Press Releases

Assemblyman Colton's Point of View on How to Save Ukraine from Putin’s Aggression

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) viewed a video of Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York who just visited Ukraine.  “Video shows some horrible ground conditions in which children...

Assemblyman Colton Sponsored Bill A-3951 to Designate the Month of September to First Responders

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) has introduced bill A-3951 in the Assembly to designate the month of September to the first responders. “As we all remember that on September 11, 2001, America...

Assemblyman Colton is Taking Crime Seriously and Has Been Proactively Fighting Against it in the Neighborhood

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is taking crime seriously and has been proactively fighting against it in the neighborhood. “Even though crimes in the district are down, unfortunately, there have...

Assemblyman Colton is Pleased That the NYS Budget Agreement Has Been Reached

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is pleased that Governor Hochul has announced that a budget agreement has been reached and the budget addresses key priorities in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023. Currently,...

Assemblyman Colton is Saddened by Yesterday's Gruesome Attack on the "N" Line During the Morning Rush Hour

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is saddened by yesterday's horrific attack on the "N" train during yesterday’s morning commute. "At approximately 8:25 am, a suspect wearing a gas mask opened a...

Assemblyman Colton Condemns Putin for Invading Ukraine in a Senseless War

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) condemned Russia for invading Ukraine. As Pope Francis said, “the threat of a global conflict spawned by Russia's invasion of Ukraine should convince everyone...

Assemblyman Colton Honors Outstanding Community Women for The 2022 Women of Distinction Award

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) Sunday, March 27, 2022, in conjunction with UPDC President Nino Magali and 47th Assembly District Leaders Charles Ragusa and Nancy Tong hosted an astonishing 2022...

Assemblyman Colton is Infuriated with the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs Proposal to Close Brooklyn and Manhattan VA Medical Centers

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) said that the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs released a proposal Monday, March 14th, 2022 to close two of the VA hospitals in NYC.  “After the clear...

Assemblyman Colton Signs on to a Letter to State Comptroller DiNapoli Requesting his Office to Take Actions Regarding Divestment from Certain Russian State-Owned Investments and Assets

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) joined his colleagues in signing a letter circulated by assembly member Ken Zebrowski to State Comptroller DiNapoli requesting his office to take actions regarding...

Assemblyman Colton Calls for Additional Education Money to Be Directed Toward the Individual Needs of All Students

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) says that a $2.1 billion increase in public education funds proposed by Governor Hochul must be directed toward the individual needs of all students. “The additional...

Candlelight Vigil in Support of the People of Ukraine Sunday, February 27, 2022, at 4:00 PM

Asser Levy/Seaside Park302 Sea Breeze Ave.Brooklyn, NY 11224(Surf Ave. between Ocean Parkway and West 5th St.) BROOKLYN, NY - Community activists in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn’s Little Odessa neighborhood, will be holding a massive rally in support...

Assemblyman Colton Calls on the Public Service Commission to Intervene and Stop Con Edison’s Recent Rate Hikes

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) says that recent Con Edison delivery rate hikes will drive New Yorkers to move out of their homes and leave NYC for good.“The New Yorkers are already paying the...

Assemblyman Colton Strongly Supports Mayor Eric Adams’s Blueprint Plan to End Gun Violence in the City

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is grieving as we now bid farewell to the two NYPD officers Jason Rivera and officer Wilbert Mora. The two heroes made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting all New...

Assemblyman Colton Says That Homeless Shelters Are Dangerous for Homeless Residents and Nothing More Than a Money-Making Machine

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) had alerted the community in November of 2021, that city is planning to build a homeless shelter at 137 Kings Highway. My office conducted research and discovered...

Assemblyman Colton Attended 62 Precinct Police Luncheon Organized by Dr. Gary Chen

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) yesterday afternoon attended police luncheon at the 62 Precinct. organized by Dr. Gary Chen and his wife Dr. Hongshu Feng who both practice in the neighborhood to...

Assemblyman Colton Calls Upon the City Council to Pass Bill Int. 2374-2021 Classroom Capacity

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) said that the City Council has been rushing through many controversial bills. How about passing a practical bill Int. 2374-2021, a classroom capacity? “The...

Assemblyman Colton Calls Upon Parents to Express Their Opinion on What Kind of Chancellor NYC Schools Need

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) calls upon parents to voice their opinion on what kind of Chancellor NYC schools must have.  “I believe that the next NYC schools Chancellor must be someone who...

Assemblyman Colton Says the Tragic Incident Occurred a Day After He Visits the Highway Patrol Unit

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 visited Highway Patrol Unit 2 to present a citation to Detective Anthony Steward for exceptional service in arranging a funeral...

Assemblyman Colton Is Outraged That Insurance Companies Are Taking Advantage of Homeowners by Denying Sewer Backup Coverage

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is outraged at insurance companies denying sewer backup coverage to their policyholders. “I am furious and strongly believe that it is wrong for the insurance companies...

Assemblyman Colton Sounds Alert to the Community That Another Homeless Shelter Will be Built at 137 Kings Highway in Brooklyn by Mayor de Blasio

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) alerts the community that the city is planning to build another homeless shelter at 137 Kings Highway in Brooklyn. “I was informed by the NYC Department of Social...