians, Julie ElFishawy had the honor of giving a commencement speech to her fellow graduates from the Utica Academy for International Studies, who graduated June 6.

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Published June 15, 2020

A suspect was arrested following the discovery of a deceased man who apparently had been shot, Sterling Heights police said. Police reportedly went to the 38000 block of Mound Road at around 9:15 p.m. June 13 after getting tipped off about gunfire in the area.Read More

Published June 5, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — A trip to City Hall or other municipal facilities in Sterling Heights may look different as things start to reopen this month. At a June 2 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, the city reacted to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to end her Safer at Home order and bring all of Michigan to Phase 4 of her six-phase reopening plan.

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Published June 5, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — As COVID-19 precautions carry on, a day on the job at the Sterling Heights Police Department starts a bit more surreally for officers.

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Published June 5, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — High school graduations are over, and the last official day of the school year is approaching, June 11. But officials at Utica Community Schools and throughout the state have their own summer studies cut out for them: namely, how to reopen in the fall.

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Published June 5, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights city and police leaders expounded on what the death of a Minnesota man while under arrest by Minneapolis police — and the uproar that followed it — means to governance, law enforcement and race relations going forward.  

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Published June 5, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Like many businesses, Nothing Bundt Cakes in Sterling Heights couldn’t simply react to the COVID-19 pandemic by doing nothing.

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