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Terry Oparka


Staff Writer Terry Oparka covers Troy and the Troy School District for the Troy Times. Oparka has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2000 and attended Oakland University and Macomb Community College. Oparka has won an award from the Michigan Press Association and four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter.

Published June 19, 2018

LANSING — A state representative introduced a bill that would require that the sale of city-owned land over 5 acres be put to a vote of the people. 

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Published June 19, 2018

TROY — Angelina Lin-Mo’s favorite part of her garden is the table on the patio, where her family comes together at the end of the day to share a meal amid the fragrance of roses. 

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Published June 19, 2018

TROY — Troy resident and 2007 Athens High School graduate Robert Butler got the idea for his latest short film, “The Lottery,” from a friend. 

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Published June 19, 2018

TROY — A family on Wolverine Drive, near Wattles and Dequindre roads, safely evacuated from their burning home just after 5 a.m. June 15 after a neighbor saw a glow from her window and decided to investigate. 

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Published June 19, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — What do hockey players, senior citizens, those dealing with cancer and those with housing problems have in common? They will all benefit from federal Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG, dollars distributed by St. Clair Shores for the 2018-19 budget year.

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Published June 18, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY — “Yep, that’s a coyote.” That’s what Oakland County Parks naturalist Lynn Conover said when she saw a photo snapped of an animal wandering along busy Woodward Avenue, just south of 14 Mile Road, in Royal Oak during rush hour.     

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Published June 12, 2018

TROY — A $55 million apartment development, Midtown Apartments, will proceed on the site of an existing FedEx distribution center after the Troy City Council unanimously approved a brownfield redevelopment plan.

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Published June 12, 2018

TROY — Hankering for the Greek isles? Hundreds of volunteers will bring the tastes, sounds and sights of Greece to the grounds of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Troy during Opa! Fest June 22-24.

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Published June 12, 2018

TROY — The Team 4384 Benzene Bots, of the FIRST Robotics Competition comprises 35 students from the International Academy-East and Troy and Athens high schools who have spent each Thursday afternoon this year mentoring the Martell students.

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Published June 12, 2018

TROY — A Troy family is homeless after the smoke and flames of a fire that started in the attached garage of a home on Prosper Drive, near Crooks and Long Lake roads, spread to the rest of the house just before 5 p.m. June 10. 

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Published June 8, 2018

A woman told police that a man exposed himself to her as she walked near Wattles Elementary School, in the Big Beaver and Rochester roads area, at about 3:30 p.m. June 7.

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Published June 5, 2018

TROY — The Troy City Council unanimously extended a temporary moratorium on processing applications for large, billboard-type electronic signs while city staff finishes new guidelines that the council will consider later this month. 

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Published June 5, 2018

TROY — Citing higher efficiency and increasing need, the Troy City Council took steps to take over Troy Medi-Go Plus, which transports seniors and people with disabilities to doctor’s appointments.

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Published June 5, 2018

TROY — The Troy Chamber of Commerce hosted Connect Troy at Altair Engineering May 23, where experts in the field answered questions about the state’s role in the future of autonomous vehicles. 

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Published June 4, 2018

Troy firefighters freed a man pinned in a Chevy Trailblazer that had rolled over on Livernois Road, north of Town Center Drive, in front of Zion Christian Church, just after 11 a.m. June 1.Read More

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