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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. River Vale's Schepisi To Jobless Bergen County Police: I Can Help You

    River Vale's Schepisi To Jobless Bergen County Police: I Can Help You

    RIVER VALE, N.J.— Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi is vowing to help the former Bergen County Police Services officers that were laid off, and turned in their badges in Hackensack, Monday.“If you were part of today’s layoffs and are looking for work, please send your resume to my office. We are going to work to help place anyone who has been laid off,” the assemblywoman wrote in a Facebook ...

  2. Laid Off Bergen County Police Turn In Badges, Guns In Hackensack

    Laid Off Bergen County Police Turn In Badges, Guns In Hackensack

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Twenty-six law enforcement officers with the Bergen County Police Services were laid off Monday, and 11 more were demoted, according to their union president.The officers and dozens of their supporters gathered in Hackensack to walk along River Street from the Bergen County Plaza to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation building to turn in their equipment.Two at a ...

  3. Saddle Brook Man's Efforts Yield $62K To Combat Blood Cancer

    Saddle Brook Man's Efforts Yield $62K To Combat Blood Cancer

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – A Saddle Brook man just helped to raise over $62,000 to combat blood cancer.Matt Basilo was vying to be named Man of the Year by the New Jersey chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Teaneck native and his team set a goal to raise $50,000 for the organization in 10 weeks.“I am so proud to tell you that my team and I ended up raising over $60,000! And ...

  4. Saddle Brook Attorney Files Wrongful Death Suit On Behalf Of Widow

    Saddle Brook Attorney Files Wrongful Death Suit On Behalf Of Widow

    LODI, N.J. – The widow of a Lodi business owner who reportedly died after an operation to remove a gastric Lap-Band has filed a lawsuit against an ambulatory surgery center and several doctors, NJ.com reports.According to the lawsuit, Jay Clauss, 61, was admitted to the Florham Park Surgical Center on June 2, 2015 for the surgery, and died at a local hospital later that day, the story ...

  5. State Funds Could Help Elmwood Park Revamp Playground

    State Funds Could Help Elmwood Park Revamp Playground

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. –The Garden State Preservation Trust approved a $37,500 matching grant for a playground replacement project at Elmwood Park’s Birchwood Park.The grant money is among nearly $81 million in funding for projects to enhance the quality of life of people throughout New Jersey, according to a press release from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).The ...

  6. REPORT: These 4 Bergen Towns ‘Feel Most Pain From Property Taxes’

    REPORT: These 4 Bergen Towns ‘Feel Most Pain From Property Taxes’

    PASSAIC, N.J. – Four Bergen County and two Passaic County municipalities made a list of the 30 New Jersey towns “that feel the most pain from property taxes, based on what their residents earn,” including the City of Passaic which came in at number one, NJ.com reports.The rankings considered the median household income and average property tax bills of homeowners in New Jersey ...

  7. These 5 Bergen Towns Have The Highest Percentage Of Million Dollar Homes

    These 5 Bergen Towns Have The Highest Percentage Of Million Dollar Homes

    ALPINE, N.J. – Bergen County features five of the 20 towns in New Jersey with the highest percentage of homes over $1 million, including Alpine which comes in at number three in the state, according to a list released by NJ.com.The rankings were created by examining property tax assessments from the state, the article says.The Bergen County municipalities with the highest percentage of ...

  8. Paterson's Pascrell Coaching Dems When Shots Fired At GOP Baseball Practice

    Paterson's Pascrell Coaching Dems When Shots Fired At GOP Baseball Practice

    PATERSON, N.J. – New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell of Paterson was on a baseball field in Washington, D.C. when he learned shots broke out during a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team in Alexandria, Virginia.Pascrell, a coach for the Democratic congressional baseball team, sent out Tweets and a Facebook message Wednesday morning following the shooting.“I was on the field ...

  9. Emergency Landing Disrupts Jennifer Lawrence's Teterorbo-Bound Flight

    Emergency Landing Disrupts Jennifer Lawrence's Teterorbo-Bound Flight

    TETERBORO, N.J. – Actress Jennifer Lawrence was on a flight to Teterboro Airport Saturday, when the private plane she was on was forced to make an emergency landing, according to multiple media reports.Lawrence – who won an Academy Award for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook – was one of two passengers and a pair of crew members on board the flight from Louisville, Kentucky ...

  10. Students Plant 49 Rainbow Flags On Paramus Campus To Honor Shooting Victims

    Students Plant 49 Rainbow Flags On Paramus Campus To Honor Shooting Victims

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Students at Bergen County College in Paramus created a special tribute to commemorate the one year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.The school’s Bergen PRIDE club – which has a mission to foster understanding, respect, and acceptance throughout the college campus and the larger community – planted a field of rainbow flags.“Bergen PRIDE ...

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