#b#Dunkin’ Donuts Adds Trenton Facility#/b#
The daily newspaper’s headquarters has been sold to Central Jersey CML, which will use the facility as a bakery for Dunkin’ Donuts. The Trentonian said it only occupies a quarter of the building, which has been home to the newsroom and printing plant for the tabloid since 1965.
Central Jersey CML was established in 2015 by franchisees Paresh Patel and Alexander McCourt as a response to the growing number of Dunkin’ Donut retail locations opening in the area. The Perry Street facility will total 69,000 square feet.
According to the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, chamber president Robert Prunetti and board member Chris Fifis of Hardenbergh Insurance Group were the catalysts who brought Central Jersey CML to Trenton.
The move was advanced when the New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved a 10-year, $18.9 million award from Grow NJ for the project. The estimated net benefit for the state is $1.8 million over a 30-year period.
Central Jersey CML anticipates creating 170 full-time jobs to produce 100,000 products per week. Construction is slated to begin in early 2017 at an estimated cost of $16 million.
The Trentonian has not announced where it will move but indicated that it would maintain a physical presence in Trenton.
The Trentonian, 600 Perry Street, Trenton 08602. 609-989-7800. Bill Murray, publisher. www.trentonian.com.
Einstein’s Alley, an organization that promotes science and technology in Central New Jersey, has recognized several Route 1-area businesspeople with its Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards.
Marino Posso of Advertise IT in Trenton is originally from Colombia and got the David Sarnoff Award for Advocacy and Community Engagement.
V. Balasubramanian, president of Cabeus in Jefferson Plaza, is from India and was given the Albert Einstein Award for Innovation.
Jianping Wang, president of Mercer County Community College, received the special award for immigrant accomplishment.
R Square, 5 Independence Way, Suite 300, Princeton 08540. 609-520-8204. Anil Kumar. www.r-square.com.
The global IT services company has moved from Suite 105 to Suite 300 at 5 Independence Way. The company is headquartered in Ohio.
Newspaper Media Group, 145 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08542. 609-751-0245, www.elauwit.com.
The Princeton Sun, a free weekly community newspaper, has published its last issue after a four-and-a-half-year run. Senior associate editor Erica Chayes Wida has joined the Princeton Packet and will produce content there. Both publications were bought earlier this year by Newspaper Media Group, owned by Richard Donnelly. (U.S. 1, October 26.)
In an announcement to its readers, the Sun said its stories would be “wrapped into a new plan to improve content in the Princeton Packet.”
#b#New in Town#/b#
Novitium Pharmaceuticals, 70 Lake Drive, East Windsor. Chad Gassert, CEO. www.novitiumpharma.com.
Novitium Pharmaceuticals has moved from South Plainfield to East Windsor and expanded, town officials said. The startup’s 45,000- square-foot facility is located on Lake Drive and has plenty of room to accommodate its planned expansion from a workforce of 46 to 100.
The company will manufacture generic drugs at its East Windsor factory, which also includes a lab and office space.
Good Grief, 5 Mapleton Road, Princeton 08540. 609-498-6674, www.good-grief.org.
Good Grief, an organization that provides free help to children who are dealing with the death of a family member, has purchased the building where it has been renting office space for its headquarters since last year.
The group currently occupies the second and third floors of the building. It plans to continue to lease the first floor to several law firms.
The organization branched out to Princeton from Morristown in 2012 and said it has seen a growth of 29 percent in demand for its programs in the past year. It recently partnered with HiTops to provide support to local students after the suicide of a Princeton teen.
The nonprofit organization moved to Mapleton Road in 2015, after outgrowing its rented space at Princeton Alumni Corps and Trinity Church, and has launched a $2 million capital campaign to fully fund the newly acquired building. The group said its campaign has reached 50 percent of its goal.
“The purchase of this building demonstrates that we are a permanent fixture for this community, but we also need the community’s support,” said Good Grief CEO Joe Primo. “We’ll be here when children face the hardest days of their lives.”
He added, “In addition to our nationally respected programs for grieving families, we are providing education and advocating for children so that their social ecologies are better equipped to care for them and so that children learn to become resilient during times of adversity.”
The Mapleton Road headquarters, purchased for $1.65 million, has 10,000 square feet of interactive space, including a volcano room where kids can express their anger and hurt, a theater and hospital room, an arts and crafts room, a teen center, and group rooms for children and parents.
Between its Morristown and Princeton centers, Good Grief supports about 550 participants each month and reaches thousands of children each year with its education and advocacy efforts. Mercer and Middlesex counties have the second and third highest populations of grieving children in the state.
“Children are the foundation of our future, and they lose a piece of themselves after a parent dies, so we must do all we can to keep them healthy by giving them Good Grief,” said Princeton physician and Good Grief Board member Rob Meirowitz, who lost his wife while his children were teenagers. He worked closely with Good Grief to facilitate its opening in Princeton in 2012.
KW Inc, 1536 Lower Ferry Road, Trenton.
KW Inc., a maker of commercial and residential cabinets, has left its Lower Ferry Road location.
Twin Cities Power, 379 Princeton-Hightstown Road, East.
Twin Cities Power, an electric services company based in Juniper, Minnesota, has left its office on Princeton-Hightstown Road. The company was restructured in 2015 and changed its name to Aspirity Holdings, and its website listed no Central Jersey office. Phone messages and e-mails were not returned.
Frank Z. Hawrylo, 80, on October 29. He was a scientist with RCA Sarnoff for many years.
Gail Barcelo, 72, on October 30. She worked for more than 20 years for Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology.