Hurricane Sandy

By - 12/3/12 - 7:54 am

Carson Beach boat

Yesterday, David Parsons photographed the sailboat that's been sitting on Carson Beach since Sandy blew it there.

Earlier:
The sailboat during the storm.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 11/18/12 - 10:26 am

Stephanie GiuntaStephanie GiuntaEven though we were spared the worst of Sanday, the Boston Harbor Association says the storm was still a wake up call for a coastal city like ours.

Association President Vivien Li and UNH professor Paul Kirshen will lead a discussion on Nov. 27... Read more

By - 11/4/12 - 9:06 am

Bostonians have organized drives to collect basic necessities for New Yorkers. Some examples (add more in the comments):

Jacqueline Carly will be at the Microsoft NERD Center in Kendall Square starting at 3 p.m. on Monday to collect basic supplies and load them into the truck she's rented to drive to New York.

Organize Boston has set up collection points in Roslindale, Cambridge... Read more

By - 11/3/12 - 10:25 am

Kiss every single bit of Boston that sits on landfill from the past 300 years goodbye: Back Bay, the South End, East Boston, half of South Boston, large swaths of Dorchester. See this flood map, which assumes a 5-foot storm surge on top of water levels 2.5 feet higher than today's levels.

So how about some giant barriers stretched across the harbor?

Via... Read more

By - 11/2/12 - 10:14 am

The city says 13 volunteers from the Office of Emergency Management and the Boston Centers for Youth and Families are headed to New York tomorrow to help with planning and logistics in New York's emergency operations center and with running an emergency shelter. The workers will spend the next week or two in New York, according to the mayor's office, which adds Boston has lent... Read more

By - 10/31/12 - 6:19 pm

The New Yorker recounts the saga of the evacuation of the NYU hospital through the lens of a North Shore teen who was there for epilepsy surgery but who had to be driven to another hospital all the way uptown when the power went. Her mother says:

Everyone's been just so great to us. I'm from Boston, but New York - they've been amazing.

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By - 10/30/12 - 8:37 pm

Brigham Circle in the rain

Corey Balint photographed Brigham Circle around 8:30 p.m. after a thunderous downpour from the remnants of the elite Republican Guard Sandy.

Fenway flooding photos.... Read more

By - 10/30/12 - 8:11 am

26 Turner St., Brighton. Photo by BFD.26 Turner St., Brighton. Photo by BFD.

A year after Irene sent thousands of trees plunging to the ground, Sandy uprooted thousands more.

Michael Ratty photographed a tree down in Copley Square:

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By - 10/30/12 - 8:03 am

Jen braved the storm to video planes landing at Logan during the storm yesterday. Around 11 a.m., she captured a Virgin 747 coming in. The Patriots took a Virgin charter back from London. Could that have been them?

By - 10/30/12 - 7:30 am

Winthrop in the storm

Michael Fontaine took a walk along the Winthrop seawall yesterday.

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By - 10/30/12 - 6:18 am

At 6 a.m., MEMA reported 306,000 customers across the state without power. NStar was reporting about 78,000 powerless customers, including about 1,700 in Boston - down from nearly 150,000 Monday evening.

By - 10/29/12 - 8:39 pm

Boston Public Schools will be open tomorrow, the city announced. In contrast, Newton, Somerville, Chelsea and Revere will be closed.

The MBTA, meanwhile, announced it expects to run normal subway and trolley service tomorrow, except between Reservoir and Riverside, where buses will be swapped in. On commuter rail, downed trees will mean no service on the Providence/Stoughton line past Mansfield. Other lines will run, but... Read more

By - 10/29/12 - 6:49 pm

Channel 7 tweets.

Meanwhile, in East Boston, people are reporting bright flashes, possibly from exploding transformers.

By - 10/29/12 - 5:33 pm

NStar reports 146,628 customers without power, including 6,780 in Boston.

By - 10/29/12 - 5:30 pm

Tree in house

Dave Hodges photographed the tree in his house on Popes Hill in Dorchester.... Read more

By - 10/29/12 - 3:33 pm

NStar reports 68,417 customers without service, 5,563 in Boston.

By - 10/29/12 - 2:55 pm

Flooding along JFK library

Dev traveled along the water in Dorchester this afternoon, making stops at the Harborwalk by the JFK library (above), Malibu Beach and Morrissey Boulevard (below), which seemed unusually flooded even for its normally flood-prone self:

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By - 10/29/12 - 2:32 pm

NStar now reports 39,055 customers without power, including 4,882 in Boston, where trees are coming down and transformers exploding across the city. We've heard of outages in Ashmont, Roslindale, West Roxbury and East Boston so far.

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