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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. Concerned Mahwah Residents: Eruv Issue Is Not About Religion

    Concerned Mahwah Residents: Eruv Issue Is Not About Religion

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Hundreds of Mahwah residents packed into town hall Thursday night amid brewing controversy spurred by an attempt to extend an eruv into the municipality.“We will do whatever we need to do in order to protect our laws, our codes, and the people in this community,” Council President Robert Hermansen told those in attendance.The mayor and council heard over an hour of public ...

  2. Allendale Trampoline Park Named ‘Favorite Indoor Play Place’ In New Jersey

    Allendale Trampoline Park Named ‘Favorite Indoor Play Place’ In New Jersey

    ALLENDALE, N.J. – Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park with an Allendale location, has been named the “Favorite Indoor Play Place” in New Jersey, according to a list released by New Jersey Family.“These wall-to-wall trampoline parks located everywhere from Maple Shade to Allendale allow kids to bounce on their own trampolines. They can twist and spin into big foam pits, or try slam dunks ...

  3. Paramus Playground Named 'Coolest' In New Jersey

    Paramus Playground Named 'Coolest' In New Jersey

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Van Saun County Park in Paramus has the “Coolest Playground” in New Jersey, according to a list released by New Jersey Family.At the center of the 146-acre park “is the new Harmony playground that’s completely ADA accessible. It has cute animal characters and a marsh-themed sprayground with reeds for kids to cool off under,” the list states.The New Jersey Family Ultimate ...

  4. Mahwah Officials: Ritual Enclosure Violates Zoning Law, Must Be Removed

    Mahwah Officials: Ritual Enclosure Violates Zoning Law, Must Be Removed

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Mahwah’s zoning official sent a letter to the South Monsey Eruv Fund Friday calling for the removal of piping attached to utility poles in the township – which are being installed to create a ritual Jewish enclosure called an eruv.“Today we ordered our Zoning Official to take action regarding the placement of PVC pipes on public utility poles which is consistent with the ...

  5. Ritual Enclosure Sparks Controversy In Mahwah

    Ritual Enclosure Sparks Controversy In Mahwah

    MAHWAH, N.J. – The installation of a ritual enclosure called an eruv in Mahwah has sparked an online petition with about 550 signers who are worried about “illegal incursions” in the community.The eruv’s perimeter is being marked by half-inch thick PVC piping on some utility poles in Mahwah and Upper Saddle River. Eruvs permit observant Jews, such as ultra-Orthodox Jews, to carry items ...

  6. Two-Floor Old Navy Opens At Willowbrook In Wayne

    Two-Floor Old Navy Opens At Willowbrook In Wayne

    WAYNE, N.J. – A new two-floor Old Navy store just opened in Willowbrook Mall in Wayne.The store opened at 1 p.m. Wednesday.The retailer’s previous smaller location in the mall is slated to become a Zara and open in August.

  7. Waldwick Aunt Rallies Support For Nephew With Rare Disease

    Waldwick Aunt Rallies Support For Nephew With Rare Disease

    NEW MILFORD, N.J. – The community is rallying around a New Milford boy recently diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder.Benjamin Cullere, known as Benji, was diagnosed with MPS I, a gene mutation caused disease that can lead to tissue and organ damage, according to a GoFundMe fundraising page created by his aunt, Alyssa Cullere of Waldwick.Benji will soon go to The Children’s Hospital of ...

  8. Hackensack Non-Profit Rids Bergen, Passaic Homes Of Dangerous Lead Paint

    Hackensack Non-Profit Rids Bergen, Passaic Homes Of Dangerous Lead Paint

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – With a new report out showing lead was found in the drinking water of over half of Bergen County school systems, one Hackensack based non-profit is reminding people that children can also digest lead in other ways – such as through lead-based paint.And the non-profit is helping families remediate the problem.With a grant from the New Jersey Department of Community ...

  9. Wayne Family Rallies To Get Grandmother Home After Alabama Car Crash

    Wayne Family Rallies To Get Grandmother Home After Alabama Car Crash

    WAYNE, N.J. – A Wayne woman whose grandmother was injured in an Alabama car accident is rallying the community to help bring her grandmother home.During a vacation, Erica Tullo’s grandmother was injured in a head on collision on June 25, and she sustained internal injuries and underwent two emergency surgeries, according to a GoFundMe page Tullo created to raise money for her ...

  10. Paramus Siblings Team With Late Mom’s Chemo Nurse To Run For Cure

    Paramus Siblings Team With Late Mom’s Chemo Nurse To Run For Cure

    PARAMUS, N.J. – A pair of Paramus siblings who lost both their parents to cancer teamed with their mother’s chemo nurse to honor their memories over the weekend.Dennis Wirth and Kristina Ferreira, along with Valley Hospital nurse Valerie Quigley, of Pompton Lakes, ran in the 9th Annual Damon Runyon 5k at Yankee Stadium to raise money for cancer research.Their mother Kathleen Wirth, a ...

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