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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. Oakland Dog Lover Seeks Help To Make Park A Reality

    Oakland Dog Lover Seeks Help To Make Park A Reality

    OAKLAND, N.J. – Ryan Schwertfeger has been working to get a dog park in Oakland since he was in middle school.Now the recent college graduate is looking for some help.With the blessing of the borough, Schwertfeger has recently been fundraising for the dog park, and now he is looking to form a committee to assist him in his efforts.“I am going to create a dog park committee to help me ...

  2. Allendale Expat To Return Home After Pouring Heart Into Ecuadorian Café

    Allendale Expat To Return Home After Pouring Heart Into Ecuadorian Café

    ALLENDALE, N.J. – Allendale native Andra Carter is ready to leave her expat life in Ecuador behind and return to the states.But all hasn’t gone exactly according to plan for the 1999 Northern Highlands Regional High School graduate and her husband Josh.The couple owns La Cosecha, a popular café in Otavalo, Ecuador, and didn’t want to sell it to just anyone and leave their workers ...

  3. Mahwah Home’s Property Tax Bill Is Among Highest In NJ

    Mahwah Home’s Property Tax Bill Is Among Highest In NJ

    ALPINE, N.J. – Eight of the homes with the highest property taxes in New Jersey are in Bergen County, and five of them are in Alpine, according to a list released by NJ.com.The list, compiled using data from NJparcels.com, also includes homes in Englewood and Mahwah. The home with the highest property taxes in the state -- in Moorestown in Burlington County -- boasts a bill of ...

  4. Support Pours In For IHA Golf Coach, 26, Of Hackensack With Sick Parents

    Support Pours In For IHA Golf Coach, 26, Of Hackensack With Sick Parents

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Immaculate Heart Academy’s young golf coach has been caring for her sick mother for nearly a decade, and the 26-year-old Hackensack woman could now use some help.“Lauren is an amazing daughter who is so loving and generous. She would do anything for anyone,” Lauren Rhein’s friend Karen Contessa wrote on a GoFundMe page created to raise money to help the only child ...

  5. Demarest Farms Files Suit Against Hillsdale Over Parking Restrictions

    Demarest Farms Files Suit Against Hillsdale Over Parking Restrictions

    HILLSDALE, N.J. – The owners of Demarest Farms in Hillsdale have file a lawsuit against the borough, saying the borough’s new restrictions on street parking near the farm violate their right to farm, NorthJersey.com reports.In June, the Borough Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting parking on 37 nearby streets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays from Aug. 30 through Oct. ...

  6. Stolen Giants Championship Ring Recovered

    Stolen Giants Championship Ring Recovered

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – A stolen New York Giants NFC championship ring has been recovered and returned to its rightful owner, thanks to help from law enforcement in Florida, NJ.com reports.David Maltese, video director for the Giants, earned the ring when the team beat the Vikings in 2001, sending them to Super Bowl XXXV, the story says.Maltese did not realize the ring was missing, ...

  7. Ice-T, Vincent Pastore Star In Horror Flick On West Milford’s Clinton Road

    Ice-T, Vincent Pastore Star In Horror Flick On West Milford’s Clinton Road

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – Rapper and actor Ice-T and star of The Sopranos Vincent Pastore have joined the cast of an upcoming horror film based on West Milford’s Clinton Road, according to multiple media reports.The film, set to begin filming in New York City this month, will also star Erin O'Brien of Killing Joan, Vincent Young of Beverly Hills, 90210, and Bo Dietl of Vinyl, according to ...

  8. Bergen Dining: Ridgewood Launches Summer Restaurant Week

    Bergen Dining: Ridgewood Launches Summer Restaurant Week

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Summer restaurant week is coming to Ridgewood.For ten days, from Sunday through Thursday, August 13 through 17, and August 20 through 24, diners will be able to indulge in fine dining for about $30.Participating restaurants will offer prixe-fixe menus, and diners will choose three course meals for $30.17, plus tax, tip and beverage.Participating businesses ...

  9. Taco Bell Could Replace Wanaque Mayor's House

    Taco Bell Could Replace Wanaque Mayor's House

    WANAQUE, N.J. – A Wanaque house owned by the borough’s mayor could be demolished to make way for a Taco Bell with a drive-through lane, NorthJersey.com reports.The home – owned by Mayor Daniel G. Mahler – sits on a 22,500 square foot property on the corner of Greenwood and Union Avenues, and is now under contract with Mran Haskill LLC, which operates five stores in New Jersey and ...

  10. Saddle River Among NJ School Districts With Largest Decline In Enrollment

    Saddle River Among NJ School Districts With Largest Decline In Enrollment

    SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – In the last few years, many suburban areas of New Jersey have experienced a decline in school enrollment, and Saddle River has seen one of the largest, according to a report by Route 40.The South Jersey based news and information website released a list of the ten New Jersey school districts that have experienced the largest decline in enrollment in terms of ...

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