The people of America and indeed the entire world, saw the darkest of days stretch into months and now approaching the two year mark . And the misery is not done yet with more than 600,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and another 25,000 deaths predicted by the end of 2021 .
We also now have a mutated strain of the COVID-19 virus that is far more contagious. Americans have been depending on their local, state and federal representatives, those politicians who had much promise when we elected them. However, deep down, we knew our representatives wouldn't really do much in the grand scheme of things .
While the ripple effects of this pandemic are sure to last a decade or more, particularly in the financial lives of many Americans. Those who were financially struggling are now almost out of resources if not broke. Almost half of small businesses have already or will become extinct fossils.
All of the blood, sweat and treasure of building a small business is now up in smoke, and many will not make a comeback regardless of how well America snaps back in the coming years.
New Jersey residents have had their heads shaved by local powers-to-be under the guise of COVID-19 activities.
One area of New Jersey and its officials have taken advantage of its citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tucked away in Flemington borough and Raritan Township in the western part of NJ in Hunterdon County, some unscrupulous leaders of business have taken serious advantage of the citizens who live there.
The arrogance of customer service at Bank branches located in and around that County . NJ, we blindly trust our savings believing banks are sound . Calling out these branches for questionable practices .
The disinformation and poor leadership style lead by management is ridiculous .
Then there is the Stop-N-Shop supermarket chain which has to be one of the ugliest supermarket groups in Hunterdon County . Now 27% underwater on home ownership – it didn't take long for that lame supermarket chain to capitalize on the pandemic and start gouging customers with off-the-chart pricing on necessities. Cleaning products skyrocketed like they had the last bottle of Clorox on Earth, and the last roll of toilet paper.
Just shameful. Questions were raised about why Clorox bleach regularly priced around $3.49 a gallon skyrocketed to over $11.00 a gallon .Our first inquiry was a call to the Clorox Corporate Offices, which we believe sets the price for the stores. Clorox Corporate Offices denied our claim in a written statement stating that retail prices are set by retailers. The price was never COVID-19 adjusted, meaning it was simply a 'normal price increase.' Next, we reached out to Stop-N-Shop regarding Clorox pricing, and the management laughed it off with a verbal statement saying, "It's worth what the market will bear.''
Back in March the local 7-11 located on US 202 was reported to corporate for what was considered unethical practices . Months later only to be caught again over charging for cookies , shorting customers of change and bait and switch pricing .
Residents of the area are still scratching their heads , wondering why the city dump was closed due to Cov-19 for months just to reopen . Then close again days later to observe ''Employee Appreciation Day''.
Not to be outdone by Raritan Twp. tax offices, charging early tax payers interest without notification on the following year increase .
A small list of some of the worst offenders, but Sun Ridge Town Homes takes the trophy home for 2021. From our reporting, the old management left leaving a bad taste with homeowners . Residents information was being shared, management indulging in substance abuse while spending thousands of dollars on ridiculous expenditures such as golf carts bought but never used.
Speculation of corruption has spilled out to SunRidge Associa Community Management , and Manager Antoinette Hutchinson . In one occasion Associa is still billing a dead resident for over two years . Holding up units from roof replacements . All the while Hutchinson ran her own personal Daycare out of the clubhouse .
Think long and hard before relocating to this County or SunRidge Townhomes .
Hunterdon County has set the bar very low indeed .... First Reported Google News , Hsde@SJN
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