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Sen. Collins, Rep. Biele Secure Over $1 Million State Budget for South Boston

By |September 9th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

Funding to support public safety, public health, mental health/substance addiction treatment, senior and youth programs, small businesses, and open space    BOSTON – Senator Nick Collins and Representative David Biele joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts State Legislature in passing the state budget for the fiscal year 2022.   Funded at $47.6 billion, this year’s budget supports the Commonwealth’s communities, schools, [...]

Senator Collins Votes For Transportation Infrastructure Bill

By |July 19th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – Last week, State Senator Nick Collins voted for a transportation infrastructure bill that will invest $350 million in municipal transportation and selected statewide transportation infrastructure projects.  The bill, An Act Financing Improvements to Municipal Roads and Bridges, authorizes $200 million for municipal roads and bridges through the chapter 90 program. It also provides $150 million to support statewide [...]

Senator Collins Votes in Support of FY22 State Budget

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

BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Legislature in voting in support of a $48.07 billion budget for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). This budget was a compromise between the Massachusetts House of Representatives’ and the Massachusetts State Senate’s respective budgets.  This budget maintains fiscal responsibility, does not cut services, and makes [...]

Senator Collins Champions Benefits For Essential Workers

By |July 6th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – Essential workers who were required to work in-person during the COVID-19 pandemic will get special benefits, including a three-year retirement credit, under a proposal by State Senator Nick Collins that will be heard this month by the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Service. Senator Collins is the lead sponsor of S.1669, An Act Relative to providing a [...]

Senator Collins Secures Funding For South Boston Street Festival

By |June 29th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate in unanimously passing a $47.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22).  During the debate, Senator Collins championed an amendment to fund $25,000 to the South Boston Street Festival.  For more than 20 years, the South Boston Street Festival has been working to bridge new [...]

Senator Collins Calls For Statewide Fire Safety Legislation

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

Bill Honors Victims of 2014 Back Bay Fire BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins testified on S. 1554, An Act implementing the Recommendations of the Walsh-Kennedy Commission Report, before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee hearing. Sen. Collins filed the legislation after chairing the Commission that developed the recommendation through [...]

Senator Collins Secures Castle Island And Marine Park Funding In State Budget

By |June 9th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate in unanimously passing a $47.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). During the debate, Senator Collins championed amendments to directly benefit the First Suffolk District and was able to secure significant funding for the Castle Island and Marine Park [...]

Sen. Collins, Rep. Biele Boost Public Safety Funding In State Budget

By |June 2nd, 2021|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – Recently, Senator Nick Collins and Representative David Biele worked to secure additional public safety funding for Boston in the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) State Budget. In late April, through an amendment sponsored by Rep. Biele, the House added $50,000 for directed patrols in South Boston including Day Boulevard, Carson beach, M Street beach, [...]

Sen. Collins, Rep. Biele Support Summer Job Programs In State Budget

By |May 25th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – As the summer fast approaches, State Senator Nick Collins and State Representative David Biele would like to remind their constituents that summer jobs are in season. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is accepting applications for seasonal jobs. The Department recruits for positions such as lifeguards, rangers, park interpreters, supervisors, forestry assistants, [...]

Senate Budget Amendment Would Bring Transparency to Mattapan Line Delays

By |May 24th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – State Senator Nick Collins is calling for improved transparency at the MBTA in light of a report that found delays with the refurbishment of trolleys on the Mattapan High-Speed Line. “The Mattapan Line provides transportation to one of Boston’s most transit-dependent communities. It is essential that this project moves forward in a timely [...]