Stacey Barchenger, North Jersey News

Stacey Barchenger

North Jersey News

Trenton, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Stacey:

'We are going to take action:' Break the coronavirus ban and it might cost you

Officials frustrated that weddings and parties are still happening in New Jersey say party guests might soon face charges, too. → Read More

Coronavirus: What you need to do to get financial help in New Jersey

New Jersey's sweeping response to coronavirus has included new, and expanded, financial assistance programs for New Jerseyans. Here's how to get help. → Read More

NJ Assembly makes history with first ever phone-in voting session to pass coronavirus relief

The New Jersey Assembly's Wednesday vote made history as the first legislative action in the state to occur on the phone. Lawmakers advanced coronavirus relief bills. → Read More

NJ lawmakers look to change public records, meetings laws during coronavirus emergency

New Jersey lawmakers say two of the state's government transparency laws need changes to accommodate coronavirus' impact on business as usual. → Read More

NJ will protect residents from eviction, foreclosure during coronavirus crisis, Murphy says

NJ won't allow evictions, foreclosures during coronavirus emergency. Lawmakers also passed aid for students, schools, businesses and more. → Read More

Funeral homes learning to adapt as coronavirus crisis alters traditional arrangements

Funeral directors are adapting to the changes even as they work through fears about their own safety. → Read More

Amid coronavirus outbreak, Phil Murphy warns against big house parties, gatherings

Moving a wedding into your home doesn't exempt it from a 50-person limit put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy says. → Read More

NJ employees, students may get help from state to deal with fallout from coronavirus

Some business was canceled and the public was told not to come to Trenton. But NJ lawmakers still plan to move on bills responding to coronavirus. → Read More

Gov. Murphy: Statewide curfew possible as state responds to coronavirus

Gov. Phil Murphy said Sunday morning during a radio show that officials were considering a statewide curfew to contain the spread of coronavirus. → Read More

Neighbors' legal battle over backyard bamboo trees divides NJ Supreme Court

A creeping bamboo plant prompted a neighborly dispute so deep-rooted it went all the way to the New Jersey Supreme Court. → Read More

NJ medical marijuana: State's top court says patients can't be fired

More than 70,000 medical marijuana patients in New Jersey can't be fired just for marijuana use, according to a state Supreme Court decision delivered Tuesday. → Read More

'Prominent person' in NJ made prank call in middle of night to sex harassment hotline

Panel on harassment in NJ politics told 'prominent person' made prank call to hotline established after women detailed abuse on political trip. → Read More

In wake of third presumed case of coronavirus in NJ, officials gather to urge calm

The third coronavirus case in New Jersey was a Camden County man in his 60s. Two earlier cases were in Bergen County. → Read More

Tracking coronavirus: How sleuth-like public health officials use contact tracing

Once a coronavirus case is confirmed, health workers work like detectives to help contain the spread. → Read More

NJ property taxes: Who paid the most, who paid the least, in 2019

Who pays the most and least property taxes in New Jersey? The numbers are in and here's the list. See where your town stacks up. → Read More

'Significant error': Murphy administration used the wrong year to calculate NJ school aid

The Murphy administration used old tax data instead of the most recent numbers, an oversight that is affecting some districts' budgets. → Read More

The right place at the right time: NJ troopers tell story behind Route 287 truck crash video

Two NJ troopers met Monday for the first time at the scene of a fiery truck crash. They tell what happened in that dramatic video. → Read More

Powerful NJ senator's former side job as Linden prosecutor is under investigation

State and federal prosecutors want more info on Sen. Nicholas Scutari's work in Linden, a step signaling possible criminal probes. → Read More

Amid claims of sexual harassment, NJ political train rolls along in #MeToo era

Hundreds of political players embark on NJ's oddest networking event: a train ride to DC that this year will be clouded by the #MeToo movement. → Read More

After Murphy administration used wrong tax data, NJ schools will receive new aid figures

Just one school district will be affected by the re-calculated aid figures, the Department of Education said. → Read More