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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. Army Vet Brings Mobile Gym To Oakland, Wyckoff

    Army Vet Brings Mobile Gym To Oakland, Wyckoff

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. – Cliffside Park native Manny Gotay has long had a passion for fitness.“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t working out,” the U.S. Army veteran told Daily Voice.Gotay spent his spare time in the Army acting as a personal trainer. He left the military for the corporate world, continued to work out, and held onto a dream to explore fitness as a career.Twenty years ...

  2. Revamped Ridgewood Restaurant Hiring 80 Staff For Reopening

    Revamped Ridgewood Restaurant Hiring 80 Staff For Reopening

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – The Office Beer Bar & Grill in Ridgewood will be reopening this fall, and is looking to hire 80 workers, NorthJersey.com reports.The downtown restaurant closed in April to undergo extensive renovations. When the spot reopens it will have a new name – The Office Tavern Grill – and a revamped food and drink menu, featuring 40 rotating taps, and an extensive craft ...

  3. Craving A Pretzel? New Clifton Shop Gives Them Away

    Craving A Pretzel? New Clifton Shop Gives Them Away

    CLIFTON, N.J. – A new Clifton pretzel shop is giving away the goods.Philly Pretzel Factory, which officially opened for business this week, is giving away a free pretzel to each person that comes in the shop through Sunday.The shop is located on 859 Clifton Ave.Dayo Kusamotu, who owns the franchise, recently spoke to Daily Voice about his dream to open a business, and all the shop will ...

  4. REPORT: Property Taxes ‘Hurt Least’ In These Bergen, Passaic Towns

    REPORT: Property Taxes ‘Hurt Least’ In These Bergen, Passaic Towns

    MAHWAH, N.J. – New Jersey residents pay the highest property taxes in the U.S., but the burden may hurt less in some municipalities – such as Mahwah and West Milford -- than others, NJ.com reports.The publication compared property taxes to median household income to derive the municipalities in each county where property taxes “hurt the least.” “The smaller bite the property taxes take ...

  5. Mahwah Yoga Teacher Ilene Feldman Dies, 40

    Mahwah Yoga Teacher Ilene Feldman Dies, 40

    MAHWAH, N.J. -- Ilene Elizabeth Feldman of Mahwah died on Sept. 9. She was 40 years old.Feldman was a dedicated yoga instructor with a passion for music and life.She is survived by her husband Charles P. Gilbride; his children Carey, Charles and Caitlyn; her mother, Janis Ann Feldman; brother Theodore Charles Feldman; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by ...

  6. Application For Controversial Ramsey Firing Range Withdrawn

    Application For Controversial Ramsey Firing Range Withdrawn

    RAMSEY, N.J. – An application to create an indoor firing range at the former Liberty Travel building in Ramsey has been withdrawn from the borough Planning Board, Ramsey Mayor Deirdre Dillon announced Monday.“Since our first meeting with the property owners several months ago, we have remained in touch through counsel in the hope that we would be able to resolve our differences. ...

  7. Bergen, Passaic Soccer Players Kick It For Wyckoff Teen Battling Cancer

    Bergen, Passaic Soccer Players Kick It For Wyckoff Teen Battling Cancer

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Soccer teams from throughout Bergen and Passaic Counties are kicking the ball for a good cause this season: to raise funds for a Wyckoff player fighting cancer.Ben Landel, a multi-sport athlete at Ramapo High School in Wyckoff, was diagnosed with a rare and powerful cancer in May, and has since gone through five rounds of chemotherapy, and is showing progress.Last month, ...

  8. Where’s The Money? Thousands Raised For Little Falls Kids May Be Missing

    Where’s The Money? Thousands Raised For Little Falls Kids May Be Missing

    LITTLE FALLS, N.J. – Thousands of dollars raised for students in Little Falls appears to be missing, NBC reports.“There is an investigation underway into the alleged mishandling or misappropriation of funds, perhaps thousands of dollars by the PTA here in Little Falls,” NBC reporter Pat Battle reported from Little Falls.The president of the New Jersey Parent-Teacher Association told NBC ...

  9. Students Take Paterson Fashion Through Decades To The Catwalk

    Students Take Paterson Fashion Through Decades To The Catwalk

    WOODLAND PARK, N.J. – For the past few months, members of Berkeley College’s Fashion Club in Woodland Park have been hard at work.They have been researching fashions from different time periods, collecting garments and accessories and preparing looks.“We are working really hard for people to see what we’re creating,” said the club’s president, Palenia Pichardo, of Paterson.It will all ...

  10. REPORT: 4 Bergen School Districts Among Those With Big Demographic Shifts

    REPORT: 4 Bergen School Districts Among Those With Big Demographic Shifts

    HALEDON, N.J. – Four Bergen and one Passaic County school district are among the 20 in the state that have experienced the greatest shift in demographics over the last two decades, according to a list released by NJ.com.Throughout New Jersey, changes in demographics were “led by a surge in Hispanic students, who went from 14 percent of the public school population in 1998 to more than a ...

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