Menino: NStar Gives Money To Outage Victims

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says the electric utility NStar’s charitable foundation has donated $10,000 to help low and fixed income people who lost food during a power outage last week.

Menino said Monday that some people who lost food during the March 13 outage can’t afford to shop more than a couple times monthly, and that the outage hit them hard.

He said he was pleased with the donation, and that the money will be immediately distributed.

About 21,000 customers lost power after a March 13 electrical transformer fire in the city’s Back Bay section.

NStar chief executive Tom May has said the fire started after a rare “catastrophic” connector failure between the substation that houses the transformer and the transmission system.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

  • PegBundy

    I’d like to see the cars these low/fixed income people pull up in. Like the woman in the KFC parking lot found in her Lexus SUV.

  • Rob Cleary

    Stop feeding the wild animals. Now they will never leave.

  • DAB

    When I lost hundreds of dollars of food during two storms (was without power for a week during the first, and then without power for 4 days during the second) – I didn’t receive anything. Doesn’t seem equitable.

    • tsal-kv

      DAB – there is no deductible if you file with your insurance company – did you try that????

    • JENN

      no kidding..same here. We were w/o power in October for 6 days everything went bad..couldn’t even go to a hotel because Nstar had every room booked in MA..Menino is a jerk that is just beating his chest like a proud gorilla..maybe he should spend his time ramping up all of the shootings in J.P. and Dorchester

      • tsal-kv

        my opinion – no excuse for you having lost food to begin with. We knew it was coming, we packed coolers with ice and our freezer with Ice – we used what we had here to eat – didn’t lose a thing. I haven’t figure out why people want NSTAR to pay for their own lack of preparation.

    • Rob Cleary

      That’s what you get for being a white working male.

  • DJS3

    How about refunding the tax payers for occupy ? we could use a few million back for worthy expenses.

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