Senator Nick Collins

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So far Senator Nick Collins has created 98 blog entries.

Collins: Don’t defund police, invest in community policing & partnerships

By |April 15th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

This op-ed originally appeared in the Boston Herald on April 15, 2021 This past weekend our city suffered another devastating loss of life at the hands of gun violence. Ms. Delois Brown, a 73-year-old mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many in my district, was killed on her front porch early Saturday evening. The family [...]

Sen. Collins Announces Record-Breaking State Funding for BPS

By |April 14th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

$863.5 Million Allocated for Boston BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature in announcing an agreement for the state’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget that will send a record $432,000,000 to the City of Boston, including $224,000,000 in Chapter 70 Education Aid and $208,000,000 in unrestricted aid. The State [...]

Sen. Collins, Rep. Biele Champion Economic Recovery

By |April 8th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

Legislature Passes $7 Billion Worker & Employer Benefit Package BOSTON – Friday, State Senator Nick Collins and State Representative David Biele joined colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature in passing an important Unemployment Insurance bill, which will provide assistance to Commonwealth employers and employees. The bill authorizes $7 billion to stabilize the unemployment insurance system, establishes [...]

Sen. Collins Named Chair of Committee on Community Development & Small Business

By |March 8th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

Helps Secure over $10 Million for Local Businesses BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins was named Chair of the Senate Committee of Community Development and Small Business for the 192nd General Court of Massachusetts. The Committee is tasked with all matters concerning small business operations, local economies, neighborhood and economic development, and community-based job [...]

SEN. COLLINS CALLS FOR EXPANDED VACCINE ACCESS FOR SENIORS AND PUBLIC HOUSING

By |February 26th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

Urges Administration to Mobilize National Guard for Logistical Support BOSTON- On Monday State Senator Nick Collins called on the Baker Administration to mobilize the Massachusetts National Guard to assist in facilitating vaccine access for at-risk populations, especiallythose living in senior and affordable housing developments. “As the first National Guard unit in the nation, the Massachusetts [...]

SEN. COLLINS SUPPORTS RULE CHANGE TO PROMOTE SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

By |February 16th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

State Senate to Require Diversity and Inclusion on All Contracts BOSTON- The Massachusetts State Senate last week voted for a rule change that requires diversity and inclusion plans to be included in requests for proposals (RFPs) for procurement contracts and taken into consideration when evaluating bids.  This language would promote economic opportunity and inclusion in [...]

New Year Legislative Update

By |January 14th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

To the Citizens of the 1st Suffolk District:       While 2020 was a year of great difficulty and challenge, we also saw extraordinary acts of kindness and generosity that reaffirm our commitment to shared progress and wellbeing. I am more proud than ever to represent you in the State Senate, and I wanted [...]

Business Relief Fund Accepting Applications Through 1/15

By |January 5th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently announced a new round of grant opportunities for businesses hard-hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. Priority is given to restaurants, gyms, barber shops, nail salons, and other small businesses. For more information or to apply, click here.

Senator Collins Office Hours

By |December 16th, 2020|Front Page News, News|

To register for office hours, see below. Please note COVID protocols will be followed, and no more than 10 people will be allowed in the room at one time during in person office hours. In person, Wednesday December 16th, 2pm-5pm at the BCEC Zoom, Thursday December 17th, 9am-10:30amZoom,Thursday, December 17th, 11am-12:30pm Zoom, Thursday December 17th, 6pm-7:30pm  [...]

CREATING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

By |December 3rd, 2020|Front Page News, News|

This Letter to the Editor originally appeared in the Provider, December 2020 Thirty years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) was signed into law, prohibiting discrimination based on disability in all areas, including employment. In keeping with the important legacy of the ADA, it is crucial to examine the workforce and employment opportunities for [...]