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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. REPORT: Property Taxes ‘Hurt Least’ In These Bergen, Passaic Towns

    REPORT: Property Taxes ‘Hurt Least’ In These Bergen, Passaic Towns

    MAHWAH, N.J. – New Jersey residents pay the highest property taxes in the U.S., but the burden may hurt less in some municipalities – such as Mahwah and West Milford -- than others, NJ.com reports.The publication compared property taxes to median household income to derive the municipalities in each county where property taxes “hurt the least.” “The smaller bite the property taxes take ...

  2. Teaneck Army Veteran Richard Martin Dies

    Teaneck Army Veteran Richard Martin Dies

    PARAMUS, N.J. – U.S. Army veteran Richard O. Martin, of Paramus, died Sunday. He was 74.Martin was born in Teaneck and raised in Ridgewood. In 1967 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and deployed to South Vietnam. He was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division and volunteered to be assigned to the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol Company attached to the division. Martin was wounded by ...

  3. Bergen, Passaic Soccer Players Kick It For Wyckoff Teen Battling Cancer

    Bergen, Passaic Soccer Players Kick It For Wyckoff Teen Battling Cancer

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Soccer teams from throughout Bergen and Passaic Counties are kicking the ball for a good cause this season: to raise funds for a Wyckoff player fighting cancer.Ben Landel, a multi-sport athlete at Ramapo High School in Wyckoff, was diagnosed with a rare and powerful cancer in May, and has since gone through five rounds of chemotherapy, and is showing progress.Last month, ...

  4. REPORT: 4 Bergen School Districts Among Those With Big Demographic Shifts

    REPORT: 4 Bergen School Districts Among Those With Big Demographic Shifts

    HALEDON, N.J. – Four Bergen and one Passaic County school district are among the 20 in the state that have experienced the greatest shift in demographics over the last two decades, according to a list released by NJ.com.Throughout New Jersey, changes in demographics were “led by a surge in Hispanic students, who went from 14 percent of the public school population in 1998 to more than a ...

  5. Bergen Police Chiefs Commemorate 9/11 In Paramus

    Bergen Police Chiefs Commemorate 9/11 In Paramus

    PARAMUS, N.J. – On the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, police chiefs from throughout Bergen County gathered at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus Monday afternoon.“We’re remembering the people that passed and remembering how it brought our country together,” Oakland Police Chief Edward J. Kasper, president of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association, ...

  6. Devastated Community Launches 2nd Fundraiser For Route 4 Crash Victims

    Devastated Community Launches 2nd Fundraiser For Route 4 Crash Victims

    GARFIELD, N.J. – Family and friends of Mariah Gomez, 20, of Garfield, are raising funds for her funeral expenses.Gomez was one of two Garfield women killed in a rollover crash on Route 4 in Paramus early Sunday morning. Her friend, Jennah Mae DiSclafani, 19, also died in the accident. The driver, Jasmine Cruz, 23, has been charged with two counts of death by auto and DWI.“Mariah’s life ...

  7. Route 4 Rollover Victims ID'd As Garfield Teen Athlete, Best Friend

    Route 4 Rollover Victims ID'd As Garfield Teen Athlete, Best Friend

    GARFIELD, N.J. – Jennah DiSclafani, a 2017 Garfield High School graduate, died in a motor vehicle accident early Sunday morning.A vigil was held Sunday night for DiScalfani and her best friend Mariah Gomez, 20, of Garfield, who also died in the accident, according to multiple media reports.The driver in the crash was charged Monday with two counts of death by auto and DWI, authorities ...

  8. Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Fort Lee

    Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Fort Lee

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Winning Powerball lottery tickets were sold in Paterson, Wayne, Fort Lee and Washington Township, New Jersey Lottery officials announced Thursday.But the $758.7 jackpot winner – which matched all the numbers drawn Wednesday evening – was sold in Massachusetts.Here are the Bergen and Passaic County locations that sold second and third prize tickets, and amount ...

  9. Westwood Plane Crash Victim, 19, Sues Delta

    Westwood Plane Crash Victim, 19, Sues Delta

    WESTWOOD, N.J. – A Westwood college student has filed a lawsuit against Delta Airlines, saying she was injured during a plane crash at LaGuardia Airport two years ago, NJ.com reports.Ashley Pronovost, now a 19-year-old Quinnipiac University student, was a passenger on Flight 1086, which skidded off a snowy airport runway on in March 2015, the story says.In the lawsuit filed earlier this ...

  10. REPORT: Five Bergen, Passaic Hospitals Rank Among Best In NJ

    REPORT: Five Bergen, Passaic Hospitals Rank Among Best In NJ

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Four hospitals in Bergen County and one in Passaic County made U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 list of 24 best hospitals in New Jersey, including Hackensack University Medical Center which came in at number one.The magazine ranked all 24 top hospitals as “high performing” in at least two areas such as heart bypass surgery and lung surgery. Here are the Bergen and ...

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