Boston Athletic Club Has Been The Neighborhood Club

ACTION ALERT! Drama aside, members of The Boston Athletic Club (BAC) should not summarily accept the disintegration of their corner of their cherished health club. Elected officials need to know how you feel. Congressman Stephen Lynch enjoys the camaraderie of the club, as does Councilor Michael Flaherty. Representative Nick Collins and Senator Linda Forry should […]

Forry Statement on Assistant Majority Whip Appointment

“I am honored to be appointed Assistant Majority Whip, and thank Senate President Stan Rosenberg for recognizing my 20+ years of experience and my perspective as a working mom of four and the State’s only Black Senator. I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure Massachusetts is making policies to positively impact and […]


Renews focus on economic growth, job creation, housing, energy, and veterans’ affairs   Last week, the House of Representatives announced committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session.  State Representative Nick Collins has been assigned to serve as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies, a key leadership role steering economic policy […]

Straight From The Mayor – How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

  In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30 miles per hour to 25 […]

Massport Board Approves Budget for Transportation Center

 Project Will Address Transportation Challenges in Seaport District   The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board of Directors approved the anticipated budget for the planning and construction of the South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center (SBWTC). This multi-faceted project will create a transformative facility that will address some of the biggest transportation challenges facing the Seaport District, […]

Jim Brett to receive Knights of Columbus Highest Award

  On April 17th, Patriots Day, at the Annual Knights of Columbus Dinner Mr. Brett will receive the 2017 Lantern Award at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel.   Jim joins a very distinguished list of former recipients including form University of Massachusetts President William Bulger, former Mayor Ray Flynn and Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley.   Mr. Brett […]

Helping Trees Recover from Damage Caused by Heavy Snow and Winds

As roads are cleared and snow begins to melt from recent winter storms, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) cautions homeowners and clean-up crews to remember to be extremely careful when working around trees damaged by heavy snow and high winds that have been blowing through parts of New England.   Fred Perry, ISA New […]

Community Pressure Or GE Foresight

  For now, Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh are off the hook regarding their commitment to site a corporate helipad for GE as part of their relocation enticement. In a prudent, if not calculated move, GE has decided that it no longer needs a public heliport to shuttle executives to its new Boston […]


  Representative Nick Collins has made early education and care (EEC) one of his key legislative priorities as the House of Representatives develops its budget for FY18.   In an announcement last week, the Early Education and Care Business Advisory Task Force, convened by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and consisting of business leaders from across the […]

Parade Preparations: Looking Good – Real Good!

  The weather has been cold, blustery and snowy. People are walking around bundled up to the max and often can be seen carrying shovels and ice choppers. Valentine’s Day has now come and gone and all of this points to one thing in South Boston: preparations are in their final stages for the big […]