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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. Emerson Looks To Replace Historic Preservation Commission

    Emerson Looks To Replace Historic Preservation Commission

    EMERSON, N.J. — The Emerson Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday that would change the nature of the board charged with helping to preserve borough history.It will vote Feb. 7 on whether to abolish its Historic Preservation Commission, chaired by Bill Wassmann.Simultaneously, the law would create an Historic Preservation Committee.What’s the difference?“There will be the same number ...

  2. No Time To Make Dinner? Learn Batch Cooking In Haworth

    No Time To Make Dinner? Learn Batch Cooking In Haworth

    HAWORTH, N.J. — Northern Valley mom Tracee Yablon Brenner has a better way to make dinner — batch cooking — and she’ll be teaching her methods Jan. 26 in Haworth.“If you plan out your menu and your week, you can cook more than one meal at a time,” said Brenner, a dietitian/nutritionist and owner of Triad to Wellness.It’s a consulting firm that provides a number of services for small ...

  3. Emerson Swears In Two New Patrol Officers

    Emerson Swears In Two New Patrol Officers

    EMERSON, N.J. — Emerson swore in two probationary patrol officers Tuesday night — Connor Murphy and Trace McDermott.“The Emerson Police Department is so proud to have these two candidates,” Chief Michael Mazzeo told those assembled at the Borough Council meeting.They were chosen among 83 candidates, he explained.“They’re honest. They’re respectful,” Mazzeo said of Murphy and McDermott. ...

  4. Emerson Allows Condemnation Zone; Suit Threatened

    Emerson Allows Condemnation Zone; Suit Threatened

    EMERSON, N.J. — If Emerson needs to condemn buildings on 11 lots downtown to build anew, it now can.But it also could face a lawsuit.The Borough Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to redesignate the lots – all in Block 419 – a condemnation redevelopment zone.Councilwoman Danielle DiPaola voted against the measure. Councilman Richard Worthington was absent.Borough Redevelopment Attorney ...

  5. Old Tappan Medium To Channel 'The Chin,' Her Mafia Don Father

    Old Tappan Medium To Channel 'The Chin,' Her Mafia Don Father

    OLD TAPPAN, N.J. — Old Tappan native Rita Gigante came to being a spiritual healer/medium in a unique way: she is the daughter of infamous mafia boss Vincent “The Chin” Gigante.For the record, her upbringing in the Northern Valley was not easy.She chronicled it all in her 2013 book, “The Godfather’s Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing, and Redemption.”Now she’s moving into ...

  6. Ridgewood Women Rally To Prepare For Washington March

    Ridgewood Women Rally To Prepare For Washington March

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Going to the Women’s March on Washington Saturday? You’re invited to get ready at a Monday night rally in Ridgewood.The Get Ready Rally! is gathering at The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood at 7:30 p.m. Monday.Participants will make connections and posters, according to Gwenn Hauck, event organizer and former village councilwoman. They'll also learn about the logistics ...

  7. Citizen Group: We Have Our Own Dream For Destiny Of Emerson

    Citizen Group: We Have Our Own Dream For Destiny Of Emerson

    EMERSON, N.J. — Nine members from Emersonians, a Facebook page, stepped off the screen and into real life to talk through the transformations their borough is undergoing.Council President Chris Knoller joined them this week to offer guidance on some issues. But, above all, to listen.“My vision is of a community coming together,” said Ed Bueti, page administrator and forum ...

  8. Westwood Rallies Saturday To Help Teen With Cancer

    Westwood Rallies Saturday To Help Teen With Cancer

    WESTWOOD, N.J. — At noon Saturday Westwood will gather at its annual Cardinals vs. Cancer event to raise money for local teen Natalie Lopack.The Westwood Regional High School freshman is suffering with osteosarcoma, a cancer that starts in the bones, according to her mother. It has metastasized to her lungs.Doors for the basketball fundraiser open at noon Saturday for a 1 p.m. game ...

  9. Stoked To Smoke: Upper Saddle River Man Enjoys Third Career In Barbecue

    Stoked To Smoke: Upper Saddle River Man Enjoys Third Career In Barbecue

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — When cooking barbecue, Robert Feuerstein of Upper Saddle River respects the meat.That’s foremost for the owner of the 1-year-old SMOKED on Godwin Avenue in Ridgewood.“We try to offer clean, healthy food without extra sauces and goops and sugars and salts,” said Feuerstein. “We keep that to a minimum.”His wife and business partner, Deidra, puts it this way: the meat ...

  10. Emerson Shows Big Chicken Parm Love At Deli Benefit For Ill Dad

    Emerson Shows Big Chicken Parm Love At Deli Benefit For Ill Dad

    EMERSON, N.J. — The love just kept coming in Emerson Wednesday as people poured into Shortrounds Deli to order their lunch in support of Gerry Farrell and his family.As of closing Thursday, the event had raised $1,025 for the Farrells.That was the total when sales were tallied — Shortrounds donated 10 percent – and the dollars in the donation bucket on the counter were counted, ...

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