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Lauren Kidd Ferguson

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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. Ringwood Democrats Kick Off Council Campaign

    Ringwood Democrats Kick Off Council Campaign

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Three Ringwood Democrats have announced the official kick-off of their campaign for borough council.The candidates – Kathleen O’Keefe, Ryan Bolton and Rob Ferretti – are challenging Republican incumbents Linda Schaefer, William Marsala and Jaime Matteo Landis for three open seats on the council. Both the Democrats and Republicans ran unopposed in the primary election. ...

  2. West Milford Pie Shop Owner And Cancer Survivor: Kitchen Is My Comfort Zone

    West Milford Pie Shop Owner And Cancer Survivor: Kitchen Is My Comfort Zone

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – Before Shannon Cheevers opened her pie shop in the Hewitt section of West Milford, she wanted to test the market.The Culinary Institute of America graduate brought three pot pies and three quiches to a man at a local farmers' market to see if they would sell.“They sold right away. He called me back, said, ‘Give me ten more of each.’ Called me back again, ‘Give me ...

  3. REPORT: These 4 Bergen Towns ‘Feel Most Pain From Property Taxes’

    REPORT: These 4 Bergen Towns ‘Feel Most Pain From Property Taxes’

    PASSAIC, N.J. – Four Bergen County and two Passaic County municipalities made a list of the 30 New Jersey towns “that feel the most pain from property taxes, based on what their residents earn,” including the City of Passaic which came in at number one, NJ.com reports.The rankings considered the median household income and average property tax bills of homeowners in New Jersey ...

  4. Montvale Wegmans Hiring 500 Workers

    Montvale Wegmans Hiring 500 Workers

    MONTVALE, N.J. – Wegmans Food Markets is in the process of hiring 500 employees for its new Montvale store.Full-time openings range from customer service and entry-level management to culinary positions such as line cooks, according to the supermarket’s website.The 108,000 square-foot store is set to open at West Grand Avenue and Mercedes Drive on September 24.CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

  5. REPORT: Wanaque Reservoir Could Be Threatened By Dangerous Chemical

    REPORT: Wanaque Reservoir Could Be Threatened By Dangerous Chemical

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – A dangerous chemical at the Ringwood Superfund site -- where Ford Motor Co. dumped toxic paint sludge 50 years ago -- could threaten the Wanaque Reservoir, NorthJersey.com reports.The probable carcinogen – called 1,4-dioxane – has not been found in the reservoir, but high levels have been detected in groundwater and brooks feeding the body of water that provides ...

  6. Wyckoff’s Crescent Avenue To Close For Improvements

    Wyckoff’s Crescent Avenue To Close For Improvements

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Crescent Avenue in Wyckoff will soon close to through traffic while the township works on road improvements.The road will be closed on or about Monday, June 27 through August 18, but inclement weather may extend the closing, according to the township.During the period, Crescent Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m to 6:00 pm. The ...

  7. Eating At New Mahwah Spot Will Help First Responders

    Eating At New Mahwah Spot Will Help First Responders

    MAHWAH, N.J. – A new Mahwah sub shop will donate to local first responders, NJ.com reports.Firehouse Subs, slated to open at 380 Route 17 South by early September, will round up orders to the nearest dollar, collect change and sell pickle buckets to put money into its fund to purchase equipment for first responders, the story says.So far, the chain, which also has locations in Totowa ...

  8. Support Flows For Hillsdale Dad With Stage IV Cancer

    Support Flows For Hillsdale Dad With Stage IV Cancer

    HILLSDALE, N.J. – The friends of Hillsdale man diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer are rallying the community for support.Steve Ruderman, also known as “Rudy,” was transferred to a hospice care facility the day after he turned 51, according to a GoFundMe campaign created to raise funds for him and his family.“Anyone who knows Steve well, knows that Rudy is a reserved and gentle man ...

  9. These 5 Bergen Towns Have The Highest Percentage Of Million Dollar Homes

    These 5 Bergen Towns Have The Highest Percentage Of Million Dollar Homes

    ALPINE, N.J. – Bergen County features five of the 20 towns in New Jersey with the highest percentage of homes over $1 million, including Alpine which comes in at number three in the state, according to a list released by NJ.com.The rankings were created by examining property tax assessments from the state, the article says.The Bergen County municipalities with the highest percentage of ...

  10. Hillsdale Bans Street Parking Near Demarest Farms During Fall

    Hillsdale Bans Street Parking Near Demarest Farms During Fall

    HILLSADALE, N.J. – Parking on residential streets near Demarest Farms in Hillsdale will be banned during the farm’s busy “pick your own” season, NorthJersey.com reports.The Borough Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday prohibiting parking on 37 nearby streets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays from Aug. 30 through Oct. 30, the story says.The mayor and council said the ban was ...

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