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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. Popular North Haledon Health Food Store Moves To Wyckoff

    Popular North Haledon Health Food Store Moves To Wyckoff

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Karen Lauber of Franklin Lakes has long held a passion for helping others.For six years she helped people get healthier through The Health Stop, her health food store in North Haledon. Then in October, she moved her shop to a new location, where she says, “I can help even more people because more people can find me.”“Location, location, location,” Lauber excitedly said ...

  2. Dog Found Living With Coyote Pack Being Cared For By Oakland Shelter

    Dog Found Living With Coyote Pack Being Cared For By Oakland Shelter

    OAKLAND, N.J. – A dog who lived outdoors among a pack of coyotes for more than a year is now receiving care at the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland.About 18 months ago, the dog was first spotted with a pack of coyotes near Kingston, New York, and had been constantly sighted playing with the pack ever since, thedodo.com reports.Nicole Asher, founder of Buddha Dog Rescue & ...

  3. DEP's New App Helps Hikers Navigate Ringwood, West Milford Trails

    DEP's New App Helps Hikers Navigate Ringwood, West Milford Trails

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Visitors to New Jersey State Parks – including those in Ringwood, West Milford and Mahwah – now have a new tool to help them navigate the terrain.The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry officially launched a new smart device app Thursday to help users make detailed plans tailored to trails, activities and terrain.The Trail Tracker app may be downloaded to smart ...

  4. Clifton Named Among Top 100 U.S. Cities To Raise Kids

    Clifton Named Among Top 100 U.S. Cities To Raise Kids

    CLIFTON, N.J. – Clifton was named among the best 100 cities in the United States to raise children.The list was compiled by The National Council for Home Safety and Security, a national trade association comprised of licensed alarm installers, contractors, and other relevant trade groups throughout the country.It is based on factors such as graduation rates, crime rates, health ...

  5. Mom Of Suicide Victim, 12, To Spread Anti-Bullying Message In Pompton Lakes

    Mom Of Suicide Victim, 12, To Spread Anti-Bullying Message In Pompton Lakes

    POMPTON LAKES, N.J. – The mother of a Rockaway girl who committed suicide after her mom said she was horrifically bullied will share her story in Pompton Lakes Thursday.Dianne Grossman founded Mallory’s Army in memory of her daughter to provide solutions to help combat bullying. She will be one of four speakers at the “Not My Child Syndrome” event, sponsored by Mallory’s Army.Mallory ...

  6. Charles Greenhalgh, 70, Of Wayne Dies

    Charles Greenhalgh, 70, Of Wayne Dies

    WAYNE, N.J. – Charles Greenhalgh of Wayne passed away on Nov. 9. He was 70.Greenhalgh who “was much cherished, respected and loved by his family, friends, and everyone who had the honor to know him,” died of pancreatic cancer, states a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for funeral expenses.He is survived by his wife Marie, sister Charlene, brother Glenn and nephew Chloe. He was ...

  7. New Ice Cream Shop Coming To Wayne

    New Ice Cream Shop Coming To Wayne

    WAYNE, N.J. – A new Dairy Queen is coming to Wayne.The ice cream spot will be located in the Preakness Shopping Center on Hamburg Turnpike.The shop will be between Massage Envy and Nasha Nails.

  8. Taylor Swift Coming To East Rutherford

    Taylor Swift Coming To East Rutherford

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The details on Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour are out – and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford is on the tour.Swift will perform at MetLife on Saturday, July 21, 2018.Tickets for the North American leg of the tour will go on sale to the general public on Dec. 13. Fans may also purchase tickets in advance via Taylor Swift Tix powered by Ticketmaster ...

  9. Students Plant Thousands Of American Flags In Wayne

    Students Plant Thousands Of American Flags In Wayne

    WAYNE, N.J. – More than 5,000 American flags were recently planted on the campus of William Paterson University in Wayne.The flags were planted in Zanfino Plaza last week in memory of fallen United States soldiers who died in Operation Iraqui Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.Members of the university’s Student Veterans Organization, as well as fraternities and sororities, aided in ...

  10. ‘Intelligent, Compassionate’ Jean-Marc Norat of Saddle Brook Dies At 24

    ‘Intelligent, Compassionate’ Jean-Marc Norat of Saddle Brook Dies At 24

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – Jean-Marc Norat of Saddle Brook passed away on Oct. 28. He was 24.Norat, “was a profound, intelligent, compassionate, honorable and loving young man,” according to a GoFundMe page set up to help his family pay for medical bills and student loans he left behind.Norat was a graduate of Rutgers University and was about to embark on a career in law and law enforcement. ...

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