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Senator Collins Secures Community Funding Priorities

By |July 9th, 2020|Front Page News, News|

Supplemental Budget Responds to Impacts of COVID-19 This article originally appeared in the Bay State Banner BOSTON — Last week the Massachusetts State Senate voted on several key funding bills in response to the impacts of the Novel Coronavirus in Massachusetts. From summer enrichment programs, closing the information technology gap, childcare needs, frontline workers protections, [...]

Economic Empowerment Agenda

By |June 1st, 2020|Front Page News, News|

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 [...]

Contact Tracers can close the gap on uninsured

By |May 21st, 2020|Front Page News, News|

This Column Originally appeared in the Bay State Banner and Dorchester Reporter A 2019 study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation identified that over 25,000 Bostonians and over 200,000 Massachusetts residents did not have health insurance. This was despite the 2006 universal health care law that was passed in Massachusetts making health care a [...]

To prevent a tax on the poor, masks must be free

By |May 8th, 2020|Front Page News, News|

This article originally appeared in the Dorchester Reporter Last week Governor Charlie Baker set an order in place that would make face coverings or masks mandatory in public. This follows a series of recommendations from public health officials and experts, including Dorchester’s Bill Walczak, about the impact their use would have on flattening the curve. [...]

Health Centers key to equitable response and recovery to COVID-19

By |May 3rd, 2020|Front Page News, News|

This column originally appeared in the Dorchester Reporter:As policymakers it is our responsibility to respond to the public health challenges before us with urgency while planning the long term recovery of our city, state and nation. Community health centers have been key to delivering an equitable public health response in the fight against COVID-19, and [...]

Collins & Colleagues Call for SNAP Equity & Access to Online Groceries

By |April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

COVID-19 Update

By |March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Kính gửi, Văn phòng chúng tôi xin gửi đến quý vị những thông tin mà chúng tôi đang thực hiện cũng như thâu thập được liên quan đến ảnh hưởng của COVID-19 trên sức khỏe cộng đồng và kinh tế. Đây là thời gian thử thách cho nhiều người trong chúng ta và chúng tôi [...]

COVID-19 Update

By |March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Mezanmi, korman nou ye? Mwen vle fè tout moun konnen ke kòlèg mwen avèk mwen ap travay san pran souf sou kriz sante ak ekonomik ke Covid-19 la pote ban nou.Pandan peryòd kalamite sa-a, nou kontinye ap travay di, pou nou pwoteje sante ekonomik ak fizik konstitiyan nou yo.Men kèk nan reyalizasyon nou yo pandan [...]

Atualizason sobri COVID-19

By |March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Karu Vizinhu: N kria kontata nhos pan partilha un poku sobri kuze ki mi ku nhas kolegas tem stadu ta trabadja pa risolvi krisi di saúdi públiku y ekonómiku kausadu pa COVID-19. Embora keli  eh un mumentu di inserteza pa munti alguen, nu sta ta trabadja na nhos nomi pa prutegi públiku y stabiliza ekonomia. [...]

COVID-19 Update

By |March 23rd, 2020|Front Page News, News|

KrioluEspañolVietnameseHaitian Creole Updates in 10 total languages can additionally be accessed through boston.gov/coronavirus#multilingual-help. Each language has its own page and hosts multilingual print materials distributed citywide. Do you need a test to determine if you may have COVID-19? The testing sites below are available by appointment only. If you believe you may need a test, [...]