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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 [...]

COLLINS PRESIDES OVER SENATE SESSION

By |November 5th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

Signs supplemental budget, civics education bill, and adjourns in memory of victims in Pittsburgh   BOSTON- State Senator Nick Collins brought the Senate to order this week, gaveling in and presiding over a session that included the passage of  major statewide policy legislation, including a civics education bill, a supplemental spending plan with an emphasis [...]

My First 100 Days in the State Senate

By |August 31st, 2018|Front Page News, News, Uncategorized|

I want to take this opportunity to share with you the important work we were able to accomplish for South Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park this year in the Legislature. I am proud to have been elected to serve you in my new role as State Senator, and will continue to fight for what [...]

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 [...]