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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. Support Pours In For IHA Golf Coach, 26, Of Hackensack With Sick Parents

    Support Pours In For IHA Golf Coach, 26, Of Hackensack With Sick Parents

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Immaculate Heart Academy’s young golf coach has been caring for her sick mother for nearly a decade, and the 26-year-old Hackensack woman could now use some help.“Lauren is an amazing daughter who is so loving and generous. She would do anything for anyone,” Lauren Rhein’s friend Karen Contessa wrote on a GoFundMe page created to raise money to help the only child ...

  2. Stolen Giants Championship Ring Recovered

    Stolen Giants Championship Ring Recovered

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – A stolen New York Giants NFC championship ring has been recovered and returned to its rightful owner, thanks to help from law enforcement in Florida, NJ.com reports.David Maltese, video director for the Giants, earned the ring when the team beat the Vikings in 2001, sending them to Super Bowl XXXV, the story says.Maltese did not realize the ring was missing, ...

  3. Bergen Dining: Ridgewood Launches Summer Restaurant Week

    Bergen Dining: Ridgewood Launches Summer Restaurant Week

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Summer restaurant week is coming to Ridgewood.For ten days, from Sunday through Thursday, August 13 through 17, and August 20 through 24, diners will be able to indulge in fine dining for about $30.Participating restaurants will offer prixe-fixe menus, and diners will choose three course meals for $30.17, plus tax, tip and beverage.Participating businesses ...

  4. Trade Association Says Home Sales Climbing In New Jersey

    Trade Association Says Home Sales Climbing In New Jersey

    Home sales throughout New Jersey are on the rise, according to New Jersey Realtors.The trade association says foreclosures in the state are also up, and inventory remains low.In June, there were 39,150 single-family homes for sale in the state, 10,184 townhouse/condo units for sale, and 2,382 adult community units for sale, according to the organization.“Despite the housing shortage we ...

  5. Bergen's ‘Little Pete’ Is Getting Hitched

    Bergen's ‘Little Pete’ Is Getting Hitched

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Nickelodeon star Danny Tamberelli, who grew up in Wyckoff, is getting married, the New York Post reports.Tamberelli played “Little Pete” in the 90’s hit “The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” and also starred in “All That” and “The Magic School Bus.”He met his future wife, literary agent and author Katelyn Detweiler on Tinder, the article states. The couple lives in ...

  6. Paramus Playground Named 'Coolest' In New Jersey

    Paramus Playground Named 'Coolest' In New Jersey

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Van Saun County Park in Paramus has the “Coolest Playground” in New Jersey, according to a list released by New Jersey Family.At the center of the 146-acre park “is the new Harmony playground that’s completely ADA accessible. It has cute animal characters and a marsh-themed sprayground with reeds for kids to cool off under,” the list states.The New Jersey Family Ultimate ...

  7. Elmwood Park Convenience Store Revamped By New Owner

    Elmwood Park Convenience Store Revamped By New Owner

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – The new owner of an Elmwood Park convenience store wants people to know his store is now clean, stocked and ready to serve the public.Ashok Sheth of Saddle Brook said he took over the Kenny’s Food Store on Mola Boulevard near the Garfield boarder about six months ago.And in that time, he has done a lot of work.The store now has more refrigerators stocked with cold ...

  8. Mahwah Officials: Ritual Enclosure Violates Zoning Law, Must Be Removed

    Mahwah Officials: Ritual Enclosure Violates Zoning Law, Must Be Removed

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Mahwah’s zoning official sent a letter to the South Monsey Eruv Fund Friday calling for the removal of piping attached to utility poles in the township – which are being installed to create a ritual Jewish enclosure called an eruv.“Today we ordered our Zoning Official to take action regarding the placement of PVC pipes on public utility poles which is consistent with the ...

  9. Ritual Enclosure Sparks Controversy In Mahwah

    Ritual Enclosure Sparks Controversy In Mahwah

    MAHWAH, N.J. – The installation of a ritual enclosure called an eruv in Mahwah has sparked an online petition with about 550 signers who are worried about “illegal incursions” in the community.The eruv’s perimeter is being marked by half-inch thick PVC piping on some utility poles in Mahwah and Upper Saddle River. Eruvs permit observant Jews, such as ultra-Orthodox Jews, to carry items ...

  10. Hackensack Non-Profit Rids Bergen, Passaic Homes Of Dangerous Lead Paint

    Hackensack Non-Profit Rids Bergen, Passaic Homes Of Dangerous Lead Paint

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – With a new report out showing lead was found in the drinking water of over half of Bergen County school systems, one Hackensack based non-profit is reminding people that children can also digest lead in other ways – such as through lead-based paint.And the non-profit is helping families remediate the problem.With a grant from the New Jersey Department of Community ...

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