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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. New Sign Could Signal Traffic Relief For Mahwah Neighborhood

    New Sign Could Signal Traffic Relief For Mahwah Neighborhood

    MAHWAH, N.J. –Kate Nunez has been trying to get traffic relief in her West Mahwah neighborhood for three years. And she finally may have done it.After advocating for stop signs to slow motorists cutting through her neighborhood when traffic backs up on northbound Route 17, she discovered an ordinance approved back in 2001 for a no-left-turn sign at the corner of Route 202 and Brook ...

  2. Bergen County Beauty Queens Bring Hope To Ramsey IHOP

    Bergen County Beauty Queens Bring Hope To Ramsey IHOP

    RAMSEY, N.J. – Miss Bergen County 2017 was on hand at the IHOP in Ramsey Tuesday to spread the word about the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.Celinda Ortega, of Fair Lawn, said she was “IHOPing” to different area restaurants to talk to pancake-lovers about the charity on IHOP’s National Pancake Day.She was at the Fair Lawn location Tuesday morning, before hitting up Ramsey, she ...

  3. Oakland Shelter Rallies To Save Emaciated Chihuahua With Huge Tumor

    Oakland Shelter Rallies To Save Emaciated Chihuahua With Huge Tumor

    OAKLAND, N.J. – The teams at the Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. (RBARI) and the Oradell Animal Hospital are fighting to save the life of a tiny Chihuahua with a large prolapsed tumor.“Annabelle was found as a tiny, emaciated stray pup with a huge growth on her backside,” RBARI states in a plea for donations to help the pup.The young female dog “survived days out in the cold weather, ...

  4. Oakland Shelter Dogs Lift Seniors’ Spirits

    Oakland Shelter Dogs Lift Seniors’ Spirits

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – A pair of shelter dogs from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc. in Oakland just made a special trip.Accompanied by a volunteer, Tofu, a Chihuahua, and Beethoven, a Spaniel mix, visited with residents of the Heritage Manor Nursing Home at Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff.In preparation for the visit, residents made dog treats and catnip toys for animals at ...

  5. Skype-Like Device Saved Vital Minutes For Wanaque Stroke Survivor

    Skype-Like Device Saved Vital Minutes For Wanaque Stroke Survivor

    WANAQUE, N.J. – Kathryn and Matthew Bellifemine are going on a tour of California in May.The Wanaque couple is also planning a cruise with their whole family to “try to get everybody together while we still can,” said Matthew.But the two trips almost never happened.In December, Matthew found Kathryn lying on the kitchen floor, and was unable to pick her up. He recognized the signs of ...

  6. Express Scripts Laying Off 66 Franklin Lakes Employees

    Express Scripts Laying Off 66 Franklin Lakes Employees

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – Express Scripts Holding Co. is laying off 66 employees based at its Franklin Lakes facility, NJ.com reports.The affected employees are in work-at-home positions, the article says.The St. Louis-based company became the largest pharmacy benefit manger in the United States when it acquired Medco Health Solutions and its Franklin Lakes facility in 2012, according to ...

  7. Mahwah Students To Chow Down With Bestselling Author

    Mahwah Students To Chow Down With Bestselling Author

    MAHWAH, N.J. –Mahwah students will get a special visitor this week, thanks to a grant from the Mahwah Schools Foundation.New York Times bestselling author, Nick Bruel, writer of the Bad Kitty book series, will speak with students at the township’s three elementary schools and one upper elementary school, according to Brooke Gaslow, vice president of the Mahwah Schools Foundation.Some ...

  8. Advocate Aids Mahwah Residents ‘Stuck In Nightmare Of Addiction’

    Advocate Aids Mahwah Residents ‘Stuck In Nightmare Of Addiction’

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Mahwah residents impacted by addiction now have an advocate to rely on.The Mahwah Municipal Alliance (MMA) has appointed Dana Romano, a licensed social worker and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, as community liaison. In her new role, Romano, of Oakland, will “give residents a place to turn when they feel like they have nobody to speak with about the serious ...

  9. Grade Levels Could Determine Schools For Franklin Lakes Students

    Grade Levels Could Determine Schools For Franklin Lakes Students

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – The Franklin Lakes Board of Education is considering placing students in schools based on their grade levels, instead of where they live, NorthJersey.com reports.Almost 60 parents attended a presentation on the issue Tuesday, and many spoke up against changes, the article says.The presentation was held after the school board reviewed a report projecting declining ...

  10. Homeowners Association Targets 1,645 Oakland Residents In Lawsuit

    Homeowners Association Targets 1,645 Oakland Residents In Lawsuit

    OAKLAND, N.J. – More than 1,600 Oakland residents are being sued for past dues to a homeowners association many contend they were not aware they were a part of.“I purchased my home in 2004. And at the time I purchased my home there was never any mention of my lot or my house or my deed or anything being part of any type of homeowners association,” Vivian King, one of the residents being ...

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