#b#Acquisition#/b#

Solterra Recycling Solutions, 432 Stokes Avenue, Ewing 08638. 609-771-8005. Ed Apuzzi, CEO. www.centraljerseywaste.com.

Solterra Recycling Solutions, a Stokes Avenue-based company formerly known as Central Jersey Waste, has acquired New Brunswick-based Bridge Disposal, a provider of solid waste collection services. Bridge Disposal services residential, commercial, and industrial customers in central New Jersey.

“We are excited to continue building and strengthening our footprint in New Jersey,” said Ed Apuzzi, CEO of Solterra. “This acquisition reflects our strategy of building density and scale in markets we know well.”

Solterra provides non-hazardous solid waste, organic waste and recyclables collection and hauling services in around 30 municipalities in central and north Jersey, and the Philadelphia area.

#b#Management Moves#/b#

NJM Insurance Group, 301 Sullivan Way, West Trenton 08628. 609-883-1300. Bernie Flynn, president. www.njm.com.

NJM Insurance Group, formerly known as New Jersey Manufacturers, has promoted Mitchell A. Livingston to executive vice president and corporate counsel.

Livingston, who is also a member of NJM’s board of directors, is responsible for leading the company’s strategic planning efforts, while also directing NJM’s commercial lines sales, service, and underwriting divisions. He also oversees NJM’s human resources department and special investigations unit.

Livingston, formerly a director of the law firm of Sterns & Weinroth, joined NJM in 2006 as a staff attorney. He is also a member of the board of the Drumthwacket Foundation, the curator of the official governor’s mansion. A graduate of Rutgers University and Rutgers School of Law, Livingston lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania.

There were several other management moves at NJM: Steven B. Goldman, Daniel A. Toadvine, and Robert D. Weaver were named assistant vice presidents, Cam Maio was promoted to director of marketing and Loretta Kreutzberg was promoted to manager of the program management office.

American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School, 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton Shopping Center, Suite C, Princeton 08540. 609-921-7758. Pamela Levy, school director. www.arballet.org.

American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School have chosen Pamela Levy as the school’s director. Levy will be the fourth director in its 62-year history.

“Pamela Levy is the right person to serve as the next director of Princeton Ballet School,” said Vanessa Logan, executive director of American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School. “From her initial interaction with the school as a student, and continuing through her education at Rutgers University where she earned a BFA and at New York University earning an MA, and on to her teaching roles at American Ballet Theater and Mason Gross School of the Arts, Pamela’s experience and immersion in the dance world is unsurpassed.”

Levy began her dance career at Princeton Ballet School, attending classes from 1978 through 1987. She was a member of Princeton Ballet II (now the American Ballet Workshop), and studied under school founder Audree Estey, Dermont Burke, Judith Leviton, Alexei Yudenich, and others.

“The Princeton Ballet School is where I received an excellent dance education, and where the strong foundation was laid for my career as a professional dancer and teacher,” Levy said. “It is an honor to return to PBS as director and carry on the legacy created by Audree Estey.”

Eden Autism Services, 2 Merwick Road, Princeton 08540. 609-987-0099. Peter Bell, president and CEO. www.edenservices.org.

Eden Autism, an autism services provider, has named Rachel Tait chief program officer. She will oversee both the Eden School and Eden Adult Services.

Tait joined Eden in 2000 as a teaching assistant in Eden’s pre-vocational class and was steadily promoted until she reached the rank of managing director of educational services.

Tait holds a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Elizabethtown College as well as two masters degrees in special education and educational administration from Rider University. She completed a post-graduate certification program in applied behavior analysis at Penn State World Campus, and holds certificates in elementary education and special education, and supervisor and principal certification.

Tait is a resident of Pennington and is an active volunteer with Special Olympics of New Jersey, Art All Night, and the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market.

First Bank (FRBA), 2465 Kuser Road, Hamilton 08690. 609-528-4400. Patrick L. Ryan, CEO. www.firstbanknj.com.

First Bank CEO Patrick Ryan has joined the YMCA of Trenton’s board of directors. “My family has a long history with area YMCAs, dating back to my father’s significant involvement with the expansion of the Hamilton YMCA and his continued support as a board member,” he said in a statement.

#b#New in Town#/b#

Advanced Technology Group Inc. (ATG), 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 1030, Plainsboro 08536. 908-696-3085. Mani Kumar Kuchana, president.

ATG Technology Group, a computer consulting company, has opened an office at 666 Plainsboro Road.

Crosstown Moves

Reitler, Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC, 4 Independence Way, Suite 140, Princeton 2023. 609-514-1500, www.reitlerlaw.com.

Law firm Reitler, Kailas & Rosenblatt has moved from Vaughn Drive to Independence Way.

#b#Leaving Town#/b#

Mr. Electric of Central New Jersey, 838 Alexander Road, Princeton.

Mr. Electric of Central New Jersey, a franchise of a chain of electrician businesses, has closed its Alexander Road office. Its listed number was answered by the Mr. Electric central office.

#b#Deaths#/b#

Barbara Backus “Bobbie” Allen, 88, on June 26. She owned and ran the Light Gallery in the Princeton Shopping Center.

Francis J. Stearle Jr., 69, on July 3. He was the owner of Associates Appraisal Agency and worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program.

Bea Varra, 51, on July 3. She worked for AmRe/Munich Reinsurance America for 24 years, retiring as IT training manager for HR.

Joseph Zoratti, 69, on July 2. He worked for the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce as a relationship manager.

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