A National Grid team repairs a broken power line Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. (Photo courtesy: National Grid)

Coakley Fines National Grid $16 Million For Outages

National Grid could be facing more than $16 million in fines connected to its response to two major power outages last year.


Trees cleared by NStar contractors in Sudbury.

Vandal Hits Crew Clear-Cutting Trees In Sudbury

Police are searching for a man who took an axe to a tree clearing machine, causing $5,000 in damages.


Newly planted tree under wires on Nonantum Road.

State Digging Up Newly Planted Trees Along Nonantum Road

As many as 58 of the new trees on the Boston-Newton line were planted directly underneath four layers of utility lines which include NStar electrical power cables.


NStar brought in heavy machinery to tear down these trees in Sudbury.

NStar Halts Tree Clearing Work After Residents Complain

NStar has put a temporary stop to tree clearing work in Sudbury, Wayland and Framingham.


(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

NSTAR, Union Talks Going Down To The Wire

Negotiations continued Thursday between NSTAR and the Utility Workers of America Local 369.


Inside the 29th floor of the Prudential Tower during the power outage Tuesday May 8, 2012. (Photo courtesy: Maria Varmazis-Twitter)

Menino: NStar Showing ‘Complete Arrogance’ With Customer Service

The lights are back on in the Back Bay, but Mayor Tom Menino is still unhappy with NStar.


Inside the 29th floor of the Prudential Tower during the power outage Tuesday May 8, 2012. (Photo courtesy: Maria Varmazis-Twitter)

Back Bay Hit By Brief But Large Power Outage

A power outage affected parts of Boston’s Back Bay for a short time on Tuesday afternoon.


(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Northeast Utilities, NStar Close $5B deal

Following 18 months of federal and state review, Northeast Utilities closed Tuesday on its $5 billion purchase of NStar, creating the biggest utility in New England.


(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Mass. Regulators Give OK To NU-NStar Utility Deal

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities OK’d the purchase of NStar two days after approval by Connecticut regulators.


The blackout was caused by a transformer explosion in a garage on Dalton Street in the Back Bay. This is the view from Skyeye4 Tuesday evening.

Is NStar Liable For Back Bay Blackout?

NStar says it’s not liable for losses from the Back Bay power outage, but some local attorneys say that may be wishful thinking.





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