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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 May 1, 2019

TROY — Although the Troy Planning Commission — in a divided decision — said an urban residential use is too intense for just under 12 acres on John R Road, north of Big Beaver Road, the Troy City Council will make the final decision on a rezoning request in the coming weeks.

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Published May 1, 2019

TROY — After Troy City Council members shelved a controversial storage facility on a site two years ago in a split vote, they unanimously approved plans for a 27-unit condominium development for the spot — 1.8 acres on the south side of Long Lake Road, west of Livernois Road.

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Published May 1, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council postponed moving forward on the construction of gateway signs to the city after Mayor Pro Tem Ethan Baker raised his concern that the signs, as presented, would become dated.

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Published May 1, 2019

TROY — Police were called to a home near Wattles and John R roads just after 1 a.m. April 24 on a report that residents were holding an intruder at gunpoint.

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Published May 1, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Extending a nine-year trend, job growth in Oakland County will continue on the upswing for the next three years, adding about 31,600 jobs from 2019 to 2021, according to University of Michigan economists.

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Published April 24, 2019

TROY — As Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint pediatrician who brought the Flint water crisis to light, wrote her book, “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City,” the target audience she had in mind was students and kids.

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Published April 24, 2019

TROY — Although ridership has grown, the Troy City Council directed city staff, by consensus, to proceed with a city budget that does not fund the Big Beaver shuttle for 2019-20.

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Published April 24, 2019

TROY — Restoration work on the Niles-Barnard House will proceed on a smaller scale than an earlier estimate.

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Published April 24, 2019

TROY — Staff members gave the Easter Bunny high-fives and took breaks from their duties in the pediatric and neonatal wards at Beaumont Hospital, Troy, the morning of April 19 to pose for photos with the bunny and an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

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Published April 24, 2019

TROY — Two years ago, Larson Middle School English teacher Cindy Christiansen’s sixth-graders looked at things happening in the world and saw that service and shelter animals are the designated state symbols and pets in other states.

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Published April 24, 2019

TROY — Big Beaver Road is set to close in both directions under Interstate 75 at 10 p.m. April 26 for bridge demolition on the structure that carries northbound traffic. It is slated to reopen at 5 a.m. April 29.

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Published April 17, 2019

TROY — Livernois Road is set to close in both directions under Interstate 75 at 10 p.m. April 19 for bridge demolition on the structure that carries northbound traffic. It is slated to reopen at 5 a.m. April 22.

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Published April 16, 2019

TROY — Troy resident and master gardener Craig Smith, whose garden has been featured on the Troy Garden Club Garden Walk, has a lot of shade in his yard.

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Published April 16, 2019

TROY — The $165.1 million proposed city budget for 2019-20 scales back on road construction projects and ramps up renovations for the library and City Hall, and equipment for firefighters.

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Published April 16, 2019

TROY — Ann Arbor resident and bookstore owner Michael Gustafson will speak at the Troy Public Library at 7 p.m. April 30.

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