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Maria Allard

C&G Staff Reporter – Warren Weekly, Grosse Pointe Times, Sterling Heights Sentry


Staff Writer Maria Allard covers the school districts of Center Line, Fitzgerald, Van Dyke, Warren Consolidated and Warren Woods, and Macomb Community College for the Warren Weekly and Sterling Heights Sentry newspapers. She also covers the City of Grosse Pointe Woods and the Grosse Pointe Public Schools System for the Grosse Pointe Times newspaper. Allard has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University, and she is in love with the Rolling Stones.

Published April 5, 2020

WARREN — When Conner Jasper, 11, arrived with his family at the pirate-themed cottage located in Sunshine Foundation Dream Village in Davenport, Florida, the first thing he said was “Arrr!” Conner, of Warren, and his family — his mom Ashley, dad Chris, brother Christopher, and sisters Cheyenne and Charleigh — all traveled to Florida in February on behalf of the Sunshine Foundation. 

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Published March 31, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — The doctors, nurses and medical personnel at local hospitals taking care of COVID-19 patients will now have more supplies thanks to a recent donation from local school districts.

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Published March 27, 2020

WARREN — On March 26, the De La Salle Collegiate’s Board of Trustees announced Brother Joseph Jozwiak has been appointed an executive administrator to work with and provide additional support to the school’s leadership team. 

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Published March 24, 2020

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METRO DETROIT — A number of local neighborhood spots have received fresh, new looks on behalf of members of Boy Scout Troop No. 273.

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Published March 24, 2020

MACOMB COUNTY — When 25 new U.S. citizens took the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony Feb. 28 at the Macomb Intermediate School District Educational Service Center building, students from local high schools took notice.

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Published March 20, 2020

METRO DETROIT — On March 19, Ascension St. John Hospital officials updated its visitor restrictions for all of its hospitals and ambulatory sites. The restrictions are consistent with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order to help protect the health and safety of patients, families, and health care staff from the spread of COVID-19.

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Published March 20, 2020

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CENTER LINE/WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — With Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s three-week mandatory shutdown of all Michigan schools from March 16 to April 5, educators, parents and students are doing what they can to adapt.

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Published March 17, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Department members come in close proximity to residents and suspects on a daily basis, and department officials are doing all they can to keep the COVID-19 outbreak contained.

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Published March 17, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — In light of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, Grosse Pointe Woods officials are taking precautionary measures.

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Published March 17, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — With state and local officials on high alert during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced March 12 that all K-12 school buildings — including those in the Grosse Pointe Public School System — would be closed in the state from March 16 through April 5.

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Published March 13, 2020

LANSING — Individuals wrongly sent to prison and later exonerated will now have more time to file claims with the Michigan Court of Claims to receive financial compensation from the state.

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Published March 13, 2020

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WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — The mother of a Sterling Heights High School student who said her son was bullied at school and district officials did nothing about it is seeking justice through the legal system.

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Published March 10, 2020

MACOMB COUNTY —The Macomb Intermediate School District Regional enhancement millage proposal got the green light March 10.

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Published March 10, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Over the last year, the city underwent a light conversion in which DTE Energy converted the city’s sodium lights to more efficient LED lights.

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Published March 6, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — Students in local districts had two extra days off school last month when classes were canceled due to snowy weather conditions.

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