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Lauren Kidd Ferguson

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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Ringwood Pet Groomers Split $1 Million Lottery Prize

    Ringwood Pet Groomers Split $1 Million Lottery Prize

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Four co-workers from a Ringwood pet grooming business will split the $1 million prize from a winning lottery ticket, the New Jersey Lottery announced Monday.The Powerball ticket -- bought at Maggie’s, a bar, grill and liquor store on Skyline Drive -- was purchased by Kristle Ellicott of Wayne on Saturday. She’ll split the winnings with Laura Lahm of Oakland, Alice Lynch ...

  5. Ringwood Pub Sells Winning $1 Million Lottery Ticket

    Ringwood Pub Sells Winning $1 Million Lottery Ticket

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – A lottery ticket worth $1 million was sold at Maggie’s in Ringwood on Saturday.The bar, grill and liquor store – which for years was the Old Forge before recently gaining new ownership and undergoing a renovation – is on Skyline Drive.The lucky ticket matched the five white balls during Saturday’s Powerball drawing.The winning numbers for the drawing were: 17, 19, 39, ...

  6. Princeton Runner Inspires West Milford Special Olympic Athletes

    Princeton Runner Inspires West Milford Special Olympic Athletes

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – A trio of athletes with the West Milford Special Olympics joined a Princeton University student on a portion of his run across the United States Friday.“I was very proud of my runners, but I’m more so happy that they go to meet such a great role model,” said Kristi Clave, head coach for the West Milford Special Olympics.Her runners – Heather Gerety, Destiny Gerety ...

  7. Pompton Lakes’ Cardinal Café Spared By New Redevelopment Plans

    Pompton Lakes’ Cardinal Café Spared By New Redevelopment Plans

    POMPTON LAKES, N.J. – The realty company striving to build luxury apartments on Wanaque Avenue in Pompton Lakes has revised its plans, sparing a popular restaurant that would have had to relocate under earlier plans, NorthJersey.com reports.The Cardinal Café had faced a costly relocation that it may not have survived, the story says. The new plans utilize the air rights above the ...

  8. ‘Real Housewife’ Jaqueline Laurita’s Franklin Lakes Home Back On Market

    ‘Real Housewife’ Jaqueline Laurita’s Franklin Lakes Home Back On Market

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – The Franklin Lakes home owned by former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Jaqueline Laurita and her husband Chris is back on the market – for a reduced price.In 2014, the Lauritas listed the home for $2.85 million, before taking it off the market, according to the real estate website Zillow.The couple is asking for $2.3 million for the six bedroom, ...

  9. Westwood Plane Crash Victim, 19, Sues Delta

    Westwood Plane Crash Victim, 19, Sues Delta

    WESTWOOD, N.J. – A Westwood college student has filed a lawsuit against Delta Airlines, saying she was injured during a plane crash at LaGuardia Airport two years ago, NJ.com reports.Ashley Pronovost, now a 19-year-old Quinnipiac University student, was a passenger on Flight 1086, which skidded off a snowy airport runway on in March 2015, the story says.In the lawsuit filed earlier this ...

  10. Darryl Strawberry To Talk More Than Baseball At Wyckoff Church

    Darryl Strawberry To Talk More Than Baseball At Wyckoff Church

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Former Major League Baseball star Darryl Strawberry will be in Wyckoff next month.The slugger -- whose baseball career spanned 17 seasons with the Mets, Yankees and Dodgers -- has had a troubled personal life marked by addictions, abuse and jail time.And he will talk about it all at the Cornerstone Christian Church on Wyckoff Avenue.Strawberry will “share personal ...

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