Press Releases

Assemblyman Colton is Calling on All New York City's Parents to Oppose the Mayor’s Decision to Abolish the Gifted & Talented Program

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is alerting parents that Mayor de Blasio has made the announcement today Friday, October 8, 2021, that he is eliminating the G&T Program, on a Friday before...

Assemblyman Colton is Saying That NYC Mayor and NYC DOE Chancellor Must Stop Destroying Our School System and the Future of Our Kids

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is saying that back in September of 2019 the mayor’s clueless advisors came up with an absurd idea, to eliminate gifted and talented programs throughout...

Assemblyman Colton is Back on the Subway to Meet and Greet His Constituents

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is back on the subway to meet and greet his constituents. “Since I was came to the Assembly, many mornings I was going on the various subway lines...

Assemblyman Colton’s Campaign Against Clogged Catch Basins and Sewers Overflow

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Assemblyman William Colton’s (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) campaign against clogged catch basin and sewer overflow continue. We all know that the catch basin function is solely to collect rainwater from properties...

Assemblyman Colton Demands Neighborhood Sewer System Upgrade as a Priority Over Tourist Attraction Centers

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) says that Hurricane Ida has dumped an unexpectedly large amount of rain on New York City Streets causing them to look like rivers, and subway stations to look...

Assemblyman Colton and Community Advocate Ray Denaro Invite You to Attend September 11th, 2021 Memorial

What: Press are invited to Assemblyman Colton’s September 11th Memorial Community GatheringWhen: Saturday, September 11th, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmWhere: Lady Moody Triangle at Avenue U between Lake Street & Van Sicklen Street Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Colton Commends Sanitation Department for Garbage Clean Up at 2147 Bath Avenue Site While Warning Those Dumping Garbage to Stop

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) reports to the community that the garbage at 2147 Bath Avenue location is cleaned.“My office received a complaint from the constituents about garbage at...

Assemblyman Colton Believes That Cashless Fare Will Impair Many New Yorkers Especially Ones with Disabilities

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) says that in 1992 MTA has introduced MetroCard to replace the subway token to speed up bus service and entry to the subway. Now MTA is pushing on replacing...

Assemblyman Colton Continues Strongly to Oppose the City's Proposed Plan to Build a 150 Single-Male Homeless Shelter At 2147 Bath Avenue

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) and community leaders continue to strongly oppose the city's proposed plan to build a 150 single-male homeless shelter at 2147 Bath Avenue...

Assemblyman Colton is Not Pleased with the Way Emergency Rental Assistance Program Performs

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights) is saying that as of June 1, 2021, New York State began accepting emergency rent relief applications from tenants and landlords who have been severely impacted financially...

Assemblyman Colton’s Zoom Discussion Regarding Hate Crime Attacks in the Community

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) together with the Chinese American Social Service Center Chair Dr. Law had sponsored a very successful zoom meeting on hate crime attacks which became a very...

Assemblyman Colton Says that the Mayor’s “Academic Recovery Plan” Lacks Specifics and is Too Little

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is reacting to the announcement by Mayor de Blasio of a plan to jumpstart the academic recovery for NYC school children.“I am a former NYC public school...

Assemblyman Colton Is Outraged with Mayor De Blasio’s Executive Budget Plan to Cut $67 Million in CUNY Funding

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is outraged with the Mayor’s Executive Budget plan to cut $67 million in CUNY funding.“With the deadline of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget which is a...

Assemblyman Colton Updates the Community on the Proposed Single Men Homeless Shelter at 2147 Bath Avenue

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) updates the community with the latest on the proposed single men homeless shelter at 2147 Bath Avenue.“I have received an email and letter which was emailed...

Assemblyman Colton Says that Disgraceful Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Continues to Skyrocket in New York City

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is outraged with the hate crimes against our Asian - American neighbors and says that it continues to be on the rise in New York City since bail reform became law.“On...

Assemblyman Colton Says that USPS Services Cuts are Alarming and Became a Great Concern for the Individuals Who Depend on Prescription Drugs by Home Delivery

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) says that USPS services became a huge concern especially for the individuals who depend on prescription drugs by home delivery.“In late March of 2021, Postmaster...

Assemblyman Colton is Outraged by the Despicable Hate Act that Took Place at St. Athanasius Church Where a Crucifix was Destroyed and the American Flag Burned

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is outraged by the despicable hate crime that took place at St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.“I condemn the hate crime attack...

Assemblyman Colton is Outraged that the NYC DOE Has Renamed Columbus Day on the 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is outraged that the NYC DOE has renamed Columbus Day to Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous People’s Day on the 2021-2022 school year calendar."Ironically...

Assemblyman Colton Introducing Legislation to Change the Bail Reform Law to Include Hate Crimes on the List

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) introducing legislation to change the bail reform law to include hate crimes on the list of crimes where the Judge will have the discretion to set bail. An...

Assemblyman Colton Exposes Disturbing Facts on the Developer, the Sandhu Group and its Numerous Subsidiaries

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) together with the help of the community and many community organizations, were able to uncover a number of disturbing evidence on the developer, the Sandhu...