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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. Storm Shuts Paramus, Montvale Blood Centers, Worsening Shortage

    Storm Shuts Paramus, Montvale Blood Centers, Worsening Shortage

    PARAMUS, N.J. – The winter storm forced Community Blood Services to close its collection centers – including those in in Montvale and Paramus – Thursday, worsening an already serious blood shortage.The non-profit that provides blood to 30 hospital locations also closed its collection centers in Lincoln Park and Parsippany and cancelled all scheduled blood donation events throughout the ...

  2. R. Casey Van Brookhoven Of Wyckoff Dies At 36

    R. Casey Van Brookhoven Of Wyckoff Dies At 36

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – R. Casey Van Brookhoven of Wyckoff died on December 27. He was 36.Van Brookhoven was born in Ridgewood and was the owner and operator of Connected Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Franklin Lakes.Van Brookhoven is survived by his father Craig Van Brookhoven of Wyckoff, his mother Judith V. Biegel of Antellope, CA, his sister Kaylan Beckman and her husband Ryan of Wanaque, and his ...

  3. REPORT: Ramapo College Ranks Among Top 10 In U.S. For Low Student Debt

    REPORT: Ramapo College Ranks Among Top 10 In U.S. For Low Student Debt

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah ranks among the top 10 best value colleges in the country at graduating students with the lowest average debt, according to a new list released by Kiplinger.Kiplinger – a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice – found that in 2016 “the average student borrower at a four-year private college ...

  4. Ridgewood Fries Up Fine Dining Restaurant Week

    Ridgewood Fries Up Fine Dining Restaurant Week

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Ridgewood is gearing up for its very own restaurant week.From January 14 though 18, and again from January 21 through 25, patrons can experience fine dining in the village for only $25.18.“For these ten days, participating restaurants are offering you the chance to experience dining in Ridgewood like never before,” according to the Ridgewood Chamber of ...

  5. NFL Stars, Actors, Moms Rely On Fort Lee Bodybuilding Chef’s Healthy Dishes

    NFL Stars, Actors, Moms Rely On Fort Lee Bodybuilding Chef’s Healthy Dishes

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. – Carlo Filippone grew up in an Italian household in Cliffside Park, working at his father’s pizzeria.“You can imagine what I was eating all the time … pizza, lasagna, baked ziti,” recalled Filippone, who has had long careers in both bodybuilding and cooking.At 21, he said, he made a “conscious effort” to learn about proper eating and eating for bodybuilding – ...

  6. In Ringwood: Ring in 2018 With A Hike

    In Ringwood: Ring in 2018 With A Hike

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – To kick off the New Year, people throughout the country will be hitting the trails to take part in America’s State Parks First Day Hikes program.And it is no different in New Jersey.On New Year’s Day, the New Jersey State Park Service is hosting 27 hikes, two mountain bike rides and one horseback ride in state parks, forests and historic sites – including a hike in ...

  7. How Waldwick Teen Uses Martial Arts To Help Kids With Special Needs

    How Waldwick Teen Uses Martial Arts To Help Kids With Special Needs

    WALDWICK, N.J. – Ryan Kennedy of Waldwick was born with a lung problem.“There was an 80 percent chance I wouldn’t live, but I did,” the now 17-year-old Waldwick High School senior told Daily Voice.That experience, and others, helped Kennedy develop an enormous sense of empathy. And for the past two years he has taught martial arts to children with special needs.“I understand the ...

  8. New Oakland School Will Help Unleash Your Inner Rockstar

    New Oakland School Will Help Unleash Your Inner Rockstar

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Hundreds of students have discovered their inner Rockstars at a Ringwood resident’s music school in Fresh Meadows, Queens.The students learn rock and roll, then show off their skills during huge concerts at St. John’s University. “It’s a show … that’s what makes us unique,” said Daniel Powers, who owns Real Brave – where students ages 5 to adult learn guitar, drums, ...

  9. Tedesco: Bergen County Saved Taxpayers $1 Million

    Tedesco: Bergen County Saved Taxpayers $1 Million

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County saved $1 million by refinancing obligation and school bonds worth $30.5 million, and will pass the savings onto taxpayers through improved services, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announced Friday.The county took advantage of an expiring provision in the tax law related to advance refunding of municipal bonds set to expire at the end of 2017, he ...

  10. Tenafly ‘Real Housewife’ Siggy Flicker Quits Hit Show

    Tenafly ‘Real Housewife’ Siggy Flicker Quits Hit Show

    TENAFLY, N.J. – Siggy Flicker of Tenafly will not be returning to "Real Housewives of New Jersey" next season, Bravo announced Friday.Flicker had starred in seasons 7 and 8 of the hit reality show.“After much reflection and Bravo’s support, I have decided that this will be my last season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I am grateful to the network for allowing me to be ...

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