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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. Hackensack Philanthropist: You Have To Give To Receive

    Hackensack Philanthropist: You Have To Give To Receive

    BERGENFIELD, N.J. — When Author Julie Cox of Hackensack was a girl in the Philippines, she was one of 12 siblings — poor, malnourished and, as a teenager, ill with leukemia. Her father, a carpenter, gambled away the little he made.So her parents couldn’t afford to take her to a hospital.Instead, she was taken to a faith healer. “The healer prescribed herbal medication. It was ...

  2. Teaneck Hospital Worker, Transplant Patient Is Young At Heart

    Teaneck Hospital Worker, Transplant Patient Is Young At Heart

    TEANECK, N.J. — The heart of a would-be 25-year-old man beats inside of Holy Name Medical Center employee Myrtis Moore.She doesn't think about it often, but the lime green bracelet she wears on her right wrist reminds her.It reads: "New Jersey Sharing Network," an organization and community she became a part of when she received her heart transplant in 2008."God gave me a ...

  3. Hillsdale Mom: Push Senators Monday To Support Child Rape Law

    Hillsdale Mom: Push Senators Monday To Support Child Rape Law

    HILLSDALE, N.J. — Rosemarie D’Alessandro of Hillsdale, whose daughter was sexually assaulted and murdered in the 1970s, is urging everyone to call two state senators Monday.Monday – April 3 – marks the 20th anniversary of the first Joan’s Law being signed into law. D'Alessandro wants the public to tell two senators to push through Joan's Bill (S607). The bill expands the original law. ...

  4. Park Ridge Changes Course, Will Fight 700-Unit Housing Plan

    Park Ridge Changes Course, Will Fight 700-Unit Housing Plan

    PARK RIDGE, N.J. — In a turn of events, Park Ridge will challenge a 700-unit housing development at 1 Sony Drive, northjersey.com reports.Hornrock Properties owns the 37.2-acre site, which is partly occupied by the electronics company.The issue involving the 230,000-square-foot campus has been a point of controversy for some time.The Park Ridge Citizens Group, a nonprofit some 1,600 ...

  5. Fiery Tedesco Fights For Mental Health Funds At Lodi Hearing

    Fiery Tedesco Fights For Mental Health Funds At Lodi Hearing

    LODI, N.J. — Hundreds wearing green “Bergen County Proud To Be Stigma Free” T-shirts stood in solidarity as Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco defended mental health funding at an Assembly Budget Committee Hearing at Felician University in Lodi Wednesday.Under a new fee-for-service model of funding proposed by Gov. Christie, community mental health agencies in Bergen would lose $6 ...

  6. Your Latte’s Not Quite Ready, Emerson

    Your Latte’s Not Quite Ready, Emerson

    EMERSON, N.J. — Emerson is buzzing about when its new Starbucks may open. Well, hold onto your frap. Construction is moving along at 322 Kinderkamack Road, but there’s still lots of work to do.RELATED: 'Frappuccino Effect' In Emerson: New Starbucks ApprovedAccording to a Starbucks spokesperson, the new coffee shop will be ready for customers sometime this summer.

  7. New Milford Teachers To Run Through Senegal

    New Milford Teachers To Run Through Senegal

    NEW MILFORD, N.J. — Five educators from The French American Academy — four from the New Milford campus — will run their way through Senegal next month.Joining 50 others in a race known as Sénégazelle, they’ll clear seven miles a day.Along the way, they’ll deliver donated supplies to schools in need.“And we’ll soak in a lot of the culture,” said Aileen O’Rourke, one of the five and an ...

  8. New Restaurant Brings Taste Of Turkey To Emerson

    New Restaurant Brings Taste Of Turkey To Emerson

    EMERSON, N.J. — Cinar Turkish Restaurant, known for traditional Turkish food with a modern twist, has opened in Emerson.This newest Cinar, located in the old digs of the Ranchero Cantina on Kinderkamack Road, is the third.There are two other locations in Cliffside Park and West Caldwell.“Each location has unique food,” said Owner Tunch Ozlu, who opened in Emerson last week.“Here in ...

  9. Emerson Historians: Let's Revive The Past

    Emerson Historians: Let's Revive The Past

    EMERSON, N.J. — Emerson’s new Historic Preservation Committee resolved Monday night to do a survey of all the buildings in town that are at least 100 years old.“It should be updated,” said Jill McGuire, committee member.“The last one I’m aware of is the Bergen County survey done in 1980 and 1981.”The committee’s inaugural meeting at Borough Hall was an infusion of fresh energy into the ...

  10. Mascot Steals The Show At Hasbrouck Heights Health Fair

    Mascot Steals The Show At Hasbrouck Heights Health Fair

    HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. — Bergen County is giving a gift to anyone dealing with a complex health care issue — the 1st Annual Bergen County Care Fair in Hasbrouck Heights.People are registering now for the free event, to take place noon to 5 p.m. April 23 at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights.A total of 1,000 attendees are anticipated.They all can meet the mascot for the care fair — Rayna, a ...

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