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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. Owner Of New Wyckoff Health Food Store Wants To Make You Feel Good

    Owner Of New Wyckoff Health Food Store Wants To Make You Feel Good

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Karen Lauber of Franklin Lakes has long held a passion for helping others.For six years she helped people get healthier through The Health Stop, her health food store in North Haledon. Then in October, she moved her shop to a new location, where she says, “I can help even more people because more people can find me.”“Location, location, location,” Lauber excitedly said ...

  2. 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 & ...

  3. DEP's New App Helps Hikers Navigate Ringwood, West Milford Trails

    DEP's New App Helps Hikers Navigate Ringwood, West Milford Trails

    RINGWOOD, N.J. – Visitors to New Jersey State Parks – including those in Ringwood, West Milford and Mahwah – now have a new tool to help them navigate the terrain.The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry officially launched a new smart device app Thursday to help users make detailed plans tailored to trails, activities and terrain.The Trail Tracker app may be downloaded to smart ...

  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. Route 17 Store In Mahwah Sells $100K Lottery Ticket

    Route 17 Store In Mahwah Sells $100K Lottery Ticket

    MAHWAH, N.J. – A lottery ticket worth $100,000 was recently sold at a Mahwah truck stop.The ticket was sold at King’s Mahwah Truck Stop, 130 Route 17 South, which features a convenience store and a Sunoco gas station. The ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Saturday, Nov. 11 drawing.The winning numbers were: 04, 06, 16, 30 and 56. The Red Power ...

  6. Kindness Of Upper Saddle River Neighbors Makes National TV

    Kindness Of Upper Saddle River Neighbors Makes National TV

    UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – The kindness of a group of Upper Saddle River residents who rally around neighbors in crisis is gaining national attention.USR Cares was featured on an episode of The Doctors on Tuesday.The group was inspired to form to help an Upper Saddle River family going through a double tragedy.Two boys, Evan and Tyler, lost their father to cardiac arrest, and days ...

  7. New Bowl, Smoothie Shop Opens In Ramsey

    New Bowl, Smoothie Shop Opens In Ramsey

    RAMSEY, N.J. – A new spot for bowls has opened in Ramsey.Blended Bowls is now open at 100 East Main Street.“Tried the Nutella Madness Bowl and it was delicious,” one customer wrote on Facebook. “I also love how they offer more than just bowls.”The menu also features smoothies, fresh juices, avocado toast, oatmeal coffee and tea.The opening was first reported by BoozyBurbs.com.

  8. ‘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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Upper Saddle River Boy, 10, Raises Thousands For Cancer Research

    Upper Saddle River Boy, 10, Raises Thousands For Cancer Research

    UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – An Upper Saddle River boy whose mom died of cancer helped raise $90,000 for rare cancer research and those battling the disease.At just 6 years old, Ethan Sandlofer, now 10, created E’s Battle Buddies – Kids Fighting Cancer, under the guidance of his father, Jason, in honor of his late mother Gaby.This week, the charity presented the $90,000 donation to ...

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