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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. Support Pours In For Family Of Late Pompton Lakes Police Sergeant

    Support Pours In For Family Of Late Pompton Lakes Police Sergeant

    POMPTON LAKES, N.J. – Support is continuing to pour in for the family of a Pompton Lakes Police Sergeant who died last week after his motorcycle hit a deer in Wayne.Peter Kamper, 40, of Wayne, “will be remembered by all of us as a large but gentle man who was there for you no matter what time of the day,” states a GoFundMe page created to raise money for his family.“He was motivated by ...

  2. Smart-Tech House Sells At Record Price In Upper Saddle River

    Smart-Tech House Sells At Record Price In Upper Saddle River

    UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – A 13,000 square-foot new construction home recently sold for $3.3 million, the highest-recorded for a single-family house in Upper Saddle River in the last ten years.The property – located at 18 Glen Carl Rd. – features six en-suite bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, smart technology and an open floor plan. It also features a great room with a two-story ...

  3. Passaic County To Showcase Determination, Art Of People With Disabilities

    Passaic County To Showcase Determination, Art Of People With Disabilities

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – Janice Sangle of West Milford is amazed by the different ways people with disabilities adapt and express themselves.She has met a woman who dances using her wheelchair, and viewed beautiful artwork created by someone who is non-verbal.“This one individual really was able to express themselves artistically even though they could not express themselves verbally, which ...

  4. Passaic County Fair Returns With Rides, Beer Tent, Petting Zoo

    Passaic County Fair Returns With Rides, Beer Tent, Petting Zoo

    WOODLAND PARK, N.J. – For four days, Garrett Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park will be home to amusement rides, funnel cake and a beer garden.The annual Passaic County Fair will take place at the park from Thursday, August 17, through Sunday, August 20.“We are expecting close to 20,000 visitors to the Fair this year,” said Passaic County Freeholder TJ Best.“Every year the Passaic ...

  5. Woodland Park Mayor Explores Congressional Run

    Woodland Park Mayor Explores Congressional Run

    WOODLAND PARK, N.J. – Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark is considering a run for Congress.Kazmark -- a Democrat who also serves as municipal clerk in Elmwood Park – announced this week that he is forming a congressional exploratory committee.He would try to unseat incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District in 2018.“I love my job as Mayor and will continue ...

  6. These Bergen, Passaic Colleges Rank Among Schools With Highest Paid Grads

    These Bergen, Passaic Colleges Rank Among Schools With Highest Paid Grads

    TEANECK, N.J. – Graduates of seven colleges in Bergen and Passaic County are earning at or above the national average a decade after enrolling, according to a list released by NJ.com.The list includes 35 two- and four-year colleges in New Jersey, and ranks Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken as number one, with graduates averaging a salary of more than $83,000 ten years after ...

  7. Driver Who Struck Wayne Pedestrian Was Hall Of Fame Cross Country Coach

    Driver Who Struck Wayne Pedestrian Was Hall Of Fame Cross Country Coach

    WAYNE, N.J. – The driver behind the wheel of the van that struck a pedestrian on Valley Road in Wayne Wednesday is a hall of fame cross country coach at Clifton High School, NJ.com reports.The coach, John Pontes, remained on the scene and was issued a summons for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, Wayne police said.Ryszard Mieliczek, of Passaic, was crossing the street ...

  8. Motorcyclist Killed In Wayne Crash Was Pompton Lakes Police Sergeant

    Motorcyclist Killed In Wayne Crash Was Pompton Lakes Police Sergeant

    POMPTON LAKES, N.J. – A Pompton Lakes Police officer was killed early Wednesday morning, after his motorcycle hit a deer in Wayne.Sgt. Peter J. Kamper, 40, was pronounced dead at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, police said.Condolences and messages of support began to come in Wednesday for Kamper’s family and his colleagues on the Pompton Lakes Police Department.“Oakland PBA Local 164 ...

  9. New Gym Comes To Wayne

    New Gym Comes To Wayne

    WAYNE, N.J. – A new gym will replace the closed Office Depot in Wayne.A Planet Fitness is moving into the space at 797 Hamburg Turnpike.Residents say they received fliers about the gym’s opening and special deals.CLICK HERE to learn more.

  10. Land Near East Rutherford’s American Dream Could Be Redeveloped

    Land Near East Rutherford’s American Dream Could Be Redeveloped

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Up to 109 more acres from Carlstadt may be added to the redevelopment area surrounding the American Dream Meadowlands megamall in East Rutherford, NorthJersey.com reports.The Paterson Plank Road Redevelopment Area – which already includes 250 acres in Carlstadt and East Rutherford – is considered by many to be the gateway to the Meadowlands, the story says.The ...

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