Dorcena Forry Endorses Collins for Senate Seat

By |March 8th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

State Rep. Nick Collins, the lone Democrat running for the First Suffolk Senate seat vacated in late January by Linda Dorcena Forry, secured his predecessor’s endorsement at the campaign’s launch last week. “Nick is someone that knows the beauty of our city,” Dorcena Forry said as she introduced Collins at his Florian Hall kickoff. “He [...]

Linda Dorcena Forry to endorse Nick Collins in special election

By |March 2nd, 2018|Front Page News, News|

In 2013, Linda Dorcena Forry was engaged in a bitter special election battle against a fellow state representative, Nick Collins, for a suddenly vacant state Senate seat. She won by a mere 378 votes. Five years later, it’s Forry who is leaving the seat in the middle of a state Senate term, prompting a special [...]

State Representative Dan Hunt Endorses Nick Collins for State Senate

By |March 1st, 2018|News|

Article originally appeared in South Boston Today State Representative Dan Hunt (D-Dorchester) has announced he is supporting fellow House member Nick Collins for the First Suffolk Senate seat. “Nick Collins has been a tremendous partner in government” said Rep Hunt. “I know he will do an outstanding job our as our next state senator representing Dorchester, Mattapan, South Boston and [...]

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 [...]

Black firms tackle fourth largest hotel project in Boston

By |March 1st, 2018|News|

Article originally appeared in The Bay State Banner By Jule Pattison-Gordon | 4/19/2017 A development expected to become the fourth largest hotel in Boston and the rest of the state is slated for development by a team with significant minority involvement. The $550 million, 1,054-room hotel will be built on Summer and D Streets in South [...]

Op Ed: Time to Fix Seaport’s Transit Woes

By |March 1st, 2018|News|

Op-Ed Originally Appeared in the Boston Herald While Boston’s economic engine is chugging along at a record pace, some in our city are being left behind. One big reason is a lack of equity and connectivity in our public transit system. The South Boston Waterfront, also known as the Seaport, is booming with billions in [...]

Annissa Essaibi George, Frank Baker To Chair Collins Senate Campaign

By |February 7th, 2018|News|

February 7th, 2018 Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi-George and Frank Baker have joined Rep. Nick Collins’ team as co-chairs of his campaign for the open senate seat for the 1st Suffolk District. Essaibi-George, a native of Dorchester and a former Boston school teacher, is an at-large councilor and longtime friend and colleague who has worked with [...]

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 [...]