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News & Features Courtesy of Assemblyman William Colton's Office
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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…

News & Features Colton waste station
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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…

Events Source: Assemblyman William Colton's office
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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…

News & Features Colton honors seniors
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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…

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…

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