How Ferdinand Pecora’s Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance
In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, the image of Wall Street’s most influential powerbrokers being called before Congress to give an accounting of their actions will not soon be forgotten. One name was repeatedly invoked during this time, a reminder of when the government first had to step in to protect the American people from Wall Street’s excessive greed: Ferdinand Pecora.
Jeremy Lentz, executive director of the Teaneck International Film Festival, has announced that the Bergen County Chapter of The Links, Inc., will sponsor the film Promised Land, a documentary about land reform and racial reconciliation in the new South Africa. A New Jersey premiere, the 53-minute documentary, directed by Yoruba Richen, will be shown at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Sunday, November 21, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 if purchased in advance, and $7 at the door (if they are still available).
Bicycling is the lowest-carbon-producing form of transportation (along with walking), which gives you exercise, and a great view, at the same time. Many cities are actively encouraging cycling, as it helps alleviate traffic congestion and increase foot traffic in downtowns. Here are the 10 most bicycle friendly cities in the world, and what they do to get that way. Some of these methods can be incorporated in your hometown with very little cost, and huge benefit.
With Each Home Equipped With a 2.25-kW SunPower Solar System, River Pointe Residents Are Positioned to Cash-In On Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)
The home has long been viewed as one of the most important investments that a person can make. At River Pointe by Del Webb in Manchester, N.J., developer PulteGroup has taken that idea to another level by offering homes that actually pay you to live in them.
Kitchen is the place for small family gathering, this is where you sometimes carry out the most intimate conversations. Hence, you can't overlook the importance of kitchen remodeling. The heat and smoke emitted during cooking often accelerates the process of wear and tear of the kitchen interior and hence remodeling the kitchen becomes essential at times for the homeowners. Along with this obvious benefit, there are several other advantages too for kitchen remodeling NJ. Some of those are as following.
After writing the review on Deb Fallows’ book, Dreaming In Chinese, the book was so intriguing that it became a challenge to re-read it in depth. Much of what she writes in this book has to be read, mulled upon, chewed and digested. The book gives insight to some of the problems my many Asian friends have including Sam and Sophie Stone, natives of Burmese China, publishers of www.ParamusPost.com and recent visitors to China.
This year, the Rotary Club of Teaneck is participating with the Teaneck International Film Festival as the sponsor for FUNNY GIRL with Barbara Streisand and Omar Sharif, at opening night of the Film Festival at 7:30pm on November 19, 2010 at the Cedar Lane Cinema. Enjoy a red carpet event with special guests and sing-along. Tickets now on sale, $8 in advance, www.teaneckfilmfestival.org, 800-811-2909 or 201-836-0114. Order now! See you at the movies!
Robust leasing activity and office building purchases drop NJ vacancy rate to 25.6 percent
The New Jersey office market vacancy rate dropped 0.8 percent to 25.6% during the third quarter according to new research by Jones Lang LaSalle. Although the drop is slight, it represents the most significant decline in overall vacancy since the first quarter of 2005. The State’s third quarter vacancy rate is the lowest in five consecutive quarters and indicates that there is less than 40 million square feet of office space available. This may point to the market hitting bottom and stabilizing in the future.
Most probably your mother’s kosher kitchen didn’t contain Chorizo Mexican style sausage, Sangria in a box or sriracha sauce……fast forward to 2010, where today’s kosher pantry reflects the gourmet tastes and health conscious diets of the under 40 set. There’s even a new Kosher iPhone app.
According to Menachem Lubinsky, founder and co-producer of the largest and longest running kosher food trade show, Kosherfest, “With 60% of the market believed to be under the age of 40, the kosher food industry is producing gourmet and enhanced food products.
Dating back to the Renaissance, watercolor painting is one the most popular methods used by “artists in residence” at The Atrium at The Allendale Community for Mature Living. Residents of the senior community and older adults from the surrounding area explore the art medium each month during regularly held watercolor workshops, led by instructor/artist Lorraine Strangefeld (standing) of Ramsey.
