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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. These Bergen, Passaic Colleges Rank Among Schools With Highest Paid Grads

    These Bergen, Passaic Colleges Rank Among Schools With Highest Paid Grads

    TEANECK, N.J. – Graduates of seven colleges in Bergen and Passaic County are earning at or above the national average a decade after enrolling, according to a list released by NJ.com.The list includes 35 two- and four-year colleges in New Jersey, and ranks Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken as number one, with graduates averaging a salary of more than $83,000 ten years after ...

  2. Motorcyclist Killed In Wayne Crash Was Pompton Lakes Police Sergeant

    Motorcyclist Killed In Wayne Crash Was Pompton Lakes Police Sergeant

    POMPTON LAKES, N.J. – A Pompton Lakes Police officer was killed early Wednesday morning, after his motorcycle hit a deer in Wayne.Sgt. Peter J. Kamper, 40, was pronounced dead at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, police said.Condolences and messages of support began to come in Wednesday for Kamper’s family and his colleagues on the Pompton Lakes Police Department.“Oakland PBA Local 164 ...

  3. Land Near East Rutherford’s American Dream Could Be Redeveloped

    Land Near East Rutherford’s American Dream Could Be Redeveloped

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Up to 109 more acres from Carlstadt may be added to the redevelopment area surrounding the American Dream Meadowlands megamall in East Rutherford, NorthJersey.com reports.The Paterson Plank Road Redevelopment Area – which already includes 250 acres in Carlstadt and East Rutherford – is considered by many to be the gateway to the Meadowlands, the story says.The ...

  4. Celebs, Press Storm South Hackensack Motel Seeking Sinead O'Connor

    Celebs, Press Storm South Hackensack Motel Seeking Sinead O'Connor

    SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. — The only trace of Sinead O'Connor at the South Hackensack Travelodge Tuesday morning was her black Chevrolet with an Illinois license plate.The desk attendant told Daily Voice that the suicidal singer — who last week released a heartbreaking video revealing she was staying at the motel — left last Wednesday on foot looking happy, and got into a vehicle near ...

  5. Property Tax Bills On These Eight Bergen Homes Are Among NJ’s Highest

    Property Tax Bills On These Eight Bergen Homes Are Among NJ’s Highest

    ALPINE, N.J. – Eight of the homes with the highest property taxes in New Jersey are in Bergen County, and five of them are in Alpine, according to a list released by NJ.com.The list, compiled using data from NJparcels.com, also includes homes in Englewood and Mahwah. The home with the highest property taxes in the state -- in Moorestown in Burlington County -- boasts a bill of ...

  6. East Rutherford Principal Appointed To Saddle Brook Board Of Education

    East Rutherford Principal Appointed To Saddle Brook Board Of Education

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – A longtime educator was appointed to the Saddle Brook Board of Education this week.Regina Barrale, principal of Alfred S. Faust Intermediate School in East Rutherford, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former board member David Gierek, who was recently appointed to the Saddle Brook Township Council.“I want to be involved to make decisions based on what is ...

  7. Wayne Boy Injured In DWI Crash Feels 'So Loved' From Warm Welcome Home

    Wayne Boy Injured In DWI Crash Feels 'So Loved' From Warm Welcome Home

    WAYNE, N.J. – A 10-year-old Wayne boy was welcomed home Friday, after spending months in the hospital recovering from serious injuries sustained when his family’s vehicle was hit from behind by a drunk driver, according to multiple media reports.Matthew Polifonte was put in a medically-induced coma and had brain surgery following the March crash on Ratzer Road. Polifonte’s twin sister ...

  8. Drivers Dodge Bubble Wrap On Route 80 In Paterson

    Drivers Dodge Bubble Wrap On Route 80 In Paterson

    PATERSON, N.J. – Bubble wrap stopped traffic on Route 80 in Paterson Friday, NorthJersey.com reports.Four rolls of bubble wrap fell out of a tractor-trailer near milepost 60.2 just before 9 a.m., briefly stalling westbound traffic, the report says.No one was hurt in the incident, the story says.CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL NORTHJERSEY.COM ARTICLE.

  9. Lightning Bolt Sets Roof Of Saddle Brook Home Ablaze

    Lightning Bolt Sets Roof Of Saddle Brook Home Ablaze

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – No injuries were reported in a Wednesday fire caused by a bolt of lightning that struck a Saddle Brook home setting the roof on fire, authorities told Daily Voice.The blaze occurred in the midst of the afternoon’s severe thunderstorm.The Saddle Brook Fire Department was dispatched to the house, located at 266 Oxford Avenue, at 12:35 p.m., and firefighters remained ...

  10. Route 46 Exit In Wayne Closes For Months

    Route 46 Exit In Wayne Closes For Months

    WAYNE, N.J. – The Route 46 exit to and from Fairfield Road in Wayne has been closed to all traffic, Passaic County announced.The closure is expected to last for several months, and travelers are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible or follow detours when they are in place, the county’s announcement states.There will be no access to Fairfield Road from Route 46 or from ...

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