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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. Passaic Church Seeks Prayers, Donations After Ceiling Collapse

    Passaic Church Seeks Prayers, Donations After Ceiling Collapse

    PASSAIC – Just days before Easter, the ceiling collapsed at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Passaic.“Please keep our Parish in your prayers during this difficult moments,” a post on the church’s Facebook page states.Nobody was hurt in the incident, and the church is now seeking donations to help repair the damage.“All together we can rebuilt Saint Anthony Church,” the post goes on. CLICK ...

  2. Wyckoff Shop Churns Out Chocolate Bunnies By The Thousand

    Wyckoff Shop Churns Out Chocolate Bunnies By The Thousand

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – A Wyckoff candy store made so many chocolate rabbits for Easter this year that workers had to create more space to display the sweet treats.“Last minute, we put up another shelf for the bunnies,” said Brody Litton, who works at Meyer’s House of Sweets in the Wyckoff Shopping Center on Wyckoff Avenue.The homemade chocolate bunnies range in size from handheld treats to 25 ...

  3. Eddie Murphy's Brother, Charlie, Of Englewood, Dies

    Eddie Murphy's Brother, Charlie, Of Englewood, Dies

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – Longtime Englewood resident Charlie Murphy – an actor, comedian and older brother to Eddie Murphy – died Wednesday.Murphy, who was 57, died of leukemia, according to multiple media reports.Murphy made multiple appearances on Comedy Central’s sketch series "Chappelle’s Show."He appeared in films such as "Harlem Nights," "Mo’Better Blues," ...

  4. Franklin Lakes Parents Use Hockey To Carry On Late Son’s Legacy

    Franklin Lakes Parents Use Hockey To Carry On Late Son’s Legacy

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – Randy Rotella of Franklin Lakes worked hard to recover from addiction. And for a couple of years, it looked like he may have beat it.The 2006 Indian Hills High School graduate went through a rehab program at Market Street Mission in Morristown. Then he started to share his story with kids at area high schools and rehab centers, and “he was actually really good at ...

  5. Saddle Brook Easter Celebration Doubles As Food Drive

    Saddle Brook Easter Celebration Doubles As Food Drive

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – Saddle Brook residents are invited to the township’s annual Easter celebration on Saturday.The event will include a visit from the Easter bunny, as well as games and pizza.Residents are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to a food drive being held by the Saddle Brook Mayor’s Youth Group.The event will take place at the Saddle Brook High School gymnasium from ...

  6. Saddle Brook Resident Vies For Cancer Society’s Man Of Year Title

    Saddle Brook Resident Vies For Cancer Society’s Man Of Year Title

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – A Saddle Brook man is in the running to be named Man of the Year by the New Jersey chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.Over the next 10 weeks, Matt Basilo, a senior marketing coordinator for WithumSmith+Brown in Morristown, and his team will be competing against other nominees and their teams to raise the most money to combat blood cancer.“I knew I wanted ...

  7. Ray Rice Visit To Don Bosco In Ramsey Sparks Coaching Rumors

    Ray Rice Visit To Don Bosco In Ramsey Sparks Coaching Rumors

    RAMSEY, N.J. – Despite the rumors, former NFL running back Ray Rice, who was cut from the Baltimore Ravens after video surfaced of him punching his fiancé, will not be coaching at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, according to a report in NJ.com.Rice was on the Ramsey campus Monday to speak with the football team, coach Mike Teel told NJ.com.“Ray is not coaching at Don Bosco. He came and talked ...

  8. Two Teams Of Elmwood Park Dems Vie For Primary Voters

    Two Teams Of Elmwood Park Dems Vie For Primary Voters

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – Democrats in Elmwood Park will have their choice of candidates to run for mayor and council this year.Two separate teams of Democrats will face off in the June 6 primary election to earn spots on the general election ballot.Monday was the deadline for candidates to file petitions to run for office.The Elmwood Park Democratic Club is backing the team of mayoral ...

  9. River Vale Makes Security Company’s List Of 100 Safest Communities In U.S.

    River Vale Makes Security Company’s List Of 100 Safest Communities In U.S.

    RIVER VALE, N.J. – A home security company released its list of 100 Safest Cities in America for 2017 on Monday, and several Bergen and Passaic County communities made the cut – including River Vale, which came in highest at number 8.SafeWise – a company committed to increasing safety education, awareness and preparedness in American communities – compared crime rates to population to ...

  10. City Run By Kids Sprouts In American Dream Megamall

    City Run By Kids Sprouts In American Dream Megamall

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — KidZania is the latest attraction coming to the American Dream complex in East Rutherford, and is expected to debut in 2019, according to multiple reports.The local theme park is established in several major cities around the world and allows kids to act out their dream jobs in a small-scale version of the real world.Daily Voice last month reported that ...

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