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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. Ringwood Couple Will Help Unleash Your Inner Rockstar

    Ringwood Couple Will Help Unleash Your Inner Rockstar

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Hundreds of students have discovered their inner Rockstars at a Ringwood resident’s music school in Fresh Meadows, Queens.The students learn rock and roll, then show off their skills during huge concerts at St. John’s University. “It’s a show … that’s what makes us unique,” said Daniel Powers, who owns Real Brave – where students ages 5 to adult learn guitar, drums, ...

  2. Paterson Teacher’s Lesson To Students: You Are ‘Important & Loved’

    Paterson Teacher’s Lesson To Students: You Are ‘Important & Loved’

    PATERSON, N.J. – For the second year in a row, a Paterson teacher rallied the community to ensure each of the 500 students in her school received a holiday gift.“My main focus is to teach these incredible kids that they are cared for, important & loved,” Jennifer Olawski, a physical education teacher at the Community Charter School of Paterson, wrote on a GoFundMe page she created ...

  3. Tenafly ‘Real Housewife’ Siggy Flicker Quits Hit Show

    Tenafly ‘Real Housewife’ Siggy Flicker Quits Hit Show

    TENAFLY, N.J. – Siggy Flicker of Tenafly will not be returning to "Real Housewives of New Jersey" next season, Bravo announced Friday.Flicker had starred in seasons 7 and 8 of the hit reality show.“After much reflection and Bravo’s support, I have decided that this will be my last season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I am grateful to the network for allowing me to be ...

  4. Support Surges For Wayne Girls ‘Forever Changed’ By Mom’s Death

    Support Surges For Wayne Girls ‘Forever Changed’ By Mom’s Death

    WAYNE, N.J. – The Wayne community is rallying around a pair of sisters who lost their mother last month.Susan Davis of Wayne died on Nov. 25, leaving behind her two daughters, Jayla and Evie.“Please think about these two during the holiday season and how their lives have been forever changed,” states a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for the girls.The page had raised more than ...

  5. Winning $50K Lottery Ticket Sold In Clifton

    Winning $50K Lottery Ticket Sold In Clifton

    CLIFTON, N.J. – Someone is $50,000 richer after buying a lottery ticket in Clifton.The lucky ticket was sold at Athenia Food Mart, located at 722 Van Houten Ave. in Clifton.The ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn on Saturday, Dec. 16.The winning numbers for the drawing were: 09, 35, 37, 50 and 63. The Red Power Ball number was 11. The Multiplier number ...

  6. And The Winner Of The Daily Voice Passaic County Photo Contest Is...

    And The Winner Of The Daily Voice Passaic County Photo Contest Is...

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. — Congratulations to Laura Brescia of West Milford, the winner of the first ever Daily Voice Passaic County Photo Contest.Brescia’s photo -- "Snowy Pinecliff Lake" -- will be the new banner of the DV Passaic County Facebook page.The photo earned 44 percent of votes, with Jon Riehl’s photo of Monksville Reservoir in Ringwood trailing in second place with 20 ...

  7. POLL: Which Reader Photo Will Become Daily Voice Passaic Facebook Banner?

    POLL: Which Reader Photo Will Become Daily Voice Passaic Facebook Banner?

    PASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. — It's time to vote! Use the poll below to let us know which photo you like best. The winning shot will be the new banner on the Daily Voice Passaic County Faceook page. Polls close Tuesday at 10 a.m. Ready... go!(Disclaimer: Some readers submitted several photos. Out of fairness, we chose only one from each person.)

  8. Wayne Native's Love Story Spotlighted In New York Times

    Wayne Native's Love Story Spotlighted In New York Times

    WAYNE, N.J. – The New York Times spotlighted the wedding of a Wayne native Sunday.Tara Blackman, 29, who grew up in Wayne, married Jake Musiker, from Long Island, in a ceremony at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in early December, the New York Times wrote in a lengthy article about the couple.“I just had a really good feeling about him,” Blackman told the Times, recalling their first date. ...

  9. Sneak Peek: These Are DV Passaic Photo Contest Entries … So Far

    Sneak Peek: These Are DV Passaic Photo Contest Entries … So Far

    PASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. — The competition is on for the first official Daily Voice Passaic County Facebook banner contest.Daily Voice has already received some beautiful shots – from Ringwood, Paterson, Wayne and West Milford. But there is still time to enter your photo.Photos must be sent to LKFERGUSON@DAILYVOICE.COM by Friday, Dec. 15.

  10. REPORT: West Milford Ranks Among 10 NJ Towns With Longest Commutes

    REPORT: West Milford Ranks Among 10 NJ Towns With Longest Commutes

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Ridgewood and West Milford workers endure among the longest commutes in New Jersey, according to a list released by APP.com.The list – based on census data – details the 10 New Jersey municipalities (with a workforce of at least 10,000) that have the longest average daily commutes.Ridgewood and West Milford both have an average one-way commute of 39 minutes, according ...

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