#b#Demolition Begins At Old Hospital Site#/b#

Workers have begun to demolish the site of the former Princeton Hospital at Witherspoon Street, the town of Princeton said in a press release.

Workmen from the Yanuzzi Corporation began work on Monday, September 22, demolishing one building and removing asbestos from others, the press release said. The demolition is set to take six months.

The town also issued a building permit for work on the top deck of the former hospital parking garage, which will be replaced in a yearlong project, during which time parking in the garage will be limited.

#b#End of the Line for Dinky Lawsuit#/b#

A group fighting the shortening of the Princeton Branch Line and the relocation of the Dinky station has decided not to appeal a decision by the Surface Transportation Board that the relocation could move forward.

The New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers said in a press release that it feared setting a bad legal precedent for public transportation corridors of the suit moved from administrative courts to the state court system.

“We made the decision not to appeal to the courts with reluctance because the STB decision is shortsighted and sets a dangerous precedent for the conversion of a rail corridor to non-rail use simply because the land is more valuable for private development,” said NJ-ARP president Len Resto.

The station is being moved to accommodate the Princeton University Arts and Transit project, and the NJ-ARP had hoped to have the federal government review the case. The board ruled that the project was exempt from federal oversight.

According to press reports, four other lawsuits against the Dinky station move are ongoing even as construction proceeds on the project in dispute.

#b#Crosstown Moves#/b#

The Independent Traveler, 200 Princeton South Corporate Center, Suite 330, Ewing 08628; 609-583-0000; Kathleen, president. www.independenttraveler.com.

Travel website “The Independent Traveler” has relocated from Tree Farm Road in Pennington to the Princeton South Corporate Center in Ewing. The website, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, has moved into a 16,000-square-foot office, an expansion from its old location. Independent Traveler founder and CEO Kathleen Tucker said in a press release that the move gives the company room to grow.

The Independent Traveler is one of the oldest travel websites on the Internet. The site began in 1993 as a community of message boards within AOL. The company’s first full-time employee came in 1996, and it moved into an office on Main Street in Pennington shortly thereafter. The Independent Traveler moved to Tree Farm Road in 1999.

Tucker, a lifelong traveler, grew up in Massachusetts in a household of six children. She graduated from Stanford in 1981 and went to work for CompuServe as a consultant before joining the online services department of the San Francisco Chronicle, then moving to AOL.

Jebsens (USA), Box 7176, Princeton 08543; 609-750-0780; fax, 609-750-0784. Ronald E. Orton, president. www.jebsens.no.

Logistical services company Jebsens, headquartered in Norway, is moving its U.S. office from shared space at Carnegie Center to a PO Box.

Saul Ewing LLP, 650 College Road East, Suite 4000, Princeton 08540-6603; 609-452-3100; fax, 609-452-3122. Marc Citron, resident managing partner. www.saul.com.

Saul Ewing LLP, a Philadelphia-based law firm, has moved its Princeton office from 750 to 650 College Road East.

#b#Expansions#/b#

IAB Solutions LLC , 260 Wall Street, Princeton 08540; 609-497-2410; Hamilton F. Potter III, president and co-chairman.

IAB Solutions, an accounts receivable service provider based in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, with offices on Wall Street, has opened a new office in Chicago. According to a press release, the new location is an operations center.

#b#Leaving Town#/b#

General Abstract & Title Agency , 1155 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton.

General Abstract Title, a title agency owned by Roma Bank, has closed its office on Whitehorse-Mercerville Road. Roma bank was acquired by Investors Bank last year.

Lynch, Osborne, Gilmore, & Durst LLC, 264 Nassau Street, Box 520.

The law firm Lynch, Osborne, Gilmore & Durst has left its Nassau Street office. Sandy Durst has opened a practice, The Durst Firm, at 186 South Broad Street in Trenton.

#b#Management Moves#/b#

The Pennington School, 112 West Delaware Avenue, Pennington 08534; 609-737-1838; fax, 609-737-2851. William S. Hawkey, headmaster. www.pennington.org.

The Pennington School has installed William S. Hawkey as its new headmaster. Hawkey was previously associate head of school and dean of faculty and has been with the private boarding school since 1982.

A native of Pennington, Dr. Hawkey is a graduate of the University of Vermont, with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and human development. He earned master’s degrees in counseling psychology and school psychology from Temple University before completing his doctorate there. During his tenure at Pennington, in addition to teaching, he has filled many roles, including those of assistant headmaster, head of Upper School, director of counseling, and head coach of the girls’ soccer team.

He and his wife, Karen, live in Pennington and have two sons, William and Steven, both Pennington graduates, and a daughter, Ellie, who is a seventh grader at the school.

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