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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in South Boston

By |March 20th, 2016|News|

Article originally appears on 3.20.16 Irish Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys won applause at Sundaymorning's St. Patrick's Day breakfast when she said the Irish in Massachusetts have thrived in politics, business and culture, and called Boston "the Irish capital of America." Noting she'd been told to expect a lot of ribbing, [...]

Politicians seek historic recognition for Boston Fish Pier

By |March 16th, 2016|News, News Article|

Article originally appears on 3.11.16 Agroup of South Boston politicians is pushing state officials for new measures to protect the Boston Fish Pier, including putting the 102-year-old wharf on the National Register of Historic Places. The effort comes as the Seaport area undergoes massive changes, with high-end offices, restaurants, apartments, and condos opening near [...]

Doctors in training gain access to prescription database

By |December 14th, 2015|News Article|

Article originally appears in 12.14.15 Doctors in training will soon be able to access the state’s database that keeps track of prescriptions for powerful drugs, after the health department last week closed a loophole seen as hindering the fight against opioid abuse. The database, known as the Prescription Monitoring Program, lists every prescription for [...]

Give medical residents access to drug database

By |December 3rd, 2015|News Article|

Article originally appears on 12.03.15 AS PART of his campaign against opioid abuse, Governor Charlie Baker has urged doctors, dentists, and anyone else who can prescribe drugs to use the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program. The database, run by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, collects and updates prescription information fed into it by Massachusetts hospitals, clinics, and [...]

2014 Legislative Accomplishments

By |December 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|

The key to my effectiveness is a collaborative and professional relationship with the House of Representatives leadership and my fellow legislators. Public policy initiatives are a reflection of values, and programs are evidence of an agenda. But, the funding of these priorities is the critical differential that turns pledge into fulfillment and rhetoric into conviction. [...]

Boston City Councilors Line Up Behind Collins for Re-election

By |October 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

BOSTON—This week, City Council President Bill Linehan, District 3 City Councilor Frank Baker and At-Large City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Michelle Wu endorsed State Representative Nick Collins for re-election, citing Collins' efforts to bring state resources to the City of Boston and his hands-on work in the communities he represents. Council President Bill Linehan stated, [...]

Rep. Collins Pushes for Hazmat Funds for Boston Fire Department

By |April 18th, 2014|News|

State Representative Nick Collins filed an amendment to the budget proposal currently before the House of Representatives to increase essential funding for the Boston Fire Department (BFD). The amendment funds BFD training sessions, which will better equip firefighters to respond to incidents involving the release of hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction. The budget amendment [...]

Rep. Collins Pushes for Passage of Domestic Violence Bill

By |April 10th, 2014|Front Page News, News|

Representative Nick Collins joined House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and his House colleagues in voting for a comprehensive domestic violence bill which creates new criminal offenses and elevated penalties, boosts prevention efforts and seeks to empower victims. The legislation establishes a first offense domestic assault and battery charge that will allow officials to immediately contextualize [...]

Rep. Collins Pushes to Increase Benefits to Firefighters

By |April 1st, 2014|News, Uncategorized|

Representative Nick Collins joined his colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee in pushing for increased benefits for firefighters that die in the line of duty. Earlier this week, Collins voted in favor of H. 4002, An Act Relative to Line of Duty Benefits.  The bill would increase line of duty benefits for fallen [...]

Rep. Collins to Announce Improvements to Murphy Rink

By |March 13th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, State Representative Nick Collins will join the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to announce capital improvements to South Boston’s Murphy Rink.  The scheduled improvements will include a locker room expansion, expanded viewing areas and a larger concession area aimed at year round operations.   Work is expected to be [...]