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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 24, 2020

CENTER LINE — Two candidates who applied to become the next Center Line Public School superintendent will be asked back for a second round of interviews.

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Published July 24, 2020

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WARREN/CENTER LINE/STERLING HEIGHTS — Several local candidates filed, by the July 21 deadline, to run for school board positions in Macomb County.

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Published July 24, 2020

CENTER LINE/WARREN — On the evening of May 16, 2019, members of the Center Line Public Schools community gathered behind Center Line High School for a groundbreaking ceremony on a section of land that would eventually become the new Peck Elementary School.

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Published July 21, 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 July 21, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The Department of Public Safety and the Department of Public Works will both receive several new equipment pieces and vehicles to replace outdated apparatus.

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Published July 21, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The Grosse Pointe Woods City Clerk’s office is preparing for the upcoming Aug. 4 primary election.

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Published July 21, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — At the June 29 Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education meeting, the school board voted 7-0 to open an early childhood center at the former Trombly Elementary School in Grosse Pointe Park.

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Published July 21, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — On March 1, Grosse Pointe Woods City Council member George McMullen stepped down from his position after being diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer Feb. 28.

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Published July 17, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It’s officially summer vacation, but school administrators locally and throughout the state are using the time not to take a break, but to prepare for as many contingencies as possible for the next school year.

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Published July 17, 2020

WARREN — On July 13, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office issued a news release regarding a case in which a Warren Police Department officer’s actions were investigated and reviewed after an altercation with an Amazon delivery driver last month.

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Published July 17, 2020

CENTER LINE — Eight candidates interested in becoming the next Center Line Public Schools superintendent were interviewed via virtual public meetings July 15-16 by the district’s Board of Education.

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Published July 17, 2020

METRO DETROIT — With so many people struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salvation Army of Metro Detroit and Toyota have joined to help out those in need. On July 13, the Salvation Army kicked off its Summer in the City fundraising campaign presented by Toyota. The nonprofit organization’s goal is to raise $250,000 for families experiencing financial hardship because of medical issues or lost wages.

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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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