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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.

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.

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