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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 [...]

Sen. Collins Partners With Municipalities To Extend Small Business Opportunities

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

Proposal Extends Outdoor Dining Options BOSTON – State Senator Nick Collins has offered an amendment to the State’s annual budget that would keep in place critical economic development tools for restaurants across the city and state. Under his proposal, municipalities would be empowered to continue expanded outdoor-dining authorizations for restaurants for a full year after [...]

Sen. Collins Increases Investments In Veterans Housing & Services

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

BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate in passing a bill authorizing $400 million to build rebuild the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home and an additional $200 million for regional facilities and services for veterans across the Commonwealth. “I am proud to support this legislation representing an important commitment [...]

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 [...]