Important Information on School Choice

By |September 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

On Monday, September 24th, Boston Public Schools and the External Advisory Committee on School Choice released 5 proposals for a new system of school choice. In the coming weeks, BPS will be hosting a series of community meetings to discus and collect feedback from parents and neighbors on the new proposals. Please see the schedule of [...]

Thank You!

By |September 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Dear Friends, I want to take this time to thank you all for coming out to vote this past Thursday. Although I am unopposed, I am grateful for your continued kindness and support as I conclude my first term as your State Representative. I can assure you that I will continue to advocate on your behalf for [...]

Collins Fights for Prescription Drug Diversion Bill

By |August 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

At the 11th hour on the last day of Legislative Session, State Rep. Nick Collins and his colleagues in the House of Representatives were successful in passing a bill that takes aggressive steps in curbing the epidemic of prescription drug abuse in Massachusetts. The bill which started in the Senate as S2125, An Act Relative [...]

Former Boston Celtic Chris Herren to Speak in South Boston

By |July 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

Chris Herren, former member of the Boston Celtics and now an advocate of substance abuse awareness and prevention, will be coming to South Boston on Monday July 9th. Since leaving the Celtics, Chris has toured the country, talking about his story and his struggle with drug addiction. Chris will also talk about his organization, The [...]

Collins joins Probation Department for Operation Movement

By |June 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|

This past Friday, June 22nd, State Rep Nick Collins joined several members of the Massachusetts Probation Department for a walk through the Mary Ellen McCormick Housing Development, Moakley Park, and Carson Beach in South Boston. The Probation Dept. has been engaged in a new initiative, named Operation Movement, to increase their visibility and community outreach [...]

Collins Wins State Committee Man Seat

By |March 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|

On Tuesday March 6, otherwise known as Super Tuesday, State Representative Nick Collins was elected Democratic State Committee Man for District 1. District 1 covers the 1st Suffolk Senate District, which is made up of Dorchester, South Boston, and parts of Mattapan and Hyde Park. The City of Boston Elections Department concluded that Rep. Collins [...]

Electeds Speak Out Against Community Center Closings

By |July 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Last week, Rep. Nick Collins testified in vehement opposition to the City’s community center closings during the Boston Centers for Youth and Families’ (BCYF) budget hearing. Of five community centers slated to close in the city, two are in Rep. Collins’ district, the Tynan Community Center in South Boston and the Mason Pool in Roxbury. [...]

Collins Fights Privatization of DCR Pools and Rinks

By |April 19th, 2011|Uncategorized|

State Representative Nick Collins filed legislation last week to prevent the privatization of state rinks such as South Boston’s Murphy Rink on Day Boulevard. As part of the Governor’s and the House Ways and Means’ budget recommendations, all rinks and pools managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) would be privatized. Collins fears [...]

Collins Files Bill to Protect Health Insurance Consumers

By |March 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

State Rep. Nick Collins filed legislation last week to prevent health insurers from canceling coverage for non-payment until the insured is a full 90 days late.  Collins’ legislation comes on the heels of a story that appeared in the Boston Herald earlier this month highlighting a practice by which health insurance companies can cancel coverage [...]

Economic Empowerment Agenda

By |June 1st, 1920|Uncategorized|

Income inequality along racial and ethnic lines in our city is as clear as ever. My office is committed to creating economic opportunity by listening and taking actions to address the most pressing concerns facing our communities. To correct issues of economic inequality, I have filed and continue to champion legislation which will include funding [...]