By - 6/9/13 - 7:58 am

UPDATE: Power began coming back along Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue around 9 a.m.; BPD was maintaining officers in the area just in case.

The Back Bay and parts of the South End and Fenway went dark again overnight in its second major blackout in a little more than a year, when an underground cable feeding the Scotia Street substation failed around 3:15 a.m.

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By - 6/7/13 - 11:06 pm

Along the VFW Parkway from the Dedham line to Bertuccis and from the area around South and Walter streets through Washington and Metropolitan down to the Mattapan line along American Legion, as well as the area along Washington to Forest Hills.

UPDATE: Power, at least in Roslindale, started coming back on around midnight.... Read more

By - 5/31/13 - 7:49 pm

Stanley Staco reports multiple manholes exploded around 7 p.m. in the area of D Street and West Broadway. NStar estimates 11 p.m. for power restoration

By - 2/24/13 - 1:50 pm

The city reports about 500 customers are without power in Jamaica Plain today but that NStar is looking to restore their service by 3 p.m.

One Green Street resident reports the power went out around 5:45 a.m.

By - 2/20/13 - 5:14 pm

Boston Police report scamsters are calling Bostonians, demanding money right away to to replace meters that could burst into flames or something or to make up allegedly delinquent accounts.

Police say if somebody purporting to be from National Grid demands you buy a pre-paid card to keep your electricity on, don't do it. The company would replace any defective meters for free. Also:


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By - 2/9/13 - 12:33 am

As of midnight, some 345,000 households and businesses across the state were without power, the state reports. That includes the entire city of Quincy.

By - 1/11/13 - 3:45 pm

A manhole fire right at Brighton and Harvard avenues has caused power outages in the area. The city is also urging motorists to avoid the area, unless they like sitting in gridlock.

By - 12/28/12 - 10:53 pm

SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE: Fire must've done some major damage. A resident of the area around Wood Avenue in Hyde Park reports NStar told her power wouldn't be restored until 2 p.m.

A manhole on Cummins Highway near the Stop & Shop entrance burst into flames around 10:15 p.m., taking down with it power along Hyde Park Avenue between roughly Cummins Highway and American Legion Highway.... Read more

By - 12/7/12 - 8:02 am

The Tech reports last week's Cambridge power outage blew out so many wireless access points across campus that the school has had to order replacement units:

Until then, IS&T recommends connecting to the MIT network via Ethernet connections whenever possible. Students may visit the IS&T office in E17-110 to pick up an Ethernet cable.

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By - 12/4/12 - 6:51 am

The MIT Tech provides the most detailed explanation you'll ever read of last week's Cambridge blackout, including an answer to the question:

Why didn't MIT's 20 megawatt cogeneration turbine power the campus like a lighthouse in a sea of Cantabrigian darkness?

By - 11/29/12 - 4:39 pm

Can you spot the Cambridge/Boston line on the North Point pedestrian bridge?Can you spot the Cambridge/Boston line on the North Point bridge? Photo by Matthew Woolf.

UPDATE: Power began coming back on around 6:20 p.m.

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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 - 5:33 pm

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

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

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

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.

By - 10/29/12 - 1:34 pm

NStar reports 23,047 customers without power - including 378 in Boston and 1,046 in Cambridge.

By - 10/29/12 - 11:32 am

NStar reports 4,852 customers without power - 175 in Boston and 460 in Cambridge.

By - 10/28/12 - 10:22 pm

A power line came down on Powell Street in West Roxbury, off Spring, around 10 p.m., knocking out power in the area of Spring and Baker, as far south as the Deutsches Altenheim.

The NStar outage map is beginning to light up, although all of the outages so far are small (exactly one customer in Newton).... Read more

By - 9/6/12 - 9:30 pm

Bob Houser's frustration has only grown since this meeting in 2010.

WBZ reports squabbling among a contractor, NStar and state officials means the homeowners are still paying their mortgage on what is now a vacant lot where their house used to stand until an explosion caused when a BWSC contractor's backhoe punctured a... Read more