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Maria Allard

C&G Staff Reporter – Mount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal, Sterling Heights Sentry, Warren Weekly


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 newspaper. 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 December 12, 2018

METRO DETROIT — According to the Christmas classic, there’s no place like “Home for the Holidays.” For many, being at home with holiday music playing in the background sets a festive mood for decorating the Christmas tree, baking trays of cookies or relaxing with a chilled glass of eggnog after a day of gift shopping.

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Published December 7, 2018

CENTER LINE — Former Center Line High School math teacher Joe DeFusco knows how to make things run.

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Published December 7, 2018

WARREN — It was like visiting Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Shelves were stocked with Barbies, Lego sets, model cars, Nerf footballs, L.O.L. Surprise dolls and more as excited children selected their favorite toys for Christmas.

 

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Published December 7, 2018

WARREN — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Lincoln Elementary School. That’s because the fifth-grade special education students are spreading holiday cheer.

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Published December 4, 2018

GROSSE WOODS/GROSSE POINTE FARMS — With Grosse Pointe Public School System officials recently dealing with two troubling personnel issues, administrators are considering what further steps to take during the hiring process to ensure the safety and well-being of students districtwide.

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Published December 4, 2018

GROSSE POINTES/HARPER WOODS — Between the dazzling light displays decorating neighborhoods to visits with Santa Claus, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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Published December 3, 2018

WARREN — The auto tech students at Fitzgerald High School learning how to work on brakes, steering, suspension and more will receive a boost this school year.

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Published December 3, 2018

WARREN — The 2018-19 school year began on a tragic note for Fitzgerald High School when, on Sept. 12, a student stabbed to death her classmate Danyna Gibson in a classroom.

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Published November 27, 2018

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — During one year’s time, the Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Safety receives an average of 4,000 emergency phone calls and approximately 20,000 nonemergency calls.

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Published November 23, 2018

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CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP — Loved ones are mourning the loss of a devoted teacher who was killed Nov. 13 in a multiple car crash that occurred on eastbound Interstate 94 just before the 23 Mile Road/M-29 exit in Chesterfield Township. The crash happened at approximately 5:50 p.m. and resulted in the death of 34-year-old Jaclyn Scott, a dedicated Avondale School District teacher who was known for making an impact on her students. Scott, who taught at a school in Troy, was a graduate of Warren Woods Public Schools.

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Published November 16, 2018

DETROIT — In 1911, a group of men from the Detroit area with a love for amateur theater put their talents together to create the ideal atmosphere for their monthly performances.

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Published November 16, 2018

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — City officials in Grosse Pointe Woods are considering the purchase of a new firetruck. At the city’s Committee of the Whole meeting Oct. 22, Public Safety Director John Kosanke presented information to the City Council about the need for a new ladder truck.

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Published November 15, 2018

WARREN — The real estate company RE/MAX is known for its hot air balloon logo. On Nov. 9, the students at Peck Elementary School, part of Center Line Public Schools, got an up-close look at a real RE/MAX hot air balloon.

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Published November 13, 2018

GROSSE POINTES — On Election Day, registered voters within the Grosse Pointe Public School System not only voted on the $111,040,000 bond issue, but also cast their votes in the district’s Board of Education race. Seven candidates ran for three open seats.

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Published November 13, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Nathan Detroit, the gambling promoter in “Guys and Dolls,” must find a place to hold his next craps game.

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