Business Briefs

Five sales associates with the Metuchen/Edison Office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York, were honored recently with awards for outstanding sales achievement for 2004 at the company’s annual awards luncheon, held at the Hilton New York.

Angie Adams was presented the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite sales award, placing her among the top four percent of Coldwell Banker sales professionals worldwide.

Barbara Penny and Barry Lasner were named as winners of the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle sales award, where they join the brand’s top nine percent of sales professionals.

Diane Berry and Carol Charles were named as winners of the Coldwell Banker President’s Club sales award.

Northfield Savings Bank has announced that Liberty Bank, a division of Northfield, with seven full-service banking offices throughout Union and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey, will officially operate as Northfield Savings Bank effective June 30.

Northfield’s New Jersey-based branch offices are located in Avenel, East Brunswick, Edison, Linden, Milltown, Monroe Township, and Rahway. All New Jersey branches will also open seven days a week by the end of this month.

Northfield Savings Bank, a mutually-owned savings bank incorporated in 1887 and the principal operating subsidiary of NSB Holding Corp. headquartered in Staten Island, N.Y., acquired Liberty Bank in December 2002.

The Enrichment Center, a full-service tutoring and enrichment center based in Westfield, is setting up reading, writing, study skills and SAT classes at the ShopRites in Clark and Woodbridge. The pilot program allows parents to drop their children off in the modern training rooms away from the bustle of the stores and then do their grocery shopping. At the end of an hour, their children have been educated and the weekly shopping is done. The program runs through the summer. Call 877-66 TEACH to find out more information. Parents may also find out more on the Web site at

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer announces the addition of a new shareholder, David S. Gordon, who joins the firm as a member of its real estate team in June.

Gordon has served as counsel and partner with the New Jersey offices of a large international law firm since 1999. Prior to that, he served 17 years with a major real estate/litigation firm in New Jersey, in addition to five years as senior vice president and general counsel for two regional real estate development companies, and established his own New Jersey-based real estate law firm.

Gordon, who has developed a distinguished reputation as a “dirt lawyer,” concentrates his practice in representing developers, owners, users and other clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, with an emphasis on land acquisition and disposition, development approvals, leasing, construction contracts and the structuring of business entities.