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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. Former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne Dies At 93

    Former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne Dies At 93

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne died Thursday. He was 93.“We ask all New Jerseyans to put Governor Byrne and his family in your prayers tonight,” Gov. Chris Christie said in a statement Thursday.Byrne had a long career of public service, serving as counsel to Governor Meyner, Deputy Attorney General, Essex County Prosecutor, Superior Court Judge and two-term ...

  2. New Jersey's State Of Emergency: What Does It Mean For You?

    New Jersey's State Of Emergency: What Does It Mean For You?

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – As the winter storm barreled through Thursday afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency for all of New Jersey. What does that mean for you?CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQbSB6dkzVU&feature=youtu.beEarlier in the day, Christie declared a state of emergency in Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth counties, while closing ...

  3. Storm Shuts Paramus, Montvale Blood Centers, Worsening Shortage

    Storm Shuts Paramus, Montvale Blood Centers, Worsening Shortage

    PARAMUS, N.J. – The winter storm forced Community Blood Services to close its collection centers – including those in in Montvale and Paramus – Thursday, worsening an already serious blood shortage.The non-profit that provides blood to 30 hospital locations also closed its collection centers in Lincoln Park and Parsippany and cancelled all scheduled blood donation events throughout the ...

  4. Success Story: Garfield Club Motivates Student To Reach For PhD

    Success Story: Garfield Club Motivates Student To Reach For PhD

    GARFIELD, N.J. – Jasmine Cubuk of Garfield is now earning her PhD in biochemistry.But she doesn’t believe she would be where she is today if it weren’t for the Boys and Girls Club of Garfield.“The Boys and Girls Club has played a crucial role in making all of this possible for me,” said Cubuk, who graduated Garfield High School in 2013 in the top 5 percent of her class, and went on to ...

  5. REPORT: Ramapo College Ranks Among Top 10 In U.S. For Low Student Debt

    REPORT: Ramapo College Ranks Among Top 10 In U.S. For Low Student Debt

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah ranks among the top 10 best value colleges in the country at graduating students with the lowest average debt, according to a new list released by Kiplinger.Kiplinger – a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice – found that in 2016 “the average student borrower at a four-year private college ...

  6. NFL Stars, Actors, Moms Rely On Fort Lee Bodybuilding Chef’s Healthy Dishes

    NFL Stars, Actors, Moms Rely On Fort Lee Bodybuilding Chef’s Healthy Dishes

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. – Carlo Filippone grew up in an Italian household in Cliffside Park, working at his father’s pizzeria.“You can imagine what I was eating all the time … pizza, lasagna, baked ziti,” recalled Filippone, who has had long careers in both bodybuilding and cooking.At 21, he said, he made a “conscious effort” to learn about proper eating and eating for bodybuilding – ...

  7. Paterson Teacher’s Lesson To Students: You Are ‘Important & Loved’

    Paterson Teacher’s Lesson To Students: You Are ‘Important & Loved’

    PATERSON, N.J. – For the second year in a row, a Paterson teacher rallied the community to ensure each of the 500 students in her school received a holiday gift.“My main focus is to teach these incredible kids that they are cared for, important & loved,” Jennifer Olawski, a physical education teacher at the Community Charter School of Paterson, wrote on a GoFundMe page she created ...

  8. Tedesco: Bergen County Saved Taxpayers $1 Million

    Tedesco: Bergen County Saved Taxpayers $1 Million

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County saved $1 million by refinancing obligation and school bonds worth $30.5 million, and will pass the savings onto taxpayers through improved services, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announced Friday.The county took advantage of an expiring provision in the tax law related to advance refunding of municipal bonds set to expire at the end of 2017, he ...

  9. Tenafly ‘Real Housewife’ Siggy Flicker Quits Hit Show

    Tenafly ‘Real Housewife’ Siggy Flicker Quits Hit Show

    TENAFLY, N.J. – Siggy Flicker of Tenafly will not be returning to "Real Housewives of New Jersey" next season, Bravo announced Friday.Flicker had starred in seasons 7 and 8 of the hit reality show.“After much reflection and Bravo’s support, I have decided that this will be my last season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I am grateful to the network for allowing me to be ...

  10. Support Surges For Wayne Girls ‘Forever Changed’ By Mom’s Death

    Support Surges For Wayne Girls ‘Forever Changed’ By Mom’s Death

    WAYNE, N.J. – The Wayne community is rallying around a pair of sisters who lost their mother last month.Susan Davis of Wayne died on Nov. 25, leaving behind her two daughters, Jayla and Evie.“Please think about these two during the holiday season and how their lives have been forever changed,” states a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for the girls.The page had raised more than ...

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