Stephanie Schmid, the unemployed lawyer who lives with her mother and who is the Democrat nominee for Congress in the 4th district, used photos of a local businesses to boost her fledgling campaign—without the owner’s consent. That’s just Schmidy.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 4th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2020 congressional elections, Colts Neck General Store, Mary Pahira, NJ 4, Stephanie Schmid | 1 Comment »
Mary Pahira was proactive when the coronaviruspandemic began sweeping through New Jersey.
The 29-year-old owner of the Colts Neck General Store closed her business after Gov. Phil Murphy restricted restaurants to take-out and delivery service with an executive order on March 21. She laid off her staff, in the interest of their safety.
But Pahira, who is expecting her first child, said her savings are now on life support. Like many small-business owners in New Jersey, she did not receive any money through the first round of funding in the Paycheck Protection Program. Her employees’ attempts to obtai… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 2nd, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Colts Neck, COVID-19, Monmouth County News | Tags: Colts Neck General Store, Mary Pahira, Monmouth County News | 1 Comment »