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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. Weather Watchers Keep Eye On Weekend Snow For Passaic

    Weather Watchers Keep Eye On Weekend Snow For Passaic

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — A social-media based forecasting page predicts that the first potential snowstorm to hit Bergen County this season is only a threat.The Jan. 8 storm could bring the first significant snowfall along the I-95 corridor, covering Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston, according to amateur Northeast Weather meteorologist Sam Ebby."It is still too ...

  2. Four Generations Baking At Reinhold’s In Waldwick

    Four Generations Baking At Reinhold’s In Waldwick

    WALDWICK, N.J. — Glenn Gramsch of Reinhold’s Quality Bakery in Waldwick is a third-generation baker. He’s in at 6 every morning to join the other master bakers.“We’re making the stollen today,” said Gramsch, who lives in Allendale. “It’s a big job but very popular.”The buttery, fruit-filled loaf harks back to the family legacy. Glenn’s grandfather, Eric, owned a bakery in Hagen, ...

  3. Englewood Woman Joins 1,600 ‘Happy Givers’ On New App

    Englewood Woman Joins 1,600 ‘Happy Givers’ On New App

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Evelyn Lugo of Englewood works with nonprofits, but as of Jan. 1, she’ll have another job, too: happy giver.The 31-year-old is one of 1,600 people who will deliver emotional support over the phone to individuals feeling depressed, stressed or overwhelmed.How will the two find each other? Through Happy, an app to launch next month.“I feel that before Happy, there was a ...

  4. Passaic County Clinton Miscount Called ‘False Alarm’

    Passaic County Clinton Miscount Called ‘False Alarm’

    PASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. — Hillary Clinton was not shortchanged 50,000 votes in Passaic County, as previously tweeted by election analysts.“It was a false alarm,” said David Wasserman, political analyst for The Cook Political Report. “The county was right and the state was wrong.”After the election, New Jersey reported that Clinton had tallied 2,198,278 votes in the Garden State.She ...

  5. Passaic County Clinton Miscount Called ‘False Alarm’

    Passaic County Clinton Miscount Called ‘False Alarm’

    PASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. — Hillary Clinton was not shortchanged 50,000 votes in Passaic County, as previously tweeted by election analysts.“It was a false alarm,” said David Wasserman, political analyst for The Cook Political Report. “The county was right and the state was wrong.”New Jersey first reported that Clinton had tallied 2,198,278 votes in the Garden State, according to ...

  6. Wayne Show Features Olive Oils That Heal

    Wayne Show Features Olive Oils That Heal

    WALDWICK, N.J. — Paul Karoyan of Waldwick started his love affair with olive oil seven years ago when he got the results of his cholesterol test.It was 220.“The doctor told me I was borderline,” recalled Karoyan, now 43. “He said if I went a little higher, I’d need to be on statin drugs.“I was worried.”Back then Karoyan, who now owns Olive Branch and Grape Vine in Westwood, was ...

  7. Hawthorne Bus Headed To Women’s March On Washington

    Hawthorne Bus Headed To Women’s March On Washington

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — People from Bergen and Passaic counties are booking bus rides to Washington, D.C. to take part in the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21.Groups from all over the nation are to meet at 10 a.m. that day.Original plans called for a gathering at the Lincoln Memorial. But the location, to be announced, will change due to other groups reserving space on the ...

  8. Clifton Chocolatier: Quality Keeps Customers Happy

    Clifton Chocolatier: Quality Keeps Customers Happy

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — In the five years since Keum Sook Park opened Sook Pastry in Ridgewood, she hasn’t compromised on her original vision: world-class tastes and a down-home feeling.The display cases in her cozy shop on South Broad Street are filled with French classics and ever-new creations. “In the beginning, we didn’t have so many selections,” said Park, who lives in Woodcliff Lake. ...

  9. Upper Saddle River Woman Helps Girls Break Slavery Cycle

    Upper Saddle River Woman Helps Girls Break Slavery Cycle

    UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. — Of course Eileen Geraghty of Upper Saddle River flew to Guatemala to help girls escape the cycle of slavery.What does the squalor of Guatemala City have to do with life in Saddle River?Nothing.And everything.“I am a mom. The thought of someone harming my children sickens me,” said Geraghty, 54. “So I was drawn in by the reality of these children throughout the ...

  10. Haledon Woman Joins Team Of New Ice Cream Company

    Haledon Woman Joins Team Of New Ice Cream Company

    PARAMUS, N.J. — It’s no surprise it was John Chan who brought Thai-style ice cream to Paramus.At any given time, the man has eight flavors of ice cream in his refrigerator at home in Queens.When he discovered Rolling Cow in Brooklyn, he knew he had to open one at the Garden State Plaza. The grand opening was just a few weeks ago.“I just thought it was missing outside of New York City,” ...

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