Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Green tarp covering building on the edge of Nutley border of corporate campus.
A building on the Nutley side of the soon-to-be vacant Roche corporate campus has been covered with a green mesh material in preparation for demolition according to a according to a NorthJersey.com report Tuesday. The website reported that the demolition of the building is the first major step in the closing of the Nutley/Clifton campus announced last summer by the healthcare company. When they announced they were closing the Kingsland Road facility, Roche, Nutley's largest employer and tax revenue source, said they would cease operations at the end of 2013 and sell the site by the end of 2015.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy, lawsuits filed against Belleville superintendent and Roche leaving Nutley for good
Belleville and Nutley residents were among those who mourned the loss of 16-year-old Christina Lembo, who was buried Oct. 5 after dying in a car accident. Both communities held tributes to the Bloomfield resident and soccer player. Belleville officials voted Nov. 1 to institute even-odd gas rationing in response to shortages caused by Hurricane Sandy. The state of New Jersey ordered a similar scheme in 12 counties the following day. The storm left much of Belleville and Nutley without power. The storm also compelled officials to close the bridge between Nutley and Lyndhurst and to take other precautionary measures. Deena Cortese, a cast member of the reality show “Jersey Shore,” was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge in Seaside …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Shuttering of 127-acre campus means a loss of $9 million in tax revenue.
A day after its largest employer abruptly announced it was closing shop after 80 years in the township, Nutley began to look toward the reality of a post-Roche landscape. An iconic campus known for its groundbreaking pharmaceutical research, Roche stood as the last of the industrial giants that once lined Route 3. When it puts the padlock on its 127 acres next year, 72 township residents are scheduled to be among the 1,000 people to lose their jobs. Roche will also take with it about $9 million in tax revenue. The site was the company's headquarters until 2009, when it acquired Genentech, a biotechnology company in California. It shifted the focus of the Nutley campus to research and development. Nutley Commissioner Thomas Evans said he …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Research facilities moving from New Jersey to Switzerland, Germany.
- On NJ.com
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
The medical research company spends an afternoon walking for children across the globe,
The Roche applied science company sponsored its ninth annual 5k Children’s Walk fundraiser for AIDS research and support in Nutley on Friday. Top fundraiser Cathy Majewski, a quality assurance manager, raised over $13,000, with the help of family and friends. She went to Malawi in 2011 as an ambassador from Roche, where she visited five orphanages and lent a hand. “It was a beautiful opportunity to see what our donations go towards,” she said. “The children really look forward to seeing us. It meant a lot to them.” “The best part about [raising the money] is that I know it gets doubled immediately,” Majewski said. “The fact that they’re orphans – I know what I do for my child, I know there’s no one to do that for these children. So if I …