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Lauren Kidd Ferguson began her journalism career in 2004 as a statehouse reporter for Gannett New Jersey. She was a member of a team that covered state government and politics for seven daily newspapers throughout New Jersey. Her coverage of the McGreevey administration and young voters earned her the New Jersey Press Association’s award for best rookie reporter in the state. Lauren also served as a reporter for Gannett’s flagship New Jersey paper, the Asbury Park Press. She covered communities along the Jersey Shore, and won investigative reporting awards for writing about police brutality in Seaside Park. She has also worked as a speechwriter and spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, as well as a communications manager for Children’s Rights, a national advocacy organization that uses the law to reform foster care systems. Lauren graduated from the College of New Jersey. She grew up in Ringwood, and now calls Waldwick home. She believes everyone has a story to tell, and she’d love to hear yours.

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  1. Lodi Stroke Survivor Finds Answers In Springsteen's Music

    Lodi Stroke Survivor Finds Answers In Springsteen's Music

    LODI, N.J. – Laura Krikorian of Lodi hasn’t had it easy.The disabled 50-year-old suffered a pair of strokes at 29 and a heart attack at 45.She says one thing helped her through it all: listening to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The proof of her fandom is on her body. She has adorned herself with a slew of tattoos related to the Boss, including an incredibly life-like sketch ...

  2. Mahwah Welcomes New Real Estate Agency

    Mahwah Welcomes New Real Estate Agency

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Mahwah has a new real estate agency in town. Special Properties Real Estate Services, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, held a grand opening celebration for its Mahwah office on Thursday.Last week, the company listed a Mahwah estate for the highest asking price in New Jersey. The 55,000-square-foot historic Crocker Mansion is currently on the market ...

  3. Mahwah's 'Crocker Mansion' Is Most Expensive Property In State

    Mahwah's 'Crocker Mansion' Is Most Expensive Property In State

    MAHWAH, N.J. – A Mahwah mansion just hit the market, and its asking price of $48 million makes it the priciest listing in the state, NJ.com reports.The historic 55,000-square-foot home that sits on 12.5 acres in the Ramapo Mountains comes with a property tax bill of more than $232,000 a year, the report says.The home is known as the Crocker Mansion, because it was built by George ...

  4. Mahwah Banding Together To Run For Education

    Mahwah Banding Together To Run For Education

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Those involved with the Mahwah Schools Foundation will witness their fundraising efforts come full circle Sunday during the awards ceremony for the 18th Annual Thunderbird Run.The foundation – which gives grants to Mahwah schools for programs and items that may not otherwise be included in the budget – awarded a grant to Mahwah High School for drones. Students are trained ...

  5. Ramapoughs’ Resistance To Pipelines Puts National Spotlight On Mahwah

    Ramapoughs’ Resistance To Pipelines Puts National Spotlight On Mahwah

    MAHWAH, N.J. – The Ramapough Lunape Nation’s resistance against proposed oil pipelines that would cut through Bergen and Passaic County communities such as Mahwah, Oakland and Wanaque is gaining national attention.The New York Times recently reported on the Ramapoughs' demonstrations against the proposed Pilgrim Pipelines.RELATED: RAMAPOUGH LUNAAPE AND OTHERS GATHER IN MAHWAH TO STAND ...

  6. Mahwah Artist Creates Vivid Images For Display

    Mahwah Artist Creates Vivid Images For Display

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – An award-winning Mahwah artist will display a collection of her paintings at Gallery 691, at the Wyckoff Family YMCA, throughout May.Pastel artist Stephanie Cook, a Teaneck native, creates realistic, vivid images, according to the Y. Her exhibit, entitled “Awakening – A Collection of Paintings,” will feature still life, floral and landscape paintings.Cook will be at the ...

  7. Body Of Franklin Lakes College Student Found Behind Florida Restaurant

    Body Of Franklin Lakes College Student Found Behind Florida Restaurant

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – The body of an 18-year-old college student from Franklin Lakes was found behind a Florida restaurant, according to multiple media reports.Shayan Mortazavi was a freshman at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, who expressed an interest in film and multimedia journalism, according to the university.“Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and loved ...

  8. Passaic Church Seeks Prayers, Donations After Ceiling Collapse

    Passaic Church Seeks Prayers, Donations After Ceiling Collapse

    PASSAIC – Just days before Easter, the ceiling collapsed at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Passaic.“Please keep our Parish in your prayers during this difficult moments,” a post on the church’s Facebook page states.Nobody was hurt in the incident, and the church is now seeking donations to help repair the damage.“All together we can rebuilt Saint Anthony Church,” the post goes on. CLICK ...

  9. Mahwah Couple Churns Out Chocolate Bunnies By The Thousand

    Mahwah Couple Churns Out Chocolate Bunnies By The Thousand

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – A Wyckoff candy store made so many chocolate rabbits for Easter this year that workers had to create more space to display the sweet treats.“Last minute, we put up another shelf for the bunnies,” said Brody Litton, who works at Meyer’s House of Sweets in the Wyckoff Shopping Center on Wyckoff Avenue.The homemade chocolate bunnies range in size from handheld treats to 25 ...

  10. Eddie Murphy's Brother, Charlie, Of Englewood, Dies

    Eddie Murphy's Brother, Charlie, Of Englewood, Dies

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – Longtime Englewood resident Charlie Murphy – an actor, comedian and older brother to Eddie Murphy – died Wednesday.Murphy, who was 57, died of leukemia, according to multiple media reports.Murphy made multiple appearances on Comedy Central’s sketch series "Chappelle’s Show."He appeared in films such as "Harlem Nights," "Mo’Better Blues," ...

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