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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. It's Showtime! Luxury Dine-In Theater Opens In Closter

    It's Showtime! Luxury Dine-In Theater Opens In Closter

    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. Bagels And Pizza Go Perfect Together At New Bergenfield Hot Spot

    Bagels And Pizza Go Perfect Together At New Bergenfield Hot Spot

    BERGENFIELD, N.J. – Bergenfield will soon have a new spot for pizza, bagels and more, BoozyBurbs.com reports.Not Just Bagels and Pizza is slated to open at 181 North Washington Ave. in February, the story says.The shop will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and will have a special pizza bagel menu, the story says.CLICK HERE to read the full BoozyBurbs.com article.

  6. Oradell Native Elisabeth Rozgonyi Dies At 52

    Oradell Native Elisabeth Rozgonyi Dies At 52

    ORADELL, N.J. – Elisabeth “Beth” Rozgonyi of Pequannock died at home in the loving care of her family on January 10. She was 52.Beth was born in Oradell and raised in Pompton Plains, and was a graduate of Pequannock Township High School. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Glen, her children Brian and his fiancé Stephanie Tedeschi, John, and Jessica, her mother, Lois, and her ...

  7. Norwood Art History Teacher Anthony Vitale Dies At 42

    Norwood Art History Teacher Anthony Vitale Dies At 42

    NORWOOD, N.J. – Anthony James Vitale of Norwood died on January 10. He was 42.Vitale was an accomplished art history teacher at Renaissance Leadership Academy MS 322 in Washington Heights, NY.He is survived by his parents Joseph and Amelia Vitale of Norwood, sister Samantha, as well as aunts and uncles Theresa and Fred Smith and Virgilio and Janice Gimino. He is also survived by cousins ...

  8. REPORT: Haworth Ranks Among 19 Wealthiest Spots In NJ

    REPORT: Haworth Ranks Among 19 Wealthiest Spots In NJ

    UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – Seven of the 19 wealthiest municipalities in New Jersey are in Bergen County, including Upper Saddle River which ranks sixth, according to a report on NJ.com.The rankings are based on data on median household income from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey snapshot, the article says.Here are the Bergen County municipalities that made the list, as well as ...

  9. Bergen Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle To Head Homeland Security Committee

    Bergen Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle To Head Homeland Security Committee

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – Bergen County Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle of Englewood has been named chairperson of the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.The committee is responsible for monitoring the protection of New Jersey residents and overseeing issues affecting counter-terrorism, risk assessments, infrastructure protections, emergency communications, border ...

  10. Couple Says ‘I Do’ At Valley Hospital Before Major Surgery

    Couple Says ‘I Do’ At Valley Hospital Before Major Surgery

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood was recently transformed into a special wedding venue for one patient and his partner.“Mark DeBenedectis expressed to Cheel 4 Neuro Charge Nurse Michelle Bower, RN, his wish to marry his partner, Greg, before he was scheduled to have major surgery,” Valley Health System shared in a Facebook post.With DeBenedictis’ surgery just two days ...

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