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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. REPORT: These Bergen County Towns Among Poorest In New Jersey

    REPORT: These Bergen County Towns Among Poorest In New Jersey

    PASSAIC, N.J. – Three towns in Bergen County and two in Passaic are among the 35 poorest in New Jersey, according to a list released by NJ.com.The rankings are based on data on median household income from the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as poverty rates, the story says. Here are the Bergen and Passaic County spots that made the list, along with their rankings, median household incomes ...

  2. Wayne Toys ‘R’ Us, Paramus Babies 'R' Us Among 182 Closing Nationwide

    Wayne Toys ‘R’ Us, Paramus Babies 'R' Us Among 182 Closing Nationwide

    WAYNE, N.J. – Wayne-based Toys ‘R’ Us is planning to close 12 stores in New Jersey, including its store in Wayne and its Babies ‘R’ Us in Paramus, according to multiple media reports.The store closings in the Garden State are part of up to 182 the retail giant is planning nationwide -- roughly one-fifth of its total, reports say."The reinvention of our brands requires that we make ...

  3. Ramapo To Offer Special Housing, Supports To Students In Addiction Recovery

    Ramapo To Offer Special Housing, Supports To Students In Addiction Recovery

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Students recovering from drug or alcohol addiction will soon have a safe place to turn at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah.The college received a nearly $1 million state grant to fund a new program that will include recovery housing for up to 10 students and resources such as screening and intervention services, access to confidential psychological and addiction ...

  4. Support Group Launched In River Edge Has Put Hundreds Back To Work

    Support Group Launched In River Edge Has Put Hundreds Back To Work

    RIVER EDGE, N.J. – John Fugazzie was out of work when he started a support group for job seekers at the River Edge library in 2011.Over time, the initiative blossomed into a network of neighborhood-based support groups that have helped hundreds of people attain employment.“We have helped over 700 people back to work, but more important is, we’ve kept thousands engaged through the ...

  5. Bed Bath & Beyond Recalls Thousands Of UGG Comforters Over Mold Risk

    Bed Bath & Beyond Recalls Thousands Of UGG Comforters Over Mold Risk

    Bed Bath & Beyond is recalling roughly 175,000 comforters due to the risk of mold exposure, the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission announced.The recall specifically involves Hudson comforters by UGG, which were sold in four solid colors and three sizes.Bed Bath & Beyond has locations in Paramus, Edgewater and Clifton.“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled comforters ...

  6. Korean Cuisine Hot Spot Expanding To Hackensack

    Korean Cuisine Hot Spot Expanding To Hackensack

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Korean food lovers will soon have a new spot to try in Hackensack.SGD Dubu is expanding to the city, Boozyburbs.com reports.The Korean chain restaurant, formerly known as So Gong Dong Tofu, currently has nine locations, including spots in Edgewater, Fort Lee and Palisades Park, according to its website.“Our goal is to serve our customers every day with the authentic ...

  7. Future Uncertain For Incoming Maywood High Schoolers

    Future Uncertain For Incoming Maywood High Schoolers

    MAYWOOD, N.J. — Maywood school officials “must seek alternative remedies,” after rejecting the terms of a contract that would have allowed them to continue sending students to Hackensack High School, Schools Supt. Michael Jordan wrote in an email to parents.Those remedies “are yet to be determined,” Jordan wrote in the letter dated Jan. 16, and obtained by Daily Voice. He blamed soaring ...

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ...

  10. Greek Family's Delicious Traditions Carry On At New Paramus Bakery

    Greek Family's Delicious Traditions Carry On At New Paramus 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, ...

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