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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 July 17, 2020

WARREN — Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, crews are still working on bond projects in Fitzgerald Public Schools. One year ago in May, a $46.7 million bond issue passed in the district, which in turn, generated tax dollars from Fitzgerald residents to fund a number of updates.

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Published July 7, 2020

GROSSE POINTE FARMS —  When Jon Dean, Grosse Pointe Public School System deputy superintendent for human resources and educational services, learned that a noose had been found at Grosse Pointe South High School last month, he said he was “aghast and troubled.”

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Published July 7, 2020

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Construction has begun at the Grosse Pointe Public Library’s Central Branch to build a new outdoor community plaza with free Wi-Fi and to renovate the front porch to add an outdoor seating area.

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Published July 7, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — Now that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has released her MI Safe Schools Roadmap, local educators can continue planning for the 2020-21 school year.

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Published July 2, 2020

CENTER LINE/WARREN — Now that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released her MI Safe Schools Roadmap, local educators can continue planning for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Published July 2, 2020

WARREN — Each year, De La Salle Collegiate High School holds three fundraisers: the Christian Brothers’ Dinner, the Christian Brothers’ Auxiliary of De La Salle Collegiate Fashion Show and the annual classic golf outing.

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Published July 2, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Lunch is on us. That was how members of Community Choice Credit Union continued its tradition of helping local school children.

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Published July 1, 2020

METRO DETROIT — One group of professionals is hoping students will head back to school in the fall, despite the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Published June 26, 2020

WARREN — Each year, De La Salle Collegiate High School holds three fundraisers: the Christian Brothers’ Dinner, the Christian Brothers' Auxiliary of De La Salle Collegiate Fashion Show, and the annual classic golf outing. 

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Published June 25, 2020

WOODS — The case involving a Grosse Pointe Woods man accused of embezzling more than $90,000 from accounts within the Grosse Pointe Public School System has been bound over for trial.

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Published June 23, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — According to the Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Safety’s 2019 annual report, there was a 7% decrease in crime overall from 2018 to 2019 in the city.

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Published June 23, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods residents who utilize the Grosse Pointe Woods Aquatic Facility at Lake Front Park, located on Jefferson Avenue, will be glad to know the pool will open July 1.

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Published June 23, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — With Trombly closing as an elementary school at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, there is a chance the building could be used as an early childhood center in the Grosse Pointe Public School System.

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Published June 23, 2020

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP/GROSSE POINTE WOODS — After a fire consumed their home earlier this month, a local family is thankful for the generosity of family and friends who are helping them recover from their loss.

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Published June 19, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — The COVID-19 pandemic moved the census deadline back to Oct. 31, but so far, Macomb County is exceeding expectations. At press time, the county was experiencing an approximate 78% response rate. For counties with 500,000-plus residents, Macomb County was leading the entire nation in response rate.

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