• Massachusetts September 23, 2022 12:16 am

    As Energy Costs Rise, Healey and Diehl Offer Different Approaches Ahead of Election

    More than two weeks after the Massachusetts primary, the candidates for governor have kept a low profile — with the latest Suffolk/NBC Boston poll showing Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey more than 20 points ahead of her Republican opponent, former state Rep. Geoff Diehl. Both candidates have different ideas about how, as governor, they would handle a key issue facing…

  • National Grid September 22, 2022 7:13 pm

    Shocking Spike: Mass. Customers Looking at Big Increase in Electric, Gas Bills

    National Grid and Eversource announced major price hikes this week that are expected to have a huge impact on Massachusetts electric and natural gas ratepayers heading into the cold winter months. National Grid announced Wednesday that its electric customers will see a 64% increase on average in their electric bills, and a 22% hike in their natural gas bills beginning…

  • National Grid September 22, 2022 6:28 am

    Price to Heat Your Home Expected to Skyrocket This Winter for Many Mass. Residents

    National Grid customers are expected to see a 64% increase in their electric bills this winter, the company announced Wednesday.

  • National Grid September 22, 2022 7:41 am

    Many Mass. Customers Will See a 64% Increase in Their Electric Bills This Winter

    National Grid customers are expected to see a 64% increase in their electric bills this winter, the company announced Wednesday. In a press release titled “Winter Customer Savings Initiative,” the power company announced that natural gas prices are expected to be significantly higher this winter due to “global conflict, inflation and high demand,” which will result in a hefty increase…

  • MEDFORD July 20, 2022 11:56 pm

    Power Outages Affect Thousands in Mass. During Hot Weather

    Thousands of Massachusetts Eversource customers were left in the dark, and without air conditioning and lights, after a heat-related problem at an Acton substation on Wednesday, an Eversource spokesperson said. National Grid also reported a “major power outage” in Medford amid Wednesday’s 90-degree temperatures, police said. Nearly 11,000 customers lost power around 4 p.m., but most customers had their power…

  • MEDFORD May 26, 2022 5:33 pm

    National Grid Worker Electrocuted at Worksite in Medford

    A National Grid worker was electrocuted at a worksite in Medford, Massachusetts, on Thursday, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office confirmed. The 35-year-old man was working alone in an electrical box at the end of a parking lot at 500 Salem Street just after midnight when the incident occurred, officials said. The worker was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he…

  • power outages January 29, 2022 12:47 pm

    National Grid Responds to Power Outages

    Christine Milligan of National Grid talks about the company’s response to more than 7,000 customers who lost power.

  • Massachusetts October 31, 2021 8:00 am

    Power Restored to Most of Mass., Several Days After Nor'easter Hit

    Eversource and National Grid said that power has been restored for most Massachusetts residents who were left in the dark after a powerful nor’easter slammed the state Tuesday night into Wednesday. As of 8 a.m. Sunday, just under 5,700 customers were still without electricity statewide, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Some towns on Saturday were still dealing with…

  • National Grid New England October 28, 2021 11:26 am

    Here's How to Stay Safe as Power Remains Out for Many in Eastern Mass.

    So many are still in the dark this morning, as tens of thousands are still waiting for those lights to come back on after the nor’easter. There are some important things you can right now to make sure you and your family stay safe. “If you are a person that has a home generator, portable home generator, please make sure...

  • National Grid September 8, 2021 5:13 pm

    Tree Worker Electrocuted by Power Line in Northboro

    A man trimming trees for a landscaping company came into contact with power lines and died.

  • Northboro September 8, 2021 6:49 pm

    Worker Trimming Trees Is Electrocuted by Power Line in Northboro

    A landscaper trimming trees in Northboro, Massachusetts, on Wednesday touched high-powered electrical lines and died, officials said. The man was in his 20s and was working in a bucket truck on South Street with his three-man landscaping crew, hired by two homeowners, when he came into contact with the power lines and was killed, Northboro police said. Fred Mueller, one…

  • Tyngsborough July 18, 2021 11:23 pm

    Tyngsborough Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Victims Identified

    Two women who were killed due to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide at a residence in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, have been identified by local police. Doris Gariepy, 91, who lived at the home and her caretaker, 38-year-old Tonya McKinney, were discovered by first responders to the scene on Mascuppic Trail Saturday around 10:45 p.m. already deceased. Tyngsborough firefighters, equipped with specialized…

  • Park Street July 2, 2021 11:29 pm

    Gas Main Break Leads to Evacuations in Chelsea

    National Grid has responded and is investigating. The cause is unclear.

  • Massachusetts July 3, 2021 5:08 pm

    Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations in Chelsea

    A gas leak prompted evacuations Friday night in Chelsea, Massachusetts, officials said. Firefighters say National Grid called them for a Level 1 gas leak in the area of 92 Park Street shortly before 9 p.m. Responding crews went through buildings to check readings and found three affected by the gas leak. They evacuated the area and shut the power off….

  • Massachusetts July 2, 2021 11:48 pm

    Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations in Chelsea

    A gas leak prompted evacuations Friday night in Chelsea, Massachusetts, officials said. Firefighters say National Grid called them for a Level 1 gas leak in the area of 92 Park Street shortly before 9 p.m. Responding crews went through buildings to check readings and found three affected by the gas leak. They evacuated the area and shut the power off….

  • revere March 26, 2021 1:32 pm

    Route 1 North Temporarily Shut Down Due to Gas Line Break

    Route 1 north was temporarily shut down Friday morning due to a gas line break, according to Massachusetts State Police. The gas line break was originally reported to be in Revere, but later determined to be in Saugus. Troopers diverted northbound traffic to Lynn Street in Malden and Salem Street in Revere for a little over an hour. The left…

  • Georgetown September 25, 2020 10:39 am

    Residents Return to Homes After Gas Leak in Georgetown

    Residents can return to their homes after being evacuated in Georgetown, Massachusetts, because of a gas leak on Friday morning. National Grid officials said they secured the rupture in the gas main. Georgetown police responded to the area of Searle and Tenney streets for a ruptured gas main around 7:30 a.m. National Grid was at the scene and authorities said…

  • coronavirus March 13, 2020 11:48 pm

    National Grid to Suspend Collections-Related Activities, Including Disconnections

    A major utility serving Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York announced Friday that it would suspend all collections-related activities to ease financial strain during the coronavirus pandemic. National Grid said the temporary measure means service to customers will not be disconnected. “We recognize that this pandemic has brought many challenges for our customers and we want to do our part…

  • National Grid February 19, 2020 3:38 pm

    Methuen Mayor ‘Disappointed' With National Grid After Planned Power Outage

    The mayor of Methuen, Massachusetts expressed disappointment in National Grid Wednesday after the utility conducted a planned electrical power outage overnight. National Grid planned to interrupt electrical service for up to 10 hours, according to a statement from Mayor Neil Perry. Power was shut off at 9 p.m. on Tuesday and was turned back on early Wednesday morning. “Winter seems…

  • power outages December 31, 2019 5:46 am

    1-Car Crash Leads to Local Power Outages in Billerica

    A crash in Billerica led to power outages in the surrounding area early Tuesday morning, according to authorities. All outages were restored before 6 a.m., according to National Grid. About 2,000 National Grid customers were without power initially following the incident, according to company’s website. A single-car accident around 1:45 a.m. caused a pole to snap near 14 Webb Brook…

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