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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. Luxury Dine-In Theater Planned For East Rutherford’s American Dream

    Luxury Dine-In Theater Planned For East Rutherford’s American Dream

    CLOSTER, N.J. – A new upscale dine-in movie theater is open for business in Closter.The CMX Cinemas theater in the Closter Plaza on Vervalen St. is the company’s first to open in the Northeast.The Closter theater has five screens, over-sized reclining seats and is currently offering a limited menu until its official grand opening.CLICK HERE for showtimes.

  4. 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 ...

  5. Lyndhurst College Student Struggles To Make Ends Meet After Dad’s Death

    Lyndhurst College Student Struggles To Make Ends Meet After Dad’s Death

    LYNDHURST, N.J. – A Lyndhurst college student is struggling to afford housing, food and a funeral service for her father after his sudden death.Dennis McDonnell died on January 9, his daughter Betty Marie McDonnell wrote on a GoFundMe page she created to raise funds for his funeral.“My mother is not in the picture and I have been living alone with my father since as long as I can ...

  6. Lodi Pet Store Takes In Python Reported As Dropped In Parkway Toll Basket

    Lodi Pet Store Takes In Python Reported As Dropped In Parkway Toll Basket

    LODI, N.J. – A Lodi pet store is caring for a python rescued from the side of the Garden State Parkway by a New Jersey State Trooper Friday.“NJ Exotic Pets in Lodi provided a home for this abandoned girl … Thanks for the folks there for giving us a safe place to house this animal,” the New Jersey State Police announced in a Facebook post.According to the post, on Friday morning a call ...

  7. Lodi Teacher Rushed To Hospital During Newborn Photoshoot

    Lodi Teacher Rushed To Hospital During Newborn Photoshoot

    WOOD-RIDGE, N.J. – Less than two weeks after her daughter was born, Danielle Guido of Wood-Ridge suffered a thunderclap headache during a family photoshoot and was rushed to the hospital.“Danielle went into emergency surgery with bleeding on the brain and then was put into a medically induced coma,” states a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for the Lodi elementary school teacher and ...

  8. Wallington Native Deran Stenborg Dies At 45

    Wallington Native Deran Stenborg Dies At 45

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – Deran Stenborg of Elmwood Park died January 3. He was 45.Stenborg was born in Hackensack and raised in Wallington, where he graduated from Wallington High School in 1990. He then lived in Wood-Ridge, before moving to Elmwood Park give years ago.Stenborg owned and operated Armour Pest Control in Wood-Ridge for many years and was very involved in physical fitness.He ...

  9. Couple Says ‘I Do’ At Valley Hospital Before Major Surgery

    Couple Says ‘I Do’ At Valley Hospital Before Major Surgery

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood was recently transformed into a special wedding venue for one patient and his partner.“Mark DeBenedectis expressed to Cheel 4 Neuro Charge Nurse Michelle Bower, RN, his wish to marry his partner, Greg, before he was scheduled to have major surgery,” Valley Health System shared in a Facebook post.With DeBenedictis’ surgery just two days ...

  10. Wood-Ridge Couple Preps To Open Empanada Shop

    Wood-Ridge Couple Preps To Open Empanada Shop

    Wood-Ridge, N.J. – A new specialty empanada shop is opening in Wood-Ridge later this month.The Empanada Shop announced its January 19 grand opening on Instagram.The shop – located at 251 B Valley Boulevard – is the brainchild of Joni Caldera and Nelson Contreras, an Italian and Dominican couple, who lives in Wood-Ridge and “enjoys cooking empanadas together and sharing them with family ...

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