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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. Wyckoff Father Daughter Cancer Survivors Pay It Forward Together

    Wyckoff Father Daughter Cancer Survivors Pay It Forward Together

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – A 9-year-old Wyckoff cancer survivor is launching new lines of bracelets to raise money – and hope – during September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.Rebecca Salmins and her father Gerhard, also a cancer survivor, launched their company for a cause – called Knots and Arrows – earlier this year. They create bracelets, and donate a portion of the proceeds to ...

  2. William Paterson President To Retire, School Launches Search For New Leader

    William Paterson President To Retire, School Launches Search For New Leader

    WAYNE, N.J. – The upcoming academic year will be Kathleen Waldron’s last as president of William Paterson University in Wayne.Waldron, who became the university’s seventh president in 2010, will be retiring at the end of the 2017 – 2018 academic year.The university’s board of trustees has already launched a national search for a new president.“I will turn 70 years old in September 2018 ...

  3. Ringwood Pet Groomers Split $1 Million Lottery Prize

    Ringwood Pet Groomers Split $1 Million Lottery Prize

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Four co-workers from a Ringwood pet grooming business will split the $1 million prize from a winning lottery ticket, the New Jersey Lottery announced Monday.The Powerball ticket -- bought at Maggie’s, a bar, grill and liquor store on Skyline Drive -- was purchased by Kristle Ellicott of Wayne on Saturday. She’ll split the winnings with Laura Lahm of Oakland, Alice Lynch ...

  4. Look Up! Oakland Keeps Eyes On Solar Eclipse

    Look Up! Oakland Keeps Eyes On Solar Eclipse

    OAKLAND, N.J. — More than 100 people hoping for a glimpse of the solar eclipse gathered outside of the Oakland Public Library Monday afternoon.It was one of the many viewing parties occurring around Bergen and Passaic counties as skies got darker.The library gave viewing glasses to the first 100 people who showed up, which left many sharing pairs with friends.Viewers told Daily Voice ...

  5. Ringwood Pub Sells Winning $1 Million Lottery Ticket

    Ringwood Pub Sells Winning $1 Million Lottery Ticket

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – A lottery ticket worth $1 million was sold at Maggie’s in Ringwood on Saturday.The bar, grill and liquor store – which for years was the Old Forge before recently gaining new ownership and undergoing a renovation – is on Skyline Drive.The lucky ticket matched the five white balls during Saturday’s Powerball drawing.The winning numbers for the drawing were: 17, 19, 39, ...

  6. Devoted Mother Christine Burke, 47, Of Ringwood

    Devoted Mother Christine Burke, 47, Of Ringwood

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Christine Burke of Ringwood passed away Tuesday. She was 47 years old.“There was nothing more important to Christine in this world than her daughter China. China was not only Christine’s daughter but her best friend,” states a GoFundMe page created to accept donations for China.“China is going to need help starting her life without her mom by her side as she begins her ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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.

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