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News & Features waste transfer station
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The first stages of construction on the hotly contested Gravesend Bay Marine Waste Transfer Station are underway, and now Assemblyman William Colton is turning to neighbors for help in halting the project. The assemblyman, who has been fighting a legal battle against the building of the trash facility since 2012, is requesting that residents whose homes overlook the construction site,…

News & Features flooding
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Homeowners in areas hard hit by Superstorm Sandy in Southern Brooklyn and Staten Island are now at-risk of another blow: skyrocketing flood insurance premiums. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently re-drawing floodplain maps, which will create a sudden spike in insurance premiums for homeowners rezoned into high-risk flood areas, State Assemblyman William Colton warned this week.…

News & Features Assemblyman William Colton. Source: assembly.state.ny.us
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The pickings just got slimmer for Democrats in the race to replace disgraced Congressman Michael Grimm. State Assemblyman Bill Colton announced Sunday that he will not be participating in the 11th District congressional race, just two days after Governor Andrew Cuomo was forced by a federal judge to call a special election. Though Colton, who was…

News & Features Source: Facebook/Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo called a special election today to fill the seat of former Congressman Michael Grimm, setting an election date for May 5. Though Grimm officially resigned amid charges of fraud over a month ago, Cuomo took his time acknowledging the vacancy, prompting a federal lawsuit which forced the governor to start the electoral process. The New York Observer…

News & Features Courtesy of CM Vincent Gentile.
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Councilman Vincent Gentile is widely perceived as being the most likely Democratic contender to face off with Staten Island prosecutor Daniel Donovan for Congressman Michael Grimm’s now vacant congressional seat, reports Will Bredderman in the New York Oberserver: Multiple sources from both parts of the district, which comprises all of Staten Island as well parts of Brooklyn, indicated that Mr. Gentile will…

News & Features Source: Assemblyman William Colton's office
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As Congressman Michael Grimm officially resigned Monday, long-time Brooklyn Assemblyman William Colton has announced that he is seriously considering a bid for the congressional seat. “People have been approaching me and asking me [to run],” he told us Sunday. “There is a real distrust of politics and politicians. We’ve seen an extremely low voter turnout.” The…

News & Features Source: Flickr/jpotisch
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Construction on the highly controversial Gravesend Bay Waste Transfer Station near Caesar’s Bay is scheduled to begin any day now. Despite years of fierce opposition from residents, politicians, and environmentalists, the city will move forward with the plan and start the demolition phase in early December, the city’s Sanitation Department confirmed. The work will take place at a facility owned…

News & Features Source: Councilman Treyger's office.
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The neighborhood looking a little shinier lately thanks to some community-minded kids. Groups of teenagers from neighborhood schools joined Assemblyman William Colton and Councilman Mark Treyger on Saturday, November 22 to help clean up large stretches of 86th Street, Bay Parkway, and Bath Avenue. The event was the third of its kind this year – part of…

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