Dozens of cars have been vandalized in one of Boston’s most exclusive neighborhoods.
N-Star says the power outage that plunged the Back Bay into darkness in March was caused by mechanical failure. The utility has filed a report on the incident, saying oil from a transformer sparked a fire on a high voltage cable at the Scotia Street substation.
The lights are back on in the Back Bay, but Mayor Tom Menino is still unhappy with NStar.
A power outage affected parts of Boston’s Back Bay for a short time on Tuesday afternoon.
There is a pretty simple law on the books in Massachusetts which says most vehicles cannot idle for more than five minutes.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino says NStar’s charitable foundation has donated $10,000 to help low and fixed income people who lost food during a power outage last week.
The outage is so the company can switch the customers from a temporary connection, to the company’s permanent underground network.
Shortly after power was restored to customers in the Back Bay, a manhole explosion knocked power out again.
Thousands of customers were still without power late Wednesday night, according to NStar.
The Inspectional Services Department is sending crews out to check up on affected stores and restaurants.