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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. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Monk Coming To Ridgewood: Only Your Mind Can Make You Happy

    Monk Coming To Ridgewood: Only Your Mind Can Make You Happy

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious? A revered Buddhist monk – Bhante Sujatha – is coming to Ridgewood Thursday evening to provide some spiritual advice.The Namaste Organic Spa on Franklin Avenue will host his two-hour workshop, “How to Empower Your Mind.”“The ancient texts of the Buddha tell us that no external condition can be the cause of our happiness,” said ...

  4. NJ Puppy Mill Ban Heads To Governor Christie's Desk

    NJ Puppy Mill Ban Heads To Governor Christie's Desk

    The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would ban puppy mills from operating in the state, sponsor and Senator Raymond Lesniak announced.Bill S3041 would prohibit the sale of puppies from puppy mills and establish new requirements for pet dealers and shops in New Jersey.The issue was brought to light last year with Emerson puppy store owner Vincent LoSacco, who has since ...

  5. Ringwood, West Milford Blood Drives To Make Up Shortfall Due To Storm

    Ringwood, West Milford Blood Drives To Make Up Shortfall Due To Storm

    MONTVALE, N.J. — Winter Storm Stella canceled six blood drives, leaving the Montvale-based Community Blood Services scrambling to make up the shortfall.The nonprofit is urging people to donate blood or platelets at eight drives to take place in Bergen and Passaic counties Thursday through Sunday.“We need 200 units a day because we supply 18 hospitals,” said Patricia Casino, CBS ...

  6. Pascack Duo’s Garlic Knot Sliders Go Gangbusters

    Pascack Duo’s Garlic Knot Sliders Go Gangbusters

    RIVER VALE, N.J. — Shayna Minuto of River Vale and James Awad of Woodcliff Lake literally can’t leave their Hold My Knots food stand at the Gansevoort Market in New York’s Meatpacking District.The lines for their Original Garlic Knot Sliders – hot sandwiches served on garlic knots instead of bread – never end.“We’re in the city seven days a week,” Minuto said.“We don’t take any days ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Ringwood, West Milford Nursing Homes Get Top Rating

    Ringwood, West Milford Nursing Homes Get 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 ...

  9. School Of Rock Founder Opens Allendale Art School

    School Of Rock Founder Opens Allendale Art 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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