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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. Former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne Dies At 93

    Former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne Dies At 93

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne died Thursday. He was 93.“We ask all New Jerseyans to put Governor Byrne and his family in your prayers tonight,” Gov. Chris Christie said in a statement Thursday.Byrne had a long career of public service, serving as counsel to Governor Meyner, Deputy Attorney General, Essex County Prosecutor, Superior Court Judge and two-term ...

  2. Bloomingdale Says Goodbye To Clerk After 30 Years

    Bloomingdale Says Goodbye To Clerk After 30 Years

    BLOOMINGDALE, N.J. – Bloomingdale is saying goodbye and offering well wishes to its longtime borough clerk.“After 30 years as the Bloomingdale Municipal Clerk, we say goodbye to Jane McCarthy,” the borough announced on its Facebook page.McCarthy is retiring.“Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Borough. You will be sorely missed,” the post states.

  3. New Jersey's State Of Emergency: What Does It Mean For You?

    New Jersey's State Of Emergency: What Does It Mean For You?

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – As the winter storm barreled through Thursday afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency for all of New Jersey. What does that mean for you?CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQbSB6dkzVU&feature=youtu.beEarlier in the day, Christie declared a state of emergency in Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth counties, while closing ...

  4. Storm Shuts Paramus, Montvale Blood Centers, Worsening Shortage

    Storm Shuts Paramus, Montvale Blood Centers, Worsening Shortage

    PARAMUS, N.J. – The winter storm forced Community Blood Services to close its collection centers – including those in in Montvale and Paramus – Thursday, worsening an already serious blood shortage.The non-profit that provides blood to 30 hospital locations also closed its collection centers in Lincoln Park and Parsippany and cancelled all scheduled blood donation events throughout the ...

  5. Medical Technician Lauren Poepper Of Clifton Dies At 31

    Medical Technician Lauren Poepper Of Clifton Dies At 31

    CLIFTON, N.J. – Lauren Lynn Poepper of Clifton died on Dec. 21. She was 31.Poepper was born in Passaic and was a lifelong resident of Clifton. She was a medical technician and certified phlebotomist who also loved working with animals. “Lauren will be remembered for her loving nature, outgoing personality, caring heart and unconditional devotion to her family and friends,” her obituary ...

  6. R. Casey Van Brookhoven Of Wyckoff Dies At 36

    R. Casey Van Brookhoven Of Wyckoff Dies At 36

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – R. Casey Van Brookhoven of Wyckoff died on December 27. He was 36.Van Brookhoven was born in Ridgewood and was the owner and operator of Connected Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Franklin Lakes.Van Brookhoven is survived by his father Craig Van Brookhoven of Wyckoff, his mother Judith V. Biegel of Antellope, CA, his sister Kaylan Beckman and her husband Ryan of Wanaque, and his ...

  7. REPORT: Ramapo College Ranks Among Top 10 In U.S. For Low Student Debt

    REPORT: Ramapo College Ranks Among Top 10 In U.S. For Low Student Debt

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah ranks among the top 10 best value colleges in the country at graduating students with the lowest average debt, according to a new list released by Kiplinger.Kiplinger – a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice – found that in 2016 “the average student borrower at a four-year private college ...

  8. Ridgewood Fries Up Fine Dining Restaurant Week

    Ridgewood Fries Up Fine Dining Restaurant Week

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Ridgewood is gearing up for its very own restaurant week.From January 14 though 18, and again from January 21 through 25, patrons can experience fine dining in the village for only $25.18.“For these ten days, participating restaurants are offering you the chance to experience dining in Ridgewood like never before,” according to the Ridgewood Chamber of ...

  9. NFL Stars, Actors, Moms Rely On Fort Lee Bodybuilding Chef’s Healthy Dishes

    NFL Stars, Actors, Moms Rely On Fort Lee Bodybuilding Chef’s Healthy Dishes

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. – Carlo Filippone grew up in an Italian household in Cliffside Park, working at his father’s pizzeria.“You can imagine what I was eating all the time … pizza, lasagna, baked ziti,” recalled Filippone, who has had long careers in both bodybuilding and cooking.At 21, he said, he made a “conscious effort” to learn about proper eating and eating for bodybuilding – ...

  10. Ridgewood Dancer Could Become NJ’s ‘Outstanding Teen’

    Ridgewood Dancer Could Become NJ’s ‘Outstanding Teen’

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – A Ridgewood High School freshman could become Miss New Jersey Outstanding Teen.Meadow Paliotta, who in August was crowned Miss Ramapo Valley’s Outstanding Teen, will be competing against other pageant winners from throughout the state for the title later this month.“Twenty of the most talented, intelligent, and community-minded young women will be vying for the ...

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