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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. State Funds Could Help Elmwood Park Revamp Playground

    State Funds Could Help Elmwood Park Revamp Playground

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. –The Garden State Preservation Trust approved a $37,500 matching grant for a playground replacement project at Elmwood Park’s Birchwood Park.The grant money is among nearly $81 million in funding for projects to enhance the quality of life of people throughout New Jersey, according to a press release from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).The ...

  2. REPORT: These 4 Bergen Towns ‘Feel Most Pain From Property Taxes’

    REPORT: These 4 Bergen Towns ‘Feel Most Pain From Property Taxes’

    PASSAIC, N.J. – Four Bergen County and two Passaic County municipalities made a list of the 30 New Jersey towns “that feel the most pain from property taxes, based on what their residents earn,” including the City of Passaic which came in at number one, NJ.com reports.The rankings considered the median household income and average property tax bills of homeowners in New Jersey ...

  3. These 5 Bergen Towns Have The Highest Percentage Of Million Dollar Homes

    These 5 Bergen Towns Have The Highest Percentage Of Million Dollar Homes

    ALPINE, N.J. – Bergen County features five of the 20 towns in New Jersey with the highest percentage of homes over $1 million, including Alpine which comes in at number three in the state, according to a list released by NJ.com.The rankings were created by examining property tax assessments from the state, the article says.The Bergen County municipalities with the highest percentage of ...

  4. Paterson's Pascrell Coaching Dems When Shots Fired At GOP Baseball Practice

    Paterson's Pascrell Coaching Dems When Shots Fired At GOP Baseball Practice

    PATERSON, N.J. – New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell of Paterson was on a baseball field in Washington, D.C. when he learned shots broke out during a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team in Alexandria, Virginia.Pascrell, a coach for the Democratic congressional baseball team, sent out Tweets and a Facebook message Wednesday morning following the shooting.“I was on the field ...

  5. Emergency Landing Disrupts Jennifer Lawrence's Teterorbo-Bound Flight

    Emergency Landing Disrupts Jennifer Lawrence's Teterorbo-Bound Flight

    TETERBORO, N.J. – Actress Jennifer Lawrence was on a flight to Teterboro Airport Saturday, when the private plane she was on was forced to make an emergency landing, according to multiple media reports.Lawrence – who won an Academy Award for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook – was one of two passengers and a pair of crew members on board the flight from Louisville, Kentucky ...

  6. Students Plant 49 Rainbow Flags On Paramus Campus To Honor Shooting Victims

    Students Plant 49 Rainbow Flags On Paramus Campus To Honor Shooting Victims

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Students at Bergen County College in Paramus created a special tribute to commemorate the one year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.The school’s Bergen PRIDE club – which has a mission to foster understanding, respect, and acceptance throughout the college campus and the larger community – planted a field of rainbow flags.“Bergen PRIDE ...

  7. REPORT: These Bergen County Towns Have Highest School Tax Bills In NJ

    REPORT: These Bergen County Towns Have Highest School Tax Bills In NJ

    TENAFLY, N.J. – Nearly $15 billion was spent on school taxes as part of New Jersey residents’ property tax bills last year, the Department of Community Affairs recently revealed.And 14 of the 30 towns with the highest average school tax bills in the state are in Bergen County, according to NJ.com.Here are the Bergen County towns with the highest school tax bills, and their state ...

  8. Wayne Councilman Caught In Vulgar Rant Won't Resign Despite Council Request

    Wayne Councilman Caught In Vulgar Rant Won't Resign Despite Council Request

    WAYNE, N.J. – The Wayne Township Council requested the resignation Wednesday evening of a councilman caught on cellphone video making a vulgar-laden rant to a campaign volunteer.In a five to one vote, with two abstentions, the council passed a vote of “no confidence” and requested the resignation of Councilman Richard Jasterzbski.But Jasterzbski said he would not resign.*** RELATED: ...

  9. New Jersey Lawmaker Plans Paramus Hearing On Overdevelopment In Bergen

    New Jersey Lawmaker Plans Paramus Hearing On Overdevelopment In Bergen

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Legislators, mayors, engineers, environmental experts and others will gather at Bergen County College in Paramus next week to address affordable housing in New Jersey.The hearing is the first of several being planned by Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-Westwood).Schepisi has introduced a pair of bills that would freeze municipal affordable housing obligations through the ...

  10. Paramus Store Sells Lucky $15K Lottery Ticket

    Paramus Store Sells Lucky $15K Lottery Ticket

    PARAMUS, N.J. – A Paramus liquor store recently sold a lottery ticket worth $15,000.The ticket was sold at Shop Rite Liquors located at 224 Route 4 East and Forest Ave.The winning numbers for the June 6 drawing of the Mega Millions game jackpot were 03, 05, 16, 49 and 75. The Gold Mega Ball was 05, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03. Although the jackpot was not won, there four ...

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