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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. Bergen County Responds To Demand To Change Paramus Hospital's New Name

    Bergen County Responds To Demand To Change Paramus Hospital's New Name

    PARAMUS, N.J. – In response to a demand for Bergen County to change the new name of the former Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, county officials maintain the new name is perfectly suitable.“The County chose the name based on the historical significance of the location in Bergen County. The county is confident with the choice of name," County Spokeswoman Alicia ...

  2. On The Market: Inside Phil Simms’ Expansive Franklin Lakes Estate

    On The Market: Inside Phil Simms’ Expansive Franklin Lakes Estate

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – Phil Simms’ 10,000 square-foot Franklin Lakes home has been on the market for nearly five months.The former New York Giants quarterback’s home is a “spectacular private oasis on approximately 19.5 acres with a private lake,” according to the listing. The asking price is $8.25 million.It features seven bedrooms, as well as nine full and two partial bathrooms. It ...

  3. Mahwah Run Raises Thousands For Pediatric Cancer Research

    Mahwah Run Raises Thousands For Pediatric Cancer Research

    MAHWAH, N.J. – A summer leadership seminar inspired a pair of high school juniors to give back in a big way and organize a 5K run in Mahwah to raise funds for pediatric cancer research.It all started when Olivia Mandella of Montvale and Abigail Sheehan of Wyckoff, both students at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, took part in the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar.The ...

  4. Nonprofit Demands Bergen County Change New Name Of Paramus Hospital

    Nonprofit Demands Bergen County Change New Name Of Paramus Hospital

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Just days after Bergen County officials unveiled a new name for the former Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, a 54-year old non-profit is demanding the county reverse the selection.On Monday, county officials held a ceremony to rename the hospital New Bridge Medical Center. On Thursday, attorneys representing Pequannock-based NewBridge Services, Inc. sent a cease ...

  5. Traffic Alert: 208 In Wyckoff Backs Up

    Traffic Alert: 208 In Wyckoff Backs Up

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Traffic is piling up on Route 208 North in Wyckoff Thursday morning.The left lane of the roadway was closed as of 10 a.m., causing traffic to back up.

  6. New Sign Designates Ramsey Section Of Route 17 To Hometown Hero

    New Sign Designates Ramsey Section Of Route 17 To Hometown Hero

    RAMSEY, N.J. – A sign dedicating a portion of Route 17 in Ramsey as the “Staff Sergeant Timothy R. McGill Memorial Highway” was erected this week.McGill, an Army Staff Sergeant and 2001 Ramsey High School graduate, was just 30 when he was killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan, near the border of Pakistan, in 2013.State Senator Gerald Cardinale, Assemblyman Robert Auth, and Assemblywoman ...

  7. Get Picking: Drivers Discount Fall Rides To Mahwah Farm

    Get Picking: Drivers Discount Fall Rides To Mahwah Farm

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – As pumpkin and apple picking season gets into full swing, a rideshare company is offering discounts for trips to farms in Bergen and Passaic Counties.This weekend, orchards are likely to experience even more visitors for the holiday which means that they’ll be busier – and that parking could become a concern for visitors, according to Lyft.Lyft is offering 50 percent off ...

  8. New Name Unveiled For Former Bergen Regional Medical Center In Paramus

    New Name Unveiled For Former Bergen Regional Medical Center In Paramus

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen County officials unveiled the new name of the former Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus Monday.The center is now New Bridge Medical Center, a clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.At a ceremony Monday morning, county officials also welcomed Care Plus Bergen, Inc. as the new not-for profit operator of the publicly-owned hospital. The ...

  9. Ringwood Readies To Walk For Neighbors ‘Close To The Edge’

    Ringwood Readies To Walk For Neighbors ‘Close To The Edge’

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – When a mother sought assistance from the food pantry at the Community Presbyterian Church in Ringwood, none of her four children were wearing socks.“Those kinds of things move you,” said Kathy LaViola, a parishioner of the church, who volunteers at the food pantry, a branch of the Center for Food Action.“Poverty is not something people talk about,” she said.LaViola is ...

  10. Mahwah Council Votes ‘No Confidence’ In Mayor

    Mahwah Council Votes ‘No Confidence’ In Mayor

    MAHWAH, N.J. – The Mahwah Township Council voted “no confidence” in Mayor Bill Laforet Thursday, NorthJersey.com reports.The 6-0 vote with one abstention came after council members said Laforet went against township legal advice and spoke to the media about a “no-knock” ordinance, the story says.The “no-knock” ordinance, passed Thursday, will establish a registry of homes off-limits to ...

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