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By |June 26th, 2018|Front Page News, News Article|

Votes to Secure Fair Access to Solar for Communities with Health Disparities BOSTON- Recently, State Senator Nick Collins and the Massachusetts State Senate passed An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future. The legislation sets short and long term goals for renewable energy standards, greenhouse gas emission reductions, job creation in the green-energy economy, and real [...]

Legislative Accomplishments, and Looking Forward to 2018

By |February 1st, 2018|Featured Gallery, Front Page News, News, News Article|

As I begin my eighth year as State Representative serving South Boston and Dorchester, I'm proud of our accomplishments so far this session and excited about the work ahead in 2018. We had a number of successes in 2017 in several key areas, including education, criminal justice reform, the environment, transportation, public safety, and economic [...]

Collins Calls for Immediate Hearing on Proposed Harborlights Closure

By |December 7th, 2017|Front Page News, News, News Article|

BOSTON - Representative Nick Collins has called for a hearing to be held by the Department of Public Health on the proposed closing of the Harborlights nursing and rehabilitation facility run by Kindred Healthcare. On December 1, 2017, Kindred notified the DPH, as well as staff and patients at their 6 facilities across Massachusetts that they intend to close [...]

Rep. Collins Calls for Transparency in MCCA Additions

By |August 3rd, 2017|News, News Article|

This article originally appeard in the Boston Globe on Wednesday August 2, 2017. By Jon Chesto.   Get ready for Convention Center Expansion 2.0. The state’s convention hall operator took its first official step Wednesday to revisit the expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center by issuing a request for proposals to design a master plan [...]

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 [...]

Collins Calls For Preservation of South Boston Landmarks

By |April 4th, 2013|News, News Article|

April 4, 2013 Files Legislation To Preserve Buildings Built Before 1920 Rep. Nick Collins filed legislation earlier this week to institute a process for protecting iconic properties, built before January 1 1900, such as Saint Augustine’s Church and the Mansion at 928 East Broadway. Collins’ legislation would prohibit the issuance of a building permit without [...]

Collins Pushes for Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

By |March 13th, 2013|News, News Article|

March 13, 2013 At the beginning of the new legislative session, Rep. Nick Collins filed a bill that would significantly increase job opportunities for people with disabilities in Massachusetts. The bill, H2793 An Act Relative to Employment of Persons with Disabilities, would require at least 20% of people hired through any contract receiving state funds [...]

Rep. Nick Collins Fights to Preserve $9M in Local Aid

By |February 19th, 2013|News, News Article|

February 19, 2013 Last week State Representative Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in approving a $115 million supplemental budget that stops the Governor from taking local aid away from programs that benefit the people of Boston, thus preserving $9 million in much funds geared toward programs to pay for more [...]