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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.

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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.

By adamg - 3/23/22 - 8:59 am
Repair work on Truman Parkway

Gretchen Van Ness reported this morning that the traffic lights on either side of the Neponset were out this morning - including at Fairmount Avenue and Truman Parkway, where Eversource reports a "vehicle accident" took out the power.

By adamg - 2/27/22 - 11:06 pm

Eversource is estimating restoration of power for some 857 homes and businesses in the Hyde Square area at 12:30 a.m. It's blaming "equipment damage" for the outage. In the Jamaica Plain Facebook group, some residents reported seeing a bright flash.

By adamg - 2/27/22 - 5:39 pm

A blackout that started in Charlestown around 5:30 p.m. has now spread to East Somerville. Matt Reed at WCVB reports up to 7,000 homes and businesses are now dark. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/22 - 10:50 pm

Eversource's outage map shows several hundred customers without power in the Tower Street area. Traffic lights around Forest Hills station are out as well. Company estimates restoration time of 1:30 a.m.

By adamg - 10/27/21 - 8:50 am
Barometric pressure map from NWS

Barometric-pressure map at 5 a.m. from NWS.

Some 407,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts have lost power as of 6:30 a.m., mainly in the southeastern part of the state, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, which adds: Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/21 - 10:23 am

WBUR provides an overview of a report that found emissions of potent greenhouse gas methane are six times higher than state figures suggest in the Boston area - and that things haven't gotten any better in recent years.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 2:17 pm

A transformer on Homer Street had a bit of a fire late this morning, the Newton Fire Department reports, adding that is probably why the power went out in parts of the Garden City.

By adamg - 7/21/21 - 10:15 am
Downed transformer and pole on fire in Allston

Gamma Ray Digital had a front-row seat from across the turnpike this morning as a utility pole topped with a transformer fell across Lincoln Street near Everett Street in Allston, ending with not one but three explosions and, of course, a smoke-belching fire. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/21 - 9:49 pm

Several hundred houses and businesses in each neighborhood lost their power tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 12:51 pm

A group of East Boston residents have asked the city for a non-binding referendum this fall calling on Eversource to move a substation proposed for East Eagle Street on Chelsea Creek someplace else, like Logan Airport. Read more.

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