Stacey Barchenger, The Asbury Park Press NJ

Stacey Barchenger

The Asbury Park Press NJ

Lakewood Township, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Stacey:

NJ becomes first state to require warning label on opioid prescriptions

New Jersey will require pharmacists to label opioid prescriptions with warnings about the risk of addiction. → Read More

New state budget has no major tax increases but people in NJ likely will pay more

NJ's state budget avoided major tax increases. But it did little to help stem rising local property taxes. Fees and fares are also on the rise → Read More

Lakewood schools to close? Parents told to make 'alternate plans'

Lakewood's public schools may close Monday as a result of the financial pressures facing the district. → Read More

Lakewood schools can't afford to stay open past March, leaders say

The Lakewood school board approved a budget that will fund operations through March even as it reels from shock it won't get another $30 million. → Read More

Here's how the NJ budget will affect you — beyond the big-ticket items

Attention went to the fight over a millionaires tax. But the NJ budget helps people in many ways. Here are some of them. → Read More

NJ lawmakers rush bills on gun control, DWI penalties and open containers in Atlantic City

Lawmakers back bills on gun sales, DWI penalties, open containers on Atlantic City's boardwalk and much more in a rush to get the budget passed. → Read More

NJ Orthodox: Want to help combat hate? Here's how to get involved

Here are several organizations working to build unity in Ocean County. → Read More

NJ law that protects Sandy victims from foreclosure expires July 1

Banks began calling last month, warning residents still rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy they'd have to begin repaying their mortgages. Cue panic. → Read More

Lakewood Route 70 flea market likely to close, 332 townhouses OK'd at site

The Route 70 Auction & Flea Market is likely entering its last season in Lakewood. The state has signaled it will approve a permit allowing 322 homes. → Read More

NJ first in nation to require panic buttons for hotel workers

Many major hotel chains have already said they'll provide emergency alert devices for employees who work alone. Now, New Jersey will require it. → Read More

NJ tax breaks fight: Phil Murphy takes to Camden suburbs to push his inventive plan

With two tax incentive programs expiring at the end of the month, NJ Gov. Phil Murphy went to Cherry Hill on Wednesday to promote his plan. → Read More

Lakewood schools get Peanut the therapy pony and a $30 million budget boost

Lakewood debuted a new equine therapy program for public school kids. Expanded offerings come as the district expects $30 million more from the state. → Read More

Lakewood SCHI founder gets 60 days jail, probation in money laundering case

Lakewood School for Children with Hidden Intelligence founder Rabbi Osher Eisemann will begin the jail term on July 1. → Read More

Dolphins swim with surfers off Belmar beach

Surf photographer Mary Dunham captured pictures of the pod before it swam south beyond Belmar. → Read More

Parkway crash in Aberdeen injures 9: Here's what we know now

Nine people were injured in the Saturday crash on the Garden State Parkway and an investigation is ongoing. Here's what we know so far. → Read More

Lakewood cop shoots dog inside church's housing shelter

A Lakewood officer looking for a suspect ended up shooting and wounding a dog inside the basement shelter of a local church. → Read More

Sex-segregated pool schedule ruled unlawful after married couple who wanted to swim together fined

Women were allowed 3.5 hours of pool time after 5 p.m. on weeknights compared to 16.5 hours for men. → Read More

Lakewood condo association's sex-segregated pool schedule ruled unlawful

Federal judge slams notion of "separate, but equal" policy. → Read More

Lakewood yeshiva BMG eyes Woodlake golf course for new campus

Lakewood yeshiva Beth Medrash Govoha is under contract to buy the 150-acre Woodlake Country Club on New Hampshire Avenue, according to public records. → Read More

Boy with autism calls 911 for teddy bear 'rescue.' Police officer responds in the best possible way

A New Jersey family is thanking police and dispatchers for assisting with their son's teddy bear emergency. → Read More