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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. Motorcyclist Killed After Hitting Deer Was Pompton Lakes Police Sergeant

    Motorcyclist Killed After Hitting Deer Was Pompton Lakes Police Sergeant

    POMPTON LAKES, N.J. – A Pompton Lakes Police officer was killed early Wednesday morning, after his motorcycle hit a deer in Wayne.Sgt. Peter J. Kamper, 40, was pronounced dead at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, police said.Condolences and messages of support began to come in Wednesday for Kamper’s family and his colleagues on the Pompton Lakes Police Department.“Oakland PBA Local 164 ...

  2. Stolen Giants Championship Ring Recovered

    Stolen Giants Championship Ring Recovered

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – A stolen New York Giants NFC championship ring has been recovered and returned to its rightful owner, thanks to help from law enforcement in Florida, NJ.com reports.David Maltese, video director for the Giants, earned the ring when the team beat the Vikings in 2001, sending them to Super Bowl XXXV, the story says.Maltese did not realize the ring was missing, ...

  3. Ice-T, Vincent Pastore Star In Horror Flick On West Milford’s Clinton Road

    Ice-T, Vincent Pastore Star In Horror Flick On West Milford’s Clinton Road

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – Rapper and actor Ice-T and star of The Sopranos Vincent Pastore have joined the cast of an upcoming horror film based on West Milford’s Clinton Road, according to multiple media reports.The film, set to begin filming in New York City this month, will also star Erin O'Brien of Killing Joan, Vincent Young of Beverly Hills, 90210, and Bo Dietl of Vinyl, according to ...

  4. Fire Damages Salon Owned By Franklin Lakes 'Real Housewives' Star

    Fire Damages Salon Owned By Franklin Lakes 'Real Housewives' Star

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – An electrical fire nearly burned down a salon owned by former Real Housewives of New Jersey daughter Lauren Manzo, who grew up in Franklin Lakes, the New York Post reports.The fire occurred at the Fullblown salon in Dobbs Ferry, New York, which the former Bravo star co-owns with a partner, the story says.The salon posted to Facebook about the incident. “Hi guys! ...

  5. Jewish Enclosure Must Be Removed, Mahwah Officials Say

    Jewish Enclosure Must Be Removed, Mahwah Officials Say

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Mahwah’s zoning official sent a letter to the South Monsey Eruv Fund Friday calling for the removal of piping attached to utility poles in the township – which are being installed to create a ritual Jewish enclosure called an eruv.“Today we ordered our Zoning Official to take action regarding the placement of PVC pipes on public utility poles which is consistent with the ...

  6. Two Bergen School Superintendents Among Highest Paid In NJ, Report Says

    Two Bergen School Superintendents Among Highest Paid In NJ, Report Says

    WAYNE, N.J. – The superintendent of the Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne earned the highest base pay of all school superintendents in New Jersey last school year, according to a list released by N.J.com.The list of the 25 highest paid superintendents in the state for the 2016 to 2017 school year is derived from data from the New Jersey Department of Education and is based on ...

  7. Bacteria Killed Bergen Boy At Sleepaway Camp, Says Report

    Bacteria Killed Bergen Boy At Sleepaway Camp, Says Report

    NORWOOD, N.J. – A Norwood 11-year-old who died while at a sleep-away camp Monday tested positive for a bacteria that is a precursor to bacterial meningitis, NJ.com reports.Daniel Beer – who was away at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah in Milford, Pennsylvania -- had Neisseria meningitis, a bacteria that often leads to infections in the brain, spinal cord and bloodstream, the article says.NJ.com ...

  8. Edward Malin, 17, Of Hackensack, Dies

    Edward Malin, 17, Of Hackensack, Dies

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Edward Malin of Hackensack passed away Thursday. He was 17.Malin was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 4 years old, and was in remission nine times, according to a GoFundMe page created to raise money to help him leave the hospital and be cared for at home.“Edward has fought harder in his life than a child should ever have to,” the page states.Arlena Jones, who ...

  9. Laid Off Bergen County Police Turn In Badges, Guns

    Laid Off Bergen County Police Turn In Badges, Guns

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Twenty-six law enforcement officers with the Bergen County Police Services were laid off Monday, and 11 more were demoted, according to their union president.The officers and dozens of their supporters gathered in Hackensack to walk along River Street from the Bergen County Plaza to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation building to turn in their equipment.Two at a ...

  10. Route 17 Stretch Dedicated To Military Hero

    Route 17 Stretch Dedicated To Military Hero

    RAMSEY, N.J. – In 2013, Timothy McGill of Ramsey was tragically killed in action in Afghanistan.The Army Staff Sergeant, and 2001 Ramsey High School graduate, was just 30 when he was killed by enemy fire in an attack near the border of Pakistan.Four years later, McGill is being honored and remembered by having a portion of Route 17 that runs through his hometown designated in his ...

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