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Lauren Kidd Ferguson

Community Reporter

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. Tenafly ‘Real Housewife’ Siggy Flicker Quits Hit Show

    Tenafly ‘Real Housewife’ Siggy Flicker Quits Hit Show

    TENAFLY, N.J. – Siggy Flicker of Tenafly will not be returning to "Real Housewives of New Jersey" next season, Bravo announced Friday.Flicker had starred in seasons 7 and 8 of the hit reality show.“After much reflection and Bravo’s support, I have decided that this will be my last season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I am grateful to the network for allowing me to be ...

  2. Paramus Non-Profit To Close Low-Income Child Care Center, Group Homes

    Paramus Non-Profit To Close Low-Income Child Care Center, Group Homes

    PARAMUS, N.J. – A Paramus-based non-profit that provides human services and child welfare programs is closing its child care center that serves low-income families, as well as four group homes for children in foster care.The agency, Children’s Aid and Family Services (CAFS), has been serving the community for nearly 119 years. “While helping vulnerable children and families is still at ...

  3. Congressman Honors Bergen's Hometown Heroes In Teaneck

    Congressman Honors Bergen's Hometown Heroes In Teaneck

    TEANECK, N.J. – Congressman Josh Gottheimer recognized a group of hometown heroes during an awards ceremony at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck Tuesday.“We are lucky to have so many unsung heroes in our communities, whose quiet power of service goes on every day without the due recognition they deserve,” he said.Gottheimer presented awards to 19 of New Jersey’s Fifth District’s ...

  4. Hackensack Gifts Free Parking For Holidays

    Hackensack Gifts Free Parking For Holidays

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – The City of Hackensack is giving away a special holiday gift – free parking.The city announced Wednesday that it would be offering free parking along Main Street until December 27.“To help drive business to the area, we are encouraging the owners and employees to leave these free metered parking spaces for your customers,” City Manager Ted M. Ehrenburg said.The ...

  5. Bergen Borough Makes List Of ‘Priciest’ Zip Codes In U.S.

    Bergen Borough Makes List Of ‘Priciest’ Zip Codes In U.S.

    ALPINE, N.J. – Alpine just made a list of the 100 priciest zip codes in the United States.Homes within Alpine’s 07620 zip code had a median sale price of $1,775,000 during 2017, according to a list released by Propertyshark.com.That puts the Bergen County borough at number 50 in the United States.The only other New Jersey zip code to make the list was Short Hills’ 07078, which came in ...

  6. NHL Great Mark Messier Spotted Doing Good At HUMC During PBA Toy Drive

    NHL Great Mark Messier Spotted Doing Good At HUMC During PBA Toy Drive

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – While Bergen County police officers were unloading gifts for sick children at Hackensack University Medical Center Monday, NHL great Mark Messier was right upstairs, cheering on a toddler.The former New York Ranger was visiting Sophia Grace of Maywood, 2, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in September, and Stage 2 Spinal Cancer in October.“Just ...

  7. Christmas Comes Early To Sick Children, Thanks To Bergen County Police

    Christmas Comes Early To Sick Children, Thanks To Bergen County Police

    HACKENSACK, N.J. — Traffic halted on several local streets Monday afternoon to make way for police trailers headed to Hackensack from Closter with a very special delivery.Hundreds of police officers from more than 50 Bergen County agencies  -- along with dozens of soldiers from the National Guard Armory in Teaneck -- spent the morning sorting the thousands of gifts at the Closter ...

  8. Second Director Says Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Tenafly’s Mira Sorvino

    Second Director Says Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Tenafly’s Mira Sorvino

    TENAFLY, N.J. – The director of Bad Santa said Friday that Harvey Weinstein discouraged him from casting Tenafly native Mira Sorvino in the 2003 film.Lord of the Rings director Pete Jackson has also said that Weinstein told him not to cast Sorvino, who has said she is among the many women who have been sexually harassed by Weinstein.“I was interested in casting Mira Sorvino in BAD ...

  9. Watch Englewood Entrepreneur, 13, On Primetime Series

    Watch Englewood Entrepreneur, 13, On Primetime Series

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – A 13-year-old entrepreneur from Englewood will appear on CNBC Tuesday.Cory Nieves, CEO of Cory’s Cookies, will be the youngest CEO ever featured on the hit series “The Profit.” The episode will air on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 10 p.m. In "The Profit," renowned serial entrepreneur and investor Marcus Lemonis puts his own money on the line in order to save and grow ...

  10. Bergen PBA Toy Drive Makes ‘Huge Difference’ For Kids At Valley Hospital

    Bergen PBA Toy Drive Makes ‘Huge Difference’ For Kids At Valley Hospital

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Katie Miller remembers how a pair of Beatz headphones and Apple products brightened the day of an 18-year-old receiving cancer treatment at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.“It was fantastic,” recalled Miller, a child life specialist and supervisor of community outreach and projects at the hospital.That moment was made possible through the annual Bergen County PBA Toy ...

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