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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. Wyckoff Volunteers Announce Township Committee Bids

    Wyckoff Volunteers Announce Township Committee Bids

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – A trio of longtime volunteers announced Monday that they will be running together for Wyckoff Township Committee as the “One Wyckoff” team.The slate consists of incumbent Brian D. Scanlan, who is running for a three-year term, Melissa D. Rubenstein, also vying for a three-year term, and Carla F. Pappalardo, who is running for a one-year unexpired term.“I am running for ...

  2. Franklin Lakes Letter Carrier Still Delivering Mail After 50 Years

    Franklin Lakes Letter Carrier Still Delivering Mail After 50 Years

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – When Paul Dargenzio started delivering mail for the Franklin Lakes Post Office, Lyndon Johnson was President.And a half-century later, Dargenzio is still at it.The letter carrier, who lives in Allendale with his wife, was recently honored by senior postal executives for his 50 years of service. During a special ceremony on the work floor of the Franklin Lakes Post ...

  3. Franklin Lakes Parents Use Hockey To Carry On Late Son’s Legacy

    Franklin Lakes Parents Use Hockey To Carry On Late Son’s Legacy

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – Randy Rotella of Franklin Lakes worked hard to recover from addiction. And for a couple of years, it looked like he may have beat it.The 2006 Indian Hills High School graduate went through a rehab program at Market Street Mission in Morristown. Then he started to share his story with kids at area high schools and rehab centers, and “he was actually really good at ...

  4. Hunger-Fighting Wyckoff Boy To Appear At Radio City Music Hall

    Hunger-Fighting Wyckoff Boy To Appear At Radio City Music Hall

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – A 9-year-old Wyckoff boy who raised more than $3,000 to help feed children throughout Bergen County will be speaking about his efforts at Radio City Musical Hall Thursday.Jake Scoropanos was invited to speak by WE, an international organization that works with young people to promote changing the world. He will be part of the organization’s WE Day, a massive celebration ...

  5. Support Pours In For Daughter Of Late Wanaque Bartender

    Support Pours In For Daughter Of Late Wanaque Bartender

    WANAQUE, N.J. – The Wanaque community is rallying around the daughter of a popular Flips Bar bartender who recently passed away.A GoFundMe campaign set up to help Marie Verzillo’s 23-year-old daughter Samantha and her family pay for funeral expenses had garnered nearly $3,000 by Wednesday morning.“Marie had the special ability to make everyone and anyone feel at home as soon you walked ...

  6. Ray Rice Visit To Don Bosco In Ramsey Sparks Coaching Rumors

    Ray Rice Visit To Don Bosco In Ramsey Sparks Coaching Rumors

    RAMSEY, N.J. – Despite the rumors, former NFL running back Ray Rice, who was cut from the Baltimore Ravens after video surfaced of him punching his fiancé, will not be coaching at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, according to a report in NJ.com.Rice was on the Ramsey campus Monday to speak with the football team, coach Mike Teel told NJ.com.“Ray is not coaching at Don Bosco. He came and talked ...

  7. Two Teams Of Elmwood Park Dems Vie For Primary Voters

    Two Teams Of Elmwood Park Dems Vie For Primary Voters

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – Democrats in Elmwood Park will have their choice of candidates to run for mayor and council this year.Two separate teams of Democrats will face off in the June 6 primary election to earn spots on the general election ballot.Monday was the deadline for candidates to file petitions to run for office.The Elmwood Park Democratic Club is backing the team of mayoral ...

  8. Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes Make 2017 List Of Safest Communities in U.S.

    Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes Make 2017 List Of Safest Communities in U.S.

    RIVER VALE, N.J. – A home security company released its list of 100 Safest Cities in America for 2017 on Monday, and several Bergen and Passaic County communities made the cut – including River Vale, which came in highest at number 8.SafeWise – a company committed to increasing safety education, awareness and preparedness in American communities – compared crime rates to population to ...

  9. City Run By Kids Sprouts In American Dream Megamall

    City Run By Kids Sprouts In American Dream Megamall

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — KidZania is the latest attraction coming to the American Dream complex in East Rutherford, and is expected to debut in 2019, according to multiple reports.The local theme park is established in several major cities around the world and allows kids to act out their dream jobs in a small-scale version of the real world.Daily Voice last month reported that ...

  10. Ridgewood Summer Fireplace Gaining International Attention

    Ridgewood Summer Fireplace Gaining International Attention

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J — A Ridgewood homeowner's new summer fireplace created by Lyndhurst-based Exclusive Stoneworks is gaining traction on Instagram.Dubbed “The Perfect Outdoor Fireplace!” by contractors.of.insta, the Ridgewood creation has more than 4,400 likes.Exclusive Stoneworks is a custom hardscape design and building company. To check out their work, on Instagram CLICK HERE.

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