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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.
NEWS
December 10, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
The board of supervisors in rural Franconia Township revealed Monday that for five years, the town improperly used restricted funds to cover up an unbalanced budget. The Montgomery County township will have to pay back - with interest - more than $1.3 million worth of bond issues, open-space funds, and other money misused for operating expenses from 2009 to 2013. Supervisors Chairman Grey Godshall said the budgets were prepared and executed by the former township manager, who resigned in May. The reason for his departure has not been disclosed, but he received six months' severance from the township, according to records published by the Souderton Independent.
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