Collins Nominates Cynthia Loesch-Johnson for ‘Unsung Heroine’ Award

By |July 15th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

MA Commission on the Status of Women Honors Codman Sq. Activist BOSTON- State Senator Nick Collins recently nominated Cynthia Loesch-Johnson for an annual award from the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women entitled “Unsung Heroine” and intended to recognize “women who don’t always make the news, but truly make the difference.” According to the [...]

Sen. Collins Votes for Legislation to Prevent Distracted Driving, Promote Safe Streets

By |June 10th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – Last week, State Senator Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate to unanimously pass An Act Preventing Distracted Driving, prohibiting the use of handheld mobile devices while driving. Passage of this bill puts Massachusetts in line with our northeastern neighbors of Connecticut, New Hampshire, and New York. Forty-six states currently [...]

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 Chairs Ways and Means Hearing in Roxbury

By |April 3rd, 2019|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON- Last Friday State Senator Nick Collins co-chaired a hearing of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means held at Roxbury Community College. The hearing including testimony on the FY2020 budget from executive agencies including the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, the Cannabis Control Commission, the [...]

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

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

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 [...]