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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Tuesday that New York City will become the second major urban school district in the nation, after San Francisco, to close on Lunar New Year in the official school calendar. In the upcoming 2015-16 school year, schools will close on February 8 for the Lunar New…

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More than 20 city agencies will be available to address questions and concerns at a town hall meeting tonight hosted by Councilman Mark Treyger, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Assemblyman William Colton, and Senator Diane Savino. The event will take place between 6pm and 8pm, at John Dewey High School, located at 50 Avenue X. The meeting will include representatives…

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Assemblyman William Colton sent a letter to the Department of Transportation [DOT] last week calling on the agency to implement safety protections for drivers along the Belt Parkway due to light poles that were recently installed near the edge of the roadway without guard rails. Colton said his office has been contacted by a number of…

Transportation By Allan Rosen
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Assemblyman William Colton and the Transport Workers Union [TWU-Local 100] are calling on the MTA to implement a weekday, limited service for the beleaguered B1 bus line between Kingsborough Community College [KCC] and Bay Ridge. The assemblyman sent the MTA a letter this month explaining the need for additional service on the B1 route, which has long…

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Assemblyman William Colton and Councilman Mark Treyger launched the first “Speak-Up & Clean-Up” campaign of the season this weekend in Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach — where sanitation issues are a top complaint among residents. The first clean-up event kicked off on Saturday, with teens from neighborhood schools and community organizations spending the day picking up trash along a large stretch of 86th…

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Contractors working on the controversial Gravesend Bay Marine Waste Transfer Station are not taking the necessary precautions to protect residents from toxic chemicals found at the site, say local politicians. At a press conference at Ceasar’s Bay promenade Sunday, Assemblyman William Colton and Councilman Mark Treyger shared evidence that construction workers violated the conditions of the…

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A dramatic scene unfolded at Seth Low Park Friday when two 13-year-old boys, accused of throwing rocks and spitting at seniors that congregate near the picnic tables, were arrested. A crowd looked on as officers rebuked the Seth Low Intermediate School students, handcuffed them, and hauled them into a police cruiser on May 1, at approximately…

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Planning for retirement can be a dizzying maze of finances and paperwork. That’s why Assemblyman William Colton is teaming up with the Russian-American Community Coalition (RACCNY) on Thursday, April 30, to host free retirement preparation seminar for community members who are ready to start thinking about taking the next step. The event will take place at 7pm at 29 Bay 25th…

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Assemblyman William Colton and District Leader Nancy Tong joined the Book Lovers Club at the Marks Jewish Community House (JCH) on April 17 to present New York State Assembly Citations of Honor to three longtime members of the club who were celebrating their 80th birthdays. Mayya Milina, Bella Baytalskaya, and Mark Chernyakovsky received plaques and flowers in honor…

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