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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. Watchdog: NJSPCA Takes Too Long To Respond To Animal-Cruelty Complaints

    Watchdog: NJSPCA Takes Too Long To Respond To Animal-Cruelty Complaints

    TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) fails to consistently respond to animal cruelty complaints in a timely manner and spends exorbitant sums on legal bills instead of direct care for animals, according to a report released Friday.The report is based on an investigation conducted by the State Commission of Investigation (SCI), New ...

  2. Bergen Catholic Star Turned NFL Wide Receiver To Play At MetLife Sunday

    Bergen Catholic Star Turned NFL Wide Receiver To Play At MetLife Sunday

    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tanner McEvoy, a Hillsdale native, is coming home to Bergen County this weekend.McEvoy, 24, was a standout quarterback for the Bergen Catholic High School Crusaders, and will be playing at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford Sunday as the Seahawks take on the Giants.The Seahawks have a 3-2 record this season, while the Giants are 1-5.

  3. REPORT: Fort Lee, Hackensack Apartment Buildings Fail Federal Inspections

    REPORT: Fort Lee, Hackensack Apartment Buildings Fail Federal Inspections

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Properties in Fort Lee, Hackensack and Paterson are among 23 in New Jersey that failed their last inspections from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), NJ.com reports.Thousands of low-income and elderly residents live in the nearly 2,500 units in the 23 HUD-subsidized properties, the story says.Buildings can fail the inspections for reasons such ...

  4. Construction Moves Forward On Former Site Of Iconic Ramsey Restaurant

    Construction Moves Forward On Former Site Of Iconic Ramsey Restaurant

    RAMSEY, N.J. – Construction is underway to turn the Ramsey site that formerly housed the Look See restaurant into an urgent care.A City MD Urgent Care office is coming soon to the North Franklin Turnpike lot near Route 17.The Look See restaurant had been at the site for nearly 17 years and is relocating across Route 17 to the Ramsey Square shopping center. The restaurant is expected to ...

  5. Pro Cutlery And Cookware Store Slices Into Ramsey

    Pro Cutlery And Cookware Store Slices Into Ramsey

    RAMSEY, N.J. – A showroom for cutlery and cookware used by top chefs just opened in Ramsey.The new Gunter Wilhelm showroom is located at 628 Swan Street. “Selecting new cutlery and cookware that serves our customers needs and requirements in the kitchen is a personal choice for them, and our new location will provide an opportunity to experience firsthand our fine cutlery and cookware ...

  6. Comedian Tracy Morgan Spotted In Wyckoff

    Comedian Tracy Morgan Spotted In Wyckoff

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was in Wyckoff Wednesday.Morgan visited Abma’s Farm with his family, the farm revealed on its Facebook page.“Look who took a hayride at the farm today with his family!” the post states, along with a photo of Morgan and a farm employee.The former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star purchased a mansion in Alpine in 2015, according to ...

  7. On The Market: Inside Phil Simms’ Expansive Franklin Lakes Estate

    On The Market: Inside Phil Simms’ Expansive Franklin Lakes Estate

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – Phil Simms’ 10,000 square-foot Franklin Lakes home has been on the market for nearly five months.The former New York Giants quarterback’s home is a “spectacular private oasis on approximately 19.5 acres with a private lake,” according to the listing. The asking price is $8.25 million.It features seven bedrooms, as well as nine full and two partial bathrooms. It ...

  8. State Troopers From Totowa Station Rescue Grieving Dog On Highway Shoulder

    State Troopers From Totowa Station Rescue Grieving Dog On Highway Shoulder

    TOTOWA, N.J. – New Jersey State Troopers from the Totowa Station rescued a German Shepherd on the side of Interstate 280 in Newark on Thursday.The troopers responded to a report of two dogs on the shoulder of the busy highway, searched the area, and discovered the German Shepherd lying next to a deceased Pit Bull, the New Jersey State Police shared on Facebook.“With no owner in sight, ...

  9. Paterson Mom Says Laundry Pod Exploded In Bra, Files Suit

    Paterson Mom Says Laundry Pod Exploded In Bra, Files Suit

    PATERSON, N.J. – A Paterson mother has filed a lawsuit against Proctor & Gamble, claiming one of its Tide Pods exploded in her bra causing chemical burns, NJ.com reports.In the suit, filed in Passaic County Superior Court, Dana Arevalo claims she put one of the laundry detergent pods in her bra -- after she found her children playing with it at her mother’s house -- so it would be ...

  10. Boy, 7, Breaks Clifton School Rules To Donate Long Locks: Report

    Boy, 7, Breaks Clifton School Rules To Donate Long Locks: Report

    CLIFTON, N.J. – A 7-year-old boy violated his Clifton Catholic school’s policy against boys having long hair, so he could donate his locks to kids with cancer, NYPost.com reports.Kaleb Ramos withstood bullying from other children, and defied teachers at St. Philip in Clifton to grow his hair down his back, his mom told NYPost.com.She eventually removed her son from the school over the ...

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