Press Releases

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....

Assemblyman Colton Demands that the Stabbing of an Asian Man Be Fully Investigated as a Hate Crime

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) demands that the stabbing of an innocent Asian man is fully investigated as a hate crime. On Thursday, without any provocation, at around 6:30 pm a 36-year-old...

Assemblyman Colton Will Expose that Homeless Shelters are a Business, Not a Service for the Homeless Population

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) will expose that homeless shelters are a business, not a service for the homeless population."The taxpayers are paying for this and De Blasio has no plans to...

Assemblyman Colton Spoke Against Homeless Shelter and Presented Education Budget News at the CB11 Meeting

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Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) spoke yesterday February 11, at the CB11 meeting regarding the proposed 2147 Bath Avenue homeless shelter and the education budget. He is a member of the...

Assemblyman Colton Says That Mentally Ill Homeless People Shouldn’t Be Placed in Homeless Shelters

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) says that mentally ill homeless people should receive appropriate treatment to prevent them from committing violent crimes. They cannot be placed into homeless...

Assemblyman Colton Presented Education Budget News at the CEC 20 School Board Meeting

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) spoke at the CEC 20 school board meeting in February regarding the education budget. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and has been advocating for...

Assemblyman Colton is Glad that Governor Cuomo Announced Indoor Dining Can Resume on February 12, 2021

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is glad that Governor Cuomo announced that indoor dining can resume on February 12, 2021, at 25% capacity.“Originally Governor Cuomo planned to reopen indoor...

Assemblyman Colton Pleased Elected Officials Joined His Letter to Mayor and Schools Chancellor Demanding to Restore Screenings and Auditions in Middle Schools’ Admission Policies

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is pleased that a great number of the elected officials from the city and state levels of government joined him in a letter circulated by Assemblyman Abbate and...

Assemblyman Colton Urges the Neighborhood to Fight to Stop NYC Administration from Converting the I.S.228 Schoolyard into a Public Park

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) urges the neighborhood to fight to stop the New York City Administration from converting the I.S.228, also known as David A. Boody schoolyard into...

Assemblyman Colton Alerts the Community About the City’s Plan to Build a Homeless Shelter at 2147 Bath Avenue in Brooklyn

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) alerts the community about the city’s plan to build a homeless shelter in their back yard. Approximately 150 single males will be residing at 2147 Bath...