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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. Police: Hackensack High Students Caught Pulling Fire Alarm -- Twice

    Police: Hackensack High Students Caught Pulling Fire Alarm -- Twice

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Two 15-year-old Hackensack High School students pulled school fire alarms Tuesday afternoon, said police who took them into custody.One pulled the alarm at 1 p.m., said Capt. Francesco Aquila, the officer-in-charge of the department."The Fire Department responded, reset it, and a little while later, another student pulled [the alarm]," forcing firefighters ...

  2. Greek Family's Delicious Traditions Carry On At New Paramus Bakery

    Greek Family's Delicious Traditions Carry On At New Paramus Bakery

    WAYNE, N.J. – Greek food lovers have new authentic spots in Wayne and Paramus to pick up savory treats such as spanakopita, cheese pies and baklava.Greek from Greece is now open at the Willowbrook Mall and the Garden State Plaza.The Greek bakery also has locations in Hoboken, Manhattan and West Nyack.The menu features an extensive variety of traditional Greek pies, cookies, cereal bars, ...

  3. Lodi Pet Store Takes In Python Reported As Dropped In Parkway Toll Basket

    Lodi Pet Store Takes In Python Reported As Dropped In Parkway Toll Basket

    LODI, N.J. – A Lodi pet store is caring for a python rescued from the side of the Garden State Parkway by a New Jersey State Trooper Friday.“NJ Exotic Pets in Lodi provided a home for this abandoned girl … Thanks for the folks there for giving us a safe place to house this animal,” the New Jersey State Police announced in a Facebook post.According to the post, on Friday morning a call ...

  4. Glen Rock Barbershop Owner Is Living His Dream At 24

    Glen Rock Barbershop Owner Is Living His Dream At 24

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – At 15, Casey Terramoccia started to give haircuts out of his West Milford home to a few of his soccer teammates.“From there, it was someone else asked me for a cut and somebody else … all of the sudden it was a snowball effect,” Terramoccia said. He even gave cuts to some West Milford High School teachers.“I just started running appointments out of my house,” ...

  5. Lodi Teacher Rushed To Hospital During Newborn Photoshoot

    Lodi Teacher Rushed To Hospital During Newborn Photoshoot

    WOOD-RIDGE, N.J. – Less than two weeks after her daughter was born, Danielle Guido of Wood-Ridge suffered a thunderclap headache during a family photoshoot and was rushed to the hospital.“Danielle went into emergency surgery with bleeding on the brain and then was put into a medically induced coma,” states a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for the Lodi elementary school teacher and ...

  6. Deran Stenborg Of Elmwood Park Dies At 45

    Deran Stenborg Of Elmwood Park Dies At 45

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – Deran Stenborg of Elmwood Park died January 3. He was 45.Stenborg was born in Hackensack and raised in Wallington, where he graduated from Wallington High School in 1990. He then lived in Wood-Ridge, before moving to Elmwood Park give years ago.Stenborg owned and operated Armour Pest Control in Wood-Ridge for many years and was very involved in physical fitness.He ...

  7. Hackensack Non-Profit Helps Student ‘Idols’ Follow Music Dreams

    Hackensack Non-Profit Helps Student ‘Idols’ Follow Music Dreams

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – A dozen Englewood students will be cutting their own CDs, thanks to a grant from the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.The $1,200 grant is being awarded to the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund at the Academies@Englewood for the 13th Annual Englewood Idol talent competition's program.Englewood Idol is an annual singing competition open to any high school student ...

  8. Couple Says ‘I Do’ At Valley Hospital Before Major Surgery

    Couple Says ‘I Do’ At Valley Hospital Before Major Surgery

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood was recently transformed into a special wedding venue for one patient and his partner.“Mark DeBenedectis expressed to Cheel 4 Neuro Charge Nurse Michelle Bower, RN, his wish to marry his partner, Greg, before he was scheduled to have major surgery,” Valley Health System shared in a Facebook post.With DeBenedictis’ surgery just two days ...

  9. Saddle Brook's Joe Di Bella Dies, 37, Remembered As Passionate Hairstylist

    Saddle Brook's Joe Di Bella Dies, 37, Remembered As Passionate Hairstylist

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – Lifelong Saddle Brook resident Joseph R. Di Bella died on Jan. 4. He was 37.Di Bella, who was born in Ridgewood, is survived by his parents, Raymond and Betina “Tina” (née Nevoso) Di Bella, brother Daniel, sister Dawn Canestrino and her husband Arthur, niece Juliana, nephew Artie, as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.Di Bella followed in his great grandfather’s ...

  10. Support Surges For Pregnant Garfield Mom Injured In Hit-And-Run

    Support Surges For Pregnant Garfield Mom Injured In Hit-And-Run

    GARFIELD, N.J. – The community is rallying around a 26-year-old pregnant Garfield mother who was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Clifton the day after Christmas.Erika Aguilar was crossing Main Avenue near South Parkway when she was stuck around 9 p.m., according to authorities.“He/she left Erika there to fight a battle that she has to fight not only for herself but for her 8-year-old ...

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