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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. New Jersey Political Figure Jamie Fox Dies

    New Jersey Political Figure Jamie Fox Dies

    Jamie Fox, an influential political figure in New Jersey, died on Monday. He was 62 years old.Upon hearing the news of the passing of Jamie Fox Monday, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson) lauded the influential New Jersey political operative.“We have lost a public servant. We have lost a mentor. We have lost a friend. We have lost a true New Jerseyan,” Prieto said.RELATED: ...

  4. Three Generations Eat At Ridgewood’s ‘Daily Treat’

    Three Generations Eat At Ridgewood’s ‘Daily Treat’

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — There are so many reasons people have come to the Daily Treat in Ridgewood since 1963: chicken soup, all-day breakfast, great comfort food and lots of familiar faces.“The customers feel comfortable here. It’s a family environment,” said John Skoutakis of Paramus, who owns the Daily Treat with his sister, Dimi, of Waldwick.Their cousin opened the diner all those decades ...

  5. Irish Pub In Heart Of Dumont Closes Its Doors

    Irish Pub In Heart Of Dumont Closes Its Doors

    DUMONT, N.J. — Ryan’s Public House in Dumont, the West Madison Avenue Irish pub, has closed.“The business has been sold and a new restaurant will be coming in a short period of time,” says a taped voice message on its phone.Ryan’s, which replaced the Frontier Room, underwent a renovation in 2015.According to the message, it stopped doing business as of Feb. 12.Ryan’s, which was billed ...

  6. Bergenfield Mosque: We Teach Peace Here

    Bergenfield Mosque: We Teach Peace Here

    BERGENFIELD, N.J. — No anti-Muslim prejudice has touched the Muslim Cultural Center of Bergen County in Bergenfield, its leader said.“After two-and-a-half years practicing our faith here, we have found this really is a friendly town,” said Imam Muhammad S. Tahir of Fair Lawn.“We are protected fully. We’ve never seen any kind of vandalism or hate or bias.”The East Johnson Avenue center, ...

  7. Allendale Faces Day Two Of Gridlock As Gas Main Work Continues

    Allendale Faces Day Two Of Gridlock As Gas Main Work Continues

    ALLENDALE, N.J. — Streets in Allendale on the west side of town are gridlocked Friday for the second day in a row as PSE&G continues repairing a gas main break on West Crescent Avenue.The road is still closed between Hillside Avenue and West Allendale Avenue.According to borough police, it’s looking like West Crescent won’t reopen until Saturday.In a SwiftReach message Thursday ...

  8. Park Ridge TV Journalist: A DNA Test Changed My Life

    Park Ridge TV Journalist: A DNA Test Changed My Life

    PARK RIDGE, N.J. — Bill Griffeth of Park Ridge, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” shares a startling family story in his new book, "The Stranger in My Genes." After taking two DNA tests four years ago, he learned the dad he loved — Charles Griffeth — was not his biological father.That meant his colonial New England Protestant ancestors, chronicled in his third book, “By ...

  9. Allendale School, Homes Evacuated After Major Gas Leak

    Allendale School, Homes Evacuated After Major Gas Leak

    ALLENDALE, N.J. — A 16-inch gas main at West Crescent and West Maple avenues in Allendale broke Thursday afternoon, evacuating Brookside School, some homes and shutting West Crescent Avenue, police said.Police Chief George Scherb said no injuries were reported.Traffic around the scene was still being rerouted at 7 p.m., when many roads on the west side of town were still gridlocked.West ...

  10. Women’s Political Group Grows To 900, Gathers In Ridgewood

    Women’s Political Group Grows To 900, Gathers In Ridgewood

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Erin Chung of Wyckoff – once a Trump employee, now the leader of Women for Progress – charged up an overflow crowd of more than 250 women at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood Wednesday night.“Don’t be shy about talking about your beliefs,” she told those gathered. “It’s really worked out well for me.”And so it has. The membership for the Bergen-based group started ...

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