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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. Look Inside: New Luxury Apartments Open In Waldwick

    Look Inside: New Luxury Apartments Open In Waldwick

    WALDWICK, N.J. – Residents are beginning to move into the new luxury apartments built next to the Waldwick train station.Following roughly a year of construction, officials recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Waldwick Station, which features 110 rental units ranging from studios to 2-bedroom apartments.“We are excited to open one of the rare, new apartment communities in ...

  2. Tis The Season: Train To Chug Through Bergen, Passaic For Good Cause

    Tis The Season: Train To Chug Through Bergen, Passaic For Good Cause

    ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. – A special toy collection train will make stops in Rochelle Park, Hawthorne, Midland Park, Wyckoff, Oakland and Pompton Lakes Saturday.The train, operated by volunteers from the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway, will chug through sections of Bergen, Passaic and Morris Counties, collecting thousands of donated toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for ...

  3. REPORT: These 3 Bergen County Districts Pay Teachers The Most

    REPORT: These 3 Bergen County Districts Pay Teachers The Most

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – The median salary for New Jersey teachers is on the rise, according to an NJ.com report listing the districts with the highest median salaries in each county.Statewide for 2016-2017 the median teacher salary was $66,117, up from $64,550 the year before, states the report that siting data from the New Jersey Department of Education.The Bergen and Passaic County ...

  4. Ramsey Farmers’ Market Patrons Won’t Have To Fight Cold For Fresh Food

    Ramsey Farmers’ Market Patrons Won’t Have To Fight Cold For Fresh Food

    RAMSEY, N.J. – Falling temperatures means it's time to move Ramsey's popular farmers' market to its winter headquarters.On Sunday, Dec. 3, the Ramsey Farmers' Market will be held inside Eric Smith School, 73 Monroe St.Along with the move indoors, organizers have adjusted the hours of the market to 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Although dogs were permitted at the outdoor market, they are not allowed ...

  5. Organs Of Dumont Mom Who Died Delivering Twins Will Help Others Live

    Organs Of Dumont Mom Who Died Delivering Twins Will Help Others Live

    DUMONT, N.J. – The family of a Dumont mother who died while delivering twin girls last week has donated her organs to help others.“Julia’s selflessness continued after her death. The final gift was her organ donation,” Julia Roman’s sister-in-law, Lucelenia Pimentel, wrote on a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for Julia’s family.The page had garnered more than $40,000 in donations ...

  6. Atheists File Suit Against Bergen Shelter Over 'Blessing Of The Animals'

    Atheists File Suit Against Bergen Shelter Over 'Blessing Of The Animals'

    TETERBORO, N.J. – An atheist group has filed a lawsuit against the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro, claiming the shelter’s annual blessing of the animals event is unconstitutional.Cranford-based American Atheists Inc. and member Candice Yaacobi of North Arlington filed the 16-page complaint in federal court in Newark this month.The suit claims that by hosting Reverend Kenneth ...

  7. How To Help Family Of Dumont Mom Who Died Delivering Twins

    How To Help Family Of Dumont Mom Who Died Delivering Twins

    DUMONT, N.J. – Donation boxes have been placed in Dumont for the family of a 43-year-old mother who died while delivering her twin girls last week.Julia Roman, of Dumont, died of an amniotic fluid embolism at HUMC at Pascack Valley, leaving her husband Victor to care for their 5-year-old daughter Victoria and newborn twins Isabella and Grace.The Family is still in need of the following ...

  8. Owner Of New Wyckoff Health Food Store Wants To Make You Feel Good

    Owner Of New Wyckoff Health Food Store Wants To Make You Feel Good

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Karen Lauber of Franklin Lakes has long held a passion for helping others.For six years she helped people get healthier through The Health Stop, her health food store in North Haledon. Then in October, she moved her shop to a new location, where she says, “I can help even more people because more people can find me.”“Location, location, location,” Lauber excitedly said ...

  9. Dog Found Living With Coyote Pack Being Cared For By Oakland Shelter

    Dog Found Living With Coyote Pack Being Cared For By Oakland Shelter

    OAKLAND, N.J. – A dog who lived outdoors among a pack of coyotes for more than a year is now receiving care at the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland.About 18 months ago, the dog was first spotted with a pack of coyotes near Kingston, New York, and had been constantly sighted playing with the pack ever since, thedodo.com reports.Nicole Asher, founder of Buddha Dog Rescue & ...

  10. DEP's New App Helps Hikers Navigate Mahwah, Ringwood Trails

    DEP's New App Helps Hikers Navigate Mahwah, Ringwood Trails

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Visitors to New Jersey State Parks – including those in Ringwood, West Milford and Mahwah – now have a new tool to help them navigate the terrain.The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry officially launched a new smart device app Thursday to help users make detailed plans tailored to trails, activities and terrain.The Trail Tracker app may be downloaded to smart ...

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