Author Archives: Jano Tantongco

Co-op & condo tax hike capped at 10%


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

City councilmembers have reached a deal with the mayor’s administration to put a temporary cap on the increases in market values to limit increases in taxes for co-ops and condos. Over the next two years, increases in valuations will be limited to 10 percent each year. By the end of that period, Councilmember Mark Weprin […]

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Sex offender looted St. Mel’s


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

A convicted sex offender, Joseph Denice, from Whitestone recently pled guilty to charges of forging checks from St. Mel’s School in Flushing, stealing more than $7,700, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. Denice has been jailed since his arrest in January. “The defendant has admitted his guilt and acknowledged that he used his […]

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Co-op Council mulls lawsuit over valuations


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

A coalition of angry Queens co-op presidents and local elected officials recently led a “tax revolt” at City Hall, where they protested what they claim to be unfair valuations for co-ops and condos. The initial roll, released in January, listed some valuations increasing by as much as 147 percent in northeast Queens, while the city-wide […]

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