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Lauren Kidd Ferguson

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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. Here We Glow! Client Revamps Oakland Tanning Salon

    Here We Glow! Client Revamps Oakland Tanning Salon

    OAKLAND, N.J. – Tricia Bazzano spent years working as a personal trainer, an EMT and in the dermatology field.When she saw an opportunity to utilize her skill set while working for herself, she grabbed it.That's why she opened Here We Glow Tanning this year in Oakland.“I know the body. I know the skin. And it’s a good fit,” said Bazzano of Ringwood while sitting behind the front desk of ...

  2. Bloomingdale Ups Age To Buy Cigarettes

    Bloomingdale Ups Age To Buy Cigarettes

    BLOOMINGDALE, N.J. – The Bloomingdale Council voted to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes and other nicotine products in the borough to 21, NorthJersey.com reports.The change is set to take effect on Sept. 1, but if four of seven nearby towns don’t adopt similar measures within six months, it can be repealed, according to the story.Some business representatives spoke out against the ...

  3. Ramsey Trainer Featured On Pix11 For Work With Special Needs Kids

    Ramsey Trainer Featured On Pix11 For Work With Special Needs Kids

    RAMSEY – A Ramsey personal trainer who specializes in working with clients with special needs is slated to appear on WPIX Wednesday.Russ Van Ness – who owns Gifted Fitness in Ramsey – will appear on the 5 p.m. news broadcast on channel 11.The North Haledon resident and Fair Lawn native trains children and adults with cerebral palsy. He also has clients on the autism spectrum, he told ...

  4. Report: Teterboro Has Third Lowest Property Taxes In New Jersey

    Report: Teterboro Has Third Lowest Property Taxes In New Jersey

    TETERBORO, N.J. – Of the 30 New Jersey towns with the lowest property tax bills, only one is in Bergen County: Teterboro, NJ.com reports.With a population of just 85, Teterboro ties with Walpack Township in Sussex County for the third lowest property taxes in New Jersey, the article says.The average real estate tax bill of $1,828 in 2016, NJ.com reports.CLICK HERE FOR FULL NJ.COM STORY.

  5. Former NBA Player To Share Addiction Story With Wayne-Area Residents

    Former NBA Player To Share Addiction Story With Wayne-Area Residents

    WAYNE, N.J. – Chris Herren got high before his basketball games. He left his wife and newborn son in the hospital to drink. He even shot heroin before his mother's funeral.For 14 years, the NBA star struggled with addiction.Herren will share his story and answer questions from Wayne-area residents next month.“Chris will be speaking about his real life struggles with addiction, and those ...

  6. Englewood Trailblazer Inspired By His Children's Rare Disease

    Englewood Trailblazer Inspired By His Children's Rare Disease

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – Englewood native and Bergen Catholic graduate John F. Crowley has gone to great lengths to find a cure for Pompe Disease, a rare and deadly degenerative neuromuscular disorder.Crowley, a biotech executive and entrepreneur, will discuss his journey at Montclair State University on Monday, March 20, at 8 p.m.Pompe Disease affects just 5,000 to 10,000 people worldwide, ...

  7. Gov. Christie Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Winter Storm Stella

    Gov. Christie Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Winter Storm Stella

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for Winter Storm Stella, arriving Monday night.Christie has authorized the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are asked to use ...

  8. Watch Elmwood Park Inventor Make National TV Debut Monday

    Watch Elmwood Park Inventor Make National TV Debut Monday

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – An Elmwood Park inventor is slated to make her live television debut Monday.Hipatia Lopez, who grew up in Garfield and attended William Paterson University in Wayne, was selected as one of five Latino entrepreneurs to launch their products on national television as part of HSN’s Project American Dreams initiative. Lopez invented the Empanada Fork, which she ...

  9. Franklin Lakes Nursery Out Of Firewood But Has Plenty Of Pansies

    Franklin Lakes Nursery Out Of Firewood But Has Plenty Of Pansies

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – Bergen County is prepping for a major March Nor’easter, and one Franklin Lakes nursery is already out of firewood.“All the wood is gone,” Paula Scott, who works at Twinbrook Nursery, said at 11 a.m. Monday.Soon after the nursery on Franklin Avenue got a shipment, a pair of customers cleaned them out. One woman purchased 10 bundles of firewood, Scott said. The ...

  10. Support Flows In For Son Of Ringwood Woman Allegedly Killed By Ex

    Support Flows In For Son Of Ringwood Woman Allegedly Killed By Ex

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – The Ringwood community is rallying around the son of a local woman allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend late Wednesday night. A GoFundMe campaign created Friday to support Nicole Sierra’s son Frankie had garnered nearly $5,000 in just two hours.Nicole “was a caring and giving mother, sister, daughter and friend to many people,” the page states.“We are asking for ...

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