National Grid

By - 5/15/15 - 11:02 am
Protester in West Roxbury against Spectra pipeline

Photo by Rhea Becker. That's the quarry entrance in the background.

Early this morning, members of the newly formed Parkway Pipeline Prevention League marked out the route of a proposed high-pressure natural-gas pipeline along Grove Street in West Roxbury, then turned themselves into E-5 detectives for booking. Read more.Read more

By - 3/19/15 - 12:47 pm

Wicked Local West Roxbury reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave basic approval earlier this month to a pipeline company's New England expansion plans, which include a 4-mile pipeline from Westwood into West Roxbury.

If the commission approves Spectra Energy's specific construction plans this spring, construction on the $95-million West Roxbury Lateral pipeline could begin in May.

In its decision (attached below), the...Read more

By - 10/21/14 - 12:00 pm

Dan McCarthy at the Dig reports on an expedition to the top of the Tank along with a couple of the union guys repainting the iconic structure:

On our climb from the base to the 140-foot summit we pass several gruff painters. Some are rappelling from safety harnesses, dangling on ropes at precarious angles over the edge while stroking Kent’s masterwork down to the

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By - 10/14/14 - 10:04 pm
Gas leak on Hemenway Street in the Fenway

The scene on Hemenway. Photo by RA.

UPDATE: After shutting off the gas to the entire building, National Grid said residents - many Northeastern students - could return inside, but that they won't have any gas until after repairs are made tomorrow.

204 Hemenway St., around 9:45 p.m. Both Boston Fire and National Grid teams are on scene.Read more

By - 9/4/14 - 11:12 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the basic logic behind a state decision to fine National Grid and NStar for their responses to Hurricane Irene and a snowstorm two months later, but said state regulators were a bit too overzealous in the fines they levied.

The ruling by the state's highest court means National Grid has to pay a $17.8 million fine for failing to...Read more

By - 9/3/14 - 1:58 pm
Proposed gas-line route

Spectra Energy holds an information session today on its plans for a new gas pipeline that would run through Westwood, Dedham and West Roxbury and include a "metering and regulating" facility across Centre and Grove streets from the quarry.

And the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a formal hearing on the proposed 5-mile pipeline on Monday.

The session today begins at 5:30 p.m....Read more

By - 7/11/14 - 4:46 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the Dorchester gas tank now sports a giant Boston Gas logo again only because National Grid stripped off the Keyspan and National Grid logos atop it as part of an overall repainting of the tank.Read more

By - 5/22/14 - 3:47 pm

A gas-main break at Dorchester Avenue and E. Cottage Street this afternoon filled the neighborhood with the smell of gas and created gridlock as the intersection got shot to let National Grid repair the pipe.Read more

By - 2/27/14 - 12:30 pm

A man who says a large pavement "rut" caused him to tumble off his bicycle in Brookline is plumb out of luck trying to get somebody to pay for his injuries, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today.

Tom Filepp sued what is now National Grid over injuries he says he incurred in 2005 when he tumbled off his bicycle due to a two-inch gap in...Read more

By - 9/23/13 - 10:58 am

The Newton Fire Department reports it evacuated part of the Street mall on Rte. 9 after workers hit a gas main in front of the Container Store around 10 a.m. About 35 minutes later, National Grid managed to shut the gas off, freeing mall workers to return to their jobs.Read more

By - 9/11/13 - 11:12 am

Firefighters are at Quincy and Mascoma, hoping gas-company workers show up soon to help fix the hole in a six-inch gas main there.

UPDATE: Firefighters began clearing the scene around noon, but Quincy will remain shut for a few more hours so that National Grid workers can fix the main.Read more

By - 11/27/12 - 10:08 am

A work crew dug up and ruptured a gas main in Wellesley this morning, forcing evacuations.

A couple hours later, a work crew punctured a gas main on Granite Street in Braintree. forcing evacuations....Read more

By - 10/18/12 - 9:14 am

Gas main struckDay Street action. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a construction crew doing street work on Day Street struck and punctured a 3-inch gas main outside 67 Day St. around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Firefighters tried to evacuate several homes, but nobody was actually home....Read more

By - 5/21/12 - 3:49 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports the Heritage Elderly Housing building, 30 S. Bremen St., was evacuated this afternoon after a worker dislodged the building's gas meter, causing a gas leak that spread inside the building.

Nobody was injured; MBTA buses were brought in for residents while National Grid repaired the leak....Read more

By - 5/8/12 - 5:46 pm

Channel 5 reports that National Grid will be cleaning a natural-gas pipeline by the Mystic River tomorrow by burning off the gas, starting around 6 a.m.:

The flare resulting from the natural gas purge could last up to eight hours and be seen throughout Greater Boston, the company said.

Also will result in "a large blowing noise."...Read more

By - 8/31/11 - 9:08 am

The state reports that as of 6:30 a.m., nearly 140,000 Massachusetts customers remain without electricity - NStar 36,000 (about 850 in Boston) and National Grid 103,643.

NStar town-by-town numbers | National Grid map.

The Globe follows an NStar crew for a day and talks to National Grid about why Gillette Stadium got power before the rest of Foxboro.

Around 7...Read more

By - 8/29/11 - 9:21 am

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reports that as of 7 a.m., 91,021 NStar and 339,947 National Grid electricity customers were without power.Read more

By - 7/25/11 - 4:25 pm

Boston Gas, um, Keyspan, er, National Grid tank

Look, up in the air! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's photographer Paul Keleher! Taking a photo of the iconic gas tank.

Copyright Paul Keleher. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr....Read more

By - 1/21/10 - 12:11 pm

Pizzeria Uno's Uno Chicago Bar and Grill that Used to Just Sell Pizza's bankruptcy filing shows the West Roxbury-based chain of not-pizza places owes WFXT $64,000 and Katsiroubas Bros. $54,000. The filing, in New York bankruptcy court, also shows the company owes NStar $112,000 and National Grid $95,000.

Although the Chapter 11 filing means the company remains open for business, it is closing outlets...Read more