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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 Ringwood CrossFit Athlete Battling Rare Cancer

    Support Flows For Ringwood CrossFit Athlete Battling Rare Cancer

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – A 41-year-old Ringwood native was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and the community is rallying to support her.On April 19, Jenna Wallace was diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, a form of malignant neoplasm that commonly arises within the salivary glands of the head and neck.“This date marks day one of the fight to kill this cancer,” Jenna’s sister ...

  2. Wyckoff Boutique Sanctuary For Cancer Fighters

    Wyckoff Boutique Sanctuary For Cancer Fighters

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Patrons of the All Is Well Boutique in Wyckoff are bound to see the signs.The handmade, wood plaques that adorn the store’s walls are painted with phrases like “I choose joy,” “It is still a beautiful world,” and “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.”These were some of the positive words that Jayne Gilbride-Bauer would share to encourage others, said her ...

  3. Ivy League Valedictorian: My Rochelle Park Teacher Saw Something In Me

    Ivy League Valedictorian: My Rochelle Park Teacher Saw Something In Me

    ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. – As valedictorian of Columbia University’s class of 2017, Michael Abolafia of Rochelle Park will soon give a speech to about 10,000 people at the Ivy League school in Manhattan.But the English Literature major said he wasn’t always at the top of his class. And he credits a Rochelle Park teacher, and the gifted and talented program she ran at the township’s Midland ...

  4. REPORT: Teterboro School Among Best In State, U.S.

    REPORT: Teterboro School Among Best In State, U.S.

    TETERBORO, N.J. – Three Bergen County high schools, including Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro, made U.S.News and World Report’s top 500 high schools in the nation.The schools are:Bergen County Technical High School: No. 63 in the U.S. and No. 3 in New JerseyTenafly High School: No. 437 in U.S. and No. 20 in New JerseyNorthern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale: ...

  5. Pasta On Pizza? Garfield Restaurateur Makes Dreams Come True

    Pasta On Pizza? Garfield Restaurateur Makes Dreams Come True

    GARFIELD, N.J. – Chicken marsala, alfredo ravioli, cheese steak and baked ziti all sound delicious on their own.But what if you were to put each on top of pizza?That is what happens at Pizza Mania in Garfield, and the results get rave reviews.“You can basically put mostly anything on top of a pizza, as long as it is tasty,” said Gaetano Buttitta of Saddle Brook, who opened Pizza Mania ...

  6. Lodi Stroke Survivor Finds Answers In Springsteen's Music

    Lodi Stroke Survivor Finds Answers In Springsteen's Music

    LODI, N.J. – Laura Krikorian of Lodi hasn’t had it easy.The disabled 50-year-old suffered a pair of strokes at 29 and a heart attack at 45.She says one thing helped her through it all: listening to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The proof of her fandom is on her body. She has adorned herself with a slew of tattoos related to the Boss, including an incredibly life-like sketch ...

  7. Mahwah's 'Crocker Mansion' Is Most Expensive Property In State

    Mahwah's 'Crocker Mansion' Is Most Expensive Property In State

    MAHWAH, N.J. – A Mahwah mansion just hit the market, and its asking price of $48 million makes it the priciest listing in the state, NJ.com reports.The historic 55,000-square-foot home that sits on 12.5 acres in the Ramapo Mountains comes with a property tax bill of more than $232,000 a year, the report says.The home is known as the Crocker Mansion, because it was built by George ...

  8. Franklin Lakes Reality TV Son Gets Own Show

    Franklin Lakes Reality TV Son Gets Own Show

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – Franklin Lakes native Chris Manzo -- who has appeared on Bravo TV’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and “Manzo’d with Children” – has landed his own show.Manzo is now hosting FNTSY Sports Network’s new series “Foul Territory.”“Its beyond fun, and an actual dream come true for me. Thank you to FNTSY for being cool/crazy enough to hear me out and let me roll with ...

  9. Ramapoughs’ Resistance To Pipelines Puts National Spotlight On Mahwah

    Ramapoughs’ Resistance To Pipelines Puts National Spotlight On Mahwah

    MAHWAH, N.J. – The Ramapough Lunape Nation’s resistance against proposed oil pipelines that would cut through Bergen and Passaic County communities such as Mahwah, Oakland and Wanaque is gaining national attention.The New York Times recently reported on the Ramapoughs' demonstrations against the proposed Pilgrim Pipelines.RELATED: RAMAPOUGH LUNAAPE AND OTHERS GATHER IN MAHWAH TO STAND ...

  10. Bergen Artist’s Vivid Images On Display In Wyckoff

    Bergen Artist’s Vivid Images On Display In Wyckoff

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – An award-winning Mahwah artist will display a collection of her paintings at Gallery 691, at the Wyckoff Family YMCA, throughout May.Pastel artist Stephanie Cook, a Teaneck native, creates realistic, vivid images, according to the Y. Her exhibit, entitled “Awakening – A Collection of Paintings,” will feature still life, floral and landscape paintings.Cook will be at the ...

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