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By adamg - 8/18/23 - 8:36 am

WBUR reports the utility wishes to differ, saying the gas leak outside a Maynard man's home that caused an explosion that killed him when he flicked on a basement light to investigate a strange odor was just "an isolated, tragic accident" and has absolutely nothing to do with what the state says was its failures to fix leaks on the street for years.

By adamg - 6/16/23 - 10:27 am

Update: JP Licks reports its ice cream survived.

Eversource reports nearly 3,000 businesses and homes lost power along Centre Street and South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain at 10:10 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/23 - 2:55 pm

A high-pressure gas main ruptured in the area of 300 Main St. around 2 p.m., forcing the evacuation of MIT buildings E19, E28, and E38 and the shutdown of the Kendall Square Red Line station - which led the T to swap in shuttle buses between Harvard and Park. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/23 - 11:55 am

And that's why a news copter was hovering over Fairmount Hill this morning, according to the Hyde Park Neighbors group on Facebook. Eversource is estimating 1:30 p.m. for full restoration of power.

By adamg - 1/17/23 - 3:39 pm

WBZ reports on today's arrests outside the controversial East Eagle Street substation, construction of which began last week.

By adamg - 1/2/23 - 11:01 pm
ISO alert on Christmas Eve

"Power caution" is electric-industryese for "Guys, we could be out of enough reserve power soon."

On Christmas Eve, after a brutal winter storm had swept from one coast to the other and left millions of people in the dark - including 200,000 in the western and northernmost parts of New England - a series of events created an emergency situation for the regional power grid over a couple of hours that afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 9:37 am

MEMA reports that as of 9:15 a.m., 74,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts have lost power.

The Eversource outage map so far shows only a few scattered outages in Boston and other inside-128 places.

By adamg - 11/30/22 - 4:51 pm

WBUR reports on the approval for Eversource's proposed East Eagle Street substation.

By adamg - 11/28/22 - 10:40 pm

Eversource reports the lights went out for 855 homes and businesses along Morrissey Boulevard in the Savin Hill/UMass entrance area shortly before 9 p.m. The company says it hopes to have the power flowing again by midnight.

By adamg - 11/4/22 - 11:57 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a state board did nothing wrong in approving plans by Eversource to swap two sites on East Eagle Street in East Boston for a proposed substation. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/22 - 4:37 pm

Waltham Police reported at 4"14 p.m.:

There are electrical surges throughout the City of Waltham that are causing transformer fires, light signals to fail, and smoke in buildings.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 9:05 am
Eversource workers on K Street in South Boston

Eileen Murphy photographed Eversource workers and a generator at K and East 6th streets around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday as they worked an overnight shift to try to fix whatever went wrong with the power along K Street.

By adamg - 8/8/22 - 10:41 pm
Dark night in South Boston

What South Boston looks like in the dark. Photo by Schneids.

Updated 9:10 am., Tuesday.

Wednesday's expected temperature drop can't come soon enough for Eversource's groaning Boston power grid - and the people who keep losing their AC and lights because of it. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/22 - 10:28 pm

Eversource reports the power died in Oak Square around 7:45 p.m. As of 10:25 p.m. there are more than 1,800 homes and businesses without power. Residents report it came back just after 10:35.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 3:25 pm

Several thousand customers across Somerville lost their power - and air conditioning - starting around 1 p.m., in an outage that also extended to part of East Arlington and which may not be fully fixed until after 8 p.m., Eversource reports on its outage map. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/22 - 11:31 pm

Eversource reports more than 3,000 homes and businesses in East Boston lost power around 11 p.m. It's hoping to have the power back by 12:45 a.m.

By adamg - 7/25/22 - 9:27 am

Eversource now says it could be around 11:15 a.m. before some 745 customers between L Street and Farragut Road get back the power they lost around 7:45 p.m. yesterday - although a few might not be able to turn their AC back on until 12:30. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/22 - 8:25 pm
Darkened South Boston street

Ole Uncle Schneids captured a South Boston street around 9:30 p.m.

Update: Eversource predicting 3:45 a.m. restoration for roughly 1,500 South Boston customers.

It's the night the lights went out in Southie, around 7:45 p.m. to be exact. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/22 - 3:38 pm
Outages all over Dorchester

Eversource outage map at 3:27. Compare to map at 2:56.

A couple of manholes blew up in Savin Hill around 2:30 p.m. and the lights - and air conditioning - went out across Dorchester, from Lower Mills up to Port Norfolk. Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/22 - 6:15 pm

A manhole exploded shortly before 6 p.m. at Cambridge and Bowdoin streets, sending two Eversource workers to Mass. General, one with life-threatening injuries, and creating massive traffic issues in the area. Read more.

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