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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. Ridgewood Runners Deliver Thanksgiving To Domestic Violence Survivors

    Ridgewood Runners Deliver Thanksgiving To Domestic Violence Survivors

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – A Ridgewood-based running group is making Thanksgiving brighter for more than 100 Bergen County families affected by domestic violence.Jersey Women Strong raised nearly $6,800 in its sixth annual Running for Turkeys Campaign, which translates into 120 Thanksgiving meals for families in the Center for Hope and Safety’s transitional housing program.On Monday, members ...

  2. Stewart’s Bringing Famous Root Beer Floats To Paramus Mall

    Stewart’s Bringing Famous Root Beer Floats To Paramus Mall

    PARAMUS, N.J. – A Stewart’s restaurant will be opening at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus.The chain – made famous by its signature Stewart’s root beer and root beer floats -- serves food such as salads, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and wraps.It will be located in the food court.The opening was first reported by Boozyburbs.com.

  3. Fair Lawn Rallies For Ambulance Volunteer Awaiting New Heart

    Fair Lawn Rallies For Ambulance Volunteer Awaiting New Heart

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. – Fair Lawn is rallying around a mother of three as she awaits a heart transplant.Esther Silvestr, who works two jobs, was rushed to the hospital after experiencing shortness of breath about three months ago, and was told her heart was not working in its proper capacity, her children wrote on a GoFundMe page they created to raise funds for their mother. Silvestr was ...

  4. Organs Of Dumont Mom Who Died Delivering Twins Will Help Others Live

    Organs Of Dumont Mom Who Died Delivering Twins Will Help Others Live

    DUMONT, N.J. – The family of a Dumont mother who died while delivering twin girls last week has donated her organs to help others.“Julia’s selflessness continued after her death. The final gift was her organ donation,” Julia Roman’s sister-in-law, Lucelenia Pimentel, wrote on a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for Julia’s family.The page had garnered more than $40,000 in donations ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Hackensack Restaurant Makes List Of Top 100 Group Dining Spots In U.S.

    Hackensack Restaurant Makes List Of Top 100 Group Dining Spots In U.S.

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – An Italian restaurant with a location in Hackensack has been named one of the top 100 in the country for group dining.Maggiano's, which is known for serving food family-style, also has locations in Bridgewater and Cherry Hill, is one of four New Jersey restaurants to make the list, released by OpenTable.“The list of honorees is based on an analysis of 10,000,000+ ...

  8. 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 & ...

  9. 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.

  10. 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 ...

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