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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. 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.

  2. Lyndhurst College Student Struggles To Make Ends Meet After Dad’s Death

    Lyndhurst College Student Struggles To Make Ends Meet After Dad’s Death

    LYNDHURST, N.J. – A Lyndhurst college student is struggling to afford housing, food and a funeral service for her father after his sudden death.Dennis McDonnell died on January 9, his daughter Betty Marie McDonnell wrote on a GoFundMe page she created to raise funds for his funeral.“My mother is not in the picture and I have been living alone with my father since as long as I can ...

  3. Police: Hackensack High Students Caught Pulling Fire Alarm -- Twice

    Police: Hackensack High Students Caught Pulling Fire Alarm -- Twice

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Two 15-year-old Hackensack High School students pulled school fire alarms Tuesday afternoon, said police who took them into custody.One pulled the alarm at 1 p.m., said Capt. Francesco Aquila, the officer-in-charge of the department."The Fire Department responded, reset it, and a little while later, another student pulled [the alarm]," forcing firefighters ...

  4. Greek Family's Delicious Traditions Carry On At New Wayne Bakery

    Greek Family's Delicious Traditions Carry On At New Wayne Bakery

    WAYNE, N.J. – Greek food lovers have new authentic spots in Wayne and Paramus to pick up savory treats such as spanakopita, cheese pies and baklava.Greek from Greece is now open at the Willowbrook Mall and the Garden State Plaza.The Greek bakery also has locations in Hoboken, Manhattan and West Nyack.The menu features an extensive variety of traditional Greek pies, cookies, cereal bars, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lodi Pet Store Takes In Python Reported As Dropped In Parkway Toll Basket

    Lodi Pet Store Takes In Python Reported As Dropped In Parkway Toll Basket

    LODI, N.J. – A Lodi pet store is caring for a python rescued from the side of the Garden State Parkway by a New Jersey State Trooper Friday.“NJ Exotic Pets in Lodi provided a home for this abandoned girl … Thanks for the folks there for giving us a safe place to house this animal,” the New Jersey State Police announced in a Facebook post.According to the post, on Friday morning a call ...

  8. West Milford Grad Launched Barbershop Dream At 20

    West Milford Grad Launched Barbershop Dream At 20

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – At 15, Casey Terramoccia started to give haircuts out of his West Milford home to a few of his soccer teammates.“From there, it was someone else asked me for a cut and somebody else … all of the sudden it was a snowball effect,” Terramoccia said. He even gave cuts to some West Milford High School teachers.“I just started running appointments out of my house,” ...

  9. REPORT: Seven Bergen Towns Rank Among 19 Wealthiest In NJ

    REPORT: Seven Bergen Towns Rank Among 19 Wealthiest 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 ...

  10. Englewood Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle To Head Homeland Security Committee

    Englewood 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 ...

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