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NAACP, local leaders plan inclusive convention

By |December 18th, 2019|Featured Gallery, Front Page News, News|

Organization’s 111th gathering to bring 10k visitors to Hub This story was originally published in the Bay State Banner. Written by Yawu Miller, the Banner’s senior editor. VIEW BIO NAACP President Derrick Jackson speaks during a press conference held last week at the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building. BANNER PHOTO Come July 25 of next year, [...]

Climate change demands raising infrastructure standards

By |December 17th, 2019|Featured Gallery, Front Page News, News|

ENVIRONMENT/ OPINION Massachusetts must prepare now for the challenges that are coming This Op-Ed was originally published in Commonwealth Magazine Written byNICK COLLINS,  SARAH PEAKE and  BRADLEY M. CAMPBELL  PERCHED ON THE North Atlantic, with a shoreline prone to flooding and a history of damaging Nor’easters, and surrounded by the fastest warming ocean waters in the world, Massachusetts of all [...]

State Passes Law to Prevent Distracted Driving, Promote Safe Streets

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

BOSTON – Earlier this year, 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. Last week, the House and Senate sent the Governor a final version of the bill, which was signed into law and [...]

Collins, State Senate Pass Pharmaceutical Transparency Legislation

By |November 19th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

PACT Act Will Protect Seniors, Reduce Prescription Drug Costs, and Increase Patient Access BOSTON –State Senator Nick Collins and The Massachusetts State Senate recently passed An Act relative to Pharmaceutical Access, Costs and Transparency (PACT Act), a comprehensive pharmaceutical cost control bill aimed at addressing the high and rapidly increasing costs of prescription drugs.  By [...]

Massachusetts State Senate Passes Bill to Establish New Reporting Guidelines , Accountability Measures for Colleges and Universities

By |November 12th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON –The Massachusetts State Senate recently unanimously voted to establish new requirements for higher education institutions. The goal of State Senator Nick Collins and his colleagues in the Senate is to support the financial stability of students and their families. These steps have been taken in response to recent closures of small colleges in the [...]

State Senate Passes Bills Promoting Safety, Health, and Wellness of Children and Persons with Disabilities

By |October 23rd, 2019|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – Last week State Senator Nick Collins and the Massachusetts State Senate passed two pieces of legislation intended to increase protections for children and persons with disabilities, including An Act to protect persons with intellectual or developmental disability from abuse, also known as “Nicky’s Law,” and An Act Relative to Children’s Health and Wellness. [...]

Senator Collins, State Senate Invest Unprecedented $$$ in BPS

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

$1.5 Billion Pledged to Commonwealth Schools over Next 7 Years BOSTON –State Senator Nick Collins and the Massachusetts State Senate unanimously passed the Student Opportunity Act, an unprecedented $1.5 billion new investment in Massachusetts K-12 public education. This legislation ensures public schools have adequate resources to provide high-quality education to students across the state, regardless [...]

Senator Collins Calls for 24/7 Access to Life-Saving Section 35 Court Process

By |September 30th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

Legislation Would Remove Barriers to Addiction Intervention BOSTON –State Senator Nick Collins testified last week on a piece of legislation, S.866, An Act Relative to Saving Lives, designed to save lives by amending Section 35 to allow for those suffering from addiction to be committed to a public health facility by a justice of the [...]

Sen. Collins, Rep. Biele Announce $1.2 Million in State Grants for Laboure, Julies

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

DESE Funding Allocated for Education and Workforce Development Programs in South Boston BOSTON – Two South Boston nonprofits were recently awarded substantial grants from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for workforce development, adult basic education, and English language education programming. Julie’s Family Learning Program and the Laboure Center were the two [...]

Legislative Update

By |September 9th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

Dear Neighbor:Thank you for staying engaged with our office over the past few months. I wanted to reach out and give you an update on what we have been up to for the first half of the year: Tiếng Việt Español Kreyòl Ayisyen Kriolu Transportation In January we set forth an ambitious transportation agenda, including rapid transit [...]