According to an FAA report, Trenton-Mercer airport saw a 30 percent increase in customers between 2016 and 2017. It was during this time period that budget carrier Allegiant joined Frontier Airlines in offering flights from Trenton-Mercer. There were 363,62 fliers in 2017.

Allegiant left in early 2018, leaving Frontier the sole carrier.

The Mercer County government touted report in a press release, and noted that Frontier has added routes and brought in bigger, quieter planes to fly them. Officials are planning to build a new terminal to accommodate increased traffic.

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

New in Town

Health Interactive, 675 Route 1 South, Suite 202, North Brunswick 08902. 732-543-1725. Hanzhong Zhang, CEO. healthinteractiveinc.com.

Genomic analytics company Health Interactive has opened an office in the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies, a life sciences incubator operated by the state Economic Development Authority.

Health Interactive’s research and development focuses on developing capabilities in bioinformatic analysis and reporting of genetic sequencing data. The company notes that these analyses and reports can be challenging to clinical labs, hospitals, clinicians, and even to researchers and scientists who are not in the genomics field. Health Interactive has developed proprietary software to interpret genetic mutations related to disorders and cancers. In addition, Health Interactive’s software can generate reports on how patients react and respond to certain medications.

Health Interactive was founded in Massachusetts in 2016. It now has five employees at the CCIT.

“Finding the genetic cause of a disease could provide doctors and patients the insight to find the most effective treatment or cure,” co-founder and CEO Hanzhong Zhang said. “We are excited to connect with the CCIT community and the Garden State’s pharmaceutical ecosystem as we continue to grow.”

Deaths

David C. Evans, 77, on July 22. He was mayor of Ewing Township in 1978 and 1983 and also served as civil defense director, court administrator, and director of the Ewing Community Center.

Robert W. Wassall, 80, on July 19. He retired from Princeton University in 2015 after 12 years of service, and previously worked for Thiokol Chemical Corporation in Hamilton.

Frank Kovacs Sr., 70, on July 18. He owned Frank’s Auto in Hamilton for more than 40 years.

Dolores Perkins, 88, on July 1. She was postmaster at the Blawenberg post office, retiring in 1995.

David Blair, 88, on July 15. He founded Princeton Scientific Enterprises, a company that specialized in high temperature and combustion technology. He also served on the Princeton Township Committee, Civil Rights Commission, and other community groups. He supported and participated in the environmental activities of his late wife, Rosemary, which included founding the D&R Greenway Land Trust.

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