State Senator Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) said predatory loans are causing too many residents of her district to lose their homes and action must be taken to curb the practice during a forum last week to address the issue at York College."I can tell you that in the next year more than half the houses in southeast Queens will be foreclosed if something doesn't happen," Huntley said.
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The result was not a miracle. But it was an important beginning. Some day in the distant future, economists can figure out what exactly has gone wrong. To be certain, in better times many homeowners in southeast Queens were encouraged to take out adjustable-rate mortgages that soon became unaffordable. It's likely that the blame can be shared by the buyers, the banks and the brokers. But for now, the question is what can be done to help keep desperate families in their homes.
On Saturday February 9, The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its annual officer installation dance and dinner at the Roma View catering hall. State Senator Shirley L. Huntley was honored for her tireless dedication to the organization. Other local politicians, including Assemblymember Audrey Pheffer, also helped to celebrate Broad Channel’s 103 years of service.
Editorial feature in The Times LedgerBy Nathan Duke
State Sen. Serphin Maltese (R-Glendale) has so far raised more money to retain his seat during this year's election than either of his two Democratic challengers following a slim victory in his 2006 re-election bid, according to the latest Campaign Finance Board filings.
State Senator Shirley Huntley was joined by an enthusiastic group of children and parents from southeast Queens for the celebration of the 3rd Annul Winter White Toy Drive. Huntley co-hosted the event together with Christina Winslow, founder of A Cause, A Concern, A Solution Network Inc.