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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. REPORT: These Bergen County Towns Among Poorest In New Jersey

    REPORT: These Bergen County Towns Among Poorest In New Jersey

    PASSAIC, N.J. – Three towns in Bergen County and two in Passaic are among the 35 poorest in New Jersey, according to a list released by NJ.com.The rankings are based on data on median household income from the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as poverty rates, the story says. Here are the Bergen and Passaic County spots that made the list, along with their rankings, median household incomes ...

  2. Wayne Toys ‘R’ Us, Paramus Babies 'R' Us Among 182 Closing Nationwide

    Wayne Toys ‘R’ Us, Paramus Babies 'R' Us Among 182 Closing Nationwide

    WAYNE, N.J. – Wayne-based Toys ‘R’ Us is planning to close 12 stores in New Jersey, including its store in Wayne and its Babies ‘R’ Us in Paramus, according to multiple media reports.The store closings in the Garden State are part of up to 182 the retail giant is planning nationwide -- roughly one-fifth of its total, reports say."The reinvention of our brands requires that we make ...

  3. Luxury Dine-In Theater Planned For East Rutherford’s American Dream

    Luxury Dine-In Theater Planned For East Rutherford’s American Dream

    CLOSTER, N.J. – A new upscale dine-in movie theater is open for business in Closter.The CMX Cinemas theater in the Closter Plaza on Vervalen St. is the company’s first to open in the Northeast.The Closter theater has five screens, over-sized reclining seats and is currently offering a limited menu until its official grand opening.CLICK HERE for showtimes.

  4. Bed Bath & Beyond Recalls Thousands Of UGG Comforters Over Mold Risk

    Bed Bath & Beyond Recalls Thousands Of UGG Comforters Over Mold Risk

    Bed Bath & Beyond is recalling roughly 175,000 comforters due to the risk of mold exposure, the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission announced.The recall specifically involves Hudson comforters by UGG, which were sold in four solid colors and three sizes.Bed Bath & Beyond has locations in Paramus, Edgewater and Clifton.“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled comforters ...

  5. Korean Cuisine Hot Spot Expanding To Hackensack

    Korean Cuisine Hot Spot Expanding To Hackensack

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Korean food lovers will soon have a new spot to try in Hackensack.SGD Dubu is expanding to the city, Boozyburbs.com reports.The Korean chain restaurant, formerly known as So Gong Dong Tofu, currently has nine locations, including spots in Edgewater, Fort Lee and Palisades Park, according to its website.“Our goal is to serve our customers every day with the authentic ...

  6. Lyndhurst College Student Struggles To Make Ends Meet After Dad’s Death

    Lyndhurst College Student Struggles To Make Ends Meet After Dad’s Death

    LYNDHURST, N.J. – A Lyndhurst college student is struggling to afford housing, food and a funeral service for her father after his sudden death.Dennis McDonnell died on January 9, his daughter Betty Marie McDonnell wrote on a GoFundMe page she created to raise funds for his funeral.“My mother is not in the picture and I have been living alone with my father since as long as I can ...

  7. Police: Hackensack High Students Caught Pulling Fire Alarm -- Twice

    Police: Hackensack High Students Caught Pulling Fire Alarm -- Twice

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Two 15-year-old Hackensack High School students pulled school fire alarms Tuesday afternoon, said police who took them into custody.One pulled the alarm at 1 p.m., said Capt. Francesco Aquila, the officer-in-charge of the department."The Fire Department responded, reset it, and a little while later, another student pulled [the alarm]," forcing firefighters ...

  8. Wood-Ridge Mom Rushed To Hospital During Newborn Photoshoot

    Wood-Ridge Mom Rushed To Hospital During Newborn Photoshoot

    WOOD-RIDGE, N.J. – Less than two weeks after her daughter was born, Danielle Guido of Wood-Ridge suffered a thunderclap headache during a family photoshoot and was rushed to the hospital.“Danielle went into emergency surgery with bleeding on the brain and then was put into a medically induced coma,” states a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for the Lodi elementary school teacher and ...

  9. Wood-Ridge Pest Control Company Owner Deran Stenborg Dies At 45

    Wood-Ridge Pest Control Company Owner Deran Stenborg Dies At 45

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – Deran Stenborg of Elmwood Park died January 3. He was 45.Stenborg was born in Hackensack and raised in Wallington, where he graduated from Wallington High School in 1990. He then lived in Wood-Ridge, before moving to Elmwood Park give years ago.Stenborg owned and operated Armour Pest Control in Wood-Ridge for many years and was very involved in physical fitness.He ...

  10. Hackensack Non-Profit Helps Student ‘Idols’ Follow Music Dreams

    Hackensack Non-Profit Helps Student ‘Idols’ Follow Music Dreams

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – A dozen Englewood students will be cutting their own CDs, thanks to a grant from the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.The $1,200 grant is being awarded to the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund at the Academies@Englewood for the 13th Annual Englewood Idol talent competition's program.Englewood Idol is an annual singing competition open to any high school student ...

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