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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. Atheists File Suit Against Bergen Shelter Over 'Blessing Of The Animals'

    Atheists File Suit Against Bergen Shelter Over 'Blessing Of The Animals'

    TETERBORO, N.J. – An atheist group has filed a lawsuit against the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro, claiming the shelter’s annual blessing of the animals event is unconstitutional.Cranford-based American Atheists Inc. and member Candice Yaacobi of North Arlington filed the 16-page complaint in federal court in Newark this month.The suit claims that by hosting Reverend Kenneth ...

  2. How To Help Family Of Dumont Mom Who Died Delivering Twins

    How To Help Family Of Dumont Mom Who Died Delivering Twins

    DUMONT, N.J. – Donation boxes have been placed in Dumont and Hackensack for the family of a 43-year-old mother who died while delivering her twin girls last week.Julia Roman, of Dumont, died of an amniotic fluid embolism at HUMC at Pascack Valley, leaving her husband Victor to care for their 5-year-old daughter Victoria and newborn twins Isabella and Grace.Daily Voice is spearheading a ...

  3. Dog Found Living With Coyote Pack Being Cared For By Oakland Shelter

    Dog Found Living With Coyote Pack Being Cared For By Oakland Shelter

    OAKLAND, N.J. – A dog who lived outdoors among a pack of coyotes for more than a year is now receiving care at the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland.About 18 months ago, the dog was first spotted with a pack of coyotes near Kingston, New York, and had been constantly sighted playing with the pack ever since, thedodo.com reports.Nicole Asher, founder of Buddha Dog Rescue & ...

  4. Chipotle Expanding To Montvale

    Chipotle Expanding To Montvale

    MONTVALE, N.J. – Chipotle Mexican Grill will soon open a location in Montvale, Boozyburbs.com reports.The casual Mexican chain restaurant will be in the Shoppes at DePiero Farm, 18 Farm View.CLICK HERE for the full BoozyBurbs.com story.

  5. ‘Intelligent, Compassionate’ Jean-Marc Norat of Saddle Brook Dies At 24

    ‘Intelligent, Compassionate’ Jean-Marc Norat of Saddle Brook Dies At 24

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – Jean-Marc Norat of Saddle Brook passed away on Oct. 28. He was 24.Norat, “was a profound, intelligent, compassionate, honorable and loving young man,” according to a GoFundMe page set up to help his family pay for medical bills and student loans he left behind.Norat was a graduate of Rutgers University and was about to embark on a career in law and law enforcement. ...

  6. Woodcliff Lake Agrees To Build 16 Affordable Housing Units

    Woodcliff Lake Agrees To Build 16 Affordable Housing Units

    WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – Woodcliff Lake has agreed to build 16 units of affordable housing on North Broadway, NorthJersey.com reports.The borough reached an agreement to build the housing units and to rezone two other properties to allow additional low to moderate income homes to be built in the future, the story says.The settlement agreement was reached with Fair Share Housing Center ...

  7. Police: 'Broken Skull' Fight Leads To Complaints For 2 Ridgewood Teens

    Police: 'Broken Skull' Fight Leads To Complaints For 2 Ridgewood Teens

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – An intensive investigation into a brawl that sent a Ridgewood boy to the hospital with what loved ones said was a broken skull has produced juvenile complaints against two teens.Upset parents had been trying to get to the bottom of the Oct. 28 incident at Brookside fields -- which police dubbed a "mutual fight" --- since rumors about the brawl and ...

  8. Historians To Look Back At Haworth's WWI Military Camp

    Historians To Look Back At Haworth's WWI Military Camp

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- To pay tribute to Veterans Day and the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I, an Elmwood Park civic group is hosting a program on Bergen County’s Camp Merritt, the largest Embarkation Camp in the nation during World War I.On their way to and from the battlefields of Europe, more than a million soldiers were lodged at the 770-acre camp, spanning ...

  9. Phil Murphy's Win Marks New Era Of Democratic Control In New Jersey

    Phil Murphy's Win Marks New Era Of Democratic Control In New Jersey

    Former Wall Street executive-turned diplomat Phil Murphy (D) beat Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (R) in Tuesday's New Jersey gubernatorial election.CNN called the win for Murphy based on exit polling.Murphy, 60, will be sworn in on Jan. 16, and Democrats will control the governor's office and state Legislature for the first time since 2009, when Jon Corzine lost to Chris Christie.CLICK HERE ...

  10. Two Old Tappan Schools Rank Among NJ’s Best For Digital Learning

    Two Old Tappan Schools Rank Among NJ’s Best For Digital Learning

    DEMAREST, N.J. – Seven Bergen County schools are among the 63 in New Jersey recently recognized for implementing effective digital learning policies and practices.The schools earned certification from Future Ready Schools – New Jersey (FRS-NJ), a program that promotes digital learning in public schools throughout the state."It is our mission to ensure that each and every student ...

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