#b#School Plan Review Delayed Until March#/b#

The fate of the Valley Road School won’t be decided for several months. The Princeton School Board has said that the board won’t discuss a proposal to turn the building into a community center until at least Tuesday, March 5. It was anticipated by some that the subject might be discussed this month.

The plan is being proposed by a small group comprising mostly school alumni called the Valley Road School Active Reuse Committee, which is trying to save the building from being torn down. The group has formed a nonprofit entity, the Valley Road School Community Center Inc., to raise money to support its efforts.

The school, located at 369 Witherspoon Street, is a 75,000-square-foot, brick and concrete building that served grades 1 through 8 in the Princeton public school system between 1918 and the early 1970s.

#b#Contract Awarded#/b#

VaxInnate, 3 Cedar Brook Drive, Cedar Brook Corporate Center, Suite 1, Cranbury 08512; 609-860-2260; Wayne Pisano, president and CEO. www.vaxinnate.com.

VaxInnate, the Cedar Brook Drive based developer of proprietary vaccines for pandemic and seasonal influenza, has entered into an agreement with Emergent BioSolutions for the manufacture and sale of the corporation’s recombinant flu vaccine.

According to a statement released by Vaxxinate, the agreement “is a step toward helping the United States be better prepared in the eventof an influenza pandemic.”

Under the terms of the license agreement, VaxInnate will grant Emergent the right to manufacture and sell VaxInnate’s flu vaccine in the United States. VaxInnate will receive milestone payments and royalties associated with the development, production, and sale of the pandemic flu vaccine.

According to Vaxxinate, vaccines such as those covered under the agreement, can be produced cost-effectively and rapidly — in less than half the time of current vaccine manufacturing technology.

“Past flu pandemic underscored the need for new vaccines that can be produced rapidly and in large quantities in order to protect the American people,” said Wayne Pisano, VaxInnate’s president and CEO. “This agreement combines the innovative flu vaccine being developed by VaxInnate with the manufacturing expertise of Emergent.

#b#Contract Change#/b#

Soligenix (SNGX), 29 Emmons Drive, Suite C-10, Princeton 08540; 609-538-8200; fax, 609-452-6467. Christopher J. Schaber, president and CEO. www.soligenix.com.

Soligenix, a development-stage biopharma on Emmons Drive, has regained the North American and European commercial rights to orBec — its oral treatment for inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders — from Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals.

In 2011 Soligenix entered into a commercialization deal with Sigma-Tau for orBec that included a $5 million up front payment to Soligenix. The company also agreed to pay $11 million in potential milestones to Soligenix. Following the deal, Soligenix reported a series of disappointing clinical trial results for the drug.

Under an amendment, Soligenix is now free to enter into commercialization agreements for the drug with other parties.


Amrep Corporation (AXR), 300 Alexander Park, Suite 204, Princeton 08540; 609-716-8200; fax, 609-716-8255. Peter Pizza, CFO. www.amrepcorp.com.

Amrep Corp., a holding company for operations in media services and real estate development based at 212 Carnegie Center, has acquired FulCircle Inc. — a privately held Denver-based marketing company.

“This acquisition will allow Amrep’s Media Services business to move further into non-publishing relationships and will allow FulCircle clients to utilize many of the current technologies and operations provided by the Media Services business in its call center, product fulfillment, and direct mail services activities,” says an Amrep company release.

AMREP’s media services operations, conducted by its Kable Media Services and Palm Coast Data subsidiaries, distribute magazines to wholesalers and provide subscription and product fulfillment and related services to publishers and others., and its AMREP Southwest subsidiary is a major landholder and leading developer of real estate in New Mexico.

#b#Crosstown Moves#/b#

ABC Taxi, Limo & Luxury Van Service, 834 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction 08852; 732-274-1300; fax, 732-274-1486. Sal Badran, owner. www.abctaxilimo.com.

ABC Taxi, Limo & Luxury Van Services has moved from 591 Ridge Road to 834 Ridge Road in Monmouth Junction.

BeneCard Services, 3131 Princeton Pike, Building 2B, Suite 103, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-219-0400; fax, 609-219-1788. Bruce Roberts, president and CEO. www.benecard.com.

Benecard Services, the Lawrenceville-based prescription management company, has consolidated its operation into a single office at 3131 Princeton Pike.

The company, which previously occupied two offices in the building, has left the downstairs space and moved all employees to the second floor. The address remains the same.

Volpe and Koenig PC, 212 Carnegie Center, Suite 202, Princeton 08540; 609-924-7900; fax, 609-924-7902. Stephen Schott. www.vklaw.com.

Volpe and Koenig, intellectual property law firm, has moved from 1 Palmer Square to 212 Carnegie Center, Suite 202.

The new location doubles the size of the previous office space with nearly 5,000 square feet, additional conference rooms, two on-site cafeterias, and a fitness facility, according to a company release.

