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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. Newt Gingrich To Spend Evening In Ridgewood

    Newt Gingrich To Spend Evening In Ridgewood

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich is coming to Ridgewood.He will be at Bookends downtown on Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. to sign copies of his latest book, "Understanding Trump."The event starts at 7 p.m. For more information, CLICK HERE.

  2. Ringwood Bridge Construction Hits New Delay

    Ringwood Bridge Construction Hits New Delay

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Construction of the new West Brook Road Bridge in Ringwood is on hold, as the county waits on the delivery of steel beams, NorthJersey.com reports.The beams were expected to be delivered in May, but the galvanization process is taking longer than anticipated, according to the report. Now officials expect the delivery process to start the week of June 18, the story ...

  3. Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes Residents Pay Among Highest School Tax Bills In NJ

    Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes Residents Pay Among Highest School Tax Bills In NJ

    TENAFLY, N.J. – Nearly $15 billion was spent on school taxes as part of New Jersey residents’ property tax bills last year, the Department of Community Affairs recently revealed.And 14 of the 30 towns with the highest average school tax bills in the state are in Bergen County, according to NJ.com.Here are the Bergen County towns with the highest school tax bills, and their state ...

  4. Wayne Councilman Caught In Vulgar Rant Won't Resign Despite Council Request

    Wayne Councilman Caught In Vulgar Rant Won't Resign Despite Council Request

    WAYNE, N.J. – The Wayne Township Council requested the resignation Wednesday evening of a councilman caught on cellphone video making a vulgar-laden rant to a campaign volunteer.In a five to one vote, with two abstentions, the council passed a vote of “no confidence” and requested the resignation of Councilman Richard Jasterzbski.But Jasterzbski said he would not resign.*** RELATED: ...

  5. New Jersey Lawmaker Plans Paramus Hearing On Overdevelopment In Bergen

    New Jersey Lawmaker Plans Paramus Hearing On Overdevelopment In Bergen

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Legislators, mayors, engineers, environmental experts and others will gather at Bergen County College in Paramus next week to address affordable housing in New Jersey.The hearing is the first of several being planned by Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-Westwood).Schepisi has introduced a pair of bills that would freeze municipal affordable housing obligations through the ...

  6. Corrado Wins Primary, Will Face Wyckoff's Duch In Dist. 40 Run

    Corrado Wins Primary, Will Face Wyckoff's Duch In Dist. 40 Run

    Passaic County Clerk Kristin M. Corrado bested former Assemblyman Paul DiGaetano and Edward Buttimore in the Republican Primary for State Senate in the 40th District Tuesday.Corrado will now face off against Democrat Thomas Duch of Wyckoff in November.Incumbent Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, the former mayor of Wyckoff, and Christopher DePhillips won the republican nominations for two ...

  7. 9 Bergen Towns Among 100 Best Places In NJ To Buy House

    9 Bergen Towns Among 100 Best Places In NJ To Buy House

    GLEN ROCK, N.J. – Nine Bergen County towns are among the 100 best places to buy a house in New Jersey, including Glen Rock which ranks number 17, according to a niche.com report.The website -- that analyzes public data and reviews to produce ratings – took into account “key factors of a location's housing market, including home values, taxes, crime rates, and quality of local schools, ...

  8. Oakland Mom, Art Therapist Dies, 51

    Oakland Mom, Art Therapist Dies, 51

    OAKLAND, N.J. – Art therapist Rita O’Connor Kennelly of Oakland passed away on May 31. She was 51 years old.The Englewood native “worked for many years as an art therapist sharing her love and selfless compassion through the arts in helping many people in need including substance abuse users, children without families, and Alzheimer's disease patients,” her obituary states. But her ...

  9. Meet The Chiefs: Oakland Police Bring Joy To Ailing Youth

    Meet The Chiefs: Oakland Police Bring Joy To Ailing Youth

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — Dozens of children with chronic health conditions from across Bergen County got to serve as Police “Chief for a Day” for their towns.Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino launched the program seven years ago. On Friday, Saudino was accompanied by his "chief," Joseph Cassese of Palisades Park, who has autism, and last year was saved from drowning in a ...

  10. Pro Pitcher Turned Mahwah Coach Makes University Hall Of Fame

    Pro Pitcher Turned Mahwah Coach Makes University Hall Of Fame

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Former Minor League pitcher Doug Cinnella of Mahwah will be inducted into the Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame Thursday evening.Cinnella, who coaches baseball at Mahwah High School and is the founder of Upper Saddle River-based Professional Baseball Instruction (PBI), was a four-year starting pitcher for the Seton Hall Pirates.“I am sure you’ve heard the saying, ‘Do ...

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