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Lorraine Ash

Community Reporter lash@dailyvoice.com

Lorraine Ash has been a reporter/editor in her native New Jersey since 1982, the year she earned her master’s degree in Public Communications from Fordham University. Her articles have gained global, national, state, and regional attention and awards and have appeared in a number of newspapers, including USA Today. She has worked for publications such as Family Circle Magazine, The Ridgewood News, and the Daily Record. Lorraine also has penned two memoirs and teaches memoir writing. Experience has taught her that everyone has a compelling story to tell. Have a story the community needs to hear? Email her. She’d love to hear from you.

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  1. Ramsey Stocking Up To Hunker Down For Snowstorm

    Ramsey Stocking Up To Hunker Down For Snowstorm

    RAMSEY, N.J. — Shelves were looking sparse Sunday night at ShopRite at the Interstate Shopping Center in Ramsey with Winter Storm Stella on the horizon.A blizzard watch has been issued for Bergen and Passaic counties as well as several other regions across the tri-state area. It's in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday evening, AccuWeather.com reports.CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE ...

  2. Cold Can't Keep St. Patrick's Day Parade From Marching Through Bergenfield

    Cold Can't Keep St. Patrick's Day Parade From Marching Through Bergenfield

    BERGENFIELD, N.J. — There weren’t enough sweaters in all of Ireland to warm the crowd that showed up in Bergenfield Sunday to watch the 36th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.Freezing temperatures meant a smaller crowd than usual lining Washington Avenue.“It’s crazy to be out here but it’s been a tradition for many years,” said Charles Yates of Washington Township.“You have to come— ...

  3. Cresskill Nursing Home Gets Top Rating

    Cresskill Nursing Home Gets Top Rating

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — Sixteen of 32 nursing homes in Bergen County — and eight of 20 in Passaic — got a top five-star rating, a new nursing home report says.Three in Bergen County – in Park Ridge, Paramus and New Milford – were deemed below average with two stars.Meanwhile, in Passaic County, one in Passaic scored lowest with one star while two in Wayne earned only two.Medicare’s ...

  4. Pay More For Water? It Could Happen In Allendale

    Pay More For Water? It Could Happen In Allendale

    ALLENDALE, N.J. — Allendale residents and business owners could be looking at a 5 percent hike in their water rates, according to northjersey.com.If approved, the proposed hike would be the first since 2012.It would apply to everyone except senior citizens, people with special needs and those living in affordable housing, northjersey.com reports.A public hearing and final vote on the ...

  5. Public Hearing Set For Senior Complex In Harrington Park

    Public Hearing Set For Senior Complex In Harrington Park

    HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. — A public hearing on building a senior living complex on the site of the former United Water headquarters in Harrington Park is set for Tuesday, NorthJersey.com reports.The 175-unit Allegro Senior Living Project is planned for the 9.2-acre site on Old Hook Road along the Oradell Reservoir.The St. Louis company wants to build 83 independent senior living units and ...

  6. Acupuncture Moms Treat Whatever Ails You In Westwood

    Acupuncture Moms Treat Whatever Ails You In Westwood

    WESTWOOD, N.J. — Odds were slim that two moms from different worlds, both acupuncturists, would open their own Westwood practice.Yet that’s just what happened with Aili Zhu of River Vale and Jannet Manteiga of Northvale.The pair opened Bergen Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine on Old Hook Road in 2011.Zhu, also a chiropractor, was born in Shanghai.She first encountered acupuncture ...

  7. Ridgewood/Glen Rock Board To Discuss Anti-Semitic Act

    Ridgewood/Glen Rock Board To Discuss Anti-Semitic Act

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — When the Community Relations Advisory Board (CRAB) of Ridgewood and Glen Rock meets next week, it will discuss an anti-Semitic incident in Ridgewood, its chairperson said.“It was very emotional because it happened at one of the schools,” said the Rev. Jan Philips of Ridgewood, a Quaker.“We have students on our committee and they brought it forward. I promised we would ...

  8. Third SuperJuice Store Set To Open In Closter

    Third SuperJuice Store Set To Open In Closter

    WYCKOFF, N.J. — SuperJuice Nation, the Ridgewood shop that serves up healthful superfoods, opened a second location in Wyckoff Monday.Already, customers are streaming into the new location in the Three Chicas mall on Wyckoff Avenue.On Thursday, Alan Ho of Waldwick figured he’d try one of the smovees — Kinky Reggae.A smovee is an all-superfood SuperJuice Nation version of a smoothie.Ho’s ...

  9. Cresskill Director Picks Perfect Play For High School Seniors

    Cresskill Director Picks Perfect Play For High School Seniors

    EMERSON, N.J. — Sela Ghougasian plays the baker’s wife in “Into the Woods,” this year’s production at Emerson Junior-Senior High School.Getting one of the lead roles in the Stephen Sondheim musical was great. Still, the senior was tentative at first.The story, which draws from multiple fairy tales, centers around a childless baker, his wife and their quest to start a family.Not the ...

  10. Bergenfield Mini Diner Pushes Bagel Boundaries

    Bergenfield Mini Diner Pushes Bagel Boundaries

    BERGENFIELD, N.J. — When it comes to bagels, Bakin’ Bagels in Bergenfield doesn’t put on the brakes.Yes, there are cool flavors and colors: blueberry, rainbow and French toast, for example.But it doesn’t stop there.You can have your hobo sandwich made on a bagel.Wait. What’s in a “hobo”? “Taylor ham, egg and American cheese with a hash brown patty on top,” said Marc Windler, manager and ...

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