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Rep. Collins to Announce Improvements to Murphy Rink

By |March 13th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, State Representative Nick Collins will join the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to announce capital improvements to South Boston’s Murphy Rink.  The scheduled improvements will include a locker room expansion, expanded viewing areas and a larger concession area aimed at year round operations.   Work is expected to be [...]

Rep. Collins Votes to Enhance Anti-Bullying Legislation

By |March 4th, 2014|News|

Representative Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the House to pass legislation that builds on the 2010 landmark anti-bullying legislation by creating new reporting measures and recognizing certain populations as more vulnerable to bullying. The updates are designed to increase the efficacy of the original legislation which prohibited bullying and cyber-bullying, and required schools to [...]

Rep. Collins Pushes for Veterans Benefit

By |February 25th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|

State Representative Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in passing measures to support veterans and their families locally and throughout the Commonwealth.  This session Rep. Collins voted in favor of the VALOR Act II, which builds on existing legislation to provide increased property tax relief and enhance employment, educational and [...]

Rep. Collins Votes to Pass Supplemental Budget, Provide Fuel Assistance and Improve Natural Gas Management

By |February 18th, 2014|News|

Rep. Collins Votes to Pass Supplemental Budget, Provide Fuel Assistance and Improve Natural Gas Management   State Representative Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass legislation that freezes a scheduled increase in the unemployment insurance (UI) assessment paid by all employers. This action is estimated to relieve the average [...]

Rep. Collins Secures $465.5 Million for District Improvements in Transportation Bond Bill

By |February 11th, 2014|News|

State Representative Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in approving a $12.7 billion bond bill to assist Massachusetts communities in paying for local transportation-related projects. The bond bill authorizes $300 million in Chapter 90 funding to help cities and towns complete road, bridge and infrastructure improvement projects.  This marks the [...]

Rep. Collins Pushes Reform of DCF on Beacon Hill

By |January 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

On Tuesday, January 28th, the Joint Committee on Children, Families & Persons with Disabilities heard testimony on legislation filed by State Representative Nick Collins that would reform the state’s embattled Department of Children & Families (DCF). Bill H.85/S.27, entitled An Act relative to children in the care, protection, and custody of the Commonwealth, would require [...]

Rep. Collins Announces Final Metropolitan Beaches Commission Hearing to Be Held at Umass Boston

By |January 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

In the summer and fall of 2013, the Metropolitan Beaches Commission and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay held public hearings at the Massachusetts State House as well as in South Boston and Dorchester. Nearly 700 people participated in the hearings and scores more took part in an online survey. Later this year, the Commission will [...]

Rep. Collins Reflects on Session Accomplishments as New Year Commences

By |January 8th, 2014|Front Page News, News|

January 8, 2014  State Representative Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in reviewing recent session accomplishments as the Legislature prepares for the 2014 session. As of December, 2013, the House passed major legislation pertaining to economic development, transportation, education, welfare and compounding pharmacies. “In the 2013 session, my colleagues and [...]

Collins Calls For Preservation of South Boston Landmarks

By |April 4th, 2013|News, News Article|

April 4, 2013 Files Legislation To Preserve Buildings Built Before 1920 Rep. Nick Collins filed legislation earlier this week to institute a process for protecting iconic properties, built before January 1 1900, such as Saint Augustine’s Church and the Mansion at 928 East Broadway. Collins’ legislation would prohibit the issuance of a building permit without [...]

Collins Pushes for Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

By |March 13th, 2013|News, News Article|

March 13, 2013 At the beginning of the new legislative session, Rep. Nick Collins filed a bill that would significantly increase job opportunities for people with disabilities in Massachusetts. The bill, H2793 An Act Relative to Employment of Persons with Disabilities, would require at least 20% of people hired through any contract receiving state funds [...]