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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. Edgewater Mom Wins Millions On ‘Wrong’ Lottery Ticket

    Edgewater Mom Wins Millions On ‘Wrong’ Lottery Ticket

    EDGWEWATER, N.J. – An Edgewater woman is planning a vacation to the Bahamas for her family and to put away funds to put her to two kids through college, after winning $5 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket, according to multiple media reports.But Oksana Zaharov wouldn’t be in this position if the clerk at Trisha Convenience on Dyckman Street in Manhattan hadn’t issued her the ...

  2. NFL Stars, Actors, Moms Rely On Fort Lee Bodybuilding Chef’s Healthy Dishes

    NFL Stars, Actors, Moms Rely On Fort Lee Bodybuilding Chef’s Healthy Dishes

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. – Carlo Filippone grew up in an Italian household in Cliffside Park, working at his father’s pizzeria.“You can imagine what I was eating all the time … pizza, lasagna, baked ziti,” recalled Filippone, who has had long careers in both bodybuilding and cooking.At 21, he said, he made a “conscious effort” to learn about proper eating and eating for bodybuilding – ...

  3. Tedesco: Bergen County Saved Taxpayers $1 Million

    Tedesco: Bergen County Saved Taxpayers $1 Million

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County saved $1 million by refinancing obligation and school bonds worth $30.5 million, and will pass the savings onto taxpayers through improved services, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announced Friday.The county took advantage of an expiring provision in the tax law related to advance refunding of municipal bonds set to expire at the end of 2017, he ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lodi Parents Turn Family Recipes Into Booming Empanada Business

    Lodi Parents Turn Family Recipes Into Booming Empanada Business

    LODI, N.J. – Rosie and Herman Castillo of Lodi wanted to help raise funds for their son’s wrestling team.So they started selling their homemade empanadas at matches.The empanadas were such a hit that fans told them they should go into business.That’s how “Rosie’s Empanadas” was born.On Monday, the couple, who have three children, Jonathan, 21, Josh, 14, and Isabella, 5, was serving up ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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