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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. Allies Voice Support For Ramapoughs At Packed Mahwah Meeting

    Allies Voice Support For Ramapoughs At Packed Mahwah Meeting

    MAHWAH, N.J. – For a span of two hours Thursday night, one person after another approached the Mahwah Council to express support for the Ramapough Lunaape Nation.Speakers included a professor, a public health nurse, an engineer, and representatives of environmental groups and the tribe itself.“I don’t know if you recognize the magnitude of the organizations represented in this room ...

  2. Ridgewood Home Named One Of N.J.'s Most Endangered Historic Sites

    Ridgewood Home Named One Of N.J.'s Most Endangered Historic Sites

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – A Ridgewood home was named one of the 10 most endangered historic sites in New Jersey, NJ.com reports.The home of late landscape architect James Russo came in at #7 on Preservation New Jersey’s 2017 list of sites that may be lost if action is not taken to save them, the story says.The home that now houses the James Rose Center, a landscape research and study ...

  3. Ramapoughs Expected To Defend Use Of Ceremonial Land At Mahwah Meeting

    Ramapoughs Expected To Defend Use Of Ceremonial Land At Mahwah Meeting

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation and their allies are expected to voice concerns to the Mahwah Council Thursday about a lawsuit requiring the tribe to remove structures from its ceremonial land.In the complaint, Mahwah Township is calling for the tribe to “cease and desist all use of the property that is in violation of Mahwah’s current zoning ordinance,” according ...

  4. Joe Biden To Visit Edgewater, Lyndhurst Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Joe Biden To Visit Edgewater, Lyndhurst Over Memorial Day Weekend

    EDGEWATER, N.J. – Former Vice President Joe Biden will spend part of Memorial Day weekend in Edgewater and Lyndhurst, NJ.com reports.Biden is slated to spend Sunday, May 28, campaigning at two events for New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, one of six Democrats vying for the party’s nomination, the story says.Biden will appear at a private fundraiser for the Democratic ...

  5. Ringwood’s ASPCA Kid Of The Year At It Again

    Ringwood’s ASPCA Kid Of The Year At It Again

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – The ASPCA’s Kid of the Year from Ringwood is at it again.Willow Phelps, 9, is now raising money to help animals at the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover.“All money raised will help with spay/neuter, vaccines, medical care, food and supplies,” according to a crowdrise page set up to help with her fundraising.Willow is also preparing to give a presentation to ...

  6. Ridgewood Restaurant Is Dream Come True For Italian Mom

    Ridgewood Restaurant Is Dream Come True For Italian Mom

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – When Claudia Rovegno and her family first moved from Italy to Ridgewood four years ago, Rovegno spent her days alone.“My husband, every morning went to the city to handle his own business, and I was at home alone,” she said. “Kids at school, and no friends, no relatives.”After two months, Rovegno had to do something.So she did what she does best: She started ...

  7. Driver Sues Target After Rolling Red Ball Smashes SUV In Paramus Lot

    Driver Sues Target After Rolling Red Ball Smashes SUV In Paramus Lot

    PARAMUS, N.J. – After one of Target’s signature red balls smashed into her vehicle at a busy Paramus mall, a Pearl River, N.Y. woman is suing the retail chain, NJ.com reports.In November, a concrete ball used as a safety device outside of the Bergen Town Center on Route 4 became loose when it was struck by a Dodge Ram, and then rolled into the driver side door of Eileen Grady’s Nisan ...

  8. Bloomingdale Mourns Soccer Player, 15

    Bloomingdale Mourns Soccer Player, 15

    BLOOMINGDALE, N.J. – Bloomingdale is grieving the loss of a 15-year-old resident.Catherine Anthony died Monday, according to a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for her funeral service. Anthony played soccer and fenced for Butler High School, according to the page.Samantha Campoli, who created the page, described Anthony as “full of character” and “loved by those who surrounded ...

  9. Burlington Opening, Bringing New Jobs To Clifton

    Burlington Opening, Bringing New Jobs To Clifton

    CLIFTON, N.J. – Burlington will be opening a store in the Clifton Commons shopping center, NorthJersey.com reports.The chain, formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory, will take over the space along Route 3 that once housed Sports Authority, the story says.The store is slated to open by the fall, and is expected to hire between 50 and 100 people, the story says. For information on job ...

  10. Saddle Brook Mom Battling Cancer: ‘Smile Every Chance You Get’

    Saddle Brook Mom Battling Cancer: ‘Smile Every Chance You Get’

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – A longtime Saddle Brook mom is battling stage 4 breast and bone cancer, and her community is rallying to give her support.“This treatable but not curable type of cancer has impacted my life and the life of my family in an unfathomable way,” Pauline McCarthy wrote on a GoFundMe page created to raise money for her as she fights the disease.“My treatment which consists ...

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