College of New Jersey Launches MBA Program

The College of New Jersey’s School of Business has created a master of business administration program that will allow students to earn a graduate certificate in their chosen specializations in one year.

The MBA program incorporates what the school calls a “T” style approach that allows students to master their business specialization first, followed by broader knowledge of the core MBA studies.

“Very few MBA programs offer students the opportunity to take specialized courses in the beginning of their MBA program,” said Pasquale Quintero Jr., director of the program. “The ‘T’ structure allows students to immediately apply the specialized knowledge they are gaining and implement it in their workplace.”

The program will offer two tracks: data analytics, which focuses on providing contemporary analytical skills for complex business decision-making, and finance, which focuses on financial theory and analytic tools for career pursuits and certification.

College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Box 7718, Ewing 08628. 609-771-1855. Kathryn Foster, president. www.tcnj.edu.

Altice Sued Over News 12 Layoffs

The former owners of the network that hosted News 12 New Jersey are suing the station’s new parent company over planned layoffs. The Dolan family sold Cablevision and News 12 Group to European telecom giant Altice in a $17.7 billion deal in 2016. According to press reports, Altice agreed to keep 462 full-time employees at News 12 through 2020.

But the Dolans now claim Altice has broken this agreement by firing 70 people, with “dozens more” layoffs planned. Altice, which uses the Optimum brand in the U.S., said the lawsuit was baseless.

The alleged staff cuts would affect News 12 New Jersey, which is based in Edison and includes Mercer County in its coverage area. Dolan told Bloomberg News the planned cuts included shortening some hour-long programs to half an hour and combining the jobs of news reporter and cameraman into one position responsible for both filming and reporting the news.

Urban Engineers Picked for Airport Design

Mercer County has signed a contract with Urban Engineers of Philadelphia to be the county’s consultant in the design phase of improvements at Trenton-Mercer Airport.

Urban will guide the county through the process of investigating sites, developing an environmental assessment, and providing preliminary design for a new passenger terminal double the size of the old one. Preliminary design phase, or Phase 1, includes associated projects such as airside aprons and roadways, and landside roadways and a new parking garage. The contract with Urban is not to exceed $4,461,570.

“Recent year-over-year figures for August show air traffic and passenger increases across the board at Trenton-Mercer Airport,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “It is time to provide customers with a modern, efficient airport terminal to accommodate the growing base.”

The EA process is governed by the Federal Aviation Administration and requires a public comment period and meetings and hearings for the public. The first of those meetings, the Public Scoping Meeting, is anticipated to be scheduled for October. Meeting notification will be sent to local newspapers and will be posted on social media and the Mercer County website, www.mercercounty.org.

Trenton-Mercer Airport, 1100 Terminal Circle Drive, Suite 301, West Trenton 08628. 609-882-1600. www.iflyttn.com.

Crosstown Moves

IVF New Jersey Fertility Center, 731 Alexander Road, Suite 203, Princeton 08540. 609-799-5666. www.ivfnj.com.

The fertility center has moved from Quakerbridge Road.

Deaths

Lydia Schulze, 71, on September 23. She owned the New Jersey Feed Laboratory in Ewing with her husband, Carl Schulze.

Joseph M. D’Ambrosio, 70, on September 22. He was “The Bread Man” for J.D. Enterprises in Trenton, which he started more than 30 years ago, delivering bread to restaurants throughout Mercer County. Services will be held Wednesday, September 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brenna Funeral Home, Immordino Chapel, 1799 Klockner Road, Hamilton.

Morton Deitz, 97, on September 19. He was a tax attorney with offices in Trenton, Princeton, and New York and served as the first chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association Section on Taxation. During World War II Deitz survived 30 days in a lifeboat after his destroyer was sunk by a U-Boat in the Indian Ocean. He was denied veteran status due to having enlisted in the Merchant Marines and not the Navy. However, thanks to his efforts, merchant marine sailors were declared veterans in 1988. Services will be held Wednesday, September 26, at 11:30 a.m. at Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, 1534 Pennington Road, Ewing.

Adrienne Maddox Hayling, 88, on September 13. She participated in numerous civic organizations and was the president of the Trenton Free Public Library and chair of the board of the Helene Fuld Medical Center and was the first chairman of Capital Health System. She was the first black woman to be the chair of a hospital system in Mercer County.

Kevin Jourdain, 30, on September 12. He was a sales coordinator for Northstar in Lawrence.

Joseph M. Naglak, 21, on September 17. He was a former West Windsor resident and an aviation boatswain mate on the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier. He was killed in an accident on its flight deck.

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