Mass Live – “Timothy and Christopher Collins didn’t just fall into their civic activists and leadership roles in the Springfield’s public school system – they were born into them. Tim Collins, 66, who is president of the Springfield Teachers Union, and Chris Collins, 65, who is vice chairman of the Springfield School Committee, are among seven children of Geraldine Collins and former Springfield City Treasurer Edward W. “Bud” Collins Sr., who introduced their offspring to a life of civic activism and the art of political debate when they were growing up on West Alvord Street.”

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