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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. Owner Of New Wyckoff Health Food Store Wants To Make You Feel Good

    Owner Of New Wyckoff Health Food Store Wants To Make You Feel Good

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Karen Lauber of Franklin Lakes has long held a passion for helping others.For six years she helped people get healthier through The Health Stop, her health food store in North Haledon. Then in October, she moved her shop to a new location, where she says, “I can help even more people because more people can find me.”“Location, location, location,” Lauber excitedly said ...

  2. Dog Found Living With Coyote Pack Being Cared For By Oakland Shelter

    Dog Found Living With Coyote Pack Being Cared For By Oakland Shelter

    OAKLAND, N.J. – A dog who lived outdoors among a pack of coyotes for more than a year is now receiving care at the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland.About 18 months ago, the dog was first spotted with a pack of coyotes near Kingston, New York, and had been constantly sighted playing with the pack ever since, thedodo.com reports.Nicole Asher, founder of Buddha Dog Rescue & ...

  3. DEP's New App Helps Hikers Navigate Ringwood, West Milford Trails

    DEP's New App Helps Hikers Navigate Ringwood, West Milford Trails

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Visitors to New Jersey State Parks – including those in Ringwood, West Milford and Mahwah – now have a new tool to help them navigate the terrain.The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry officially launched a new smart device app Thursday to help users make detailed plans tailored to trails, activities and terrain.The Trail Tracker app may be downloaded to smart ...

  4. Route 17 Store In Mahwah Sells $100K Lottery Ticket

    Route 17 Store In Mahwah Sells $100K Lottery Ticket

    MAHWAH, N.J. – A lottery ticket worth $100,000 was recently sold at a Mahwah truck stop.The ticket was sold at King’s Mahwah Truck Stop, 130 Route 17 South, which features a convenience store and a Sunoco gas station. The ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Saturday, Nov. 11 drawing.The winning numbers were: 04, 06, 16, 30 and 56. The Red Power ...

  5. Clifton Named Among Top 100 U.S. Cities To Raise Kids

    Clifton Named Among Top 100 U.S. Cities To Raise Kids

    CLIFTON, N.J. – Clifton was named among the best 100 cities in the United States to raise children.The list was compiled by The National Council for Home Safety and Security, a national trade association comprised of licensed alarm installers, contractors, and other relevant trade groups throughout the country.It is based on factors such as graduation rates, crime rates, health ...

  6. Mom Of Suicide Victim, 12, To Spread Anti-Bullying Message In Pompton Lakes

    Mom Of Suicide Victim, 12, To Spread Anti-Bullying Message In Pompton Lakes

    POMPTON LAKES, N.J. – The mother of a Rockaway girl who committed suicide after her mom said she was horrifically bullied will share her story in Pompton Lakes Thursday.Dianne Grossman founded Mallory’s Army in memory of her daughter to provide solutions to help combat bullying. She will be one of four speakers at the “Not My Child Syndrome” event, sponsored by Mallory’s Army.Mallory ...

  7. New Bowl, Smoothie Shop Opens In Ramsey

    New Bowl, Smoothie Shop Opens In Ramsey

    RAMSEY, N.J. – A new spot for bowls has opened in Ramsey.Blended Bowls is now open at 100 East Main Street.“Tried the Nutella Madness Bowl and it was delicious,” one customer wrote on Facebook. “I also love how they offer more than just bowls.”The menu also features smoothies, fresh juices, avocado toast, oatmeal coffee and tea.The opening was first reported by BoozyBurbs.com.

  8. New Ice Cream Shop Coming To Wayne

    New Ice Cream Shop Coming To Wayne

    WAYNE, N.J. – A new Dairy Queen is coming to Wayne.The ice cream spot will be located in the Preakness Shopping Center on Hamburg Turnpike.The shop will be between Massage Envy and Nasha Nails.

  9. Students Plant Thousands Of American Flags In Wayne

    Students Plant Thousands Of American Flags In Wayne

    WAYNE, N.J. – More than 5,000 American flags were recently planted on the campus of William Paterson University in Wayne.The flags were planted in Zanfino Plaza last week in memory of fallen United States soldiers who died in Operation Iraqui Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.Members of the university’s Student Veterans Organization, as well as fraternities and sororities, aided in ...

  10. ‘Intelligent, Compassionate’ Jean-Marc Norat of Saddle Brook Dies At 24

    ‘Intelligent, Compassionate’ Jean-Marc Norat of Saddle Brook Dies At 24

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – Jean-Marc Norat of Saddle Brook passed away on Oct. 28. He was 24.Norat, “was a profound, intelligent, compassionate, honorable and loving young man,” according to a GoFundMe page set up to help his family pay for medical bills and student loans he left behind.Norat was a graduate of Rutgers University and was about to embark on a career in law and law enforcement. ...

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