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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. Support Flows For Park Ridge Mom Injured In 'Terrible' Fall

    Support Flows For Park Ridge Mom Injured In 'Terrible' Fall

    PARK RIDGE, N.J. – Park Ridge is rallying for a local woman recovering from a fall.“Sandi Santangelo experienced a terrible fall in her home. Sandi has sustained multiple injuries as a result and has undergone several surgeries,” states a GoFundMe campaign page created to raise funds for her care.“Sandi is in rehab now but has a long road ahead of her,” the page states.The campaign ...

  2. Piscopo, Lautenberg Among First Named To Passaic Hall Of Fame In Paterson

    Piscopo, Lautenberg Among First Named To Passaic Hall Of Fame In Paterson

    PATERSON, N.J. – Actors Joe Piscopo and Lou Costello and U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg were among the first names to be inducted into the Passaic County Hall of Fame in Paterson Tuesday.The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the creation of the hall of fame and the first generation of honorees during a ceremony at the William J. Bate Courthouse Plaza in Paterson.The ...

  3. New Golf Shop Opens At Wayne Course

    New Golf Shop Opens At Wayne Course

    WAYNE, N.J. – Golfers now have access to a newly renovated golf shop and practice facility at Preakness Valley Golf Course in Wayne.On Monday, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders cut the ribbon on a rehabbed 1932 former caddy house that now serves as a shop where golfers can check in to play and purchase golf equipment and apparel.The course’s practice facility, which ...

  4. Carlstadt Contractor Combats Blood Shortage

    Carlstadt Contractor Combats Blood Shortage

    CARLSTADT, N.J. – A Carlstadt contractor who uses proceeds from every project to help families in need by doing emergency home and roof repairs is now assisting in a different way – by running a blood drive.“Many of the families we help have experienced financial hardship due to medical-related issues,” said Chuck Anania, president and founder of Roof4Roof. “Therefore, we are happy to ...

  5. Elmwood Park Convenience Store Revamped By New Owner

    Elmwood Park Convenience Store Revamped By New Owner

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – The new owner of an Elmwood Park convenience store wants people to know his store is now clean, stocked and ready to serve the public.Ashok Sheth of Saddle Brook said he took over the Kenny’s Food Store on Mola Boulevard near the Garfield boarder about six months ago.And in that time, he has done a lot of work.The store now has more refrigerators stocked with cold ...

  6. Mahwah Officials: Ritual Enclosure Violates Zoning Law, Must Be Removed

    Mahwah Officials: Ritual Enclosure Violates Zoning Law, Must Be Removed

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Mahwah’s zoning official sent a letter to the South Monsey Eruv Fund Friday calling for the removal of piping attached to utility poles in the township – which are being installed to create a ritual Jewish enclosure called an eruv.“Today we ordered our Zoning Official to take action regarding the placement of PVC pipes on public utility poles which is consistent with the ...

  7. Ritual Enclosure Sparks Controversy In Mahwah

    Ritual Enclosure Sparks Controversy In Mahwah

    MAHWAH, N.J. – The installation of a ritual enclosure called an eruv in Mahwah has sparked an online petition with about 550 signers who are worried about “illegal incursions” in the community.The eruv’s perimeter is being marked by half-inch thick PVC piping on some utility poles in Mahwah and Upper Saddle River. Eruvs permit observant Jews, such as ultra-Orthodox Jews, to carry items ...

  8. Two-Floor Old Navy Opens At Willowbrook In Wayne

    Two-Floor Old Navy Opens At Willowbrook In Wayne

    WAYNE, N.J. – A new two-floor Old Navy store just opened in Willowbrook Mall in Wayne.The store opened at 1 p.m. Wednesday.The retailer’s previous smaller location in the mall is slated to become a Zara and open in August.

  9. Hackensack Non-Profit Rids Bergen, Passaic Homes Of Dangerous Lead Paint

    Hackensack Non-Profit Rids Bergen, Passaic Homes Of Dangerous Lead Paint

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – With a new report out showing lead was found in the drinking water of over half of Bergen County school systems, one Hackensack based non-profit is reminding people that children can also digest lead in other ways – such as through lead-based paint.And the non-profit is helping families remediate the problem.With a grant from the New Jersey Department of Community ...

  10. Wayne Family Rallies To Get Grandmother Home After Alabama Car Crash

    Wayne Family Rallies To Get Grandmother Home After Alabama Car Crash

    WAYNE, N.J. – A Wayne woman whose grandmother was injured in an Alabama car accident is rallying the community to help bring her grandmother home.During a vacation, Erica Tullo’s grandmother was injured in a head on collision on June 25, and she sustained internal injuries and underwent two emergency surgeries, according to a GoFundMe page Tullo created to raise money for her ...

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