In a new partnership, Climate Central’s videos on environmental issues are being shown on Charlie Lyons, executive producer of the videos, says that they are “little character pieces on people seeing change.”

In the latest video, Susan Prichard, a research scientist at the University of Washington, talks about how environmental change may make reforestation difficult after wildfires destroy acres of trees in the west. Interviewed by Heidi Cullen, Climate Central correspondent and senior research scientist, Prichard expresses fear that the next generation of seedlings that sprout after these mega-fires may not be able to survive in a warmer, drier climate.

This, says Lyons, is an example of Climate Central’s effort to bring a climate change story to light and to make it more understandable.

Prichard’s story is the latest in a series of video shorts featured on and produced by Climate Central, which describes itself as a non-profit, non-advocacy source for science-based information about climate change. The series introduces viewers to people from all walks of life who are studying or dealing with the impact of climate change today.

The environment stories seen on are excerpts from longer pieces Climate Central produces, which first air on PBS’s “The NewsHour” with Jim Lehrer.

Climate Central, which was founded early in 2008, has its headquarters on Palmer Square, where it has ties to the university, as well as an office in Palo Alto, California. The organization is headed by Berrien Moore III, who left his longtime position as director of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space at the University of New Hampshire to become its founding director.

Climate Central, 1 Palmer Square, Suite 330, Princeton 08542; 609-613-0806. Berrien Moore III, director. Home page:

Law Firm Expands To 902 Carnegie

The five-person law office of Goldberg Segalla will soon double its staff and triple its floor space size when it moves from 301 Carnegie Center to a 7,625-square-foot space at 902 Carnegie Center, across Route 1 from its present location.

The move will accommodate five new trial attorneys into the Princeton office of the 11-location firm, based in Albany, with a focus on the defense of complex products liability, toxic tort, and class action litigation.

Goldberg Segalla LLP, 301 Carnegie Center, Suite 101, Princeton 08540-6227; 609-986-1300. David S. Osterman Esq., partner. Home page:

Other Hilton Leases

Goldberg Segalla’s new address is one of 11 office and retail spaces leased by Hilton Realty since the end of the first quarter, totaling 28,000 square feet. Among the other transactions:

Chemspeed Technologies:The company leased 3,132 square feet for its sales office and showroom at the North Brunswick Commerce Center.

School of Arts Dance Education Center: Instructor Diane Gressing-White has leased 2,376 square feet at the North Brunswick Commerce Center.

Gordon Software has leased 1,689 square feet at West Windsor Business Park at 186 Princeton-Hightstown Road in West Windsor.

Global Engineering and Materials has leased 1,844 square feet at Research Park in Princeton.

Global Convergence has expanded its office at Montgomery Shopping Center on Route 206 by 1,886 square feet.

Simcox’s Flowers will move to a 1,200-square-foot space at Kuser Shopping Center on Whitehorse Mercerville Road in Hamilton.

Toromont Energy has leased 900 square feet at Enterprise Park on 800 Silvia Street in West Trenton.

Family Pharmacy has leased a 1,700-square-foot store at Princeton Arms Center in West Windsor.

Alphion has expanded its office at Windsor Business Park in West Windsor by 1,562 square feet.

Pedagogue Solutions, now located at 100 Thanet Circle, has leased 3,112 square feet at 1060 State Road in Princeton.

Renewal Signed At Alexander Park

FirstService Williams has arranged a long-term renewal of the space at 700 Alexander Park leased by the law firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney. The Pittsburgh-based law firm occupies 19,050 square feet on three floors. New Tower Trust Co. is the owner.

“After presenting a number of options to Buchanan, the firm concluded that remaining at 700 Alexander Park was the best value,” said Bryn Cinque, managing director, FirstService Williams, who represents the law firm with Jim Bailey, director, and Joe Kyrillos, senior managing director.

Carolyn Sica, of CB Richard Ellis, represented New Tower Trust Co. in the renewal.

Contract Awarded

Arora and Associates PC, 1200 Lenox Drive, Suite 200, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-844-1111; fax, 609-844-9799. Surinder S. Arora P.E., president.

NJ Transit has awarded Arora and Associates, along with Northeast Remsco Coast Inc. of Farmingdale, the first contract for construction of the Pennsauken Transit Center, which will link two South Jersey rail lines — the Atlantic City line and the River Line.

The $2.08 million contract covers a 200-foot platform with a 60-foot canopy. Work is to begin this fall. The $40 million center is scheduled to open by late 2012.

Crosstown Moves

S.L. Rose & Associates, 2681 Quakerbridge Road, Suite B-3, Hamilton 08619; 609-586-7772; fax, 609-586-7182. Sharon L. Rose CPA, president.

Sharon Rose has moved her five-person general accounting firm from 3705 Quakerbridge Road to Quakerbridge Commons.

Visionary Strategies, 338 Spring Hill Road, Skillman 08558; 908-281-3833; fax, 908-281-3834. Kathie De Chirico, chief strategist.

Kathie De Chirico has moved her six-person firm from 88 Orchard Road to Spring Hill Road.

The company provides licensing and branding for the apparel and fashion industries. Singer Carlos Santana has been the firm’s key brand.

New in Town

Global Convergence Solutions Inc., 1325 Route 206, Skillman 08558; 732-853-0510. Neal M. Axelrad, CEO.

GCS, a telecommunications network provider and consulting firm, has leased space in the Montgomery Shopping Center.

Headed by Neal Axelrad, the firm aims to provide the next generation of carrier grade communication networks. Prior to joining GCS Axelrad was vice president of global sales at InfiniRoute Networks, and was a key contributor in building ITXC into one of the world’s largest VoIP carriers.

Out of Business

Lawrenceville Inn, 2691 Main Street, Lawrenceville.

A third set of owners of the historic Lawrenceville Inn have closed the converted-farmhouse restaurant, barely half a year after they took it over. Chefs Gaetano Guarino and Micah Asculai, who also own the Grotto restaurant in Newtown, Pennsylvania, announced last week that they had lost their lease.

The restaurant, an 1892 property listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites, opened by John and Elizabeth Hunt in 2001, was sold last year to chef Christine Busch, who opened a short-lived French bistro here. Guarino and Asculai re-opened the inn in February.

The Hunts bought the house for $225,000 in 2001. It opened for business in 2003 to positive reviews (U.S. 1, August 27, 2003.)


Chapter 7 bankruptcy: Dunham Construction Services Inc., 947 State Road, Princeton..

Died: Henry Adam Schannen Jr., 71, on September 16. Co-founder of Hase-Schannen Research Associates in 1975, Schannen was also active nationally in the American Rhododendron Society. A memorial will be held Wednesday, September 23, from 5 to 8 at D’Errico Whitehorse Mercer Chapel, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton.

Died: Robert E. Ohle on September 19. He was a commercial insurance salesman and real estate appraiser for more than 30 years with Allen & Stults Insurance and also served as tax assessor for Hightstown Borough.

Died: Barbara Anderson Pakish, 56, on September 8. She worked for many years as a nurse at St. Francis Hospital, the Princeton University Infirmary, and in the office of her husband, Dr. Terence Pakish.

Died: Frank Karel, 74, on September 19. He was the vice president for communications at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Route 1 north from its founding in 1974 to 1987 and then from 1993 until 2001.

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