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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. Princeton Runner Inspires West Milford Special Olympic Athletes

    Princeton Runner Inspires West Milford Special Olympic Athletes

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – A trio of athletes with the West Milford Special Olympics joined a Princeton University student on a portion of his run across the United States Friday.“I was very proud of my runners, but I’m more so happy that they go to meet such a great role model,” said Kristi Clave, head coach for the West Milford Special Olympics.Her runners – Heather Gerety, Destiny Gerety ...

  2. International Fashion Retailer Opens In Wayne

    International Fashion Retailer Opens In Wayne

    WAYNE, N.J. – Zara is now open in Willowbrook Mall in Wayne.The fashion retailer is located on the lower level near Bloomingdales.Zara is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer and one of the largest international fashion companies.

  3. Pompton Lakes’ Cardinal Café Spared By New Redevelopment Plans

    Pompton Lakes’ Cardinal Café Spared By New Redevelopment Plans

    POMPTON LAKES, N.J. – The realty company striving to build luxury apartments on Wanaque Avenue in Pompton Lakes has revised its plans, sparing a popular restaurant that would have had to relocate under earlier plans, NorthJersey.com reports.The Cardinal Café had faced a costly relocation that it may not have survived, the story says. The new plans utilize the air rights above the ...

  4. VIDEO: Wayne Dog Rocks Baby To Sleep

    VIDEO: Wayne Dog Rocks Baby To Sleep

    WAYNE, N.J. – A yellow Labrador Retriever from Wayne is becoming the latest YouTube star.In a video posted by his family, the dog -- named Max – can be seen using his paw to rock his “baby sister” Natalia to sleep in her bassinet.CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.

  5. Dennis Maldonado, 47, of Pompton Lakes, Dies

    Dennis Maldonado, 47, of Pompton Lakes, Dies

    POMPTON LAKES, N.J. – Dennis Maldonado of Pompton Lakes died Monday. He was 47 years old.Maldonado lived in Paterson before moving to Pompton Lakes in 2005.“Dennis was a dedicated, loving father, husband, son, brother and friend,” states a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for his wife, Kimberly, and young daughter, Isabella.“Dennis loved his wife and daughter like nothing else in ...

  6. ‘Real Housewife’ Jaqueline Laurita’s Franklin Lakes Home Back On Market

    ‘Real Housewife’ Jaqueline Laurita’s Franklin Lakes Home Back On Market

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – The Franklin Lakes home owned by former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Jaqueline Laurita and her husband Chris is back on the market – for a reduced price.In 2014, the Lauritas listed the home for $2.85 million, before taking it off the market, according to the real estate website Zillow.The couple is asking for $2.3 million for the six bedroom, ...

  7. Westwood Plane Crash Victim, 19, Sues Delta

    Westwood Plane Crash Victim, 19, Sues Delta

    WESTWOOD, N.J. – A Westwood college student has filed a lawsuit against Delta Airlines, saying she was injured during a plane crash at LaGuardia Airport two years ago, NJ.com reports.Ashley Pronovost, now a 19-year-old Quinnipiac University student, was a passenger on Flight 1086, which skidded off a snowy airport runway on in March 2015, the story says.In the lawsuit filed earlier this ...

  8. Darryl Strawberry To Talk More Than Baseball At Wyckoff Church

    Darryl Strawberry To Talk More Than Baseball At Wyckoff Church

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Former Major League Baseball star Darryl Strawberry will be in Wyckoff next month.The slugger -- whose baseball career spanned 17 seasons with the Mets, Yankees and Dodgers -- has had a troubled personal life marked by addictions, abuse and jail time.And he will talk about it all at the Cornerstone Christian Church on Wyckoff Avenue.Strawberry will “share personal ...

  9. REPORT: Five Bergen, Passaic Hospitals Rank Among Best In NJ

    REPORT: Five Bergen, Passaic Hospitals Rank Among Best In NJ

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Four hospitals in Bergen County and one in Passaic County made U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 list of 24 best hospitals in New Jersey, including Hackensack University Medical Center which came in at number one.The magazine ranked all 24 top hospitals as “high performing” in at least two areas such as heart bypass surgery and lung surgery. Here are the Bergen and ...

  10. Lawmakers Honor Contractor Who Fixed West Milford Family's Roof For Free

    Lawmakers Honor Contractor Who Fixed West Milford Family's Roof For Free

    CARLSTADT, N.J. -- A Carlstadt contractor is being recognized for more than his handy work.Chuck Anania, owner of Roof4Roof, was recently presented with a New Jersey General Assembly resolution for his efforts to help the community.Roof4Roof uses proceeds from every project to help families in need by doing emergency home and roof repairs, and to date has helped more than 700 families ...

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