Mayors React to Effects of Virus
Last week, Matt Skoufalos of NJ Pen spoke with a handful of mayors about the early effects of novel coronavirus on their communities and the time that will lapse before those dollars trickle down to the individual families, self-employed workers, and small businesses that need them the most. Mayor Ted Brennan said he’s hopeful that some community block development grants (CBDGs) will again be available to help small businesses in his community recover from COVID-19-related losses. Brennan supports the statewide shutdowns as “fully justified” to “flatten the curve”, he also knows those closures will have an “ancillary impact” on Merchantville's small businesses. Here’s what local mayors had to say.