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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. REPORT: Two Bergen School Superintendents Among Highest Paid In NJ

    REPORT: Two Bergen School Superintendents Among Highest Paid In NJ

    WAYNE, N.J. – The superintendent of the Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne earned the highest base pay of all school superintendents in New Jersey last school year, according to a list released by N.J.com.The list of the 25 highest paid superintendents in the state for the 2016 to 2017 school year is derived from data from the New Jersey Department of Education and is based on ...

  2. Report: Bacteria Killed Norwood Boy, 11, At Sleep-Away Camp

    Report: Bacteria Killed Norwood Boy, 11, At Sleep-Away Camp

    NORWOOD, N.J. – A Norwood 11-year-old who died while at a sleep-away camp Monday tested positive for a bacteria that is a precursor to bacterial meningitis, NJ.com reports.Daniel Beer – who was away at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah in Milford, Pennsylvania -- had Neisseria meningitis, a bacteria that often leads to infections in the brain, spinal cord and bloodstream, the article says.NJ.com ...

  3. Bunkmates Of Norwood Boy Who Died At Camp Sent To Hospital

    Bunkmates Of Norwood Boy Who Died At Camp Sent To Hospital

    NORWOOD, N.J. – Three boys staying in the same summer camp cabin as a Norwood boy who died Monday were also taken to the hospital after showing signs of stomach illness, NJ.com reports.The three boys – who were bunking together at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah in Milford, Pennsylvania – were taken as a precautionary measure and released, the story says.Daniel Beer, 11, died Monday at Bon Secours ...

  4. Rapid Reemployment Initiative Launched For Laid-Off Bergen Police

    Rapid Reemployment Initiative Launched For Laid-Off Bergen Police

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – When national employment advocate John Fugazzie learned more than 20 officers with the Bergen County Police Services were being laid off in Hackensack last month, he started to do what he does best – network.Six years ago, Fugazzie founded the job search and networking organization Neighbors-helping-Neighbors-USA out of his River Edge home. The group holds ...

  5. Couple Plans 80’s Night To Help Elmwood Park Brothers Battling Rare Disease

    Couple Plans 80’s Night To Help Elmwood Park Brothers Battling Rare Disease

    PARAMUS, N.J. – After graduating college, Christine Ghassali of Paramus had what she called “some self doubts.”“I was kind of just trying to figure out real life,” she said.Then she realized “nothing would make me feel better than to do something for somebody else,” she said. At just 21 years old, and with the help and encouragement of her boyfriend Petey Aiosa of Lodi, Ghassali formed ...

  6. Support Pours In For Garfield Dad Who Suffered Massive Heart Attack

    Support Pours In For Garfield Dad Who Suffered Massive Heart Attack

    GARFIELD, N.J. – Garfield is rallying around a local father who recently had a massive heart attack.Cabinet-maker Ken Douglass “works hard for a living” to provide for his wife and son, states a GoFundMe page created to raise money for his care.“Because he owns his own business he cannot collect disability,” the page states.More than $1,700 had been raised for Douglass by Tuesday ...

  7. River Vale's Schepisi To Jobless Bergen County Police: I Can Help You

    River Vale's Schepisi To Jobless Bergen County Police: I Can Help You

    RIVER VALE, N.J.— Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi is vowing to help the former Bergen County Police Services officers that were laid off, and turned in their badges in Hackensack, Monday.“If you were part of today’s layoffs and are looking for work, please send your resume to my office. We are going to work to help place anyone who has been laid off,” the assemblywoman wrote in a Facebook ...

  8. Laid Off Bergen County Police Turn In Badges, Guns In Hackensack

    Laid Off Bergen County Police Turn In Badges, Guns In Hackensack

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Twenty-six law enforcement officers with the Bergen County Police Services were laid off Monday, and 11 more were demoted, according to their union president.The officers and dozens of their supporters gathered in Hackensack to walk along River Street from the Bergen County Plaza to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation building to turn in their equipment.Two at a ...

  9. Saddle Brook Man's Efforts Yield $62K To Combat Blood Cancer

    Saddle Brook Man's Efforts Yield $62K To Combat Blood Cancer

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – A Saddle Brook man just helped to raise over $62,000 to combat blood cancer.Matt Basilo was vying to be named Man of the Year by the New Jersey chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Teaneck native and his team set a goal to raise $50,000 for the organization in 10 weeks.“I am so proud to tell you that my team and I ended up raising over $60,000! And ...

  10. Saddle Brook Attorney Files Wrongful Death Suit On Behalf Of Widow

    Saddle Brook Attorney Files Wrongful Death Suit On Behalf Of Widow

    LODI, N.J. – The widow of a Lodi business owner who reportedly died after an operation to remove a gastric Lap-Band has filed a lawsuit against an ambulatory surgery center and several doctors, NJ.com reports.According to the lawsuit, Jay Clauss, 61, was admitted to the Florham Park Surgical Center on June 2, 2015 for the surgery, and died at a local hospital later that day, the story ...

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