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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. REPORT: Property Taxes ‘Hurt Least’ In These Bergen, Passaic Towns

    REPORT: Property Taxes ‘Hurt Least’ In These Bergen, Passaic Towns

    MAHWAH, N.J. – New Jersey residents pay the highest property taxes in the U.S., but the burden may hurt less in some municipalities – such as Mahwah and West Milford -- than others, NJ.com reports.The publication compared property taxes to median household income to derive the municipalities in each county where property taxes “hurt the least.” “The smaller bite the property taxes take ...

  2. Washington Township Grieves After 2 Girls Die Of Cancer, 1 Week Apart

    Washington Township Grieves After 2 Girls Die Of Cancer, 1 Week Apart

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Washington Township came together Sunday evening to remember two little girls who recently lost their battles with cancer just a week apart from each other.The candlelight vigil was held in honor of Grace Skuches and Natalie Lopac.The event, organized by members of the Washington Township Moms Facebook Group, featured a live rendition of Amazing Grace.To ...

  3. Play Ball! Cresskill Softball Team Spans Generations

    Play Ball! Cresskill Softball Team Spans Generations

    CRESSKILL, N.J. – Bonding over beers at a Cresskill bar about 35 years ago, a few guys decided to start a softball team.More than three decades later, the Maulers are still going strong -- and the team, sponsored by the Cresskill Tavern, has turned into a family affair.Since 1982, at least nine sets of fathers and sons (and even a father and daughter) have played together on the ...

  4. Northern Valley Soccer Players Kick It For Teen Battling Cancer

    Northern Valley Soccer Players Kick It For Teen Battling Cancer

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Soccer teams from throughout Bergen and Passaic Counties are kicking the ball for a good cause this season: to raise funds for a Wyckoff player fighting cancer.Ben Landel, a multi-sport athlete at Ramapo High School in Wyckoff, was diagnosed with a rare and powerful cancer in May, and has since gone through five rounds of chemotherapy, and is showing progress.Last month, ...

  5. REPORT: 4 Bergen School Districts Among Those With Big Demographic Shifts

    REPORT: 4 Bergen School Districts Among Those With Big Demographic Shifts

    HALEDON, N.J. – Four Bergen and one Passaic County school district are among the 20 in the state that have experienced the greatest shift in demographics over the last two decades, according to a list released by NJ.com.Throughout New Jersey, changes in demographics were “led by a surge in Hispanic students, who went from 14 percent of the public school population in 1998 to more than a ...

  6. Bergen Police Chiefs Commemorate 9/11 In Paramus

    Bergen Police Chiefs Commemorate 9/11 In Paramus

    PARAMUS, N.J. – On the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, police chiefs from throughout Bergen County gathered at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus Monday afternoon.“We’re remembering the people that passed and remembering how it brought our country together,” Oakland Police Chief Edward J. Kasper, president of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association, ...

  7. Agriculture Board: Demarest Farms Patrons May Park On Hillsdale Streets

    Agriculture Board: Demarest Farms Patrons May Park On Hillsdale Streets

    HILLSDALE, N.J. – Patrons of Demarest Farms in Hillsdale will be permitted to park on borough streets this fall, under a plan approved by the Bergen County Agriculture Development Board, NorthJersey.com reports.The plan – which allows the farm three years to develop sufficient parking – divides street parking near the farm into four zones, the story says.This season, overflow parking ...

  8. Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Washington Township

    Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Washington Township

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Winning Powerball lottery tickets were sold in Paterson, Wayne, Fort Lee and Washington Township, New Jersey Lottery officials announced Thursday.But the $758.7 jackpot winner – which matched all the numbers drawn Wednesday evening – was sold in Massachusetts.Here are the Bergen and Passaic County locations that sold second and third prize tickets, and amount ...

  9. Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Woodcliff Lake Assisted Living Facility

    Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Woodcliff Lake Assisted Living Facility

    WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – The son of a man who died last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Woodcliff Lake assisted living facility where his father resided, NJ.com reports.In the suit, Scott Kosmin alleges the staff of The Bristal Assisted Living At Woodcliff Lake failed to monitor his 88-year-old father’s medical conditions from June 1 through June 24, 2016, the story ...

  10. Westwood Plane Crash Victim, 19, Sues Delta

    Westwood Plane Crash Victim, 19, Sues Delta

    WESTWOOD, N.J. – A Westwood college student has filed a lawsuit against Delta Airlines, saying she was injured during a plane crash at LaGuardia Airport two years ago, NJ.com reports.Ashley Pronovost, now a 19-year-old Quinnipiac University student, was a passenger on Flight 1086, which skidded off a snowy airport runway on in March 2015, the story says.In the lawsuit filed earlier this ...

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