#b#Crosstown Moves#/b#

Massar & Kurs PA, 2235 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton 08619. 609-448-2500, principal attorney. www.mercerelderlaw.com.

The law firm has merged with Archer Law Services.

Martin E. Kline, 2622 Nottingham Way, Suite 1, Hamilton 08619. 609-396-9888.

The law firm has moved from Whitehead Road to Nottingham Way.

Eastern States Properties, PO Box 5031, Trenton 08638. 609-883-5711. Scott Plapinger, manager.

The property company has moved from Colonial Drive to shared office space. All other contact information is the same.

#b#Grant Announced#/b#

United Way of Greater Mercer County, 3150 Brunswick Pike, Suite 230, Lawrenceville 08648. 609-896-1912. Sandra Toussaint-Burgher, president/CEO. www.uwgmc.org.

United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC) was awarded a $375,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for 2017-’18. The grant marks the 15th consecutive year that the organization has received funding from RWJF.

The grant will support United Way’s expansion of its financial empowerment programs and other efforts.

“The continued support from RWJF will allow us to purposefully make a greater impact in our communities,” said Sandra Toussaint, CEO of United Way of Greater Mercer County.

#b#New in Town#/b#

Tradesmen International, 9 Princess Road, Suite K, Lawrenceville 08648. 609-323-3891. Steven Kane, general manager. www.tradesmeninternational.com.

Tradesmen International, a staffing company, has opened an office on Princess Road. The company, founded in 1992, is based in Cleveland and has more than 100 offices around the country.

“It’s very exciting to be a part of an office that breaks ground in a new, very populated market, with tons of potential for teaming up with many contractors,” said general manager Steve Kane in a prepared statement.

“We are already partnering with the biggest ‘house raising’ company in Jersey; they work in Ocean County to help secure houses from possible flooding due to hurricanes or other natural disasters. We also have good relationships with other contractors in the area, providing them skilled guys who emphasize safety, productivity and craftsmanship.”

Acquisition

WIRB Copernicus Group, 212 Carnegie Center, Suite 301, Princeton 08540. 609-945-0101. Donald A. Deieso, chairman and CEO. www.wcgclinical.com.

WIRB Copernicus Group, a pharmaceutical research consulting company based in Carnegie Center, has acquired Vigilare International, a drug safety consulting company based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

“With its comprehensive service suite, Vigilare provides clients with streamlined, regulatory compliant operations, faster access to safety data and focused in-depth product safety reporting and analysis,” said Donald A. Deieso, CEO of WCG. Vigilare saves clients time and money by offering them a robust alternative to building and maintaining an internal pharmacovigilance and drug safety program.”

Like the other members of the WCG group, Vigilare will continue to operate as an independent service organization.

#b#Deaths#/b#

Robert G. Jahn, 87, on November 15. He was a professor of aerospace sciences at Princeton, where he founded the Electric Propulsion and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory. He was also dean of Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and founded the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research lab, which studied parapsychology topics such as remote viewing.

Raymond Burch, 87, on November 23. He was a supervisor in the shipping department of ETS.

Mike Brady, 63, on November 23. He was a coach at Rider, joining the college in 1980 and building its cross country and track programs. He later became Princeton’s head cross country and assistant track and field coach.

John D. Sweeney III, on November 23. He worked at Princeton University, retiring as director of investments.

Joseph Borgia, 76, on November 23. He was Mercer County apprenticeship coordinator and principal of Mercer County Vocational Technical Evening Adult School.

Olivia Miranda Mitchell “Randy” Caris, 65, on November 18. She retired from the New Jersey

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