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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 March 8, 2019

WARREN — Gilbert Demers, the founder, publisher and patriarch of the C & G Newspapers family, passed away peacefully Feb. 25 at his home in Florida. His wife, Charlotte, the “C” to his “G,” and his five children were by his side. He was 89.

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Published March 5, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Slip into those platform shoes, put on that polyester pantsuit and get ready to do The Hustle: “The 1970s: Heavy, Hip and Happenin’” program at the Lorenzo Cultural Center has begun.

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Published March 5, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods city officials believe a poorly installed plumbing fixture is responsible for the flooding that occurred at the City Hall municipal complex building over the weekend.

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Published March 5, 2019

WOODS — Four local men facing a number of charges after they allegedly broke into more than a dozen vehicles recently in Grosse Pointe Woods and neighboring communities were back in court for a probable cause conference via video.

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Published March 5, 2019

WOODS — An 18-year-old Detroit man facing charges stemming from a cellphone theft case in Grosse Pointe Woods is scheduled for an arraignment March 6 at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit.

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Published March 1, 2019

CENTER LINE — It’s been 20 years since two high school students in Columbine, Colorado, open fired on their classmates, killing 13 of them and one teacher, and wounding others. Since that dreadful day on April 20, 1999, more shootings have occurred at schools across the nation, prompting district officials to increase security measures and train educators for active shooter situations.

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Published February 26, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — A 17-year-old Detroit resident is facing several charges after he allegedly took a cellphone from a patron at a local bistro and assaulted a chef who tried to recover the item.

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Published February 26, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The sixth-grade students who attend Parcells Middle School have become experts in Michigan’s ecosystems. The students recently studied a unit on the state’s ecosystems. An ecosystem is a community of all living and nonliving things in a specific geographic area. On Feb. 25, the students shared their findings via a PowerPoint presentation with State Rep. Tenisha Yancey, D-Harper Woods, who visited the school.

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Published February 22, 2019

CENTER LINE/DETROIT — When Haylea Warwick was in need of a blanket and didn’t have one, she was grateful for a friend’s mom who provided her with one. That kind gesture of someone helping her out when she needed it is something Warwick has never forgotten.

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Published February 21, 2019

WOODS — Four local men are facing a number of charges after they allegedly broke into several vehicles recently in Grosse Pointe Woods and neighboring communities.

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Published February 20, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS/DETROIT — When Daniel Attalla came upon a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner three years ago, he “had to have it.” Attalla, 43, a car enthusiast who purchases and sells cars as a hobby, eventually added it to his collection.

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Published February 15, 2019

WARREN — Improvements in both security features and energy efficiency, along with remodeled classrooms and updated technology, could be a possibility for Fitzgerald Public Schools.

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Published February 15, 2019

WARREN — Since 1974, Sister Mary Leanne has been a comforting presence at Regina High School, first as a teacher, then as principal and later as president.

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Published February 13, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Robert Novitke has served on the Grosse Pointe Woods City Council for 42 years. He was first elected by the public in 1977 as a councilman and was appointed mayor in 1990. He ran for mayor in 1991 and has been re-elected in every election ever since. The mayoral election takes place every four years.

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Published February 13, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS —  The theater students at University Liggett School are forever developing their performance skills through hard work, passion, collaboration and more. The public will have the opportunity to watch them showcase their talents over the next few weeks both on television and live onstage.

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