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Collins Votes to Send $15 Million in Infrastructure Funds to Boston

By |May 16th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

Annual Municipal Road Repair Bill Advances through Key Senate Committee BOSTON – State Senator Nick Collins recently voted with his colleagues in the Senate Committee on Bonding, State Assets, and Capital Expenditures to advance legislation that authorizes $200 million for Chapter 90 funding to help municipalities complete road, bridge, and infrastructure improvement projects. As part [...]

Senator Collins Votes for Safe Streets Legislation

By |May 7th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

Bill Includes Protections for Cyclists, Pedestrians, and First Responders BOSTON- The Massachusetts State Senate recently passed new requirements for cyclists and motorists that promote pedestrian and road safety. State Senator Nick Collins, who represents South Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan, and Hyde Park, voted in favor of the bill. The legislation includes several measures that will greatly [...]

Senator Collins Legislative Agenda to Focus on Equity, Transportation & more

By |March 7th, 2019|Front Page News, News, Uncategorized|

Dear Residents,         I want to share with you a couple of key pieces of legislation that my office will be working on in this new legislative session. I am excited to get to work on the issues. From transportation equity, to environmental justice, to public health and safety, & everything in [...]

South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Moves To The Port

By |March 7th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

By Mike Deehan March 6, 2019 The annual South Boston St. Patrick's Day Breakfast will have a new home and a new host this year. South Boston State Sen. Nick Collins will take over as the host of the venerable holiday tradition March 17, and he's moving the event to the Flynn Cruiseport in the neighborhood's [...]

Statement on Seasonal Liquor License Reform

By |February 14th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

Over the past several days I have heard from many community members about their concerns with legislation in the Senate that could impact beer gardens by reducing the number of special, “one-day” permits per business. While I did not draft this bill, I signed on to it because I think it’s important to look at [...]

Defending the Taxpayer and Public’s Interest not NIMBYism

By |February 4th, 2019|Front Page News, News, Uncategorized|

The Globe’s recent editorial – “Housing hypocrisy is alive and well” – reveals a lack of familiarity regarding The Edison Power Plant and its relation to Conley Terminal, operated by Massport. It also demonstrates a lack of understanding about the history of development in Boston over the last 20 years. Located next to the former [...]

Senator Collins Pushes for Rapid Transit on Fairmount Line

By |January 29th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

Comprehensive transportation agenda focuses on equity, access, short and long term investments   BOSTON- With the legislative bill filing deadline on Friday the 18th, Senator Collins filed a slew of bills aimed at improving transportation in the city of Boston and in the region. The bills address multi-modal transit, pedestrian safety, impacts of new developments [...]

Senator Collins Pushes Comprehensive Transportation Agenda For South Boston

By |January 29th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

Bills address cut-through traffic, bus service, short and long term investments   BOSTON- With the legislative bill filing deadline on Friday the 18th, Senator Collins filed a slew of bills aimed at improving transportation in the city of Boston and in the region. The bills address multi-modal transit, pedestrian safety, impacts of new developments on [...]

Legislature, Governor Act to Reduce Burden on Boating Community

By |January 17th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON- The State Legislature recently enacted legislation aimed to curb the rising cost of leases for boating clubs in the Commonwealth. Following years of back and forth between boating-club members and the Department of Conservation about the appropriate price of a lease, the Commonwealth stepped in to cap the rising costs at 3% a year. [...]

Senator Collins Nominates Michael Hurley for Senate Clerk

By |January 10th, 2019|Front Page News, News, Uncategorized|

South Boston Native Sworn-In as Senate’s Chief Parliamentarian BOSTON- As the 191st General Court was officially sworn in for the 2019-2020 session on Beacon Hill last week, State Senator Nick Collins (D- Boston) stood to recognize the achievements of a neighbor and colleague, Michael Hurley, and to nominate him for the post of Clerk of [...]