Press Releases

Assemblymember Frontus Delivers $1M in Capital Funds to Support Projects Across Southern Brooklyn

Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus today announced that she allocated $1 million in capital funding for projects across Coney Island, Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. The funding includes $500,000 allocated to NYC Parks to improve the barbecue and sitting areas...

Assemblymember Frontus Brings Attention to Deplorable Conditions in NYCHA’s Gravesend Houses in Coney Island

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Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus led reporters on a tour of an apartment in NYCHA’s Gravesend Houses that has been allowed to fall into unsanitary, deplorable conditions over the past dozen years due to lack of ongoing maintenance and repairs, creating...

Assemblymember Frontus Passes Bill to Expand EMS Crisis Training

Legislation sponsored by Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus (D-Brooklyn) to ensure firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel receive up-to-date training in crisis intervention and mental health first aid today passed the Assembly (A.7686).“Since...

Assemblymember Frontus & Coney Island Houses Residents Blast NYCHA Over Heat & Hot Water Outages

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Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus stood with dozens of residents of NYCHA’s Coney Island Houses yesterday who have been enduring ongoing heat and hot water outages for weeks to demand that the Housing Authority respond to these complaints, immediately...

On Veterans Day, Governor Hochul Signs AM Frontus’ Bill to Qualify Military Spouses for Unemployment Benefits

Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus’ bill supporting military spouse unemployment benefits during a bill signing ceremony on Veterans Day.This law ensures that individuals who resign from their jobs to accompany...

Assemblymember Frontus’ Law to Protect Juveniles in Family Court Proceedings is Now in Effect

Brooklyn, NY – Every interrogation of a juvenile in Family Court is now mandated to include a video recording under a law sponsored by Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus that took effect this week. The legislation (S.6533/A.7979) was sponsored in the...

Gov. Hochul Signs AM Frontus’ Transit Noise Reduction Bill to Address Excessive Noise from Elevated Trains

Brooklyn, NY – Governor Kathy Hochul today signed into law Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus’ New York City Transit Noise Reduction bill. The law is in response to unnecessary and excessive noise from elevated trains that is impacting the health...

Assemblymember Frontus & Dozens of Residents Demand Answers after Coney Island Creek Oil Spill

Brooklyn, NY – Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus was joined by dozens of Coney Island residents, community leaders and environmental activists yesterday at Kaiser Park to demand answers from city, state and federal agencies regarding the cause of...

Frontus, Advocates & Parents Rally for Remote Learning Option

(Brooklyn, NY) – Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus was joined yesterday by health experts, education advocates, parents and other public school stakeholders to call on the NYC Department of Education to provide a remote learning option in response...

Assemblymember Frontus to Unveil 6-Point Economic Mobility Plan for Southern Brooklyn

With thousands of Southern Brooklyn residents trapped in cycles of intergenerational poverty and hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus (D-Brooklyn) is launching a 6-point economic mobility plan focused on home ownership,...

Gov. Cuomo Signs Frontus/Montgomery Central Park 5 Bill to Protect Juveniles in Family Court Proceedings

Brooklyn lawmakers today lauded the passage of their Central Park 5 bill, requiring video recording of all juveniles accused of delinquency in family court.The legislation (S.6533/A.7970) was introduced by Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus and Sen. Velmanette...

Assemblymember Frontus: Legislation Will Give New Yorkers with Disabilities Independence

“I’ve spent my career advocating for equality, from fighting discrimination to expanding support services. Everyone deserves equal opportunities. To ensure New Yorkers with disabilities are not left behind, I helped pass a series of measures...

Assemblymember Frontus Passes Legislation to Support, Empower Victims of Domestic Violence

Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus (D-Brooklyn) announced that she helped pass a series of bills to expand support services and help eliminate barriers to justice for domestic violence survivors. “Intimate partner violence inflicts trauma and pain on...

Assemblymember Frontus Secures Funding From the State Budget for Programs Across Her District

Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus (D-Brooklyn) announced that she helped pass the 2019-20 state budget, which includes $100,000 in funding for Pathways to Apprenticeship (P2A) and $100,000 for the Bay Ridge Senior Center. “Investing in local organizations...

Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus Holds First Women of Distinction Award Ceremony Honoring a Group of Diverse Women from Across Southern Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY – On Sunday, April 7, 2019, Assemblymember Frontus honored sixteen (16) women for their contributions to the 46th Assembly District and Southern Brooklyn at large. The event was held at Il Centro: the Federation of Italian-American...

Assemblymember Frontus: Our Actions Now Will Create a Sustainable Future for New York State

Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus (D-Brooklyn) announced that she helped pass a series of bills to safeguard public health and promote a greener, more sustainable future for all New Yorkers. The legislative package was passed in recognition of Earth Day,...

Assemblymember Frontus: Budget Brings Long-Overdue Criminal Justice Reform

Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus (D-Brooklyn) announced that the 2019-20 state budget includes sweeping reforms to help ensure all Brooklyn residents are treated fairly within the criminal justice system and have equal access to legal services. “It...

Assemblymember Frontus: Assembly Budget Funds Health Programs, Fair Elections, Safer Streets in Brooklyn

Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus (D-Brooklyn) announced that she helped pass the Assembly’s 2019-20 state budget proposal, which provides significant funding for youth programs, early voting and health care services in Brooklyn.“The Assembly’s...

Assemblymember Frontus: Assembly Budget Proposal Expands Educational Opportunities, Affordable Housing Stock

Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus (D-Brooklyn) announced that she helped pass the Assembly’s 2019-20 state budget proposal, which boosts education spending and increases the state’s investment in affordable housing. “The Assembly budget proposal...

Assemblymember Frontus: Victims of Revenge Porn Deserve Justice

“We live in an age in which texting and social media make it easy for individuals to inflict pain and emotional suffering from the dissemination of private images of another person. Victims have routinely been threatened with sexual assault, stalked,...