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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. Chocolate ‘School’ Opening In Ridgewood

    Chocolate ‘School’ Opening In Ridgewood

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – A popular Ridgewood pastry shop and café is expanding to feature a chocolate factory.Sook Pastry has closed its Clifton factory and will open a new high-end hand-crafted chocolate factory and café in a spot next door to its current café on South Broad Street in Ridgewood, NorthJersey.com reports.The spot, slated to open by the end of October, will feature weekend ...

  2. You Can't Handle The Spook! Waldwick House Draws Spectators Year After Year

    You Can't Handle The Spook! Waldwick House Draws Spectators Year After Year

    WALDWICK, N.J. – For about 25 years, Dennis Morton has been spooking out Waldwick kids – and parents too – passing by his West Prospect Street home around Halloween.“I had a mother tell me that she won’t walk in front of my house because she is afraid of the clowns,” Morton said, as he gave Daily Voice a tour of the graves, skeletons, witches, pumpkins, and yes, creepy little clowns, ...

  3. Support Surges For Midland Park Man Who Fell From Third-Floor Porch

    Support Surges For Midland Park Man Who Fell From Third-Floor Porch

    MIDLAND PARK, N.J. –The community is rallying around a man from Midland Park who was severely injured in a fall from a third-story porch.Mikey Florance fractured his face, back and leg in the fall, according to a GoFundMe campaign page set up to raise money for his care.“We are so thankful that he is alive and are now focusing on his road to recovery,” his sister Caitlin wrote on the ...

  4. Bergen County Zoo In Paramus Welcomes Brother Mountain Lion Cubs

    Bergen County Zoo In Paramus Welcomes Brother Mountain Lion Cubs

    PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergen County Zoo in Paramus has two new inhabitants.A pair of brother mountain lion cubs were welcomed to the zoo Friday.The cubs -- attained from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife – will not be on display for public viewing until spring when they are old enough to safely climb.“We are so excited to welcome these two brother mountain lion cubs to the ...

  5. Construction Moves Forward On Former Site Of Iconic Ramsey Restaurant

    Construction Moves Forward On Former Site Of Iconic Ramsey Restaurant

    RAMSEY, N.J. – Construction is underway to turn the Ramsey site that formerly housed the Look See restaurant into an urgent care.A City MD Urgent Care office is coming soon to the North Franklin Turnpike lot near Route 17.The Look See restaurant had been at the site for nearly 17 years and is relocating across Route 17 to the Ramsey Square shopping center. The restaurant is expected to ...

  6. Pro Cutlery And Cookware Store Slices Into Ramsey

    Pro Cutlery And Cookware Store Slices Into Ramsey

    RAMSEY, N.J. – A showroom for cutlery and cookware used by top chefs just opened in Ramsey.The new Gunter Wilhelm showroom is located at 628 Swan Street. “Selecting new cutlery and cookware that serves our customers needs and requirements in the kitchen is a personal choice for them, and our new location will provide an opportunity to experience firsthand our fine cutlery and cookware ...

  7. On The Market: Inside Mary J. Blige’s Saddle River Mansion

    On The Market: Inside Mary J. Blige’s Saddle River Mansion

    SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Mary J. Blige’s Saddle River mansion is on the market for $6.9 million.The singer listed the 18,000-square-foot home for $13 million in October 2015, and has reduced the asking price five times since then, most recently in August, according to Zillow.The gated estate sits on four acres, and features an open layout, gourmet kitchen ...

  8. Bisexual Miss Bergen County Uses Crown To Spread LGBTQ Awareness

    Bisexual Miss Bergen County Uses Crown To Spread LGBTQ Awareness

    NEW MILFORD, N.J. – Growing up, Disha Dass of New Milford experienced bullying first-hand.“Experiencing bullying and experiencing discrimination because of my identity as bisexual, it really shaped my perception of the world,” the newly-crowned Miss Bergen County told Daily Voice.But it also taught her a valuable lesson.“What I learned is that the more people got to know me and the more ...

  9. Comedian Tracy Morgan Spotted In Wyckoff

    Comedian Tracy Morgan Spotted In Wyckoff

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was in Wyckoff Wednesday.Morgan visited Abma’s Farm with his family, the farm revealed on its Facebook page.“Look who took a hayride at the farm today with his family!” the post states, along with a photo of Morgan and a farm employee.The former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star purchased a mansion in Alpine in 2015, according to ...

  10. Bergen County Responds To Demand To Change Paramus Hospital's New Name

    Bergen County Responds To Demand To Change Paramus Hospital's New Name

    PARAMUS, N.J. – In response to a demand for Bergen County to change the new name of the former Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, county officials maintain the new name is perfectly suitable.“The County chose the name based on the historical significance of the location in Bergen County. The county is confident with the choice of name," County Spokeswoman Alicia ...

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