Press Releases

Assemblyman Colton Continues Strongly to Oppose the City's Proposed Plan to Build a 150 Single-Male Homeless Shelter At 2147 Bath Avenue

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) and community leaders continue to strongly oppose the city's proposed plan to build a 150 single-male homeless shelter at 2147 Bath Avenue...

Assemblyman Colton is Not Pleased with the Way Emergency Rental Assistance Program Performs

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights) is saying that as of June 1, 2021, New York State began accepting emergency rent relief applications from tenants and landlords who have been severely impacted financially...

Assemblyman Colton’s Zoom Discussion Regarding Hate Crime Attacks in the Community

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) together with the Chinese American Social Service Center Chair Dr. Law had sponsored a very successful zoom meeting on hate crime attacks which became a very...

Assemblyman Colton Says that the Mayor’s “Academic Recovery Plan” Lacks Specifics and is Too Little

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is reacting to the announcement by Mayor de Blasio of a plan to jumpstart the academic recovery for NYC school children.“I am a former NYC public school...

Assemblyman Colton Is Outraged with Mayor De Blasio’s Executive Budget Plan to Cut $67 Million in CUNY Funding

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is outraged with the Mayor’s Executive Budget plan to cut $67 million in CUNY funding.“With the deadline of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget which is a...

Assemblyman Colton Updates the Community on the Proposed Single Men Homeless Shelter at 2147 Bath Avenue

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) updates the community with the latest on the proposed single men homeless shelter at 2147 Bath Avenue.“I have received an email and letter which was emailed...

Assemblyman Colton Says that Disgraceful Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Continues to Skyrocket in New York City

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is outraged with the hate crimes against our Asian - American neighbors and says that it continues to be on the rise in New York City since bail reform became law.“On...

Assemblyman Colton Says that USPS Services Cuts are Alarming and Became a Great Concern for the Individuals Who Depend on Prescription Drugs by Home Delivery

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) says that USPS services became a huge concern especially for the individuals who depend on prescription drugs by home delivery.“In late March of 2021, Postmaster...

Assemblyman Colton is Outraged by the Despicable Hate Act that Took Place at St. Athanasius Church Where a Crucifix was Destroyed and the American Flag Burned

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is outraged by the despicable hate crime that took place at St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.“I condemn the hate crime attack...

Assemblyman Colton is Outraged that the NYC DOE Has Renamed Columbus Day on the 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is outraged that the NYC DOE has renamed Columbus Day to Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous People’s Day on the 2021-2022 school year calendar."Ironically...

Assemblyman Colton Introducing Legislation to Change the Bail Reform Law to Include Hate Crimes on the List

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) introducing legislation to change the bail reform law to include hate crimes on the list of crimes where the Judge will have the discretion to set bail. An...

Assemblyman Colton Exposes Disturbing Facts on the Developer, the Sandhu Group and its Numerous Subsidiaries

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) together with the help of the community and many community organizations, were able to uncover a number of disturbing evidence on the developer, the Sandhu...

Assemblyman Colton Supports the CDPAP Program

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) Co-Sponsors Assembly bill A-06479 sponsored by Assembly Member Gottfried which supports the CDPAP program. Earlier this year the New York State Department of Health announced...

Assemblyman Colton’s Office had Arranged COVID Vaccines Through Rite Aid Pharmacy in his District for the Seniors

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Assemblyman Colton’s (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) office had arranged COVID vaccines through Rite Aid pharmacy for seniors who had encountered many obstacles in scheduling appointments which they were eligible...

Assemblyman Colton Speaks Out at Rallies Against Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) speaks out against hate crime on Asian-Americans at a number of rallies. These events were attended by a number of elected officials and community leaders.“I...

Assemblyman Colton Has Been Appointed to Higher Education Budget Conference Committee

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) has been appointed to the Higher Education Conference Budget Committee.“At the Higher Education Budget Conference Committee, we are fighting to reject CUNY...

Assemblyman Colton is Saddened by the Hate Crime Attacks Against Asians

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is saddened by the tragic incident that took place in Atlanta, Georgia where a gunman allegedly killed six Asian women and two others on Tuesday, March 16, 2021,...

Assemblyman Colton Praises Nursing Home Package of Bills Passed by the NYS Assembly

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) supports a number of bills which he co-sponsored and passed the NYS Assembly with new Nursing Home regulations. One bill which passed the assembly and was co-sponsored...

Assemblyman Colton Celebrates International Women's Day with a Local Women’s’ Award Event on Zoom

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) reminds us that International Women’s Month is a worldwide celebration that recognizes women today around the world. It has been observed...

Assemblyman Colton's Statement on Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Governor Cuomo

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) strongly supports an independent review by the Attorney General and believes that the serious allegations against the Governor must be thoroughly investigated....