Business & Finance

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Clark Chamber of Commerce recently held a fundraising event called Strikes for Scholarships.   The evening included bowling, networking, pub grub and plenty of laughs. Chamber members and guests took to their lanes and played to win in the friendly competition slotted to raise ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Lord & Taylor recently announced that it will close several its brick-and-mortar locations, including the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.  TAPinto Westfield reached out to Lord & Taylor’s corporate headquarters with questions about the fate of the town's ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood hosted its seventh annual Ladies Night Out, attracting a record crowd of women from as far away as Princeton for the event, held outside on Fanwood Plaza for the first time in 2018. "Seven years ago when we started this, we did not have this beautiful public ...

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CLARK, NJ – Foodies, loyal customers and locals have been making the final pilgrimage to Thailand Restaurant for one last meal and visit before they close for good.  Many are being turned away at the door. With limited space and resources, Petey Gosinanond, the daughter of owners, Cindy and Alex ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Boxcar, a private bus company, just launched service from Westfield and Cranford train stations direct to Midtown and the Upper East Side of Manhattan on May 29. Their luxury buses offer amenities including reserved seating, restrooms, power outlets and free Wi-Fi.  Though it's ...

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CLARK, NJ – Thailand Restaurant will be closing its doors after almost two decades of serving traditional Thai fare from its Central Avenue location. A sign greets patrons at the door as they enter indicating that the restaurant’s last day open will be Sunday June 3.  Petey Gosinanond, the ...

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CLARK, NJ – In the age of digital communication and computer data, adding a personal touch and knowing the name of your client goes a long way.  But being able to wave hello while coaching their child in Saturday’s soccer game makes them feel appreciated and provides a sense of community. That’s ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Chamber of Commerce’s April meeting was held recently.  Members gathered to network, hear township news, spend time on professional development and learn about the host’s business.  Local government officials including Clark Business Administrator John Laezza, Chief of ...

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UNION, NJ – When once there were three, soon there will be no bowling alleys in Union. A sign on the door at the Hy-Way Bowl on Route 22 indicates the alley will close later this month. The sign reads:      My Customers:   Due to extreme ill health issues, as of May 24, 2018, Hy-Way Bowl ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People ...

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CLARK, NJ - Members of the Clark Chamber of Commerce were treated to breakfast during a recent meeting hosted by the town of Clark.  Mayor Sal Bonaccorso addressed chamber members and provided updates on township business.  Bonaccorso told members about plans to break ground on a playground with ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway. “Union County’s Ulrich Pool provides our youth and adult summer job seekers with an opportunity to enjoy working outdoors in the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — There has been a data security issue involving customer payment card data at certain Lord & Taylor stores in North America, parent company Hudson’s Bay Company announced Sunday. A spokesperson for HBC told TAPinto Westfield that they cannot say yet if customers at the ...

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CLARK, NJ - Aliperti's Catering at the Gran Centurions is here to stay according to owner Garry Ruane during a recent interview.  Rumors persisted over the last year about plans to develop the site.  Ruane has finally put an end to all of the gossip by signing a ten year lease for the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The warm weather is, hopefully, just around the corner and, according to Edison Heating and Cooling owner Mike Iarrapino, now is the time to ensure that air condition units are working efficiently.   “People who have systems over 15 years old should consider replacing them ...

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CLARK, NJ - Kleespies, Horwitz & Associates, LLC is accepting appointments for personal and corporate 2017 tax returns.   Don't take chances with do-it-yourself tax programs or pop-up tax-preparers.   Our years of experience will ensure your tax return is thorough, accurate, and tailored to ...

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SURF CITY, NJ - Need a job this summer? Look no further. Shore Fire Grille again has teamed up with local businesses in the area for a special summer 2018 Job Fair event.  The Third Annual LBI Job Fair will take place Saturday, March 31.  pril 15.  Employers will be looking to hire help for the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. At TAPinto, we believe in serving you with high-quality, objective local news coverage.   To make sure that you ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear.  This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - With members of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce gathering in Rahway for the monthly meeting on Friday, the Rahway Chamber of Commerce took advantage of the opportunity to boast about some of the positive business developments happening in the city. Rahway Chamber of ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Chamber of Commerce held its last meeting of the year on December 20.  The meeting was hosted by the Clark Public School District at Arthur L. Johnson High School. The event started with members and guests networking followed by breakfast and individual introductions of all ...

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