#b#PSEG Closes Hamilton Coal Plant#/b#

An era has come to an end, as PSEG has closed its coal-burning Mercer Generating Station on Lamberton Road by the Delaware River in Hamilton. The company said it closed Mercer, along with a Hudson plant, because natural gas was so cheap that it no longer made sense to run coal plants. The two were the last of the company’s coal-burning plants in New Jersey, although two other plants in South Jersey, operated by other companies, still run on coal.

The 57-year-old power station, located on 130 acres in the Bordentown Marsh, ran for only two days in January. Some of the 200 employees who work at the Mercer and Hudson plants were transferred to other positions, while others took buyout packages to retire.

#b#Management Move#/b#

Colliers International, 500 Alexander Park, Suite 202, Princeton 08540. 609-269-1111. Thomas Romano, managing director.

Charles J. Hatfield has joined Colliers International Group Inc., where he will focus primarily on tenant representation and agency leasing.

“We are very pleased to have Charlie join our team. His diverse background spanning more than 25 years in the commercial real estate industry will benefit the companies we represent,” said Colliers managing director David A. Simon. “Having worked for a major architectural firm and prominent landlord earlier in his career has given him experience, knowledge, and perspective that truly set him apart.”

Hatfield has represented a wide range of clients and tenants throughout the U.S. and globally including Merrill Lynch, AIG, Mobil, Fuji Securities, Sprint, Siemens, AON, Fidelity Investments, PNC Bank, Prudential, Coca-Cola and Aetna/US Healthcare among others.

He is a graduate of the University of Colorado.

#b#Death#/b#

Mary Fitz Randolph “Randy” Hobler, 94, on May 26. She was the co-author together with Jeanne Silvester of “Princeton Trivia,” “On the Streets Where We Live,” and “On the Streets Revisited,” and many historical articles. She was a founder of Youth Employment Services in Princeton, and her husband, Herbert Hobler, founded the Nassau Broadcasting Company.

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