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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Sterling Heights coordinates fall cleanup event to encourage care and beautification of property

The City of Sterling Heights continues to encourage residents to care for and beautify their properties through a myriad of efforts, with a focus on the bi-annual SHINE event slated for this Saturday, Nov. 2.

Roughly 80 volunteers will clean up more than 30 homes this Saturday with projects ranging from lawn care, leaf raking, pruning of bushes, home painting and more.

The Sterling Heights Initiative for Neighborhood Excellence (SHINE) is a citywide cleanup pro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Sterling Heights Seeks Entries for Monthly Photography Contest

The City of Sterling Heights Arts Commission invites residents to submit their favorite photos for a new monthly Photo Contest. Each month, the contest will have a new theme.

All photos will be posted on the City's Facebook page, and the photo with the most 'likes' will earn the photographer a $25 gift card. Winning photos will be shared on the City's social media outlets.

The Photo Contest’s first theme will be Hallo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Sterling Heights Recognized by UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities Research for Supporting Businesses

Sterling Heights has been recognized for successes and efforts in contributing to Michigan’s entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study conducted at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research.

Sterling Heights was honored as a five star community along with 178 other communities across the state.

The eCities study analyzed publicly available data from 277 communities from 54 counties in Michigan. Researchers focused on the five-year changes in p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Sterling Heights Celebrates $2.1B in Economic Development and $64B in Imports//Exports

The City of Sterling Heights recently celebrated a host of economic development successes with a special presentation to City Council on Oct. 15. The information was presented by the City’s Senior Economic Development Advisor Luke Bonner.

Bonner’s presentation highlighted the City’s economic development successes since 2015 including $2.1 billion in investments, $7.8 billion in Gross Regional Product, 850 approved housing units and $64 billion in imports/exports represe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

City to team with schools, houses of worship and service organizations for 2019 Holiday Assistance

In an effort to better assist the less fortunate families in Sterling Heights, this year the City will work directly with local schools, houses of worship and service organizations to identify families in need.

As it has done for the past 20 years, the Sterling Heights Community Relations Department will draft a master list of families needing assistance wherein interested service organizations will review the list and adopt as many families listed as possible i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Sterling Heights is Safest Big City in Michigan, According to Newly Released FBI Crime Statistics

According to the FBI’s 2018 annual report Crime in the United States, the City of Sterling Heights ranks as the safest big city (over 100,000 population) in Michigan, and ranked safest in both property crime, violent crime, and safest overall.

Sterling Heights recorded lower crime rates in eight of the ten recorded crime categories the FBI tracks compared to 2017.  When compared to 2017 numbers: Violent Crimes were down 2%, Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter was down 50%, Aggravated Ass...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Four Sterling Heights Firefighters Receive Valor Awards from The Hundred Club of Detroit

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, four firefighters from the City of Sterling Heights Fire Department received Valor Awards by the Hundred Club of Detroit at a special annual ceremony in recognition of their remarkable service to our community.

The Hundred Club of Detroit was founded in 1950 and has since recognized the brave first responders who continue to serve our community through public affirmation and gratitude each year with Valor Awards.

“It has been a very busy year for the St...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Sterling Heights Encourages Commercial Energy Efficiency with PACE Program for Local Businesses

In effort to encourage environmentally friendly business practices throughout, Sterling Heights joined forces with Lean & Green Michigan (LAGM) to roll out PACE program to commercial, industrial, multifamily, agricultural and non-profit properties.

PACE is a long-term financing tool available to commercial property owners to pay for energy and water efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. LAGM is the statewide administrator for PACE financing that local governments can join for free, creating one ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting

On September 16th, 2019 at approximately 3:30 a.m. officers were called to the 40000 block of Bonaparte Avenue to investigate the sound of a group of people arguing in the street.

As officers began to investigate they were directed to a specific address where the problem originated from. Upon doing so, a subject exited the home, and presented a weapon towards the Officers.  The Officers discharged their firearms at the sus...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Sterling Heights to host ribbon cutting for newest community engagement installation

The City of Sterling Heights is committed to community engagement and creating
focal points for community members to gather.

Who: Sterling Heights Mayor Michael C. Taylor and members of Sterling Heights City Council, Sterling Heights City Manager Mark Vanderpool, Sterling Heights Library

Director Tammy Turgeon, Sterling Heights Parks & Recreation Director Kyle Langlois, Ster...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Sterling Heights to host ribbon cutting for the new oversized checkerboard

The City of Sterling Heights is committed to community engagement, and the oversized checkerboard was initiated as a place-making opportunity that creates an area for residents to gather while drawing young people to the Sterling Heights Public Library.

“Installations like this unique life-sized game are prominent and visual, making them an instant draw for those walking or driving by,” said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor. “We hope that exciting opportunities like thi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Family Treated for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. the Sterling Heights Fire Department was called for a possible gas leak in a home in the 8000 block of Tinkler Rd., with people feeling ill.

Upon arrival, the Fire Department was confronted with three individuals from one family showing signs of severe carbon monoxide poisoning. The residents were already out of the house, and fire crews began evaluating and treating them. A fourth family memb...

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