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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. Traffic Alert: 208 In Wyckoff Backs Up

    Traffic Alert: 208 In Wyckoff Backs Up

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Traffic is piling up on Route 208 North in Wyckoff Thursday morning.The left lane of the roadway was closed as of 10 a.m., causing traffic to back up.

  2. New Sign Designates Ramsey Section Of Route 17 To Hometown Hero

    New Sign Designates Ramsey Section Of Route 17 To Hometown Hero

    RAMSEY, N.J. – A sign dedicating a portion of Route 17 in Ramsey as the “Staff Sergeant Timothy R. McGill Memorial Highway” was erected this week.McGill, an Army Staff Sergeant and 2001 Ramsey High School graduate, was just 30 when he was killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan, near the border of Pakistan, in 2013.State Senator Gerald Cardinale, Assemblyman Robert Auth, and Assemblywoman ...

  3. Get Picking: Drivers Discount Fall Rides To Bergen, Passaic Orchards

    Get Picking: Drivers Discount Fall Rides To Bergen, Passaic Orchards

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – As pumpkin and apple picking season gets into full swing, a rideshare company is offering discounts for trips to farms in Bergen and Passaic Counties.This weekend, orchards are likely to experience even more visitors for the holiday which means that they’ll be busier – and that parking could become a concern for visitors, according to Lyft.Lyft is offering 50 percent off ...

  4. Traveling Totowa Photographer Brings Majestic Views Back Home

    Traveling Totowa Photographer Brings Majestic Views Back Home

    TOTOWA, N.J. – When Daniel Lee of Totowa was living in Manhattan about 30 years ago, he found a photograph that changed his life.The black and white scenic photo was displayed in the middle of a crowded street festival, he told Daily Voice, and he just had to have it.He purchased it, and thought, “One day, I want to make this kind of photo,” he said.Lee soon enrolled in photography ...

  5. Support Surges For Hawthorne Rideshare Driver Nearing Open Heart Surgery

    Support Surges For Hawthorne Rideshare Driver Nearing Open Heart Surgery

    HAWTHORNE, N.J. – The community is rallying around a Hawthorne copywriter and rideshare driver as he nears open heart surgery.Alan Chalfin, 70, is slated to undergo the operation on Oct. 9, according to a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for his living expenses as he recovers.“Though I have medical coverage, I don't have enough money to cover my living expenses while I'm recovering ...

  6. Ringwood Readies To Walk For Neighbors ‘Close To The Edge’

    Ringwood Readies To Walk For Neighbors ‘Close To The Edge’

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – When a mother sought assistance from the food pantry at the Community Presbyterian Church in Ringwood, none of her four children were wearing socks.“Those kinds of things move you,” said Kathy LaViola, a parishioner of the church, who volunteers at the food pantry, a branch of the Center for Food Action.“Poverty is not something people talk about,” she said.LaViola is ...

  7. Mahwah Council Votes ‘No Confidence’ In Mayor

    Mahwah Council Votes ‘No Confidence’ In Mayor

    MAHWAH, N.J. – The Mahwah Township Council voted “no confidence” in Mayor Bill Laforet Thursday, NorthJersey.com reports.The 6-0 vote with one abstention came after council members said Laforet went against township legal advice and spoke to the media about a “no-knock” ordinance, the story says.The “no-knock” ordinance, passed Thursday, will establish a registry of homes off-limits to ...

  8. Wayne Shop Sells Winning $50K Lottery Ticket

    Wayne Shop Sells Winning $50K Lottery Ticket

    WAYNE, N.J. – A winning $50,000 lottery tickets was recently sold in Wayne, lottery official announced Thursday.The ticket was sold at T-Bowl Smoke Shop, 1055 Hamburg Turnpike.The ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Wednesday, Sept. 27th drawing.The winning numbers for the drawing were: : 08, 10, 21, 23 and 25. The Red Power Ball number was 22. ...

  9. ‘Real Housewives’ Star Opens Wyckoff Pizzeria

    ‘Real Housewives’ Star Opens Wyckoff Pizzeria

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kathy Wakile’s Wyckoff pizzeria is open for business.“The Wait is Over!” Wakile shared on Instagram this week, with a photo of a pie.“Stop in and have a bite during our soft opening!” she wrote.The restaurant, Pizza Love, is located at 637 Wyckoff Ave.Wakile told Daily Voice about her plans for Pizza Love back in June. She said she ...

  10. Saddle River Mayor, Council Authorize Police To Shoot Coyotes

    Saddle River Mayor, Council Authorize Police To Shoot Coyotes

    SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – With the coyote population rising in Saddle River, the mayor and council have authorized police to shoot any coyote that poses a threat to the community.“The governing body approved a resolution allowing the police to use lethal force within the confines of the law to cull any and all aggressive coyote encounters,” Mayor Al Kurpis wrote in an email to ...

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