#b#Acquisitions#/b#

Heartland Payment Systems (HPY), 90 Nassau Street, Second Floor, Princeton 08542; 888-798-3131; fax, 609-683-3815. Robert Carr, CEO. www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com

Heartland Payment Systems, a credit and debit card processing and payroll firm based at 90 Nassau Street, has acquired School-Link Technologies, a California-based provider of K-12 school nutrition and point-of-sale systems, for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition is Heartland’s latest foray into the K-12 payment processing market. In 2011 the company also has acquired LunchBox, an integrated school nutrition and point-of-sale management software; Comalex, a software for school nutrition programs and point-of-sale systems; and MySchoolBucks.com, a website and online service for parents to pay for their child’s school meals and student activity fees using a credit or debit card or via electronic check.

Heartland now handles payment processing for 19,000 K-12 schools in the U.S. CEO Bob Carr said the acquisitions allow schools to run register sales more efficiently.

#b#Crosstown Moves#/b#

RCP Management Company, 10 Centre Drive, Monroe 08831; 609-683-7980; fax, 609-683-5495. Richard J. Fry & Mary Faith Radcliffe, principals. www.rcpmanagement.com

RCP Management Company, a residential and commercial firm, has moved from 30 Wall Street to Monroe. The company manages community associations as well as apartment complexes and commercial properties.

Entasis Architecture, 1181 Bear Tavern Road, Titusville 08560; 609-915-4800. Gonzalo Rizo-Patron, founder.

Architect Gonzalo Rizo-Patron has moved his business from Route 31 in Pennington to Titusville.

The firm does design-intensive architecture, including additions and new homes, as well as commercial work and some restoration and rehabilitation. Rizo-Patron received a bachelor’s in economics from SUNY-New Paltz in 1982 and a master’s degree in architecture from Carnegie Mellon in 1986.

#b#Expansions#/b#

Pellettieri Rabstein and Altman, 190 Route 18, Suite 101, East Brunswick 08816. Robert J. Adinolfi, attorney. 732-325-0066. Home page: www.pralaw.com

The law firm of Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman, based at 100 Nassau Park Boulevard, has opened a new office in East Brunswick. It is the firm’s fourth office. Others are based in Nutley and Mt. Holly.

The East Brunswick office will focus on medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury. Robert Adinolfi, a partner in the firm, will run that office.

NRG Energy Inc. (NRG), 211 Carnegie Center, Princeton 08540-6213; 609-524-4500; fax, 609-524-4501. David Crane, president and CEO. www.nrgenergy.com.

NRG Energy, based at 211 Carnegie Center, has completed its $450 million acquisition of the 250-megawatt California Valley Solar Ranch project from SunPower Corp.

#b#Leaving Town#/b#

Films Media Group, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Hamilton. www.films.com

Films Media Group, which produces videos, DVDs, and multimedia programs for schools, colleges, and libraries in North America, appears to have left American Metro Boulevard.

The organization’s phone number no longer connects and its website no longer lists Hamilton among its offices. The move takes 115 jobs out of American Metro Center. Films Media is based in Manhattan. Calls to that office were not returned.

#b#New in Town#/b#

Newmarket Pharmaceuticals LLC, 17 Hulfish Street, Suite 200, Princeton; 609-252-9600; fax, 609-252-0600. David Rock, VP, research & development. www.newmarketpharma.com

Newmarket Pharmaceuticals, an animal health research firm, has opened an office at 17 Hulfish Street. The firm specializes in treatments for equine health.

#b#Deaths#/b#

Nicholas Johnson, 82, on October 14. He was a letter carrier for the Princeton Post Office for 30 years, then worked in the mail room at L’Oreal in Cranbury.

Joyce Kuhns, 56, on October 14. She was a senior research scientist with Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Robert Chirumbolo, 56, on October 12. He was a wealth management advisor for Savino Financial Group of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network on Alexander Road.

Nancy Driver-Edenfield, 49, on October 12. She had worked at Johnson and Johnson.

Richard Wetherald, 75, on October 9. He retired in 2008 from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, where he was a senior research associate in the field of greenhouse warming for 44 years.

John Lee Lowrance, 79, on October 6. In 1980 he founded Princeton Scientific Instruments, based at 7 Deer Park Drive, to develop and build microcomputer controlled television camera systems for scientific application. He had previously worked on the development of television cameras for the U.S. space program at RCA-ASTRO, Princeton University, and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He also worked on the Hubble space telescope.

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