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Rep. Nick Collins Fights to Preserve $9M in Local Aid

By |February 19th, 2013|News, News Article|

February 19, 2013 Last week State Representative Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in approving a $115 million supplemental budget that stops the Governor from taking local aid away from programs that benefit the people of Boston, thus preserving $9 million in much funds geared toward programs to pay for more [...]

Rep. Nick Collins Reaches Out To Residents During Blizzard

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

February 13, 2013 State Representative Nick Collins sent out a telephone call to more than 18,000 households last week informing the residents of Dorchester, South Boston, Mattapan and Hyde Park of a website that he created providing resource information from NStar and Keyspan, as well as City Hall emergency information and services, driving and parking [...]

Representative Nick Collins Elected Boston Delegation Chairman

By |January 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Last week Representative Nick Collins was elected as Chair of the Boston Delegation in the Massachusetts State Legislature unanimously by his colleagues.  The Boston Delegation works together on legislative initiatives that affect the City of Boston. Rep. Collins says issues relating to transportation, education, public safety and public health will be on the forefront of [...]

Collins Announces Opposition To Question 2

By |October 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Collins Joins Growing List of Public Officials, Health Care Professionals, Religious Leaders and Concerned Citizens Urging Voters to Defeat Assisted Suicide on November 6 BOSTON — Representative Nick Collins (D - Boston) today announced he is opposing Massachusetts ballot Question 2, which if passed would legalize physician-assisted suicide in the Commonwealth on January 1, 2013. [...]

Collins & City Leaders Unveil Alternate Student Assignment Plan

By |October 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|

COLLINS & CITY LEADERS UNVEIL ALTERNATE STUDENT ASSIGNMENT PLAN New plan ensures quality interventions and offers families a choice of schools close to home or from a citywide network of magnet schools On Wednesday, October 3rd, a group of elected leaders from across Boston presented The Quality Choice Plan, an alternative vision for groundbreaking student [...]

Important Information on School Choice

By |September 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

On Monday, September 24th, Boston Public Schools and the External Advisory Committee on School Choice released 5 proposals for a new system of school choice. In the coming weeks, BPS will be hosting a series of community meetings to discus and collect feedback from parents and neighbors on the new proposals. Please see the schedule of [...]

Thank You!

By |September 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Dear Friends, I want to take this time to thank you all for coming out to vote this past Thursday. Although I am unopposed, I am grateful for your continued kindness and support as I conclude my first term as your State Representative. I can assure you that I will continue to advocate on your behalf for [...]

Collins Fights for Prescription Drug Diversion Bill

By |August 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

At the 11th hour on the last day of Legislative Session, State Rep. Nick Collins and his colleagues in the House of Representatives were successful in passing a bill that takes aggressive steps in curbing the epidemic of prescription drug abuse in Massachusetts. The bill which started in the Senate as S2125, An Act Relative [...]

Former Boston Celtic Chris Herren to Speak in South Boston

By |July 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

Chris Herren, former member of the Boston Celtics and now an advocate of substance abuse awareness and prevention, will be coming to South Boston on Monday July 9th. Since leaving the Celtics, Chris has toured the country, talking about his story and his struggle with drug addiction. Chris will also talk about his organization, The [...]

Collins joins Probation Department for Operation Movement

By |June 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|

This past Friday, June 22nd, State Rep Nick Collins joined several members of the Massachusetts Probation Department for a walk through the Mary Ellen McCormick Housing Development, Moakley Park, and Carson Beach in South Boston. The Probation Dept. has been engaged in a new initiative, named Operation Movement, to increase their visibility and community outreach [...]