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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 [...]

Collins Calls for Immediate Hearing on Proposed Harborlights Closure

By |December 7th, 2017|Front Page News, News, News Article|

BOSTON - Representative Nick Collins has called for a hearing to be held by the Department of Public Health on the proposed closing of the Harborlights nursing and rehabilitation facility run by Kindred Healthcare. On December 1, 2017, Kindred notified the DPH, as well as staff and patients at their 6 facilities across Massachusetts that they intend to close [...]

Rep. Collins testifies for better child protections

By |December 6th, 2017|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON—  This week, State Representative Nick Collins (D- South Boston) submitted testimony to the Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Person with Disabilities on behalf of a bill he filed to ensure consistent, accurate, and effective training of mandated reporters. Mandated reporters include physicians, teachers, clergy members, social workers, and other individuals who act as [...]

Legislators Pushing Plan for a Library in the South Boston Waterfront

By |November 27th, 2017|Front Page News, News|

The Seaport just might get a library after all By Tim Logan and Jon Chesto GLOBE STAFF  NOVEMBER 26, 2017 The Seaport just might get a library after all. After pushing, with little apparent success, to get a public library included in plans to develop 12.5 remaining acres of the booming district, State Representative Nick Collins tucked [...]

Rep. Collins working to move Track 61 Red Line train tests

By |November 21st, 2017|Front Page News, News, Uncategorized|

TALKING POINTS Trouble on the tracks DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF/FILE Some saw the MBTA’s plan to revive Track 61 as a way to eventually convert it for passenger service, a long-discussed goal. By Jon Chesto GLOBE STAFF  NOVEMBER 17, 2017 Rarely has a railroad spur garnered so much attention. But we’re talking about Track 61, the last [...]

Boston Globe: State rep. wants a library branch in the Seaport

By |November 21st, 2017|Front Page News, News|

State rep. wants a library branch in the Seaport  By Katheleen Conti  GLOBE STAFF  SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 Three theaters proposed for the last large undeveloped portion of the Seaport are a nice idea, but one of them should instead be a public library branch, says state Representative Nick Collins. Collins, a Democrat who represents South Boston and [...]

Rep Collins welcomes Tuscan Kitchen Seaport to South Boston Waterfront

By |November 21st, 2017|Front Page News, News|

Rep. Collins at Tuscan Kitchen Seaport opening with owner Joe Faro and City Councilor-Elect Edward Flynn Rep. Collins was happy to attend the opening of yet another great addition to the South Boston Waterfront. Read about the opening event here: http://www.caughtinsouthie.com/eat-drink/welcome-neighborhood-tuscan-kitchen/

Rep. Collins Pushes for Passage of Domestic Violence Bill

By |April 10th, 2014|Front Page News, News|

Representative Nick Collins joined House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and his House colleagues in voting for a comprehensive domestic violence bill which creates new criminal offenses and elevated penalties, boosts prevention efforts and seeks to empower victims. The legislation establishes a first offense domestic assault and battery charge that will allow officials to immediately contextualize [...]