2014 Legislative Accomplishments

By |December 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|

The key to my effectiveness is a collaborative and professional relationship with the House of Representatives leadership and my fellow legislators. Public policy initiatives are a reflection of values, and programs are evidence of an agenda. But, the funding of these priorities is the critical differential that turns pledge into fulfillment and rhetoric into conviction. [...]

Boston City Councilors Line Up Behind Collins for Re-election

By |October 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

BOSTON—This week, City Council President Bill Linehan, District 3 City Councilor Frank Baker and At-Large City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Michelle Wu endorsed State Representative Nick Collins for re-election, citing Collins' efforts to bring state resources to the City of Boston and his hands-on work in the communities he represents. Council President Bill Linehan stated, [...]

Rep. Collins Pushes to Increase Benefits to Firefighters

By |April 1st, 2014|News, Uncategorized|

Representative Nick Collins joined his colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee in pushing for increased benefits for firefighters that die in the line of duty. Earlier this week, Collins voted in favor of H. 4002, An Act Relative to Line of Duty Benefits.  The bill would increase line of duty benefits for fallen [...]

Rep. Collins to Announce Improvements to Murphy Rink

By |March 13th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, State Representative Nick Collins will join the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to announce capital improvements to South Boston’s Murphy Rink.  The scheduled improvements will include a locker room expansion, expanded viewing areas and a larger concession area aimed at year round operations.   Work is expected to be [...]

Rep. Collins Pushes for Veterans Benefit

By |February 25th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|

State Representative Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in passing measures to support veterans and their families locally and throughout the Commonwealth.  This session Rep. Collins voted in favor of the VALOR Act II, which builds on existing legislation to provide increased property tax relief and enhance employment, educational and [...]

Rep. Collins Pushes Reform of DCF on Beacon Hill

By |January 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

On Tuesday, January 28th, the Joint Committee on Children, Families & Persons with Disabilities heard testimony on legislation filed by State Representative Nick Collins that would reform the state’s embattled Department of Children & Families (DCF). Bill H.85/S.27, entitled An Act relative to children in the care, protection, and custody of the Commonwealth, would require [...]

Rep. Collins Announces Final Metropolitan Beaches Commission Hearing to Be Held at Umass Boston

By |January 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

In the summer and fall of 2013, the Metropolitan Beaches Commission and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay held public hearings at the Massachusetts State House as well as in South Boston and Dorchester. Nearly 700 people participated in the hearings and scores more took part in an online survey. Later this year, the Commission will [...]

Representative Nick Collins Elected Boston Delegation Chairman

By |January 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Last week Representative Nick Collins was elected as Chair of the Boston Delegation in the Massachusetts State Legislature unanimously by his colleagues.  The Boston Delegation works together on legislative initiatives that affect the City of Boston. Rep. Collins says issues relating to transportation, education, public safety and public health will be on the forefront of [...]

Collins Announces Opposition To Question 2

By |October 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Collins Joins Growing List of Public Officials, Health Care Professionals, Religious Leaders and Concerned Citizens Urging Voters to Defeat Assisted Suicide on November 6 BOSTON — Representative Nick Collins (D - Boston) today announced he is opposing Massachusetts ballot Question 2, which if passed would legalize physician-assisted suicide in the Commonwealth on January 1, 2013. [...]

Collins & City Leaders Unveil Alternate Student Assignment Plan

By |October 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|

COLLINS & CITY LEADERS UNVEIL ALTERNATE STUDENT ASSIGNMENT PLAN New plan ensures quality interventions and offers families a choice of schools close to home or from a citywide network of magnet schools On Wednesday, October 3rd, a group of elected leaders from across Boston presented The Quality Choice Plan, an alternative vision for groundbreaking student [...]