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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. Clifton Woman Launches Fundraiser For NJ Man Who Lost Houseboat In Blizzard

    Clifton Woman Launches Fundraiser For NJ Man Who Lost Houseboat In Blizzard

    CLIFTON, N.J. – A Clifton woman is hoping to help a New Jersey man whose home remains stuck in the frozen Sandy Hook Bay.Stephanie Sblendorio launched a GoFundMe campaign to help Danny Davis, 53, who lost his houseboat in the recent blizzard, then found it surrounded in ice.Davis lives on a fixed income and is now residing in his van with his two dogs. He has survived 13 heart attacks, ...

  2. Palisades Park Could Get Huge Indoor Water Park

    Palisades Park Could Get Huge Indoor Water Park

    PALISADES PARK, N.J. – A 50,000 square-food indoor water park could be coming to Palisades Park, NorthJersey.com reports.The proposed water park would be built alongside King Spa, a busy Korean spa on Commercial Avenue, with internal access between the two structures, the story says.CLICK HERE to read the full NorthJersey.com article.

  3. New Contractor Focuses On Ending Months-Long Mahwah Detour

    New Contractor Focuses On Ending Months-Long Mahwah Detour

    MAHWAH, N.J. – An end may be in sight for frustrated motorists forced to deal with a roughly 5-mile detour in Mahwah since last summer.County Executive James Tedesco recently gave the go ahead to swap the low-bid contractor hired to replace a culvert along the Route 202 corridor with Sanzari Construction, Mahwah Mayor William Laforet said.“I am absolutely convinced that Sanzari is the ...

  4. Lodi Teacher Rushed To Hospital During Newborn Photoshoot

    Lodi Teacher 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 ...

  5. Deran Stenborg Of Elmwood Park Dies At 45

    Deran Stenborg Of Elmwood Park 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 ...

  6. Englewood Student ‘Idols’ Hit Recording Studio

    Englewood Student ‘Idols’ Hit Recording Studio

    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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Meet Teaneck's Newly Promoted Firefighters

    Meet Teaneck's Newly Promoted Firefighters

    TEANECK, N.J. – The Teaneck Fire Department promoted four members Tuesday night.“Good luck in your new positions and with the next step in your careers,” the fire department shared in a Facebook post announcing the promotions.The promoted firefighters, and their new positions, are:Deputy Chief Joseph BerchtoldBattalion Chief Sean MackayCaptain Edward GalloneLieutenant Sergio Caamano

  9. REPORT: Nine Public Bergen High Schools Among Top 50 For Athletes In NJ

    REPORT: Nine Public Bergen High Schools Among Top 50 For Athletes In NJ

    HILLSDALE, N.J. – Nine schools in Bergen County and three in Passaic are among the best 50 public high schools for athletes in New Jersey – including Pascack Valley Regional High School in Hillsdale which ranks first – according to a new list released by Niche.com.The website analyzes data sets and reviews to produce rankings, report cards and profiles for schools, colleges and places ...

  10. Oakland Shelter Takes In 12 Severely Neglected Dogs Abandoned In Paterson

    Oakland Shelter Takes In 12 Severely Neglected Dogs Abandoned In Paterson

    OAKLAND, N.J. – The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland is caring for 12 dogs that were found abandoned and caged in an empty Paterson house on Tuesday.The dogs are “the most seriously matted and neglected dogs we have ever seen,” RBARI shared in a Facebook.“All twelve dogs are in need of medical care and extensive grooming, as some of them are unable to even see or walk due to their ...

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