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Collins Files Legislation for Minority Contractors

By |April 26th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

State representative files legislation for minority contractors Collins continues the work he started with Forry towards equity in development projects Bay State Banner, Karen Morales | 4/25/2018, 1 p.m. State Rep. Nick Collins has filed an amendment to the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means budget proposal that would require all state agencies [...]

Dorchester Reporter Endorses Nick Collins for State Senate

By |April 20th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

This editorial originally appeared in the Dorchester Reporter on April 19th, 2018: Over her 14 years as a candidate for state offices, this newspaper never endorsed former State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry in this space for one simple reason: She’s my wife. An endorsement would have been awkward and wildly inappropriate, and we went to great pains [...]

City Council President Andrea Campbell Endorses Nick Collins for Senate

By |April 12th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

City’s first African-American female council president cites Collins’ record on equality, housing, transportation BOSTON, Mass., April 10, 2018 – City Council President Andrea Campbell has endorsed Nick Collins in the race for senator of the First Suffolk District. “Nick Collins has a firm grasp on the needs of our district, our city and our state,” said [...]

Ward 15 Democratic Committee Endorses Nick Collins for State Senate

By |April 3rd, 2018|Front Page News, News|

First Democratic ward committee to endorse in the race cited Collins’ record on equality, housing, transportation BOSTON, Mass., April 3, 2018 – The Ward 15 Democratic Committee, which represents several neighborhoods in Dorchester, has endorsed Nick Collins in the race for state senator for the First Suffolk District. “Rep. Nick Collins has worked competently and harmoniously [...]

Suffolk County Sheriff Tompkins Endorses Nick Collins for State Senate

By |March 20th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON, Mass., March 20, 2018 – Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins has endorsed state Rep. Nick Collins in the race for the First Suffolk District senate seat. "For the past eight years, while serving as the State Representative of the 4th Suffolk District, Nick Collins has been passionately committed to providing his constituents with access to [...]

Dorcena Forry Endorses Collins for Senate Seat

By |March 8th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

State Rep. Nick Collins, the lone Democrat running for the First Suffolk Senate seat vacated in late January by Linda Dorcena Forry, secured his predecessor’s endorsement at the campaign’s launch last week. “Nick is someone that knows the beauty of our city,” Dorcena Forry said as she introduced Collins at his Florian Hall kickoff. “He [...]

Linda Dorcena Forry to endorse Nick Collins in special election

By |March 2nd, 2018|Front Page News, News|

In 2013, Linda Dorcena Forry was engaged in a bitter special election battle against a fellow state representative, Nick Collins, for a suddenly vacant state Senate seat. She won by a mere 378 votes. Five years later, it’s Forry who is leaving the seat in the middle of a state Senate term, prompting a special [...]

Making the Seaport Accessible to All

By |March 1st, 2018|Front Page News, News|

Making the Seaport accessible to all By Nick Collins and Linda Dorcena Forry   DECEMBER 29, 2017 While the explosion of development and commerce in the Seaport District is exciting, it is undeniable that communities of color are not part of the current boom. The neighborhood was a blank slate 15 years ago, when it [...]

Legislative Accomplishments, and Looking Forward to 2018

By |February 1st, 2018|Featured Gallery, Front Page News, News, News Article|

As I begin my eighth year as State Representative serving South Boston and Dorchester, I'm proud of our accomplishments so far this session and excited about the work ahead in 2018. We had a number of successes in 2017 in several key areas, including education, criminal justice reform, the environment, transportation, public safety, and economic [...]

Rep. Collins Calls on AG to Investigate Company Closing Local Nursing Homes

By |January 16th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

By Jeremy C. Fox GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  JANUARY 16, 2018 Eight state legislators are asking the Massachusetts attorney general to investigate a health care company that plans to close four nursing homes and an assisted living facility in Greater Boston, accusing it of misusing state money at the facilities it plans to shut down. “The question that needs to [...]