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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.

Lorraine Ash's Contributions

  1. Habitat For Humanity Makes American Dream Come True In Bergenfield

    Habitat For Humanity Makes American Dream Come True In Bergenfield

    BERGENFIELD, N.J. — Geovana and Carlos Pimentel achieved their American Dream Tuesday at 110 Bergen Avenue in Bergenfield – their new Habitat Bergen home.The first guests in the living room of their three-bedroom residence were corporate and government guests.The occasion: the ribbon cutting for a 1,900-square-foot home that took six corporate sponsors and 750 volunteers to build over ...

  2. The Scoop: Van Dyk’s Ice Cream In Ridgewood Opens For Season

    The Scoop: Van Dyk’s Ice Cream In Ridgewood Opens For Season

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Despite freezing temperatures, ice cream season officially began Saturday when the legendary Van Dyk’s in Ridgewood opens its doors. On Monday, kids of all ages already were stopping at the homemade ice cream shop for a scoop.“Right now we have everybody’s favorite flavors until the season kicks in a little bit more,” said Owner Corinna Kotrokois.“We’ll have a few new ...

  3. Strike Two: Emerson Hit With Lawsuit On Eminent Domain

    Strike Two: Emerson Hit With Lawsuit On Eminent Domain

    EMERSON, N.J. — Attorney Richard De Angelis of Morristown is making good on a threat he delivered in January: he filed a lawsuit Monday calling for Emerson to rescind all its actions concerning the controversial condemnation zone downtown.RELATED: Emerson Allows Condemnation Zone; Suit ThreatenedHis client, 214 Kinderkamack LLC, owns 9 Lincoln Boulevard, 15 Lincoln Boulevard and 214 ...

  4. Cresskill Arts Enthusiast Opens Second School

    Cresskill Arts Enthusiast Opens Second School

    ALLENDALE, N.J. — The new One River School of Art + Design in Allendale has fast become a sanctuary for kids and adults drawn to painting, photography and other arts.Located across the street from the Church of the Guardian Angel, it was opened in January by Matt Ross of Cresskill.The founding CEO of the School of Rock transformed music education: he created the largest network of music ...

  5. Waldwick Mechanic: No Car Is Ever Done

    Waldwick Mechanic: No Car Is Ever Done

    WALDWICK, N.J. — Mechanic Chuck Wanamaker III of Mahwah has been out making a national splash again with some of the classics in his 100-car collection.He and his father, Chuck Wanamaker Jr., who own two shops in Waldwick, took to the road for the Keystone Big Show East in Washington, D.C. last week.The product placement event attracted 300 vendors and 8,000 shopowners from the U.S. and ...

  6. Be A Dear: Westwood Rallies To Help Beloved Photographer

    Be A Dear: Westwood Rallies To Help Beloved Photographer

    WESTWOOD, N.J. — It’s been 20 years since Jean Deer, a beloved Westwood photographer, stopped taking pictures and stopped speaking.On May 31, 1997, a massive stroke cut short a creative life that had delighted everyone in the Pascack Valley.He lost the use of the right side of his body. Doctors are now treating the 76-year-old Deer for a hematoma on his thigh and an infection in his ...

  7. Montvale Promoter Throws Biggest Beatles Bash In World

    Montvale Promoter Throws Biggest Beatles Bash In World

    MONTVALE, N.J. — Mark Lapidos of Montvale, creator of this weekend’s 43rd Annual Fest for Beatles Fans, first fell under the spell of The Beatles at age 15.“The first time I heard ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand,’ I was sitting there doing my homework,” he recalled.“As soon as I heard it, it grabbed me. I’ll never forget that moment. I get chills thinking about it now.”WABC’s Scott Muni ...

  8. Allendale High School Adopts Opioid Antidote Policy

    Allendale High School Adopts Opioid Antidote Policy

    ALLENDALE, N.J. — Starting in April, two staffers at Northern Highlands Regional High School will be able to administer a life-saving opioid antidote on school grounds, NorthJersey.com reports.Both the nurse and athletic director will be trained by the county to administer naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, the story says.The move is part of an opioid antidote policy passed by the ...

  9. Justice Institute To Emerson: Drop Eminent Domain

    Justice Institute To Emerson: Drop Eminent Domain

    EMERSON, N.J. — Stop Emerson Eminent Domain (SEED) – a group of small business owners and residents – have a powerful new ally in their fight to stop the use of eminent domain downtown: the Institute for Justice.The Virginia-based institute, a nonprofit public interest law firm, is the nation’s leading advocate against eminent domain abuse.In a letter dated Tuesday, it says a “cloud of ...

  10. New Milford Councilwoman: They Need A Mom In State Senate

    New Milford Councilwoman: They Need A Mom In State Senate

    NEW MILFORD, N.J. — New Milford Councilwoman Kelly Langschultz announced Wednesday she is running for Senate in New Jersey’s 38th legislative district, according to an announcement by the Senate Republican Majority.“I am running because I want to bring the common sense of a mother and successful small business owner from Bergen County to the Statehouse in Trenton,” said Kelly, a ...

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