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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. Bergen Special Olympics Community Mourns Ridgewood Coach And Mother, 56

    Bergen Special Olympics Community Mourns Ridgewood Coach And Mother, 56

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – The Bergen County Special Olympics community is mourning a longtime coach and lifelong Ridgewood resident.Elizabeth “BJ” Youmans died Monday after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was 56.“She will be missed after more than 18 years volunteering her time with our many special athletes of the Bergen County Wildcats Program. BJ was loved and adored by her ‘Kitty ...

  2. Joe Biden To Visit Edgewater, Lyndhurst Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Joe Biden To Visit Edgewater, Lyndhurst Over Memorial Day Weekend

    EDGEWATER, N.J. – Former Vice President Joe Biden will spend part of Memorial Day weekend in Edgewater and Lyndhurst, NJ.com reports.Biden is slated to spend Sunday, May 28, campaigning at two events for New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, one of six Democrats vying for the party’s nomination, the story says.Biden will appear at a private fundraiser for the Democratic ...

  3. Forbes: Alpine Hedge Fund Manager Among Richest Women In U.S.

    Forbes: Alpine Hedge Fund Manager Among Richest Women In U.S.

    ALPINE, N.J. – An Alpine hedge fund manager is one of the 50 wealthiest self-made women in the United States, according to a list released by Forbes Wednesday.Victoria Zoellner, 74, chairs the $1.7 billion Englewood Cliffs-based hedge fund Alpine Associates, which she cofounded with her late husband Robert in 1976, according to Forbes.Zoellner, who is worth a reported $500 million, ...

  4. Ringwood’s ASPCA Kid Of The Year At It Again

    Ringwood’s ASPCA Kid Of The Year At It Again

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – The ASPCA’s Kid of the Year from Ringwood is at it again.Willow Phelps, 9, is now raising money to help animals at the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover.“All money raised will help with spay/neuter, vaccines, medical care, food and supplies,” according to a crowdrise page set up to help with her fundraising.Willow is also preparing to give a presentation to ...

  5. Ridgewood Restaurant Is Dream Come True For Italian Mom

    Ridgewood Restaurant Is Dream Come True For Italian Mom

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – When Claudia Rovegno and her family first moved from Italy to Ridgewood four years ago, Rovegno spent her days alone.“My husband, every morning went to the city to handle his own business, and I was at home alone,” she said. “Kids at school, and no friends, no relatives.”After two months, Rovegno had to do something.So she did what she does best: She started ...

  6. Driver Sues Target After Rolling Red Ball Smashes SUV In Paramus Lot

    Driver Sues Target After Rolling Red Ball Smashes SUV In Paramus Lot

    PARAMUS, N.J. – After one of Target’s signature red balls smashed into her vehicle at a busy Paramus mall, a Pearl River, N.Y. woman is suing the retail chain, NJ.com reports.In November, a concrete ball used as a safety device outside of the Bergen Town Center on Route 4 became loose when it was struck by a Dodge Ram, and then rolled into the driver side door of Eileen Grady’s Nisan ...

  7. Saddle Brook Mom Battling Cancer: ‘Smile Every Chance You Get’

    Saddle Brook Mom Battling Cancer: ‘Smile Every Chance You Get’

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – A longtime Saddle Brook mom is battling stage 4 breast and bone cancer, and her community is rallying to give her support.“This treatable but not curable type of cancer has impacted my life and the life of my family in an unfathomable way,” Pauline McCarthy wrote on a GoFundMe page created to raise money for her as she fights the disease.“My treatment which consists ...

  8. Former Franklin Lakes ‘Real Housewife’ Victim Of Brutal Home Invasion

    Former Franklin Lakes ‘Real Housewife’ Victim Of Brutal Home Invasion

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – Former “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star and Franklin Lakes resident Dina Manzo was punched multiple times in the face during a brutal home invasion Saturday evening, according to multiple media reports.Manzo and her millionaire boyfriend David Cantin were attacked in their Holmdel townhouse, according to a NBC News report.The couple came home to discover ...

  9. Longtime Franklin Lakes UPS Driver Gets Surprise Send-Off

    Longtime Franklin Lakes UPS Driver Gets Surprise Send-Off

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – A longtime Franklin Lakes UPS man received a heartfelt send-off Monday during his last week on the job.As Patrick Mason drove his route through Franklin Lakes, he was greeted by supportive signs on lawns throughout the borough. Then, when he reached a home on Pueblo Drive, he was surprised by a crowd and a huge banner stating: “Franklin Lakes Says: Thank You ...

  10. Over $100K Pours In For Northvale Girl Fighting Life-Threatening Cancer

    Over $100K Pours In For Northvale Girl Fighting Life-Threatening Cancer

    NORTHVALE, N.J. – In less than a month, more than $100,000 has been raised to help a 7-year-old Northvale girl fight a rare and life-threatening form of brain cancer.In April, Vivienne Knopp was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) – an inoperable brain tumor found in the area of the brain stem responsible for controlling bodily functions such as heartbeat, breathing, ...

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