South Brunswick Township, Municipal Building, Box 190, Monmouth Junction 08852; 732-329-4000; fax, 732-329-0627. Frank Gambatese, mayor. www.sbtnj.net.
Municipal recycling efforts in South Brunswick are getting a boost from the state Department of Environmental Protection. The township will get $149,198 toward its recycling program, part of a $13 million grant investment by the DEP designed to enhance and expand recycling programs and education around the state.
The grant is funded by a $3 per ton surcharge on trash disposed at solid waste facilities.
Waste Management of New Jersey (WMI), 107 Silvia Street, Ewing 08628; 877-220-JOBS. www.wm.com.
West Windsor township recently awarded Waste Management, a Ewing-based trash collection firm, a $466,193 contract to use biodiesel fuel in the trucks it uses to collect trash there, starting February 1. Biodiesel, which is derived mainly from plant oils, is considered more renewable than petroleum-based diesel and cleaner-burning than standard gasoline.
The contract displaces Central Jersey Waste & Recycling, a Ewing-based hauler and current collection company for the township.
Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton 08541; 609-921-9000. Kurt F. Landgraf, president. www.ets.org.
Educational Testing Service acquired Computerized Assessments and Learning (CAL), a computerized assessment company based in Lawrence, Kansas, for an undisclosed sum.
CAL, formed in 2005, provides online testing for large-scale and local assessment programs focused on the K-12 market, developed in cooperation with the University of Kansas. The company will operate as an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of ETS, remain in Kansas, and continue to fulfill its current state and association contracts.
According to ETS, CAL created and refined the most up-to-date computerized assessment platform in the world. In 2008 alone, the CAL online assessment system reliably delivered almost 5 million computer-based tests without delays or interruptions in service, an assett ETS desired.
#b#Fox Run Sold#/b#
Fox Run Apartments, 60 Fox Run Drive, Plainsboro 08536; 609-799-2710; fax, 609-799-6052. Rebecca Sarrand, office manager.
Avalon Bay Communities, a residential developer based in Washington, D.C., has acquired Fox Run Apartments as part of a national, three-complex deal. Avalon bought the 776-unit property from Vantage, for $86.5 million.
The real estate investment firm Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, based in Florham Park, marketed the property on behalf of the sellers, Angelo Gordon & Company and Vantage Properties, which bought the property in 2009.
#b#New in Town#/b#
Princeton IT Services, 3525 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 1400, Hamilton 08619; 609-853-0058. Ravi Karamsetty, president. http://princetonits.com.
Princeton IT Services, which does database and disaster recovery management, has opened an office on Quakerbridge Road.
The firm, which also operates in India, is run by Ravi Karamsetty, a former database architect with Epiq Systems and JP Morgan Chase. He earned his MBA from the University of Madras in India in 1995.
Synergy Home Remodelling LLC, 360 Wall Street, Second Floor, Princeton 08540; 609-577-9886; John Bolling, president. www.synergyhomeremodeling.com
Synergy Home Remodeling has opened an office on Wall Street. The firm was founded by John Bolling, a former treasury manager with National City Bank (now PNC) in 2005.
Witt Law LLC, 304 Wall Street, Suite 1, Princeton 08540; 609-279-0599; fax, 609-385-0142. Jared Witt, attorney at law. www.wittlawus.com.
Jared Witt has opened his business and real estate law practice on Wall Street. Before opening his firm, Witt served as general counsel of TerraCycle, a Trenton-based waste products recycler. Prior to that he practiced corporate, banking, and real estate law at Jamieson Moore Peskin & Spicer in Princeton and Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf in New York.
Witt earned his bachelors from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his J.D. from Rutgers in 1995.
George M. Pregg, 89, on January 15. He was the owner of the George M. Pregg Real Estate, Insurance and Travel Company in Trenton, a former Trenton councilman, and longtime host of “Hungarian Hour” on WTTM radio.
Gerald Takacs, 66, on January 14. He was a salesman at Lawrence Toyota.
Thomas Serinese, 47, on January 12. He was a service technician at Coppa’s Service Center in North Brunswick, where he was killed in a flatbed truck accident.
Edward DeFelippis, 40, on January 12. He was a graphic designer for Films Media Group.
Michael Testa, 40, on January 11. An employee of Lunar Steel of North Brunswick, he died after a fall at a construction site in East Brunswick.
Lisa Federico, 52, on January 11. Widow of former Princeton Borough police chief Anthony Federico, who died in 2009, she worked for many years in food service at Princeton University.
Richard Lettiere, 62, on January 10. He was a real estate agent at Long & Foster, 33 Princeton-Hightstown Road.
David Thoennes, 68, on January 10. He was a senior research chemist at American Cyanamid for 34 years, ultimately retiring in 2008 from Wyeth.
William Steller, 81, on January 8. He was a manager of regulatory affairs at American Cyanamid, where he worked for 42 years.
Milton Cranstoun, 85, on January 6. He was co-owner of Rosedale Mills of Princeton for 40 years.
Robert Clark, 73, on January 4. A professor emeritus of art and archaeology at Princeton University, he is credited with reviving interest in American arts and crafts. He taught at Princeton for 31 years.
Julianne Wightman Douglas, 90, on November 24. A former broker in the Princeton area, she was a major area arts and culture supporter and a founding member of the Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study.