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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. In Ringwood: Ring in 2018 With A Hike

    In Ringwood: Ring in 2018 With A Hike

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – To kick off the New Year, people throughout the country will be hitting the trails to take part in America’s State Parks First Day Hikes program.And it is no different in New Jersey.On New Year’s Day, the New Jersey State Park Service is hosting 27 hikes, two mountain bike rides and one horseback ride in state parks, forests and historic sites – including a hike in ...

  2. How Waldwick Teen Uses Martial Arts To Help Kids With Special Needs

    How Waldwick Teen Uses Martial Arts To Help Kids With Special Needs

    WALDWICK, N.J. – Ryan Kennedy of Waldwick was born with a lung problem.“There was an 80 percent chance I wouldn’t live, but I did,” the now 17-year-old Waldwick High School senior told Daily Voice.That experience, and others, helped Kennedy develop an enormous sense of empathy. And for the past two years he has taught martial arts to children with special needs.“I understand the ...

  3. New Oakland School Will Help Unleash Your Inner Rockstar

    New Oakland School Will Help Unleash Your Inner Rockstar

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Hundreds of students have discovered their inner Rockstars at a Ringwood resident’s music school in Fresh Meadows, Queens.The students learn rock and roll, then show off their skills during huge concerts at St. John’s University. “It’s a show … that’s what makes us unique,” said Daniel Powers, who owns Real Brave – where students ages 5 to adult learn guitar, drums, ...

  4. Paterson Teacher’s Lesson To Students: You Are ‘Important & Loved’

    Paterson Teacher’s Lesson To Students: You Are ‘Important & Loved’

    PATERSON, N.J. – For the second year in a row, a Paterson teacher rallied the community to ensure each of the 500 students in her school received a holiday gift.“My main focus is to teach these incredible kids that they are cared for, important & loved,” Jennifer Olawski, a physical education teacher at the Community Charter School of Paterson, wrote on a GoFundMe page she created ...

  5. Tedesco: Bergen County Saved Taxpayers $1 Million

    Tedesco: Bergen County Saved Taxpayers $1 Million

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County saved $1 million by refinancing obligation and school bonds worth $30.5 million, and will pass the savings onto taxpayers through improved services, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announced Friday.The county took advantage of an expiring provision in the tax law related to advance refunding of municipal bonds set to expire at the end of 2017, he ...

  6. Tenafly ‘Real Housewife’ Siggy Flicker Quits Hit Show

    Tenafly ‘Real Housewife’ Siggy Flicker Quits Hit Show

    TENAFLY, N.J. – Siggy Flicker of Tenafly will not be returning to "Real Housewives of New Jersey" next season, Bravo announced Friday.Flicker had starred in seasons 7 and 8 of the hit reality show.“After much reflection and Bravo’s support, I have decided that this will be my last season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I am grateful to the network for allowing me to be ...

  7. Support Surges For Wayne Girls ‘Forever Changed’ By Mom’s Death

    Support Surges For Wayne Girls ‘Forever Changed’ By Mom’s Death

    WAYNE, N.J. – The Wayne community is rallying around a pair of sisters who lost their mother last month.Susan Davis of Wayne died on Nov. 25, leaving behind her two daughters, Jayla and Evie.“Please think about these two during the holiday season and how their lives have been forever changed,” states a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for the girls.The page had raised more than ...

  8. Michael Natelli of Waldwick Dies At 33

    Michael Natelli of Waldwick Dies At 33

    WALDWICK, N.J. – Michael A. Natelli of Waldwick died on Dec. 14. He was 33.Michael was born in Teaneck and raised in Waldwick. He graduated from Waldwick High School in 2002 and later from Lincoln Tech with a degree in H.V.A.C.He was predeceased by his mother Kim in 2010. He is survived by his father Michael, fiancé Laura Elwood, sisters Jennifer and Rachel, as well as his grandmother ...

  9. Paramus Non-Profit To Close Low-Income Child Care Center, Group Homes

    Paramus Non-Profit To Close Low-Income Child Care Center, Group Homes

    PARAMUS, N.J. – A Paramus-based non-profit that provides human services and child welfare programs is closing its child care center that serves low-income families, as well as four group homes for children in foster care.The agency, Children’s Aid and Family Services (CAFS), has been serving the community for nearly 119 years. “While helping vulnerable children and families is still at ...

  10. Ridgewood Students Help Ease Trauma For Kids Visiting Police Station

    Ridgewood Students Help Ease Trauma For Kids Visiting Police Station

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – When children came into the Ho-Ho-Kus police station, retired officer Sean Leonard always felt bad there wasn’t much for them to do.He would flip over Miranda rights forms for them to draw on or give them magazines, he said.“I felt bad for the kids,” said the former school resource officer.So when Leonard starting teaching at Ben Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood and ...

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