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By adamg - 4/12/20 - 9:29 pm

Well, we might see power outages tomorrow, but for some reason, National Grid decided to e-mail its Boston gas customers and tell them to call National Grid should their power go out, which would be a waste of everybody's time, since National Grid doesn't provide electricity in Boston and it's Eversource you want to contact should your power go out.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 1:32 pm

An Ipswich man is suing six companies, including the locally well known Direct Energy, for what he says has been an unceasing flood of phone calls asking him to switch his energy provider. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 11:40 am
Workers fixing gas leak outside 1065 Tremont St.

Leak fixers. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a gas leak in the street outside 1065 Tremont St., near Melnea Cass Boulevard, forced the evacuation of the building after readings showed elevated gas levels inside the building. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/19 - 9:58 pm

WFXT reports National Grid has told that worker who blared his horn and yelled at a Belmont woman with Warren, pro-LGBTQ and national-park stickers on her car that his services are no longer needed.

By adamg - 10/2/19 - 9:32 am

WFXT has today's moment of sunshine from Belmont, where a National Grid worker who supports Dear Leader spotted a car bedecked with evil Elizabeth Warren, pro-LGBTQ and national-parks stickers and decided it made perfect sense to sidle up behind it in his work van and lay on his horn and when the owner of the car came out to see what the fuss was about cranked up the Rush Limbaugh on his radio and, after pretending to play dumb as he sat there in his Trump 2020 hat, decided to give the woman a piece of his big ol' mind.

And now he has to sit through lectures from his bosses about how that's not the best idea.

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By adamg - 8/5/19 - 10:30 am
The equipment that hit the gas main

The excavator that hit the gas main outside 41 Temple St. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE, 11:30 a.m. Gas contained, all out given.

Construction workers hit a high-pressure two-inch gas main on Temple Street shortly before 10:30 a.m. The Boston Fire Department has shut the street until National Grid can turn off the gas.

By adamg - 2/22/19 - 11:06 pm

The heat at the Nurtury Learning Lab, 33 Bickford St., went off yesterday afternoon. National Grid told workers at the center, which normally cares for more than 100 children, that the gas and heat would be back on this morning, but it wasn't, and now staffers and parents are worried it might not be able to open Monday.

By adamg - 1/2/19 - 11:04 pm

Local 12003 of the United Steelworkers posted tonight:

As of 10:15 PM tonight all picketing operations in Local 12003 and 12012-04 will cease immediately. Together both locals have reached a tentative agreement. There is a number of peripheral issues that will be resolved tomorrow. A follow up email will be sent out to all members with a Date, Location, and Time for a ratification meeting as soon as a hall is confirmed.

By adamg - 12/24/18 - 11:19 am

City Councilor Kim Janey reports on efforts to provide holiday meals to residents at Academy Homes, now on their second day without heat or gas: Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/18 - 10:05 pm

City Councilor Kim Janey (Roxbury) reports on a big problem for the residents of the 202 apartments at Academy Homes along Columbus Avenue: Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/18 - 1:53 pm

The Boston City Council voted today to demand that National Grid cut the crap and get the worker it's locked out for several months back to work - and to support a bill in the state Legislature to create a benefit system for locked out workers. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/18 - 7:30 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports National Grid was a no-show at a City Council hearing earlier this week on the state of gas mains in Boston.

By adamg - 10/8/18 - 11:53 pm

WCVB reports on the aftermath of some overpressurization in Woburn today.

By adamg - 9/19/18 - 1:44 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a hearing to look at how prepared a city with one of the country's oldest natural-gas networks is to prevent a Merrimack-Valley disaster from happening here - and how to deal with one should it happen. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/18 - 11:16 pm

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the intersection of Saratoga and Bennington streets in East Boston:

Smell like Gas!!! Please send a competant gas crew to investigate this god damn gas leak that has been in this intersection for weeks.these useless contractors come here and barely check anything..the public is scared .is anyone listening

By adamg - 9/17/18 - 11:21 pm

City Councilors Matt O'Malley, Ed Flynn and Ayanna Pressley will seek permission from their fellow councilors on Wednesday for a hearing to consider the safety of Boston's natural-gas networks - and whether steps can be taken to make it even safer. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/18 - 11:40 am
Scene outside Beth Israel

Scene outside Beth Israel. Photo by DJDJDJDJ.

UPDATE: Leak stopped, roads being re-opened.

Boston firefighters are on Brookline Avenue near Beth Israel, where construction workers hit an 8-inch gas main. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/18 - 9:08 am
National Grid workers protest lockout in Dorchester

Michael Keogh shows us the scene outside the National Grid tank off Victory Road around 8 a.m. NBC Boston reports so many showed up they blocked traffic on a nearby Expressway off ramp.

By adamg - 6/25/18 - 10:17 pm

MassLive.com reports on today's lockout.

By adamg - 6/11/18 - 11:17 pm

Shortly before 10 p.m. John Duffill reports one worker was treated by EMTs. The B Line was briefly shut due to the explosion, which was heard across the river in Cambridgeport and as far away as Somerville.

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