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Lauren Kidd Ferguson

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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. ‘Kind And Loving’ West Milford Resident, 33, Dies

    ‘Kind And Loving’ West Milford Resident, 33, Dies

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – MaryAnn McKinnon, 33, of West Milford passed away on June 2.She was “beautiful, sweet, spirited, funny, hard-working, good-hearted, kind and loving,” her cousin Kim O’Mara Cristo wrote on a GoFundMe page she created to raise funds for funeral.“MaryAnn left a lot of friends and family members who truly loved her,” she wrote.McKinnon was born on Christmas day in 1983, ...

  2. Community Rallies For Fair Lawn Nurse Fighting Cancer

    Community Rallies For Fair Lawn Nurse Fighting Cancer

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. – A nurse and mother from Fair Lawn has been diagnosed with lung cancer, and her children’s friends are rallying the community for support.Delia Basilio was diagnosed in December, according to a GoFundMe page created by Shane Autumn.“This diagnosis was shocking, since Ms. Basilio has never touched a cigarette in her life. In fact, Ms. Basilio has dedicated her entire ...

  3. Ringwood Bridge Construction Hits New Delay

    Ringwood Bridge Construction Hits New Delay

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Construction of the new West Brook Road Bridge in Ringwood is on hold, as the county waits on the delivery of steel beams, NorthJersey.com reports.The beams were expected to be delivered in May, but the galvanization process is taking longer than anticipated, according to the report. Now officials expect the delivery process to start the week of June 18, the story ...

  4. Wayne Councilman Caught In Vulgar Rant Won't Resign Despite Council Request

    Wayne Councilman Caught In Vulgar Rant Won't Resign Despite Council Request

    WAYNE, N.J. – The Wayne Township Council requested the resignation Wednesday evening of a councilman caught on cellphone video making a vulgar-laden rant to a campaign volunteer.In a five to one vote, with two abstentions, the council passed a vote of “no confidence” and requested the resignation of Councilman Richard Jasterzbski.But Jasterzbski said he would not resign.*** RELATED: ...

  5. Mahwah Supermarket Marks Reopening By Giving Back

    Mahwah Supermarket Marks Reopening By Giving Back

    MAHWAH, N.J. – ACME in Mahwah will celebrate its grand reopening on Friday.During the ceremony, representatives of the store, located at 125 Franklin Turnpike, will present donations to various Mahwah organizations.ACME will provide a $1,000 donation to the Mahwah Township Police Department and Mahwah Fire Department, as well as separate $1,000 donations to the Mahwah EMS Department and ...

  6. Corrado Wins Primary, Will Face Wyckoff's Duch In Dist. 40 Run

    Corrado Wins Primary, Will Face Wyckoff's Duch In Dist. 40 Run

    Passaic County Clerk Kristin M. Corrado bested former Assemblyman Paul DiGaetano and Edward Buttimore in the Republican Primary for State Senate in the 40th District Tuesday.Corrado will now face off against Democrat Thomas Duch of Wyckoff in November.Incumbent Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, the former mayor of Wyckoff, and Christopher DePhillips won the republican nominations for two ...

  7. West Milford Republicans Choose Castronova, Gerst For Council

    West Milford Republicans Choose Castronova, Gerst For Council

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – Republicans Steven Castronova and Patricia M. Gerst came out on top during the party’s primary election to fill a pair of two-year terms on the township council Tuesday.No democrats filed to run.Castronova and Gerst edged out fellow republicans Michele A. Dale and Vivienne Erk. Here is how the votes stacked up, according to unofficial results from the Passaic County ...

  8. Former Wayne Hills Pitcher Injured By Line Drive To Face

    Former Wayne Hills Pitcher Injured By Line Drive To Face

    WAYNE, N.J. – A former starting pitcher at Wayne Hills High School is recovering after being struck in the face by a line drive while pitching for his college’s club team.Erik Moskal, 22, now a student at Florida Gulf Coast University, was on the mound during the semifinals of the Division II Club Baseball World Series in Kansas on May 22, when the accident occurred, according to a ...

  9. Soda Deliveryman: Paramus ATM Gulped Nearly $6K In Cash

    Soda Deliveryman: Paramus ATM Gulped Nearly $6K In Cash

    PARAMUS, N.J. – A soda deliveryman attempted to deposit thousands of dollars of cash into a Paramus ATM, only to see the machine gobble it up with no proof of deposit, WABC reports.Carlos Alcantara tried to deposit $5,900 into the machine at Citibank in Paramus, but “one of the bills, it was getting jammed in the machine. I was trying to return the bill, but then it was sucking it back ...

  10. Kids Of Ringwood Mom Fighting Cancer Seek Support

    Kids Of Ringwood Mom Fighting Cancer Seek Support

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – The children of a Ringwood mother fighting leukemia are appealing to the community for support.“My mom, Michele, was recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia,” Sarah Yeldham wrote on a GoFundMe page she created with her brother, Steven.“It was truly a heartbreak to my family, especially because she is such a strong woman,” she wrote.Sarah wrote that Michelle is ...

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