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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. Justin Bieber Spotted In Ramsey

    Justin Bieber Spotted In Ramsey

    RAMSEY, N.J. – A group of dancers at Tribe Body in Ramsey had a special visit from pop sensation Justin Bieber on Saturday.Funds from the "A Cause for the Paws" were donated to Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Center in Oakland."We had such a great 1 p.m. performance with a special appearance by none other than @justinbieber!!," the Spruce Street studio announced on ...

  2. Parents Won't Let Franklin Lakes Daycare Director Fight Cancer Alone

    Parents Won't Let Franklin Lakes Daycare Director Fight Cancer Alone

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – As director of a Franklin Lakes daycare center, Magaly Descalzi is used to being the caregiver.But now, as Descalzi fights stage 4 ovarian cancer that has spread to her lungs, families are making sure their beloved director is being taken care of.“She is such a caring and giving person to all the students and their families, and now in her hour of need, we want to ...

  3. Proposed Saddle Brook Budget Would Fill Police, DPW Positions

    Proposed Saddle Brook Budget Would Fill Police, DPW Positions

    SADDLE BROOK. N.J. – Saddle Brook would fill positions in the Department of Public Works (DPW) and Police Department, under a recently introduced proposed budget.The $21,839,914 proposed budget is an increase of $226,888 over the current budget. It would lead to a $34.43 tax increase on the average township home assessed at $328,547.Mayor Robert White called the tax increase “minimal” ...

  4. Can You Hear Me Now? Mahwah Seeks Solution For Area Dead Zone

    Can You Hear Me Now? Mahwah Seeks Solution For Area Dead Zone

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Mahwah officials are considering installing a cell phone tower to remedy a wireless dead zone in East Mahwah, but some residents don’t want the tower near their homes, NorthJersey.com reports.At Thursday’s council meeting a stream of residents spoke up against building a tower on the Fire Company 3 property off Masonicus Road, saying it would hurt property values, the ...

  5. Community Rallies For Elmwood Park Family Man Fighting Stage 4 Cancer

    Community Rallies For Elmwood Park Family Man Fighting Stage 4 Cancer

    ELMWOOD PARK. N.J. – The community is rallying around an Elmwood Park husband, father and grandfather with stage 4 esophageal cancer and cirrhosis of the liver.Joe Russo, who has three sons in college and a young grandson, learned of his diagnosis just weeks ago, but has had cancer for several years without knowing it, according to a GoFundMe page set up by his wife’s friend, Denise ...

  6. REPORT: Glen Rock Among Top 20 Best Family Towns In New Jersey

    REPORT: Glen Rock Among Top 20 Best Family Towns In New Jersey

    GLEN ROCK, N.J. – Eight of New Jersey’s 20 best towns for families are in Bergen County – including Glen Rock which comes in at number three, according to a list released Thursday by New Jersey Family.The top ranking went to Clinton in Hunterdon County. “This year, we reworked our algorithm to take a deeper dive into high school performance while also weighing things like safety, how ...

  7. Oakland Pub Pours Local Brews To Protect Local Water

    Oakland Pub Pours Local Brews To Protect Local Water

    OAKLAND, N.J. – Activists determined to intensify their fight against the proposed Pilgrim Pipelines are inviting people to gather at an Oakland pub to raise funds for their efforts – and drink locally brewed beer that they say relies on “clean water from the region’s reservoirs, rivers and streams.”The event is a fundraiser for Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline (CAPP), a grass roots ...

  8. Ramsey Trainer Seeks Treadmills For Gym Goers With Special Needs

    Ramsey Trainer Seeks Treadmills For Gym Goers With Special Needs

    RAMSEY, N.J. – Like all personal trainers, Ramsey trainer Russ Van Ness spends his days helping clients get the most from their workouts.But most of Van Ness’ clients aren’t able to use the typical gym equipment at the New Jersey Sports Academy in Ramsey where his business, Gifted Fitness, is based.Now the Fair Lawn native, who works with kids and adults with special needs like cerebral ...

  9. Books, Radio, Facebook Help Saddle Brook Pastor Reach Beyond Church Walls

    Books, Radio, Facebook Help Saddle Brook Pastor Reach Beyond Church Walls

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. – Christopher Wolf of Fair Lawn has written two books about faith. People from across the country call into his radio show to make prayer requests. And he regularly makes announcements on Facebook inviting anyone who wants to talk to call or visit with him.The pastor says it is all part of his effort to reach people who need help and encouragement. “At the heart of this ...

  10. Letter To The Editor: Elmwood Park Council Approves Budget

    Letter To The Editor: Elmwood Park Council Approves Budget

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — The following is a letter to the editor from Elmwood Park Council President Magdalena Giandomenico:Dear Elmwood Park Resident, After numerous budget meetings, on March 16, 2017 the Elmwood Park Council unanimously approved the budget. A balanced budget is achieved by using a portion of the surplus generated in prior years. The Borough is utilizing about ...

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