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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. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. TV Appearance Held For Ringwood Man Charged With Killing Ex-Girlfriend

    TV Appearance Held For Ringwood Man Charged With Killing Ex-Girlfriend

    PATERSON, N.J. -- A judge in Paterson conducted a teleconferenced first court appearance Friday for a 38-year-old Ringwood man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend with a shotgun blast through a glass door.Clinton J. Degroat appeared on a large screen before Superior Court Judge John F. Meola from the Passaic County Jail.A public defender entered a not-guilty on Degroat's behalf ...

  7. Ringwood Woman’s Overdose At 22 Puts Best Friend On Mission

    Ringwood Woman’s Overdose At 22 Puts Best Friend On Mission

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – On Christmas day in 2011, Rebecca Conroy’s best friend died of a heroin overdose.“You never ever would have expected her to turn to drugs,” Conroy said of Kylie Gnehm, of Ringwood, who died at just 22.Conroy, of the Haskell section of Wanaque, said Gnehm was one of the first few people she knew around her age to die of a heroin overdose, but sadly, that count has now ...

  8. Ramsey Holds Off On Vote To Change Gun Law

    Ramsey Holds Off On Vote To Change Gun Law

    RAMSEY, N.J. – The Ramsey Borough Council once again has delayed voting on an ordinance that could block a proposed gun range, NorthJersey.com reports.The council was slated to vote on the ordinance that would ban the use of firearms at shooting ranges Wednesday, according to the story. The ordinance would revise one currently on the books that prohibits the firing of “any pistol, ...

  9. Mahwah Woman Helps Bergen, Rockland Fund Fights Against Addiction

    Mahwah Woman Helps Bergen, Rockland Fund Fights Against Addiction

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Victoria Shaw was a health teacher in Rockland County years ago when tragedy struck.“A bunch of wonderful young kids were drinking around a bonfire and one of the kids fell into the fire. And his friends were so intoxicated that they couldn’t get him out fast enough,” said Shaw, a Suffern native who now lives in Mahwah.The student survived, but was severely injured, she ...

  10. New Sign Could Signal Traffic Relief For Mahwah Neighborhood

    New Sign Could Signal Traffic Relief For Mahwah Neighborhood

    MAHWAH, N.J. –Kate Nunez has been trying to get traffic relief in her West Mahwah neighborhood for three years. And she finally may have done it.After advocating for stop signs to slow motorists cutting through her neighborhood when traffic backs up on northbound Route 17, she discovered an ordinance approved back in 2001 for a no-left-turn sign at the corner of Route 202 and Brook ...

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