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Op Ed: Time to Fix Seaport’s Transit Woes

By |March 1st, 2018|News|

Op-Ed Originally Appeared in the Boston Herald While Boston’s economic engine is chugging along at a record pace, some in our city are being left behind. One big reason is a lack of equity and connectivity in our public transit system. The South Boston Waterfront, also known as the Seaport, is booming with billions in [...]

Representative Collins Appointed to Leadership Position on Key Economic Development Committee

By |February 22nd, 2017|News|

Last week, the House of Representatives announced committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session.  I have been assigned to serve as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies, a key leadership role steering economic policy for the Commonwealth. In addition, I will sit on the Committees on Housing, Telecommunications, Utilities, & Energy, and [...]

Press Release: Linehan, Forry and Collins Deliver Real Estate Tax Deferral for Homeowners

By |January 12th, 2017|News|

Year-End Legislative Report

By |December 29th, 2016|News|

During this, the 189th Session of the General Court of the Massachusetts, I was proud to have sponsored or co-sponsored several important pieces of legislation crucially benefitting our district and the state as a whole, including:   Ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work - one of the strongest pay equity laws in the [...]

South Boston industrial park eyed as spot for helipad

By |November 18th, 2016|News|

Article Originally Appeared in the Boston Globe City and state officials picked an industrial area of South Boston’s waterfront as the preferred location for the first public-use helipad near downtown Boston in more than 16 years. After months of reviewing potential sites, leaders in the Walsh and Baker administrations settled on a city-owned pier behind [...]

Hailing Ray Flynn, Mayor, Bridge-builder

By |November 18th, 2016|News|

Article Originally Appeared in Dorchester Reporter  City salutes his 45 years in civic life; it’s now Flynn Marine Park in South Boston Some 400 family members, friends, and political and community leaders assembled last Saturday morning in South Boston as the city officially re-dedicated the Marine Industrial Park on the waterfront in honor of former Boston [...]

New dog park opens in South Boston

By |October 30th, 2016|News|

Article Originally Appeared in the Boston Globe The furry residents of South Boston have a brand new dog park to visit. Public officials from around the region, with some dogs by their side, gathered on East First Street Thursday to cut the ribbon for the new park, which was spearheaded by the Massachusetts Port Authority. [...]

New Fire Law will Protect the Public, First Responders

By |October 27th, 2016|News|

Last week, a bill I filed related to public safety and hot works was signed into law. This bill was drawn up after the tragic fire caused by unpermitted welding that took the lives of two Boston Firefighters in the Back Bay in 2014. It will establish a commission consisting primarily of fire safety officials [...]

Overcrowding A Problem For South Boston MBTA Bus Riders

By |October 11th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Article originally appeared on CBS Boston on October 11, 2016 If you take an MBTA bus or work to school, you know that getting on board can be hectic. But in one Boston neighborhood, there’s close to 100 people waiting at one stop. Pictures of commuters waiting at the number 7 bus stop on N Street and Broadway in [...]

Two years after fatal fire, ‘hot works’ bill nears final passage

By |October 9th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Article originally appeared in Lowell Sun on October 6, 2016 BOSTON -- The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to create a state commission to study welding and "hot works" regulation, leaving the legislation in need of a pro forma vote in each branch and the governor's signature to become law. Boston Fire Commissioner Joe Finn [...]