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Health Courtesy of Assemblyman William Colton's Office

Assemblyman William Colton throwing his support behind the service men and women who have been protesting the closure of the surgical unit at Dyker Heights’ Veterans Affairs Hospital (Brooklyn VA). “If the veterans can risk their lives for us and our country, the least we can do is make sure the Veterans Affair hospital is not closed and its…

Transportation 86th Street overpass
0 Are trucks getting larger or are the gaps between 86th Street subway overpasses and the road shrinking? Most likely it’s the latter, according to a letter sent by local pols to the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) last week. Citing an incident from August 11, when a car carrying trailer nearly collided with the elevated tracks at…

News gravesend bay waste transfer station

Assemblyman William Colton’s Anti-Waste Task Force wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week, calling out violations at the construction site of the Gravesend Bay Waste Transfer Station. The letter, which was signed by thousands of community members and delivered to City Hall by local politicians on August 26, calls attention to several violations…

Education PS 95 Speed Hump

Elected officials, school staff, and parents celebrated the installation of a new speed hump along Van Sicklen Street in front of Gravesend’s P.S. 95 (345 Van Sicklen Street) yesterday. The Department of Transportation [DOT] agreed to install the traffic-slowing device after years of requests from school advocates, local politicians, and residents — including neighborhood activist Vincent…

Events big hero 6
0 Councilman Mark Treyger and Assemblyman William Colton will be hosting a free movie night at Marlboro Park on West 11th Street and Avenue W tonight. The screening of Big Hero 6 will begin at 8pm. So bring blankets and chairs, family and friends — and enjoy! More info below.

News Source: yewenyivia Flickr

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…

Transportation Photo via emily_staubert via Flickr

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

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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