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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. Traveling Totowa Photographer Brings Majestic Views Back Home

    Traveling Totowa Photographer Brings Majestic Views Back Home

    TOTOWA, N.J. – When Daniel Lee of Totowa was living in Manhattan about 30 years ago, he found a photograph that changed his life.The black and white scenic photo was displayed in the middle of a crowded street festival, he told Daily Voice, and he just had to have it.He purchased it, and thought, “One day, I want to make this kind of photo,” he said.Lee soon enrolled in photography ...

  2. Support Surges For Hawthorne Rideshare Driver Nearing Open Heart Surgery

    Support Surges For Hawthorne Rideshare Driver Nearing Open Heart Surgery

    HAWTHORNE, N.J. – The community is rallying around a Hawthorne copywriter and rideshare driver as he nears open heart surgery.Alan Chalfin, 70, is slated to undergo the operation on Oct. 9, according to a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for his living expenses as he recovers.“Though I have medical coverage, I don't have enough money to cover my living expenses while I'm recovering ...

  3. New Name Unveiled For Former Bergen Regional Medical Center In Paramus

    New Name Unveiled For Former Bergen Regional Medical Center In Paramus

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen County officials unveiled the new name of the former Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus Monday.The center is now New Bridge Medical Center, a clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.At a ceremony Monday morning, county officials also welcomed Care Plus Bergen, Inc. as the new not-for profit operator of the publicly-owned hospital. The ...

  4. Mahwah Council Votes ‘No Confidence’ In Mayor

    Mahwah Council Votes ‘No Confidence’ In Mayor

    MAHWAH, N.J. – The Mahwah Township Council voted “no confidence” in Mayor Bill Laforet Thursday, NorthJersey.com reports.The 6-0 vote with one abstention came after council members said Laforet went against township legal advice and spoke to the media about a “no-knock” ordinance, the story says.The “no-knock” ordinance, passed Thursday, will establish a registry of homes off-limits to ...

  5. Wayne Shop Sells Winning $50K Lottery Ticket

    Wayne Shop Sells Winning $50K Lottery Ticket

    WAYNE, N.J. – A winning $50,000 lottery tickets was recently sold in Wayne, lottery official announced Thursday.The ticket was sold at T-Bowl Smoke Shop, 1055 Hamburg Turnpike.The ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Wednesday, Sept. 27th drawing.The winning numbers for the drawing were: : 08, 10, 21, 23 and 25. The Red Power Ball number was 22. ...

  6. ‘Real Housewives’ Star Opens Wyckoff Pizzeria

    ‘Real Housewives’ Star Opens Wyckoff Pizzeria

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kathy Wakile’s Wyckoff pizzeria is open for business.“The Wait is Over!” Wakile shared on Instagram this week, with a photo of a pie.“Stop in and have a bite during our soft opening!” she wrote.The restaurant, Pizza Love, is located at 637 Wyckoff Ave.Wakile told Daily Voice about her plans for Pizza Love back in June. She said she ...

  7. Saddle River Mayor, Council Authorize Police To Shoot Coyotes

    Saddle River Mayor, Council Authorize Police To Shoot Coyotes

    SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – With the coyote population rising in Saddle River, the mayor and council have authorized police to shoot any coyote that poses a threat to the community.“The governing body approved a resolution allowing the police to use lethal force within the confines of the law to cull any and all aggressive coyote encounters,” Mayor Al Kurpis wrote in an email to ...

  8. Ho-Ho-Kus Flower Shop Owner 'Died A Hero' At Point Pleasant Beach

    Ho-Ho-Kus Flower Shop Owner 'Died A Hero' At Point Pleasant Beach

    WALDWICK, N.J. – Glen A. Carullo of Waldwick will be remembered as the man who gave his life to save another's.The 60-year-old Ho-Ho-Kus flower shop owner died "saving someone's life" on Sunday, according to his obituary.Carullo went into the ocean in Point Pleasant Beach to help a struggling swimmer, when he too went under, according to witnesses. He was pronounced dead that ...

  9. Wyckoff Blood Drive To Help 8th Grader Fight Cancer

    Wyckoff Blood Drive To Help 8th Grader Fight Cancer

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – A blood drive in Wyckoff next week will benefit a local  8th grader battling cancer.Payton Sargenti, of Wyckoff, was recently diagnosed with lymphoma in her small intestines. It is a curable form of cancer, but Sargenti’s treatment plan includes six months of chemotherapy.“The blood we help collect will be reserved for Payton and her future needs during her procedures,” ...

  10. Thousands Pour In For Pompton Lakes Family After House Fire

    Thousands Pour In For Pompton Lakes Family After House Fire

    POMPTON LAKES, N.J. – Pompton Lakes is rallying around a local family who lost their home in a fire.“The Burwells have 3 children who lost all their belongings as well as their home,” states a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for the family.“This family is always willing to help out anyone in need so at this time we are looking for monetary donations to help this family get back on ...

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