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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. 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 & ...

  2. REPORT: Demarest Among ‘Hottest’ Real Estate Markets In NJ

    REPORT: Demarest Among ‘Hottest’ Real Estate Markets In NJ

    CARLSTADT, N.J. – A third of the 15 hottest real estate markets in New Jersey are in Bergen County, according to an analysis by NJ.com.NJ.com used the Zillow home value index, which is based on recent home sales, to find the municipalities that have experienced peak home values over the last two quarters, then ranked them by the year-over-year change in median home value, the article ...

  3. 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.

  4. Alicia Keys Hits Up Englewood Pie Shop

    Alicia Keys Hits Up Englewood Pie Shop

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – Grammy Award winning artist Alicia Keys was spotted in an Englewood pie shop Sunday.Keys, who lives in Englewood with husband Swizz Beatz, stopped in Mr. Tod on West Hudson Avenue.The pie shop shared a photo of Keys on Instagram.“I can't show everyone how I make the donuts...but I told @aliciakeys I would show her,” owner Tod Wilson wrote to accompany the photo of him ...

  5. ‘Intelligent, Compassionate’ Jean-Marc Norat of Saddle Brook Dies At 24

    ‘Intelligent, Compassionate’ Jean-Marc Norat of Saddle Brook Dies At 24

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – Jean-Marc Norat of Saddle Brook passed away on Oct. 28. He was 24.Norat, “was a profound, intelligent, compassionate, honorable and loving young man,” according to a GoFundMe page set up to help his family pay for medical bills and student loans he left behind.Norat was a graduate of Rutgers University and was about to embark on a career in law and law enforcement. ...

  6. Claudia Cooper, 71, of Emerson

    Claudia Cooper, 71, of Emerson

    EMERSON, N.J. – Claudia Ann Cooper of Emerson passed away on Nov. 5. She was 71 years old.“Claudia was happiest when she was giving back to her community, passionately defending those without a voice, and being a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, and grandmother,” her obituary states.She devoted herself to numerous charities, was a teaching assistant and advocate for autistic ...

  7. Academies At Englewood Grad, 22, Helps Teens Get Into Ivy League

    Academies At Englewood Grad, 22, Helps Teens Get Into Ivy League

    PARAMUS, N.J. – A recent Yale University graduate from Paramus is helping teens get into Ivy League schools, NYPost.com reports.Chris Rim, 22, who attended high school at the Academies at Englewood at Dwight Morrows High School, started Command Education when he was a sophomore at Yale, the story says.The program focuses on “helping high schoolers accumulate life experiences that will ...

  8. Police: 'Broken Skull' Fight Leads To Complaints For 2 Ridgewood Teens

    Police: 'Broken Skull' Fight Leads To Complaints For 2 Ridgewood Teens

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – An intensive investigation into a brawl that sent a Ridgewood boy to the hospital with what loved ones said was a broken skull has produced juvenile complaints against two teens.Upset parents had been trying to get to the bottom of the Oct. 28 incident at Brookside fields -- which police dubbed a "mutual fight" --- since rumors about the brawl and ...

  9. Historians To Look Back At Cresskill's WWI Military Camp

    Historians To Look Back At Cresskill's WWI Military Camp

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- To pay tribute to Veterans Day and the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I, an Elmwood Park civic group is hosting a program on Bergen County’s Camp Merritt, the largest Embarkation Camp in the nation during World War I.On their way to and from the battlefields of Europe, more than a million soldiers were lodged at the 770-acre camp, spanning ...

  10. Phil Murphy's Win Marks New Era Of Democratic Control In New Jersey

    Phil Murphy's Win Marks New Era Of Democratic Control In New Jersey

    Former Wall Street executive-turned diplomat Phil Murphy (D) beat Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (R) in Tuesday's New Jersey gubernatorial election.CNN called the win for Murphy based on exit polling.Murphy, 60, will be sworn in on Jan. 16, and Democrats will control the governor's office and state Legislature for the first time since 2009, when Jon Corzine lost to Chris Christie.CLICK HERE ...

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