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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…

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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…

News & Features Community Board 11's offices at 2214 Bath Avenue (Source: Google Maps)
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By Kimberly Connor Community Board 11’s meeting on November 20 focused heavily on the hot-button issue of illegal home conversions, the practice of subdividing one or two-family homes into single room occupancy dwellings. Also discussed were problematic parking laws on New Utrecht Avenue and the date of the annual Festa di Santa Rosalia. Illegal Home Conversions Bob Cassara…

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A study highlighting the exorbitant cost of a proposed waste transfer station on the Upper East Side may provide ammunition for activists, community members, and pols fighting the planned Gravesend Bay waste treatment facility. The study, conducted by the Independent Budget Office [IBO], found that the proposed UES garbage station would triple Manhattan’s garbage disposal costs, reports the New…

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Assemblyman Bill Colton filed a legal brief on October 22 challenging Supreme Court Justice Burt Bunyan’s ruling for the city to move forward with plans to build a garbage station near Ceasar’s Bay, arguing the decision was contradictory to the judge’s previous findings. “We believe the Judge’s split decision, as written, is inconsistent with its own findings. Judge Bunyan found the…

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The following is a press release from the offices of Assemblyman William Colton: Assembly Member William Colton (47th Assembly District – Brooklyn) has called on the New York City Department of Transportation to resume installation of street signs to remind pet owners to clean up after their dogs. Colton’s office has been contacted by a…

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The following is a press release from the offices of Assemblyman William Colton: In a historic swearing-in ceremony, Mrs. Nancy Tong became the first Asian-American elected official in the borough of Brooklyn. On Sunday, September 21st, Nancy Tong was formally sworn-in by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams as the Female District Leader/State Committeewoman for the…

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Several local schools are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars each for repairs, upgrades and improvements as part of a $3.1 million allocation by Borough President Eric Adams to education institutions across the borough. The beep today unveiled 16 school-related capital projects that will benefit from the allocation, which was packed into the city’s Fiscal…

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