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Terry Oparka


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 December 4, 2018

TROY — The Troy City Council will consider the conditional rezoning of 1.2 acres along Rochester Road, north of Long Lake Road, after the Planning Commission recommended approval of the plan and rezoning.

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Published December 4, 2018

TROY — A $20 million Harrison Poolside apartment development, similar to a complex in Royal Oak, will move forward on the site of a former trash dump after the Troy City Council unanimously approved a brownfield redevelopment plan.

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Published December 4, 2018

TROY — Adults with autism may get help learning the soft job skills they need to succeed through a foundation-sponsored program coming to the Troy Public Library.

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Published December 4, 2018

TROY — The student-owned and student-run businesses run the gamut: one-stop party planning, a twig and stick bundling machine, a barbecue sauce business, a transgender clothing line.

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Published November 28, 2018

TROY — Those who need a little help reading can get it in the form of C-Pen readers at the Troy Public Library.

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Published November 28, 2018

TROY — In 1948, the average cost of a new car was $1,250, a gallon of gas cost 16 cents, and the average yearly wage was $2,950.

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Published November 28, 2018

TROY — Troy families who make the Christmas tree lighting and Santa’s arrival at Troy City Hall Dec. 7 an annual tradition can continue the fun at the Troy Public Library and the Troy Community Center — and stay warm doing it.

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Published November 27, 2018

A 33-year-old Roseville woman is charged with aggravated assault of a police officer after she reportedly punched and kicked police, then grabbed for an officer’s holstered handgun while handcuffed and under arrest.

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Published November 27, 2018

TROY — The 20-year-old Troy man who stands charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 12 bludgeoning death of his aunt reportedly tried to commit suicide in the Oakland County Jail, his attorney told a judge Nov. 27.

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Published November 23, 2018

Amid a call for an apology and charges of political flip-flopping — and after interviewing three finalist candidates for Troy’s top spot — the Troy City Council appointed Mark Miller as city manager at the Nov. 19 City Council meeting in a 6-1 vote.Read More

Published November 20, 2018

Working on dangerous, icy roadways, firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free a man trapped in a Ford Ranger pickup truck that had crashed into a tree on Rochester Road, south of Square Lake Road, just before 7 a.m. Nov. 20.

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Published November 16, 2018

TROY — Aiming to continue the theme “I can’t believe I’m in Troy,” the City Council, by consensus, directed city staff to move forward on phase two of the Troy Trails and Pathways plan.

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Published November 16, 2018

TROY — Randy Newman, owner of Randy’s Eli of Troy Menswear, said he’s seen trends come and go since he first started to work for the original owner, Eli Kurtz, in 1978 — but his attention to giving good customer service has never wavered.

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Published November 15, 2018

TROY — A natural gas leak ignited a 6-foot-tall fire on Long Lake Road, west of Rochester Road, just before 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14.

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Published November 14, 2018

A 20-year-old Troy man stands charged with first-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of his aunt, Rubab Huq, 55, Nov. 12 in a home in the 6500 block of Shoreline Drive, in the John R Road and South Boulevard area.

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