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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. Tis The Season: Train To Chug Through Bergen, Passaic For Good Cause

    Tis The Season: Train To Chug Through Bergen, Passaic For Good Cause

    ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. – A special toy collection train will make stops in Rochelle Park, Hawthorne, Midland Park, Wyckoff, Oakland and Pompton Lakes Saturday.The train, operated by volunteers from the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway, will chug through sections of Bergen, Passaic and Morris Counties, collecting thousands of donated toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for ...

  2. REPORT: These 3 Bergen County Districts Pay Teachers The Most

    REPORT: These 3 Bergen County Districts Pay Teachers The Most

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – The median salary for New Jersey teachers is on the rise, according to an NJ.com report listing the districts with the highest median salaries in each county.Statewide for 2016-2017 the median teacher salary was $66,117, up from $64,550 the year before, states the report that siting data from the New Jersey Department of Education.The Bergen and Passaic County ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Kocher's Market Officially Returns Home To Ridgefield

    Kocher's Market Officially Returns Home To Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD, N.J. – Kocher’s Market has moved back to its Ridgefield home.The German butcher and gourmet deli had relocated to Fort Lee for a few years, but is now back at its original, and remodeled, location at 634 Bergen Boulevard in Ridgefield.The spot carries authentic German sausages and specialty foods, as well as prepared meals to go, and is a full-service deli and butcher.Karl ...

  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 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.The Family is still in need of the following ...

  7. Wood-Fired Pizzeria Opens In Cliffside Park

    Wood-Fired Pizzeria Opens In Cliffside Park

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. – A new wood-fired pizza restaurant and bakery has opened in Cliffside Park.Napoli, located at 702 Anderson Avenue, features “delicious thin crust pizza made to order” in a wood burning pizza oven director from Naples, Italy, the restaurant’s website states.It also features fresh homemade mozzarella, as well as pasta, salad, homemade desserts, and espresso and ...

  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. Teaneck College Student Fights Racism With Unity

    Teaneck College Student Fights Racism With Unity

    TEANECK, N.J. – When Joshua Pierce of Teaneck was a student at the County College of Morris, a professor asked him if he wanted to be the president of the Black Student Union.Pierce thought about it for a couple of days, before he came back with a counterproposal.“’Instead of a black student union, what about a diversity organization? What about something that everybody can be a part ...

  10. Bread Boutique And Cafe Opens In Tenafly

    Bread Boutique And Cafe Opens In Tenafly

    TENAFLY, N.J. – A new Kosher café is open in Tenafly.The Bread Boutique and Café serves Mediterranean-style fresh salads, challah, sandwiches, coffee, gelato and baked goods – all made fresh every day, according to Yelp.The café is located at 15W Railroad Avenue.The opening was first reported by BoozyBurbs.com.For more information, CLICK HERE.

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