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O'Johnnie's Owner Set to Retire; Future of Clark Landmark Uncertain

September 6, 2018

CLARK, NJ - After 41 years of owning O'Johnnie's, Jerry Bertekap has decided to retire.   He is looking forward to sunnier days fishing, boating and relaxing on the beaches of Florida with his wife.  

Bertekap said a non-refundable deposit was accepted and his retirement and legal transfer of the business will take place by the end of this ...

Local Realtor Hosts Women’s Networking Group in Clark

CLARK, NJ - When Jacki Venezio started the Clark, NJ Business Women Networking Group she aimed to bring together professional women in the community to support each other and learn from one another.

In her own professional life as Your Personal Realtor, Jacki understands the value of creating great relationships and making connections.   She thought starting a group of her own ...

VIDEO: Immigrants Rally in Front of Wells Fargo Board Member’s Local Home

WESTFIELD, NJ — The quiet of a tree-lined Westfield neighborhood was interrupted by singing, chanting and banging at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday as dozens of protesters marched up Standish Avenue to the home of Maria Morris, a member of Wells Fargo’s board of directors.

The group — immigrant families with the advocacy organization Make the Road New Jersey — called Wells Fargo one ...

Get Your Small Business Off the Rocks

Every small business eventually hits a rough patch. It’s easy to get discouraged when it happens. But look at the upside: you have infrastructure in place, you have existing customers and most importantly, you have the hard-won experience of knowing what works and what doesn’t. With that in mind, here are some ideas to get things back on track:

Focus on triage. Just like a ...

The Local Market is Hot...What Realtor Are You Working With?

CLARK, NJ - Homes are selling quickly around town these days.  When it comes to buying or selling you need a real estate firm that doesn't just adapt to change, they make it.

ERA Village Green Realtors has been part of the local landscape and knows how to help clients navigate it for the best outcomes. 

If you are looking for a local realtor with expertise in Clark and ...

Hartz Mountain Presents Concepts for Walnut Avenue Complex on Clark Border

CRANFORD – After months of waiting, Hartz Mountain continued its application for 750 Walnut at Wednesday’s Planning Board meeting.

James Rhatican, Vice President of Land Use and Development at Hartz Mountain, along with two witnesses, real estate broker Matt McDonough and architect Bruce Englebaugh, spoke on Hartz Mountain’s behalf.

Rhatican referred to McDonough as ...

Rahway Mayor Giacobbe to Attend Grand Opening of First Wawa Store in Rahway; Free Coffee Offered Through July 16

RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe will be on hand to cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. Thursday. July 12, for the new Wawa store's grand opening at 280 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway.

The 24-hour Wawa store will officially open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, with the grand opening ceremonies to follow. Free coffee will be offered at the store through July 16. Wally Goose, the ...

Long Vacant Supermarket Property on Westfield Avenue in Clark Under Contract

CLARK, NJ – Mayor Bonaccorso confirmed that the site of the former A&P (Foodtown) on Westfield Avenue is under contract.  The building which the mayor has referred to on numerous occasions as Clark’s eyesore has remained vacant since 2006.

In February Bonaccorso moved to have Clark’s Planning Board investigate whether the site of the former supermarket qualified as ...

Meet 'Your Personal Realtor' Jacki Venezio Hogan

CLARK, NJ - Few purchases require as large of a financial, time and emotional commitment as buying or selling a house.   Having a client feel valued, respected, appreciated and satisfied throughout the process is the most important part of any relationship to local realtor Jacki Venezio Hogan.

When it comes to buying or selling a home, Jacki is the reigning champion of being ...


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