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:

Rep. Collins Calls for Transparency in MCCA Additions

By |August 3rd, 2017|News, News Article|

This article originally appeard in the Boston Globe on Wednesday August 2, 2017. By Jon Chesto.   Get ready for Convention Center Expansion 2.0. The state’s convention hall operator took its first official step Wednesday to revisit the expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center by issuing a request for proposals to design a master plan [...]

Securing High Quality Early Education

By |July 26th, 2017|News|

This article by Kathleen McKiernan originally appeared Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in the Boston Herald : Advocates push for school funding hike Dozens of lawmakers, teacher union leaders and parents yesterday pushed for the state Legislature to boost state education funding to help cash-strapped school districts and backed Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s proposals to expand universal [...]

Rep. Collins Leads Charge in the House for Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities

By |May 8th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

BOSTON– In an effort to mitigate the staggering rate of unemployment for adults with disabilities in the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts House of Representatives, under the leadership and sponsorship of State Representative Nick Collins inserted language into its version of the state’s FY’18 budget that will require state sub-contractors to employ at least 10 percent individuals [...]

Representative Collins Appointed to Leadership Position on Key Economic Development Committee

By |February 22nd, 2017|News|

Last week, the House of Representatives announced committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session.  I have been assigned to serve as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies, a key leadership role steering economic policy for the Commonwealth. In addition, I will sit on the Committees on Housing, Telecommunications, Utilities, & Energy, and [...]

Press Release: Linehan, Forry and Collins Deliver Real Estate Tax Deferral for Homeowners

By |January 12th, 2017|News|

Year-End Legislative Report

By |December 29th, 2016|News|

During this, the 189th Session of the General Court of the Massachusetts, I was proud to have sponsored or co-sponsored several important pieces of legislation crucially benefitting our district and the state as a whole, including:   Ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work - one of the strongest pay equity laws in the [...]

South Boston industrial park eyed as spot for helipad

By |November 18th, 2016|News|

Article Originally Appeared in the Boston Globe City and state officials picked an industrial area of South Boston’s waterfront as the preferred location for the first public-use helipad near downtown Boston in more than 16 years. After months of reviewing potential sites, leaders in the Walsh and Baker administrations settled on a city-owned pier behind [...]

Hailing Ray Flynn, Mayor, Bridge-builder

By |November 18th, 2016|News|

Article Originally Appeared in Dorchester Reporter  City salutes his 45 years in civic life; it’s now Flynn Marine Park in South Boston Some 400 family members, friends, and political and community leaders assembled last Saturday morning in South Boston as the city officially re-dedicated the Marine Industrial Park on the waterfront in honor of former Boston [...]