Janet Schulz, director of District 1 of The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. held the fall meeting at the Wyckoff Environmental Center for members of the sixteen garden clubs in her district, including among others, Wyckoff Area Garden Club and Ringwood Garden Club. Schulz also opened the meeting to members of the Master Gardeners of Bergen and Passaic Counties.
Andi Rosenthal was bought up as a Catholic. But at a friend’s Bar Mitzvah at the age of 13, Andi discovered that Judaism was a path she felt compelled to follow. Many years later, as an adult, her feelings were strengthened through her work at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in New York City. As a result of working at the Museum, Andi ultimately uncovered – and subsequently embraced - her own family’s secret Jewish past. She converted to Judaism in 2002, but not before finding out that she was not the only Jew-by-Choice in her family.
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is part of a statewide collaborative partnership that is working to reduce hospital readmissions due to heart failure. More than 50 healthcare organizations, including hospitals, nursing homes and home health and hospice services, are members of the yearlong partnership, which is sponsored by the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Institute for Quality and Patient Safety.
Thursday November 11 – 8:00 PM
$109, $89, $69, $39,$39
Talented singer, songwriter, and guitarist Kenny Loggins will be performing hits from his solo career as well as hits from his time with Loggins and Messina including “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” “Whenever I Call You Friend,” “I’m Alright,” “House At Pooh Corner,” “Footloose,” and “Danger Zone.”
Children as young as nine years old have been forced into armed conflicts in Africa.
Bergen Community College’s Community Service Club will hold an event to raise awareness of Africa’s children soldiers on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Moses Family Meeting and Training Center on the College’s main campus in Paramus.
Timely and controversial issues are on the agenda at the fifth annual Teaneck International Film Festival, Friday – Sunday, November 19 – 21. The theme is Activism: Making Change, and the issues include civil rights, gay rights, immigration, free trade, and other headline makers. Among the selections is Eyes Wide Open, an Israeli feature about homosexuals in Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox community. See it Saturday, November 20, 9:15 p.m. at Cedar Lane Cinemas, 503 Cedar Lane or Sunday, November 21, 12:15 p.m., at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, 375 Cedar Lane. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased online. Check out this film, information about venues and ticket sales, and the complete schedule at www.teaneckfilmfestival.org, or call 1/800-811-2909.
To mark Little Italy's upcoming Festa! celebration on Sunday, a fan of Bencotto Italian Kitchen on Fir Street in San Diego asked us to get the recipe for an almond cookie called Cantucci that the restaurant serves and sells.
Co-owner Valentina Di Pietro told us that Cantucci is the original name for a Tuscan biscotti. She gave us her recipe, which comes directly from Italy.
Hackensack Supply, the original party goods warehouse is now in Paramus. The address: 545 Route 17 South doesn’t tell you that you have to turn in at Ashley Furniture and Babies R Us, formerly the Levitz Furniture store, and go all the way to the end, turn right, go all the way to the end, turn right and you are there. General Manager Craig Ferrara called, mentioned that he is related to Jane Cosco who is well known for Operation Goody Bag at East Brook Middle School. Jane called me the ‘Go To Guy! www.ParamusPost.com was there almost immediately to meet Craig, Gary Levin, the owner, and to do a Business Profile.
Q: Sir Isaac Newton once said, "If I have seen further, it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants." So, Mr. Norris, which is one of the best mental principles from your mastery of the martial arts that can cross over and improve my health and fitness?
A: In order to become six-time world middleweight karate champion, I not only trained hard but also learned to read my opponents. Many times, I fought competitors who were stronger and faster than I was, but it sometimes only took learning their one weakness to nab the trophy.
Halloween isn't for another three weeks, but environmental ghouls are on the haunt. A sadistic video released by global warming fear-mongers reveals an inconvenient truth about eco-radicals: They despise the very children for whom they claim to be saving the planet.