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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. Ramsey Farmers’ Market Makes List Of Top 9 In US

    Ramsey Farmers’ Market Makes List Of Top 9 In US

    RAMSEY, N.J. – The Ramsey Farmers’ Market just made a list of the best nine farmers’ markets in the country.The Bergen County market – held in downtown Ramsey at the Main Street Train Station – is the only in New Jersey to make the list. Others on the list include Portland, Oregon, Madison, Wisconsin and Des Moines, Iowa.Here is what the list had to say about the Ramsey market: “Brought ...

  2. Lucky Store? Totowa Spot Sells Second Winning Lottery Ticket

    Lucky Store? Totowa Spot Sells Second Winning Lottery Ticket

    TOTOWA, N.J. – A lottery ticket worth $1 million was recently sold in Totowa.The ticket was purchased at Union Food Stores on Union Boulevard. The same store sold a ticket worth $5,000 in August.The recent winning ticket matched the five white balls drawn during the Wednesday, Sept. 5, Powerball drawing.The winning numbers for the drawing were: 08, 14, 32, 58 and 67. The Red Powerball ...

  3. Mahwah Man’s Family ‘Lost Everything’ To Hurricane Harvey

    Mahwah Man’s Family ‘Lost Everything’ To Hurricane Harvey

    MAHWAH, N.J – A Mahwah man is rallying support for his cousin and her family who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey.“They have lost everything; house, cars and clothes. But what hurts the most is that insurance is not covering it,” Jamie Gonzalez wrote on a GoFundMe page he created to raise funds for his family in Houston. Nearly $2,000 had been raised for his cousin Graciela ...

  4. West Milford Paraplegic Finds Camaraderie, Hope At Oakland Gym

    West Milford Paraplegic Finds Camaraderie, Hope At Oakland Gym

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – Before doctors discovered that Lois Hamilton of the Oak Ridge section of West Milford had a cyst pushing against her spine, she played tennis, skied and bicycled.“I was always pretty active,” she told Daily Voice.The cyst ultimately caused the former middle school math teacher to lose the ability to walk, and she now uses a wheel chair. But thanks to her ...

  5. Late Wanaque Friend Inspires Festival To Help Kids With Heart Problems

    Late Wanaque Friend Inspires Festival To Help Kids With Heart Problems

    HAWTHORNE, N.J. – Rich and Lauren Lopez of Hawthorne are paying it forward, and they want others to join them.The couple, who launched ART x SOUL NJ in 2015 to bring an urban art vibe to the suburbs, is hosting a music and art festival at Sticks & Stones, an underground event space at Artisan Kitchen in Hawthorne, to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts.Funds will be ...

  6. How Wayne Dog Became Internet Sensation

    How Wayne Dog Became Internet Sensation

    WAYNE, N.J. – When Jessica Galarza of Wayne was pregnant, her dog Max was constantly by her side.“If I was eating, he sat next to me. If I was on the bed, he laid next to me,” Galarza told Daily Voice.The bond between Max and her daughter Natalia “was there from day one,” the Elmwood Park teacher said. “When she came out, we knew that he was going to be attached to her.”And now that ...

  7. Doctors, Loved Ones 'Heartbroken' Following Death Of Passaic-Born Teen

    Doctors, Loved Ones 'Heartbroken' Following Death Of Passaic-Born Teen

    WALLINGTON, N.J. — Roman Komenda Jr., who was born in Passaic and lived in Wallington for a short time, died on Aug. 20 after a fight for new lungs. He was 16 years old.The Boy Scout was a junior at North Lincoln High School in North Carolina, and a huge soccer fan.Last month, he was airlifted from North Carolina to Texas Children's Hospital. He was denied a lung transplant nearly three ...

  8. Grieving Ringwood Daughter Finds Life's Purpose Right Under Her Nose

    Grieving Ringwood Daughter Finds Life's Purpose Right Under Her Nose

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Anne Moore Siebecker of Ringwood has long been a casual volunteer – participating in Earth Day cleanups and weeding library shelves.But then she lost her corporate communications job, her father passed away and she became a full-time caretaker to her ill mother.Volunteering in turn took on a whole new meaning for the Ridgewood native, who felt compelled to rediscover ...

  9. Allendale Track Star’s Death Inspires Peer To Spread Campus Awareness

    Allendale Track Star’s Death Inspires Peer To Spread Campus Awareness

    ALLENDALE, N.J. – Jared Fenton was a student at the University of Pennsylvania when Allendale’s Madison Holleran jumped off a campus parking garage and died in 2014.Fenton, who was in Holleran’s class, didn’t know her personally, but he did know others at the school – such as a very close friend – who were experiencing stress or crisis, the Philadelphia native told Daily Voice.Fenton ...

  10. Paterson Lottery-Winner Plans Better Life For Family

    Paterson Lottery-Winner Plans Better Life For Family

    PATERSON, N.J. – A Paterson man won $1 million in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, according to multiple media reports.Juan Mendez, 37, purchased the lucky ticket Wednesday at the W & R Mini Market and Deli on Nagle Street.He said he plans to continue to work and use the winnings to make a better life for his family, according to reports.Additional winning tickets for prizes ranging ...

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