“Due to our success in the Princeton area, we simply outgrew our space. And as we continue to expand, we felt it was time to move to a space that can grow with us and is more convenient to our New Jersey clients and employees,” said shareholder Stephen Schott.

Volpe and Koenig, which also has an office in Philadelphia, provides counsel on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, technology acquisitions, licensing and litigation to small and large businesses and multi-national organizations.

Radium Fund Advisors, 61 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction 08550; 609-897-9452; fax. Tommy Zovich, CEO. www.radiumfundadvisors.com.

Radium Fund Advisors has moved from 14 Washington Road to 61 Princeton Hightstown Road.

Radium, a private investment adviser organized in 2006, advises only certain private investment funds and is not available to provide investment advisory or similar services to any other clients.

Home Care Assistance, 9 Schalks Crossing Road, Suite 710, Plainsboro 08536; 609-799-1011; fax. Lance Abramowitz, regional director. www.homecareassistance.com.

Home Care Assistance, provider of in-home care for seniors, has moved from Overlook Drive in Monroe to Schalks Crossing Road in Plainsboro.

“The relocation will allow the office to expand its service base beyond Monroe to additional communities in the greater surrounding areas,” says a company release. “The new office stands in an area with a high demand for senior care. The 65 plus population of Mercer is 12.9 percent and 12.5 percent in Middlesex, according to the 2011 United States Census Bureau.”

The company’s caregivers are trained in the Balanced Care Method — a holistic approach to care based on scientific research on the elder population in Okinawa, Japan.

#b#Leaving Town#/b#

Hollander Horizon International, 16 Wall Street, Princeton. Michael Hollander, senior partner.

Hollander Horizon International moved from Research Park to its corporate headquarters in Saint Louis. The company is an executive search firm specializing in the technical sector of the food and consumer products industry.

#b#New in Town#/b#

M.O.D Construction Services, 17 B+C Hulfish Street, Box 629, Princeton 08542-0629; 609-921-2290; fax, 609-921-6690. Charles P. Oberlin, partner.

M.O.D. Construction services has moved into 17 Hulfish Street. The company specializes in commercial construction.


Children’s Home Society of New Jersey, 168 Franklin Corner Road, Building 1, Suite 2, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-895-0283; fax. Donna C. Pressma, president and CEO. www.chsofnj.org.

The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey has opened up an office at 168 Franklin Corner Road to host its GrandFamily Success Center and Mercer County Kinship Connections Program. Both programs are focused on offering free services to help grandparents and other family members who are raising children.


Diogenes Allen, 80, on January 13. He was Stuart Professor of Philosophy emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary. Allen joined the seminary in 1967 as associate professor of philosophy, and became a full professor in 1974. He was named the Stuart Professor in 1981. He retired and was named professor emeritus in 2002.

Patricia F. Pappas, 60, on January 16. She worked for Educational Testing Services as a test security analyst.

David J. Paulovic, 75, on December 29. He was a plant propagator at Princeton Nurseries of Kingston for 25 years, and then with Kale’s Nursery and Landscape Service of Princeton for 14 years.

Herbert M. Gurk, 82, on January 11. He was was a leader of research and development teams at the RCA Astro Space Division in East Windsor and also president of the Jewish Center of Princeton.

Joseph Markowitz, 91, on January 2. In 1965 he founded the law firm of Markowitz and Zindler in Lawrenceville, and in 2000 opened the firm of Markowitz Gravelle, also of Lawrenceville, where he was the senior partner. He was a noted expert in bankruptcy law.

Terry J. Emens, 56, on January 6. She was a former employee of the University Medical Center of Princeton, where she worked as a LPN for 20 years. For the past 10 years she was employed as a nurse with Princeton Medical Group.

Martha D. Jones, 84, on January 5. She was an administrative at McGraw Hill Publishing in East Windsor.

Alyce B. Budassi Iezzo, 66, on January 7. She was employed with Endo Pharmaceuticals in Cranbury and then Meridian Pharmaceuticals for the past seven years.

John W. Smith, 57, on January 6. He was the vice president of Allstates Title Service in Hamilton.

Leroy H. “Sox” Sylvester, 93, on January 15. He was retired from American Standard, where he worked as a kiln placer.

Julia “Naomi” Blount, 64, of January 11. She retired from Trenton Psychiatric Hospital after working there for 27 years.

Mary Ann Gordon, 88, on January 15. She worked at Princeton University for many years.

Vito Annaccarato, 72, on January 13. Vito was employed with Trenton Savings Fund Society for 36 years as a bank officer. He then worked as a funeral assistant for Saul Funeral Homes from 1998 to 2005.

Francis J. “Jim” Zoltanski, 91, on January 18. He was a retired kiln operator for American Standard in Hamilton.

V. Carolyn Hingher, 72, on January. She retired in 2005 as the director of human resources for Caliper, located in Carnegie Center.

Donald F. Gribbin, 93, on January 16. He worked as a traffic manager for Mercer Rubber in Hamilton, retiring after working there for more than 40 years.

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