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December 31, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Faith Jerome, 76, of Cherry Hill, a longtime nurse and member of the township's school board, died Monday, Dec. 22, at home of pancreatic cancer. When a local school was slated to close in the early 1980s, a friend persuaded Mrs. Jerome to run for the Cherry Hill school board. Fifteen years later, when she decided against seeking a sixth term, former board member James Marino told The Inquirer that "she has great integrity. . . . I can't think of a decision she ever made that she didn't feel she was doing in the best interest of the children of Cherry Hill.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2014
Stu Coren , president of Rosen Coren Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising Agency in Langhorne, has been elected president of the Feasterville Business Association .    Other officers include William Wiegman Jr. , chief of police in Lower Southampton Township, vice president; Linda Pupkiewicz , assistant director of the Lower Southampton Township Library, recording secretary; Diane Fetscher , financial adviser for Oppenheimer & Co., Jenkintown, corresponding...
NEWS
December 21, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
The New Jersey Legislature signed off Thursday on changes to Rutgers University governance that would reduce the size of the school's secondary, largely advisory governing body. With a unanimous vote in both houses of the Legislature, the measure passed and will go to Gov. Christie. Rutgers' governing bodies last week voted to reduce the membership of the board of trustees to 41 from 59. That board is largely honorary; most of the slots will be closed by attrition over a period of about three years.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Many of the elementary students in Camden's long-troubled public schools wish they attended a different school, according to a survey conducted this year, and more than half of the parents surveyed feel the same way. Administrators and teachers still struggle to connect with parents about how they can best work together, Camden Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard told the state Board of Education on Wednesday, and standardized test scores remain largely...
NEWS
December 16, 2014 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
The board chair of the Curtis Institute of Music has pledged two new gifts to the school totaling $11.5 million. Baroness Nina von Maltzahn is making a $10 million gift to the endowment to establish the Nina von Maltzahn President's Chair, a post currently held by Roberto Díaz, plus $1.5 million to underwrite the Curtis on Tour program during the next three years. The endowment gift helps to continue Curtis' tuition-free practice, and the investment in the touring program extends its concerts in Europe, Asia, and South America and related student-recruitment and fund-raising there.
SPORTS
December 11, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
SAN DIEGO - A year ago, the Phillies arrived at the winter meetings with the news that Roy Halladay was retiring. Before leaving town, they signed Roberto Hernandez to replace him in the starting rotation. Other than the Rule 5 draft, it was the only roster activity during their 4-day stay in Orlando, Fla. Ruben Amaro Jr. arrived at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego this week ready to have a more active stay at the meetings, on the condition he could find another general manager ready to do business.
NEWS
December 11, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Rutgers University boards voted this week to reduce the size of one of the governing boards, signaling an end to months of review - at times contentious and political - of the way the school is run. The university's largely advisory board of trustees voted Monday evening to decrease the number of its voting members to 41 from 59. Most of the 18 slots will be eliminated through attrition over about three years. The others will come from ending dual membership on the trustees and the primary governing body, the board of governors.
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