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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. Oakland Man: I Stepped On Hypodermic Needle At Jersey Shore Motel

    Oakland Man: I Stepped On Hypodermic Needle At Jersey Shore Motel

    OAKLAND, N.J. – An Oakland man has filed a lawsuit against a Jersey Shore motel, saying he was stuck with a hypodermic needle after stepping out of the shower, NJ.com reports.John Rimi, 55, said the incident occurred last May at the Rodeway Inn in Point Pleasant, according to the report."After coming out of the shower with bare feet, the plaintiff stepped with his right foot onto ...

  2. Clifton Dad Who Can Barely Walk Determined To Recover For Twin Daughters

    Clifton Dad Who Can Barely Walk Determined To Recover For Twin Daughters

    CLIFTON, N.J. – A Clifton man who for years has been living with pain from a severe ankle injury is on a mission to feel better so he can play with and take care of his baby daughters.Bogdan Sendetskyi, a graduate of Clifton High School, double-fractured his left ankle at 9 years old, and at 15 had surgery to lengthen his leg, which had shortened due to the injury, according to a ...

  3. Waldwick Wine Spirits Sold Winning $1M Mega Millions Lottery Ticket

    Waldwick Wine Spirits Sold Winning $1M Mega Millions Lottery Ticket

    Two winning $1 million lottery tickets were sold in Bergen and Passaic counties last week.The tickets matched the five white balls drawn winning the second-tier prize for the Friday, May 19 drawing.The tickets were sold at Wine Spirits II in Waldwick and at Marina Stationers on Van Houten Avenue in Passaic.The winning numbers for the Friday, May 19 drawing were: 01, 04, 05, 24 and 30. ...

  4. PHOTOS: Former NY Giant Phil Simms Lists Franklin Lakes Estate

    PHOTOS: Former NY Giant Phil Simms Lists Franklin Lakes Estate

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – Former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms is selling his Franklin Lakes estate.The NFL commentator’s 10,000-square-foot home is on the market for $8.25 million.According to the listing, the home is a “spectacular private oasis on approximately 19.5 acres with private lake.”It features seven bedrooms, as well as nine full and two partial bathrooms. It also ...

  5. Westwood Shop Owners Sell Locally, Give Globally

    Westwood Shop Owners Sell Locally, Give Globally

    WESTWOOD, N.J. – The owners of Market House in downtown Westwood don’t make a huge profit from their gift shop, but that hardly matters to them.“We’re paying rent and we make a couple extra bucks for ourselves,” said Sarah Christensen of Old Tappan. “Basically, we just love our artists, we love our customers and we love being able to use this as an opportunity to get donations to do ...

  6. Wyckoff Group Mobilizes To Help Refugee Families Settling Into New Jersey

    Wyckoff Group Mobilizes To Help Refugee Families Settling Into New Jersey

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – While at a recent playdate with her daughter, Sarah Derico of Wyckoff got to talking to the grandparents of her child's friend.The pair told her they came to the U.S. from Germany in the 1950’s with just a suitcase.“They left everything behind to get out and away from what was going on. And it is hard to imagine that,” she said.Derico is the vice president of ...

  7. West Milford School Bus Driver Could Be Fired Over Bathroom Break

    West Milford School Bus Driver Could Be Fired Over Bathroom Break

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – A veteran West Milford school bus driver who stopped her bus mid-route to use a friend’s bathroom may be fired over the incident, NorthJersey.com reports.Gaye Kish, a school bus driver for 21 years, phoned a friend to preemptively ask her to use her restroom, and then allowed the friend to watch the roughly 20 kids on the bus for the few minutes she needed for the ...

  8. Allies Voice Support For Ramapoughs At Packed Mahwah Meeting

    Allies Voice Support For Ramapoughs At Packed Mahwah Meeting

    MAHWAH, N.J. – For a span of two hours Thursday night, one person after another approached the Mahwah Council to express support for the Ramapough Lunaape Nation.Speakers included a professor, a public health nurse, an engineer, and representatives of environmental groups and the tribe itself.“I don’t know if you recognize the magnitude of the organizations represented in this room ...

  9. Ridgewood Home Named One Of N.J.'s Most Endangered Historic Sites

    Ridgewood Home Named One Of N.J.'s Most Endangered Historic Sites

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – A Ridgewood home was named one of the 10 most endangered historic sites in New Jersey, NJ.com reports.The home of late landscape architect James Russo came in at #7 on Preservation New Jersey’s 2017 list of sites that may be lost if action is not taken to save them, the story says.The home that now houses the James Rose Center, a landscape research and study ...

  10. Ramapoughs Expected To Defend Use Of Ceremonial Land At Mahwah Meeting

    Ramapoughs Expected To Defend Use Of Ceremonial Land At Mahwah Meeting

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation and their allies are expected to voice concerns to the Mahwah Council Thursday about a lawsuit requiring the tribe to remove structures from its ceremonial land.In the complaint, Mahwah Township is calling for the tribe to “cease and desist all use of the property that is in violation of Mahwah’s current zoning ordinance,” according ...

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