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COVID-19 Update

By |March 23rd, 2020|Front Page News, News|

KrioluEspañolVietnameseHaitian Creole Dear Neighbor:  I wanted to reach out to you to share a little bit about what I and my colleagues have been working on to address the public health and economic crises caused by COVID-19. While this is a time of uncertainty for many, we are working on your behalf to protect the [...]

Sen. Collins, Rep. Biele Support $15 Million in State Funds to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak

By |March 20th, 2020|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – Last week, the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives passed a supplemental budget to create a $15 million fund in response to the outbreak of COVID 19 cases in Massachusetts.  The funds, held in reserve, will support the Commonwealth’s monitoring, treatment, containment, public awareness and prevention efforts against the novel coronavirus by the Department of [...]

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 [...]

Collins, Senate Secure $4.5Mil for Boston Roads, Infrastructure

By |November 11th, 2019|Front Page News, Uncategorized|

BOSTON –The Massachusetts State Senate recently passed an annual Supplemental Budget, including a provision earmarking $60 million to reimburse cities and towns for roadway repairs and infrastructure improvements. State Senator Nick Collins estimates that Boston stands to receive about $4.5 million of the investment into transportation infrastructure. The allocation will go to fund the Chapter [...]

Senator Collins Secures 200K for 111th Annual NAACP Convention in Boston

By |October 25th, 2019|Front Page News, Uncategorized|

BOSTON –State Senator Nick Collins recently sponsored an amendment to the annual Supplemental Budget in the Massachusetts State Senate which allocated $200,000 to the Boston Chapter of the NAACP for the National NAACP convention to be hosted in Boston next year. The amendment was unanimously adopted. “We want to thank Senator Nick Collins for his [...]

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. [...]