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 an amendment to fund $25,000 to the South Boston Street Festival. 

For more than 20 years, the South Boston Street Festival has been working to bridge new connections and strengthen existing relationships between local businesses, lifelong residents, and the many new neighbors moving into the South Boston community. The premier event provides support to local small business and celebrates the South Boston community. 

“As Chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses, this is an event that I was proud to support,” said Senator Collins. “As we emerge from the pandemic, this festival is an incredible opportunity to bring the community together and benefit economic development.” 

“We are grateful for the support of Senator Collins and all the elected officials.” said Donna Brown and Karen Stanley, South Boston Street Festival Co-Chairs. “This year, as our small businesses recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, this funding will enable us to host a fantastic program of live entertainment and activities so that we can promote local shopping and dining.” 

The 21st South Boston Street Festival will take place on Saturday, September 18th.