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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. Bergen Regional In Paramus Gets Below Average Rating

    Bergen Regional In Paramus Gets Below Average 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Wyckoff Burning With SuperJuice Fever

    Wyckoff Burning With SuperJuice Fever

    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 ...

  7. Emerson Teen Actors Push Themselves ‘Into The Woods’

    Emerson Teen Actors Push Themselves ‘Into The Woods’

    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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Paramus Congressman Sees American Dream Come True For Bergen County Family

    Paramus Congressman Sees American Dream Come True For Bergen County Family

    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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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