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Community Reporter lkferguson@dailyvoice.com

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. Paterson's Pascrell Coaching Dems When Shots Fired At GOP Baseball Practice

    Paterson's Pascrell Coaching Dems When Shots Fired At GOP Baseball Practice

    PATERSON, N.J. – New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell of Paterson was on a baseball field in Washington, D.C. when he learned shots broke out during a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team in Alexandria, Virginia.Pascrell, a coach for the Democratic congressional baseball team, sent out Tweets and a Facebook message Wednesday morning following the shooting.“I was on the field ...

  2. Amazon Books’ First NJ Store Opens In Paramus

    Amazon Books’ First NJ Store Opens In Paramus

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Amazon will officially open its first New Jersey bookstore Wednesday -- and it is in Paramus.Amazon Books, located in The Garden State Plaza, will open its doors at 10 a.m.The 3,500 square-foot store will carry books “based on Amazon.com customer ratings, pre-orders, sales, popularity on Goodreads, and our curators’ assessments,” states a press release from the ...

  3. Emergency Landing Disrupts Jennifer Lawrence's Teterorbo-Bound Flight

    Emergency Landing Disrupts Jennifer Lawrence's Teterorbo-Bound Flight

    TETERBORO, N.J. – Actress Jennifer Lawrence was on a flight to Teterboro Airport Saturday, when the private plane she was on was forced to make an emergency landing, according to multiple media reports.Lawrence – who won an Academy Award for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook – was one of two passengers and a pair of crew members on board the flight from Louisville, Kentucky ...

  4. Students Plant 49 Rainbow Flags On Paramus Campus To Honor Shooting Victims

    Students Plant 49 Rainbow Flags On Paramus Campus To Honor Shooting Victims

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Students at Bergen County College in Paramus created a special tribute to commemorate the one year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.The school’s Bergen PRIDE club – which has a mission to foster understanding, respect, and acceptance throughout the college campus and the larger community – planted a field of rainbow flags.“Bergen PRIDE ...

  5. REPORT: These Bergen County Towns Have Highest School Tax Bills In NJ

    REPORT: These Bergen County Towns Have Highest School Tax Bills In NJ

    TENAFLY, N.J. – Nearly $15 billion was spent on school taxes as part of New Jersey residents’ property tax bills last year, the Department of Community Affairs recently revealed.And 14 of the 30 towns with the highest average school tax bills in the state are in Bergen County, according to NJ.com.Here are the Bergen County towns with the highest school tax bills, and their state ...

  6. New Jersey Lawmaker Plans Paramus Hearing On Overdevelopment In Bergen

    New Jersey Lawmaker Plans Paramus Hearing On Overdevelopment In Bergen

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Legislators, mayors, engineers, environmental experts and others will gather at Bergen County College in Paramus next week to address affordable housing in New Jersey.The hearing is the first of several being planned by Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-Westwood).Schepisi has introduced a pair of bills that would freeze municipal affordable housing obligations through the ...

  7. Mahwah Supermarket Marks Reopening By Giving Back

    Mahwah Supermarket Marks Reopening By Giving Back

    MAHWAH, N.J. – ACME in Mahwah will celebrate its grand reopening on Friday.During the ceremony, representatives of the store, located at 125 Franklin Turnpike, will present donations to various Mahwah organizations.ACME will provide a $1,000 donation to the Mahwah Township Police Department and Mahwah Fire Department, as well as separate $1,000 donations to the Mahwah EMS Department and ...

  8. Corrado Wins Primary, Will Face Wyckoff's Duch In Dist. 40 Run

    Corrado Wins Primary, Will Face Wyckoff's Duch In Dist. 40 Run

    Passaic County Clerk Kristin M. Corrado bested former Assemblyman Paul DiGaetano and Edward Buttimore in the Republican Primary for State Senate in the 40th District Tuesday.Corrado will now face off against Democrat Thomas Duch of Wyckoff in November.Incumbent Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, the former mayor of Wyckoff, and Christopher DePhillips won the republican nominations for two ...

  9. Ridgewood’s Fish Urban Dining Closes For Summer

    Ridgewood’s Fish Urban Dining Closes For Summer

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Fish Urban Dining has closed for the summer, according to a sign posted in the glass door of the downtown Ridgewood restaurant.“Fish Restaurant will be spending the summer upgrading our catering venues!!” the sign reads. “We will see you in,” it goes on, without stating a reopening date.“Have a wonderful summer!” the sign concludes.The restaurant review app Yelp also ...

  10. Mahwah, Ramsey Make List Of 100 Best Places In NJ To Buy House

    Mahwah, Ramsey Make List Of 100 Best Places In NJ To Buy House

    GLEN ROCK, N.J. – Nine Bergen County towns are among the 100 best places to buy a house in New Jersey, including Glen Rock which ranks number 17, according to a niche.com report.The website -- that analyzes public data and reviews to produce ratings – took into account “key factors of a location's housing market, including home values, taxes, crime rates, and quality of local schools, ...

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