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Lorraine Ash

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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. Firm Of Ridgewood Architect Who Fell To His Death Is Closing

    Firm Of Ridgewood Architect Who Fell To His Death Is Closing

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Crowne Architectural Systems, the company of a Ridgewood architect who fell to his death off a Manhattan skyscraper last fall, is closing its doors, NJBIZ reports.Bruno Travalja, who was 52 and the father of three, fell 48 floors from the roof of the building after feeling dizzy.RELATED: Bruno Larry Travalja, 52, Of RidgewoodA federal WARN notice indicates Crowne, ...

  2. Hillsdale, Washington Township: Plan To Reopen Transfer Station Stinks

    Hillsdale, Washington Township: Plan To Reopen Transfer Station Stinks

    HILLSDALE, N.J. — Hillsdale has responded loud and clear to Waste Management’s attempt to reopen its transfer station on Patterson Street: no, thanks.The borough has sent 1,000 signatures opposing a permit renewal to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), according to Mayor Doug Frank.Some residents signed an online petition. Others wrote letters.“If we have an ...

  3. Early Finish Date Predicted For Waldwick Apartment Complex

    Early Finish Date Predicted For Waldwick Apartment Complex

    WALDWICK, N.J. — Work on the 110-unit Waldwick Station apartment complex on Zazzetti Street is ahead of schedule, according to its project manager.“We expect to complete by Labor Day,” Michael Padin said Tuesday.The original finish date for the project, being built by Russo Development, was the end of the year, he added.The ground floor of the complex is all garage parking, Padin ...

  4. Irish Dancers Kick Up Their Heels In Bergenfield Parade

    Irish Dancers Kick Up Their Heels In Bergenfield Parade

    DUMONT, N.J. — Irish dancer Caileigh Hennessy of Ramsey stepped off the rehearsal platform at St. Mary’s in Dumont and wiped the sweat from her brow.She and the other dancers of the famed McLoughlin School of Irish Dance have been practicing up a storm.“We’re getting ready for our own ‘March Madness,’” said the 10-year-old, grinning widely.That would be St. Patrick’s Day and the month’s ...

  5. Ho-Ho-Kus Rallies Around Mom Paralyzed In Fall

    Ho-Ho-Kus Rallies Around Mom Paralyzed In Fall

    HO-HO-KUS, N.J. — The life of Christine Danza of Ho-Ho-Kus took a turn in December when she came home from a holiday party in heels, in the dark, and fell in her kitchen.“I broke my neck,” she said. “I don’t know if I hit the counter or the table but when I woke the next morning, I couldn’t move.”She was on the floor, paralyzed, her phone just beyond reach.There she stayed for 18 hours. ...

  6. Anti-Anxiety Team To Speak At Upper Saddle River School

    Anti-Anxiety Team To Speak At Upper Saddle River School

    UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. — Two experts will come to Upper Saddle River next month to discuss a disturbing reality: anxiety is running rampant among children and teens.Cynthia Allman and Cathleen George, both of the Newmark Schools, will present “What Parents Need to Know About Children and the Anxiety Epidemic.” The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 23 at the Cavallini Middle ...

  7. Midlife Painters Live Their Dream At Waldwick Art Studio

    Midlife Painters Live Their Dream At Waldwick Art Studio

    WALDWICK, N.J. — Painter Sal Caldarone of Hawthorne walks among the students in his Waldwick art studio, offering a word here and suggestion there.On a Wednesday morning, Caterina Grambone of Hawthorne paints fierce orange persimmons into life on the canvas.They are from a family garden, she says.Next to her, an intent Irma Cummings of Park Ridge quietly recreates “Maternal Kiss,” an ...

  8. Ridgewood Eye Doctor Wins National Award After 30,000 Surgeries

    Ridgewood Eye Doctor Wins National Award After 30,000 Surgeries

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Ridgewood Ophthalmologist Richard Norden, who has performed 30,000 LASIK eye surgeries, has won prestigious national recognition.For the second consecutive year, Norden, of Norden Laser Eye Associates, won the National Doctor’s Choice Award in Ophthalmology.“To be honored by your peers two years in a row is such a tremendous accomplishment,” Norden said.“I am grateful ...

  9. Oradell Boxing Coach: Women Are Some Of My Best Fighters

    Oradell Boxing Coach: Women Are Some Of My Best Fighters

    ORADELL, N.J. — Ask Jimmy Wagner of Oradell, a former stockbroker, what finally coaxed him off Wall Street and he’ll tell you: Daniel Wilson, founder of Good Newz Boxing.These days, Wagner, 54, a Westwood native, co-owns the program with Wilson, 38, of Hackensack.Together, the two head coaches train some 100 people.They do so with the help of assistant coaches with national and ...

  10. Allendale To Close On Senior Housing Land In March

    Allendale To Close On Senior Housing Land In March

    ALLENDALE, N.J. — Allendale expects to close early next month on the purchase of two West Avenue properties earmarked for affordable senior housing, NorthJersey.com reports.Parts of the 10-acre tract will be used for borough offices and recreation or park space, the report says.The borough approved a $14.35 million bond ordinance for the purchase earlier this month.The land, now home to ...

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