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Diaz wants to tackle loans in run for City Council seat

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on August 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Clifton Stanley Diaz has spent years managing the ins and outs of one of southeast Queens’ biggest co-op communities, and he said his experience would give him an edge in City Hall. Diaz, 62, is one of three candidates who will be challenging City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) in next month’s Democratic primary in the [...]

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Ackerman bill seeks to jump-start housing market

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Congress, District 5, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on August 25, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) announced plans last week to introduce a bill he claims would assist in clearing the inventory of more than 3 million unsold existing homes while creating jobs in order to spur the economy. The congressman’s office said the proposed legislation, entitled the Homestead: Act 2, is modeled after the Homestead [...]