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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. Agriculture Board: Demarest Farms Patrons May Park On Hillsdale Streets

    Agriculture Board: Demarest Farms Patrons May Park On Hillsdale Streets

    HILLSDALE, N.J. – Patrons of Demarest Farms in Hillsdale will be permitted to park on borough streets this fall, under a plan approved by the Bergen County Agriculture Development Board, NorthJersey.com reports.The plan – which allows the farm three years to develop sufficient parking – divides street parking near the farm into four zones, the story says.This season, overflow parking ...

  2. Did Someone Say Cookie Dough? Glen Rock Cheesecake Shop Just Got Sweeter

    Did Someone Say Cookie Dough? Glen Rock Cheesecake Shop Just Got Sweeter

    GLEN ROCK, N.J. – The owner of Marc’s CheeseCake in Glen Rock likes to make customers smile.For years he has done that with cheesecake and ice cream, but now he has a new tool in his arsenal: cookie dough.“It’s fun to have a business like this,” said Marc Silverberg, standing behind the counter of his Rock Road shop.The popular shop has been in Glen Rock for about five years, and before ...

  3. Mahwah Man’s Family ‘Lost Everything’ To Hurricane Harvey

    Mahwah Man’s Family ‘Lost Everything’ To Hurricane Harvey

    MAHWAH, N.J – A Mahwah man is rallying support for his cousin and her family who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey.“They have lost everything; house, cars and clothes. But what hurts the most is that insurance is not covering it,” Jamie Gonzalez wrote on a GoFundMe page he created to raise funds for his family in Houston. Nearly $2,000 had been raised for his cousin Graciela ...

  4. West Milford Paraplegic Finds Camaraderie, Hope At Oakland Gym

    West Milford Paraplegic Finds Camaraderie, Hope At Oakland Gym

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – Before doctors discovered that Lois Hamilton of the Oak Ridge section of West Milford had a cyst pushing against her spine, she played tennis, skied and bicycled.“I was always pretty active,” she told Daily Voice.The cyst ultimately caused the former middle school math teacher to lose the ability to walk, and she now uses a wheel chair. But thanks to her ...

  5. One Pearl At A Time: Wyckoff Jeweler Helps Less Fortunate Shine

    One Pearl At A Time: Wyckoff Jeweler Helps Less Fortunate Shine

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Mari Keating Schofield of Wyckoff has long had a special place in her heart for the people of Camden, New Jersey.Particularly the less fortunate, who live only about 100 miles away from her.“It just hit home for me," Schofield said, recalling the documentary that drew her attention to the problem about a decade ago."Here I am in Wyckoff, in a warm house, and ...

  6. Mary Tyler Moore Show Star Coming To Ridgewood

    Mary Tyler Moore Show Star Coming To Ridgewood

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Emmy-Award-Winning Actor Ed Asner will be coming to Ridgewood in October.The television legend – known for his role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show – will be at the Bookends Bookstore downtown on October 10 at 7:30 p.m.Asner will sign copies of his book, The Grouchy Historian.Attendees must order tickets and purchase a book in advance Bookends. For more ...

  7. Grieving Ringwood Daughter Finds Life's Purpose Right Under Her Nose

    Grieving Ringwood Daughter Finds Life's Purpose Right Under Her Nose

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Anne Moore Siebecker of Ringwood has long been a casual volunteer – participating in Earth Day cleanups and weeding library shelves.But then she lost her corporate communications job, her father passed away and she became a full-time caretaker to her ill mother.Volunteering in turn took on a whole new meaning for the Ridgewood native, who felt compelled to rediscover ...

  8. Allendale Track Star’s Death Inspires Peer To Spread Campus Awareness

    Allendale Track Star’s Death Inspires Peer To Spread Campus Awareness

    ALLENDALE, N.J. – Jared Fenton was a student at the University of Pennsylvania when Allendale’s Madison Holleran jumped off a campus parking garage and died in 2014.Fenton, who was in Holleran’s class, didn’t know her personally, but he did know others at the school – such as a very close friend – who were experiencing stress or crisis, the Philadelphia native told Daily Voice.Fenton ...

  9. Paramus Modern Home Décor Store Will Be First In NJ

    Paramus Modern Home Décor Store Will Be First In NJ

    PARAMUS, N.J. – CB2, a modern furniture and home décor store, will open its first New Jersey location in Paramus.The business is a division of Crate and Barrel, and its designs are “spare and simple but with great attention to details, while also being priced smart,” according to the company.The new Paramus location will be the company’s 11th store in the United States, and 13th in ...

  10. Wyckoff Father Daughter Cancer Survivors Pay It Forward Together

    Wyckoff Father Daughter Cancer Survivors Pay It Forward Together

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – A 9-year-old Wyckoff cancer survivor is launching new lines of bracelets to raise money – and hope – during September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.Rebecca Salmins and her father Gerhard, also a cancer survivor, launched their company for a cause – called Knots and Arrows – earlier this year. They create bracelets, and donate a portion of the proceeds to ...

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