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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. REPORT: Indian Hills, Ramapo Among NJ’s Top 50 Public Schools For Athletes

    REPORT: Indian Hills, Ramapo Among NJ’s Top 50 Public Schools For Athletes

    HILLSDALE, N.J. – Nine schools in Bergen County and three in Passaic are among the best 50 public high schools for athletes in New Jersey – including Pascack Valley Regional High School in Hillsdale which ranks first – according to a new list released by Niche.com.The website analyzes data sets and reviews to produce rankings, report cards and profiles for schools, colleges and places ...

  2. Oakland Shelter Takes In 12 Severely Neglected Dogs Abandoned In Paterson

    Oakland Shelter Takes In 12 Severely Neglected Dogs Abandoned In Paterson

    OAKLAND, N.J. – The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland is caring for 12 dogs that were found abandoned and caged in an empty Paterson house on Tuesday.The dogs are “the most seriously matted and neglected dogs we have ever seen,” RBARI shared in a Facebook.“All twelve dogs are in need of medical care and extensive grooming, as some of them are unable to even see or walk due to their ...

  3. Muhammad Ali’s Undefeated Daughter, Laila, Coming To Ridgewood

    Muhammad Ali’s Undefeated Daughter, Laila, Coming To Ridgewood

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Four-time undefeated boxing world champion and cooking personality Laila Ali is coming to Ridgewood.Ali -- daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali -- will be at Bookends Bookstore downtown on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m.Ali will sign copies of her debut cookbook, Food for Life.The book features more than 100 recipes to help bring simple, healthy, hearty and ...

  4. Powerball Tickets Worth $1M, $50K Sold In Bergen County

    Powerball Tickets Worth $1M, $50K Sold In Bergen County

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. – A Hackensack 7-Eleven sold a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million, and stores in Hillsdale and Paramus sold tickets worth $50,000.The million-dollar ticket -- sold at the 7-Eleven at 469 Passaic St. in Hackensack -- was one of two second prize winning tickets sold in New Jersey for the $559.7 million Powerball jackpot. The other was sold in Brick.The winning ...

  5. Powerball Tickets Worth $1M, $50K Sold In Bergen County

    Powerball Tickets Worth $1M, $50K Sold In Bergen County

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. – A Hackensack 7-Eleven sold a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million, and stores in Hillsdale and Paramus sold tickets worth $50,000.The million-dollar ticket -- sold at the 7-Eleven at 469 Passaic St. in Hackensack -- was one of two second prize winning tickets sold in New Jersey for the $559.7 million Powerball jackpot. The other was sold in Brick.The winning ...

  6. Wayne Dave & Buster's Looks To Hire 300 Employees

    Wayne Dave & Buster's Looks To Hire 300 Employees

    WAYNE, N.J. – Dave & Buster's is seeking to hire 300 people for its new location at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, according to multiple media reports.The restaurant that features drinking and gaming has open positions such as: managers, game techs, servers, hosts, bartenders, cooks and front desk and back of the house staff, according to its website.The business has tentatively ...

  7. Midland Park Barber Keith Alberque Dies At 31

    Midland Park Barber Keith Alberque Dies At 31

    HAWTHORNE, N.J. – Keith R. Alberque of Hawthorne passed away on Monday, Jan. 1. He was 31.Alberque, born in Teaneck, was a barber at Morali Barber House in Midland Park.He is survived by his wife Ashley and daughter Mikaela, as well as his mother Roberta Alberque Massey and her husband John and his father Kevin Ciparro and his wife Jin. He is also survived by his siblings Jon, Mark and ...

  8. Wayne’s Greg Olsen Could Become NFL Man Of Year

    Wayne’s Greg Olsen Could Become NFL Man Of Year

    WAYNE, N.J. – Former Wayne Hills standout and current Carolina Panther Greg Olsen has been nominated for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, again.The NFL star was nominated in 2016 as well, and came in third behind co-winners New York Giant Eli Manning and Arizona Cardinal Larry Fitzgerald.The award recognizes an NFL player for excellence on and off the field, and each team ...

  9. Paterson Native With Cancer Wants Her Bulldog Back

    Paterson Native With Cancer Wants Her Bulldog Back

    PATERSON, N.J. – A Paterson native with stage 3 colon cancer is fighting to get her dog back from animal control.Deborah Gonzales Schwadtke, who now lives in Vernon, said she has been without her dog, Tank, since Sept. 12.A judge declared Tank to be “potentially dangerous” after the 2 ½ year-old American Bulldog bit a neighbor.Schwadtke said the dog ran out in front of her niece, who ...

  10. Flooded Clifton Jiu-Jitsu School Fights To Stay Open

    Flooded Clifton Jiu-Jitsu School Fights To Stay Open

    CLIFTON, N.J. – A popular Jiu-Jitsu school in Clifton may be forced to close after a flood damaged its building.Clifton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which opened in 2012, experienced a flood on Dec. 17.“The school was informed a couple days ago that the repairs will not be covered by the landlord and if $5,000 will not be raised by January 7, the school will need to shut down,” Erick Ramirez ...

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