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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. Former Englewood Mayor, Governors' Advisor Paul Fader Dies At 58

    Former Englewood Mayor, Governors' Advisor Paul Fader Dies At 58

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – Former Englewood Mayor Paul Fader died Monday. He was 58.Fader, an attorney who also served as chief counsel to Governors Richard J. Codey and James E. McGreevey, is survived by his wife, Jill, and children, Jack, Lucas, Morgan and Sydney.“Paul devoted himself and his career to the people of Bergen County and New Jersey and we are better for his service to all of us,” ...

  2. Lodi Football Star Lifts Viral Bullied Boy's Spirits

    Lodi Football Star Lifts Viral Bullied Boy's Spirits

    LODI, N.J. – University of Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, a Lodi native, now has “the little brother I always wanted.”The former Bergen Catholic star has bonded with Keaton Jones, a Tennessee middle school student who has been bullied in school.A video of Jones crying, describing how he has been bullied, went viral over the weekend. On Saturday, Guarantano tweeted that he and ...

  3. Hold My Knots, Kimchi Smoke Among Vendors Popping Up At Garden State Plaza

    Hold My Knots, Kimchi Smoke Among Vendors Popping Up At Garden State Plaza

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Holiday shoppers will be eating well at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus this year.Mall-goers will be able to “explore the tastes of Bergen County from the most exciting food concepts and personalities in our area,” according to the mall’s website.On Dec. 14, 15, 16 and Dec. 21, 22, 23 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., a number of vendors will be holding cooking demonstrations, ...

  4. REPORT: These 5 Bergen Towns Are Among 10 ‘Smartest’ In NJ

    REPORT: These 5 Bergen Towns Are Among 10 ‘Smartest’ In NJ

    TENAFLY, N.J. – Half of the ten “Smartest Cities” in New Jersey are in Bergen County, including Tenafly which comes in at number two, according to a new list released by Zippia.com.The website, dedicated to providing career insights to recent college graduates, used Census data to determine the braniacs around New Jersey.Analysts came up with the rankings by looking at data for the ...

  5. Northvale Girl With ‘Bright Smile’ Passes Away

    Northvale Girl With ‘Bright Smile’ Passes Away

    NORTHVALE, N.J. – Vivienne Knopp of Northvale passed away Tuesday.In April, 7-year-old Vivienne was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) – an inoperable brain tumor found in the area of the brain stem responsible for controlling bodily functions such as heartbeat, breathing, swallowing, eyesight and balance.The Northvale community had rallied around Vivienne and her ...

  6. Record-Breaking Roller Coasters Coming To American Dream In East Rutherford

    Record-Breaking Roller Coasters Coming To American Dream In East Rutherford

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – A pair of record-breaking roller coasters are slated to be built at American Dream Meadowlands megamall in East Rutherford.The coasters will be part of the indoor Nickelodeon Universe theme park.One, an intertwined Launched Euro-Fighter will boast the world record for the steepest roller coaster drop, while the other, a Spinning Coaster, will hold titles for the ...

  7. Bergen Team Headed To National Pop Warner Championships

    Bergen Team Headed To National Pop Warner Championships

    MONTVALE, N.J. – During their final season of Pop Warner football, a team of 14-year-olds that practices at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale will compete at the National Championships in Orlando.“What is kind of special about them is that they are part of the first class to ever come through our organization. They made it in their last year before high school, which is really ...

  8. Tis The Season: Train To Chug Through Bergen, Passaic For Good Cause

    Tis The Season: Train To Chug Through Bergen, Passaic For Good Cause

    ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. – A special toy collection train will make stops in Rochelle Park, Hawthorne, Midland Park, Wyckoff, Oakland and Pompton Lakes Saturday.The train, operated by volunteers from the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway, will chug through sections of Bergen, Passaic and Morris Counties, collecting thousands of donated toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for ...

  9. REPORT: These 3 Bergen County Districts Pay Teachers The Most

    REPORT: These 3 Bergen County Districts Pay Teachers The Most

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – The median salary for New Jersey teachers is on the rise, according to an NJ.com report listing the districts with the highest median salaries in each county.Statewide for 2016-2017 the median teacher salary was $66,117, up from $64,550 the year before, states the report that siting data from the New Jersey Department of Education.The Bergen and Passaic County ...

  10. Organs Of Dumont Mom Who Died Delivering Twins Will Help Others Live

    Organs Of Dumont Mom Who Died Delivering Twins Will Help Others Live

    DUMONT, N.J. – The family of a Dumont mother who died while delivering twin girls last week has donated her organs to help others.“Julia’s selflessness continued after her death. The final gift was her organ donation,” Julia Roman’s sister-in-law, Lucelenia Pimentel, wrote on a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for Julia’s family.The page had garnered more than $40,000 in donations ...

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