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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. REPORT: Fairview Among Poorest Towns In New Jersey

    REPORT: Fairview Among Poorest Towns 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. 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 ...

  4. Edgewater Korean Cuisine Hot Spot Expanding To Hackensack

    Edgewater Korean Cuisine Hot Spot Expanding To Hackensack

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Korean food lovers will soon have a new spot to try in Hackensack.SGD Dubu is expanding to the city, Boozyburbs.com reports.The Korean chain restaurant, formerly known as So Gong Dong Tofu, currently has nine locations, including spots in Edgewater, Fort Lee and Palisades Park, according to its website.“Our goal is to serve our customers every day with the authentic ...

  5. Bergen Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle To Head Homeland Security Committee

    Bergen Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle To Head Homeland Security Committee

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – Bergen County Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle of Englewood has been named chairperson of the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.The committee is responsible for monitoring the protection of New Jersey residents and overseeing issues affecting counter-terrorism, risk assessments, infrastructure protections, emergency communications, border ...

  6. Palisades Park Could Get Huge Indoor Water Park

    Palisades Park Could Get Huge Indoor Water Park

    PALISADES PARK, N.J. – A 50,000 square-food indoor water park could be coming to Palisades Park, NorthJersey.com reports.The proposed water park would be built alongside King Spa, a busy Korean spa on Commercial Avenue, with internal access between the two structures, the story says.CLICK HERE to read the full NorthJersey.com article.

  7. Wood-Ridge Mom Rushed To Hospital During Newborn Photoshoot

    Wood-Ridge Mom 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. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Powerball Tickets Worth $1M, $50K Sold In Bergen County

    Powerball Tickets Worth $1M, $50K Sold In Bergen County

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. – A Hackensack 7-Eleven sold a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million, and stores in Hillsdale and Paramus sold tickets worth $50,000.The million-dollar ticket -- sold at the 7-Eleven at 469 Passaic St. in Hackensack -- was one of two second prize winning tickets sold in New Jersey for the $559.7 million Powerball jackpot. The other was sold in Brick.The winning ...

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