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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. Paramus Store Sells Lucky $15K Lottery Ticket

    Paramus Store Sells Lucky $15K Lottery Ticket

    PARAMUS, N.J. – A Paramus liquor store recently sold a lottery ticket worth $15,000.The ticket was sold at Shop Rite Liquors located at 224 Route 4 East and Forest Ave.The winning numbers for the June 6 drawing of the Mega Millions game jackpot were 03, 05, 16, 49 and 75. The Gold Mega Ball was 05, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03. Although the jackpot was not won, there four ...

  2. Corrado Wins Primary, Will Face Wyckoff's Duch In Dist. 40 Run

    Corrado Wins Primary, Will Face Wyckoff's Duch In Dist. 40 Run

    Passaic County Clerk Kristin M. Corrado bested former Assemblyman Paul DiGaetano and Edward Buttimore in the Republican Primary for State Senate in the 40th District Tuesday.Corrado will now face off against Democrat Thomas Duch of Wyckoff in November.Incumbent Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, the former mayor of Wyckoff, and Christopher DePhillips won the republican nominations for two ...

  3. 9 Bergen Towns Among 100 Best Places In NJ To Buy House

    9 Bergen Towns Among 100 Best Places In NJ To Buy House

    GLEN ROCK, N.J. – Nine Bergen County towns are among the 100 best places to buy a house in New Jersey, including Glen Rock which ranks number 17, according to a niche.com report.The website -- that analyzes public data and reviews to produce ratings – took into account “key factors of a location's housing market, including home values, taxes, crime rates, and quality of local schools, ...

  4. Oakland Mom, Art Therapist Dies, 51

    Oakland Mom, Art Therapist Dies, 51

    OAKLAND, N.J. – Art therapist Rita O’Connor Kennelly of Oakland passed away on May 31. She was 51 years old.The Englewood native “worked for many years as an art therapist sharing her love and selfless compassion through the arts in helping many people in need including substance abuse users, children without families, and Alzheimer's disease patients,” her obituary states. But her ...

  5. Meet The Chiefs: Saddle Brook Police Bring Joy To Ailing Youth

    Meet The Chiefs: Saddle Brook Police Bring Joy To Ailing Youth

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — Dozens of children with chronic health conditions from across Bergen County got to serve as Police “Chief for a Day” for their towns.Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino launched the program seven years ago. On Friday, Saudino was accompanied by his "chief," Joseph Cassese of Palisades Park, who has autism, and last year was saved from drowning in a ...

  6. Pro Pitcher Turned Mahwah Coach Makes University Hall Of Fame

    Pro Pitcher Turned Mahwah Coach Makes University Hall Of Fame

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Former Minor League pitcher Doug Cinnella of Mahwah will be inducted into the Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame Thursday evening.Cinnella, who coaches baseball at Mahwah High School and is the founder of Upper Saddle River-based Professional Baseball Instruction (PBI), was a four-year starting pitcher for the Seton Hall Pirates.“I am sure you’ve heard the saying, ‘Do ...

  7. Route 17 In Ramsey Dedicated To Hometown Hero

    Route 17 In Ramsey Dedicated To Hometown Hero

    RAMSEY, N.J. – In 2013, Timothy McGill of Ramsey was tragically killed in action in Afghanistan.The Army Staff Sergeant, and 2001 Ramsey High School graduate, was just 30 when he was killed by enemy fire in an attack near the border of Pakistan.Four years later, McGill is being honored and remembered by having a portion of Route 17 that runs through his hometown designated in his ...

  8. Bergen Activists Plan Wyckoff Vigil To Raise Awareness About Gun Violence

    Bergen Activists Plan Wyckoff Vigil To Raise Awareness About Gun Violence

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – In honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, activist groups from throughout Northern Bergen County will participate in a candlelight vigil in front of Wyckoff Town Hall on Friday evening.The vigil, which starts at 7:45 p.m., will include speeches from Charlene Hoverter of Ocean County who lost her sister to gun violence, as well as Bergen County Freeholder ...

  9. REPORT: These Bergen Towns Rank Among State’s Hottest Real Estate Markets

    REPORT: These Bergen Towns Rank Among State’s Hottest Real Estate Markets

    MOONACHIE, N.J. – Of the 19 New Jersey municipalities that have seen their real estate values soar highest over the last year, six are in Bergen County – including Moonachie, which came in at seven, according to an analysis by NJ.com.“Each of these towns stand a head and shoulders above New Jersey's statewide price growth during the last year and some have seen home values soar to ...

  10. Garfield Rallies For Disabled Veterans

    Garfield Rallies For Disabled Veterans

    GARFIELD, N.J. – The Garfield community is coming together to give to local veterans who have given so much of themselves.“Now is our chance to serve them,” Nadia Kotsev-Azzolino wrote on a GoFundMe campaign page created to help raise $15,000 to purchase a van for Garfield VFW Post 2867.As of Tuesday evening, nearly $10,000 had been raised, according to the page.With the help of the ...

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