January 16, 2015 |
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities staff has reached a settlement approving Exelon Corp.'s $6.8 billion merger with Pepco Holdings Inc., the parent company of Atlantic City Electric (ACE). The settlement, which requires the approval of the BPU, would provide $62 million in bill credits for ACE customers, a $15 million energy-efficiency program, and commitments to improve the utility's reliability performance to levels that exceed current BPU requirements. Exelon would also maintain ACE's operational headquarters in Mays Landing and match for 10 years the utility's 2013 level of $709,000 in charitable contributions and community support.
January 13, 2015
New Jersey Realtors , a nonprofit professional organization, has installed Eugenia K. Bonilla as president. Bonilla is a broker-sales associate with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach in Mount Laurel. She also serves as vice president of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission. The National Adoption Center , Philadelphia, has elected the following officers: Michael L. Rifkin , senior vice president at Morgan Stanley, president; Andrew P. March , managing director, growth & strategy at Accenture, vice president; Patricia Daly , former vice president and general counsel for Lincoln Financial Advisors, secretary; Melissa Codkind , CEO of Initiatives Events, vice president; Bruce D. Davis Jr. , vice president of Niska Gas Storage, vice president; and Seth Goldblum , managing director, CMF Associates, treasurer.
January 6, 2015 |
At this point, opponents have to know how it's going to be. A Temple shot goes up - maybe a corner three, even a fastbreak layup - and one Owls player must be accounted for. It may not matter. "I hope - I feel like that should be in the scouting report," Jaylen Bond said Sunday in a hallway of the Liacouras Center. "That they do their best to try and box me out. " Bond suffered a sprained ankle just before the season began, which probably kept people from seeing exactly what Temple had in the transfer from Texas early on. It's obvious now, beyond Sunday's big offensive showing, when Bond hit 10 of 15 shots for a career-high 21 points, scoring 13 of Temple's first 19 points as the Owls beat Central Florida, 84-78.
January 3, 2015 |
Jamal Holloway says there's nothing scientific about his uncanny rebounding prowess. He doesn't study the angle, distance and trajectory of every shot and calculate the best position on the court to collect the carom. "I can't explain it," said Holloway, a junior at Camden High School. "I just go get the ball. " Although he's listed at 6-foot-3, Holloway might be the best rebounder in South Jersey. His coach, John Valore, compares him to former 76ers great and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley.
December 31, 2014 |
About 130 contractors have been cited this year by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, which is seeking more than $2.1 million in restitution and civil penalties, the Attorney General's Office announced Monday. The announcement included results of fourth-quarter consumer complaint investigations about contracting companies that never finished work paid for, or for work done improperly. Many of the contractors also were cited for not having a New Jersey registration.
December 31, 2014 |
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.
December 21, 2014 |
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.