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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 February 7, 2020

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TROY/STERLING HEIGHTS/WARREN — Five years ago, students at Susick Elementary School held a friendly “Penny Wars” competition to support a charitable cause.

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Published February 7, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — Inside a De La Salle Collegiate classroom the afternoon of Feb. 5, the sounds of George and Ira Gershwin played from a student’s cellphone.

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Published February 4, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Jon Kesman remembers the days of growing up in Grosse Pointe Woods in the 1980s, riding mopeds with friends, shooting baskets at the local park and dealing with teen angst.

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Published February 4, 2020

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A second investigation regarding issues within the Grosse Pointe South High School choir program has begun.

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Published February 4, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — “Boats in the water,” Grosse Pointe North High School teacher Don Pata called out. “Let’s get ready to roll.”

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Published January 31, 2020

WARREN — Three years ago, Warren Woods Public Schools taxpayers approved a $20.3 million bond issue to fund a number of districtwide building enhancements and technology updates.

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Published January 30, 2020

WARREN — As Dana Inc. employees waited for the arrival of President Donald Trump Jan. 30, supporters and protesters stood outside along Van Dyke Avenue in front of the manufacturing facility.

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Published January 29, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — On Dec. 6, the mother of a Mason Elementary School student filed a police report with the Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Department over an incident that she deemed “inappropriate” with the school’s music teacher.

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Published January 28, 2020

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — “Slow It Down,” “Let’s Do Better” and “Show Us the Plan” were among the signs that frustrated Grosse Pointe Public School System parents carried outside Brownell Middle School prior to the Jan. 27 Board of Education meeting.

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Published January 24, 2020

METRO DETROIT — High school students planning to attend college or a vocational trade school are encouraged to look into scholarship opportunities from two local credit unions.

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Published January 24, 2020

CENTER LINE — While the legalization of recreational marijuana approved by voters in November 2018 pleased a lot of Michigan residents, there were many in the state concerned about the effects it could have on youth.

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Published January 24, 2020

CENTER LINE/WARREN — Earlier this month, Center Line Public Schools Superintendent Eve Kaltz announced her retirement effective June 30, 2020.

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Published January 21, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Two different events have placed University Liggett School in the spotlight. On Jan. 27, the school will star in its own documentary set to air at 7:30 p.m. on Detroit Public Television.

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Published January 21, 2020

GROSSE POINTE PARK — It’s a classic story with unforgettable characters, plenty of life lessons and lots of candy to satisfy a sweet tooth.

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Published January 21, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — When Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education President Brian Summerfield resigned from his position Jan. 2, the search for a replacement began immediately.

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