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Terry Oparka

C&G Staff Reporter – Troy Times


Staff Writer Terry Oparka covers Troy and the Troy School District for the Troy Times. Oparka has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2000 and attended Oakland University and Macomb Community College. Oparka has won an award from the Michigan Press Association and four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter.

Published August 11, 2020

TROY — Earlier this year, Rebecca Chamberlain-Creanga was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Troy City Council left by the resignation of Ed Pennington in January. Now, following her victory in the Aug. 4 election over challenger David Carl Anderson, her term has been extended until late 2021.

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Published August 11, 2020

TROY — Jeanne Reynolds, of Troy, likes to grow a variety of organic vegetables in her plot at the Troy Community Garden at Troy Farm, on South Boulevard.

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Published July 28, 2020

TROY — On June 1, Nayir Muhammad Masrur, 21, pleaded no contest, but mentally ill, to manslaughter in the Nov. 12, 2018, bludgeoning death of his aunt, Rubab Huq, 55, with a 15-pound barbell in the basement of her home.

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Published July 28, 2020

TROY — Troy City Clerk Aileen Dickson said she and her staff are working long hours to ensure the Aug. 4 primary election runs as smoothly as possible in the midst of the pandemic.

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Published July 21, 2020

TROY — Other summers, the Boys & Girls Club of Troy opened its doors to 300 kids each day, with a membership of about 500.

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Published July 21, 2020

TROY — Using 2019 data provided by the Michigan State Police, Michigan Auto Law — a firm comprising auto accident attorneys — compiled a list of the “Top 20 Most Dangerous Intersections,” including two Troy intersections.

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Published July 21, 2020

TROY — The city of Troy, through its contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority, receives a lower water rate by ensuring that water usage stays under designated thresholds during peak usage times.

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Published July 21, 2020

TROY/BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham resident Mary Schwark, past president of the Troy Garden Club, like many, had extra time on her hands during the pandemic shutdown.

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Published July 21, 2020

TROY — Troy firefighters fought a fire in a garage on Starr Drive, near Livernois and Big Beaver roads, July 7 and a house fire on Square Lake Road, east of Livernois Road, July 8.

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Published July 7, 2020

TROY — The Troy City Council aims to gauge residents’ thoughts on how to move forward on a request for voters to decide on a possible new library millage.

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Published July 7, 2020

TROY — About 500 people stopped by the Troy Farmers Market June 19 and 26, shopping outdoors for fresh produce and other food items.

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Published July 7, 2020

TROY — Kaori Marikawa, 18, of Troy, attends high school in Bloomington, Indiana. An accomplished violinist, she arrived home this spring unexpectedly due to the coronavirus shutdown.

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Published July 7, 2020

TROY — Jeff Gifford, Troy’s Firefighter of the Year, was interested in firefighting from a young age.

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Published July 7, 2020

TROY — Alchemie, a Troy tech company, was among 58 companies selected by the state’s tech startup stabilization fund from 214 applications for a direct investment to help during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Published July 7, 2020

METRO DETROIT — “COVID-19 was a wakeup call for the global manufacturing industry,” said Tom Kelly, executive director for Automation Alley, at a June 30 press conference at the facility.

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