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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. Healed Bobcat Released Into West Milford Woods

    Healed Bobcat Released Into West Milford Woods

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – A young bobcat rehabilitated after being struck by a car in November was released into the woods of West Milford this week.The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife released the wild cat at Waywayanda State Park. The animal had spent months rehabilitating at the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge in Hunterdon County, after it sustained multiple fractures to its right hind ...

  2. Wyckoff Girl Scout To Drivers: Slow Down Around Schools

    Wyckoff Girl Scout To Drivers: Slow Down Around Schools

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – A Wyckoff Girl Scout is on a mission to get drivers to slow down around local schools.For her Girl Scout Gold Award, Amanda Sproha is attempting to install “Slow Before You Go” street caution signs around the elementary schools and middle school in Wyckoff.“Safety around our schools is extremely important,” she wrote on a GoFundMe page. Through the page, she is selling ...

  3. Dream Vacation Comes True For Wayne Boy Fighting Cancer

    Dream Vacation Comes True For Wayne Boy Fighting Cancer

    WAYNE, N.J. – Tina McCabe of Wayne didn’t know her son wanted to visit Hawaii. But that is what Daniel, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last April, requested from the Make-A-Wish Foundation – which has a mission to bring hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. “He said, ‘I kind of thought that that was something that we all would really, ...

  4. West Milford Mom Determined To Fight Back In Wake Of Son's Deadly Overdose

    West Milford Mom Determined To Fight Back In Wake Of Son's Deadly Overdose

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – When Carol Cooper’s only child overdosed on a combination of heroin and fentanyl, the West Milford woman didn’t know what she would tell people.But it eventually came to her: “If I don’t tell my story, then I can’t help anybody,’” she said.Cooper’s son Brian -- whom she calls “the love of my life” -- was 32 when he died just seven months ago. Cooper said Brian had ...

  5. CBS Weatherman Trades TV Studio For Franklin Lakes School

    CBS Weatherman Trades TV Studio For Franklin Lakes School

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – CBS Meteorologist John Marshall is slated to spend Wednesday with Franklin Lakes students as part of Colonial Road School’s annual Education Day.“He has been gracious enough to be able to come and spend the day. The kids have seen him on TV, so that will be exciting for them,” Principal Christine Gagliardo told Daily Voice.Marshall will be conducting a pair of ...

  6. Bloomberg: Upper Saddle River Among 100 Richest Places In U.S.

    Bloomberg: Upper Saddle River Among 100 Richest Places In U.S.

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — Six municipalities in Bergen County rank among the top 100 richest places in the United States – with Upper Saddle River coming in at 19 – according to a Bloomberg.com report.Cities and towns with ties to Wall Street and Silicon Valley boasted the highest household incomes in the country, according to the report which analyzed 2015 census data.Here are the Bergen ...

  7. Growing Special Ed Costs Mean Cuts For Wanaque School

    Growing Special Ed Costs Mean Cuts For Wanaque School

    WANAQUE. N.J. – District leaders must find an additional $1 million to cut from the budget of Lakeland Regional High School – which serves students from Wanaque and Ringwood – NorthJersey.com reports."We have a hard task ahead of us over the next few weeks. We're going to be meeting amongst the administrative staff and trying to look at a lot of different things to see what we can ...

  8. Justin Bieber Spotted In Ramsey

    Justin Bieber Spotted In Ramsey

    RAMSEY, N.J. – A group of dancers at Tribe Body in Ramsey had a special visit from pop sensation Justin Bieber on Saturday.Funds from the "A Cause for the Paws" were donated to Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Center in Oakland."We had such a great 1 p.m. performance with a special appearance by none other than @justinbieber!!," the Spruce Street studio announced on ...

  9. Parents Won't Let Franklin Lakes Daycare Director Fight Cancer Alone

    Parents Won't Let Franklin Lakes Daycare Director Fight Cancer Alone

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – As director of a Franklin Lakes daycare center, Magaly Descalzi is used to being the caregiver.But now, as Descalzi fights stage 4 ovarian cancer that has spread to her lungs, families are making sure their beloved director is being taken care of.“She is such a caring and giving person to all the students and their families, and now in her hour of need, we want to ...

  10. Proposed Saddle Brook Budget Would Fill Police, DPW Positions

    Proposed Saddle Brook Budget Would Fill Police, DPW Positions

    SADDLE BROOK. N.J. – Saddle Brook would fill positions in the Department of Public Works (DPW) and Police Department, under a recently introduced proposed budget.The $21,839,914 proposed budget is an increase of $226,888 over the current budget. It would lead to a $34.43 tax increase on the average township home assessed at $328,547.Mayor Robert White called the tax increase “minimal” ...

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