National Grid employee volunteers will be working on green projects through May in three states.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
There have been some power outages reported midday Friday.
Updated at 2 p.m. Power has been restored to all National Grid customers in Melrose Friday afternoon, according to a power outage map. Of the 225,503 National Grid customers in Middlesex County, 508 were without power, according to the map. Original Report There are currently less than five power outages midday Friday in Melrose, according to a National Grid power outage map. Of the 225,503 National Grid customers in Middlesex County, 7,884 are without power, according to the map. Nearly all of the power outages are concentrated in Medford, as 7,732 were in the dark, followed by Malden with 137 and Everett with 14, according to the map. Twitter user c nelson-rivers (@xinepie) tweeted that the power "went out and came back on a few …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The utility recent announced its support for the group in the hopes of helping develop green technology.
National Grid has announced that it will become a platinum sponsor of the 2013 Cleantech Open Northeast Business Competition and Accelerator Program, an initiative designed to help the development of innovative clean energy solutions. The program is run by the Northeast division of the Cleantech Open, a not-for-profit group that has helped 727 green energy startups raise over $800 million in capital since its founding in 2005. "The Cleantech Open has a very successful track record in helping companies develop their innovations through to investment and we’re thrilled to have a partner on board as dedicated to clean technology as National Grid is," said Alexandra Adler, northeast regional director of the Cleantech Open, in a press …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
As of 9 p.m. Saturday, power was restored to National Grid customers in Melrose, according to a power outage map.
Updated at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 As of 9 p.m. Saturday, power was restored to National Grid customers in Melrose, according to a power outage map. Original Report A handful of National Grid customers were without power Saturday afternoon, according to a power outage map. As of 12:45 p.m. Saturday, less than five National Grid customers were without power, according to a power outage map. At the same time, 113 of 225,149 National Grid customers in Middlesex County were without power, according to the power outage map. Are you without power? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Check back with Melrose Patch regularly for storm-related updates.
Here is the Melrose Storm Center where we will be posting updates related to the blizzard of 2013: MELROSE PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates Add your Melrose blizzard photos to our storm gallery today! Forecast Sunday, Feb. 10 4 p.m.: 3 p.m.: The city just issued a press statement from the Melrose Department of Public Works. Here's how it reads: "DPW has deployed (10) pieces of equipment into the neighborhood routes. This covers roughly (one-third) of our routes. The plan will be to rotate the working group throughout the city for the remainder of the (Sunday) and (Sunday) evening. 2 p.m.: Readers appear to be disappointed with the roads in Melrose, according to feedback gathered on Melrose Patch as well as on our Facebook page. …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A few simple changes could save you hundreds on your heating and energy bills annually. Here are some easy tips.
Winter is here and along with it, the traditional drop in temperatures and rising cost of utilities. If saving money is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, then follow National Grid's tips to cut energy costs and increase efficiency in your home in 2013. Tune Up For Efficiency Turn down for savings Insulate Seal air leaks Don't miss important news Subscribe to our daily newsletter. | Like us on Facebook |Blog with us | Follow us on Twitter|
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Expect mostly rain in the city and snow outside of 495.
A nor'easter will kick up winds and rain in the region Wednesday, with sleet and snow likely west of Boston and in the higher elevations. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the precipitation should start between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., which would impact the afternoon commute. Atmospheric conditions may convert falling rain into snow in Boston, though that would mean merely a dusting on grass before quickly melting away. The actual rain/snow line is harder to predict. "I don't expect much, if any accumulation in the Boston area, maybe a slushy coating around Rte. 128 on grassy surfaces as rain and snow battle it out for a few hours in the early evening," wrote Lambert on the 7 Weather Blog. "The snow will lose that battle to rain, …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Students at Melrose High School were released at 10 a.m. Monday following reports of a potential gas leak.
Students at Melrose High School have been released for the remainder of the school day Monday, according to a school press statement, following reports of a potential gas leak. "Due to the reports of a gas odor at the high school building today students were relocated to the middle school for precautionary reasons," reads the statement. "After a thorough investigation National Grid and the Melrose Fire Department have determined that it was safe for all students and staff to return to the building. "There is however, some repair work that needs to be done which will require the HVAC system to be shut down. School administrators have decided to dismiss students at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 5th since the building will be without heat, …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
National Grid officials said that the majority of those without power, which is at 3 percent of all customers, should get it back by midnight tonight.
National Grid crews are out restoring power to those that are still in the dark after Hurricane Sandy and said that nearly all customers should have power by midnight tonight. In a teleconference Thursday afternoon, National Grid president Marcy Reed said that crews have been out restoring power to customers across the northeast for over 48 hours since beginning on Tuesday morning at 6 a.m., when the power company decided it was safe to begin working. Reed said that, as of 3 p.m. Thursday, power has been restored to 97 percent of National Grid customers. Roughly 5,600 customers are still without power. "The lion's share of our customers [without power] will receive power by midnight tonight," said Reed. Reed said crews will most likely …
Power is expected to be restored to 24 homes that remain in the dark since Hurricane Sandy hit Melrose on Monday.
Power is expected to be restored to two dozen homes that remain in the dark since Hurricane Sandy hit Melrose on Monday, according to a city press statement. "Power has been restored to all but 24 households (as of 2 p.m. Thursday), and we expect them to have their electricity back by the end of the day (Friday)," reads the statement. At the peak of the outages, 384 National Grid customers in Melrose were without power, according to the city. Post-Sandy Cleanup Tree and debris cleanup is underway and may be completed by the end of next week, according to the statement. "All downed trees will be removed by the end of the week, and DPW crews will continue picking up branches and tree limbs next week," reads the statement. "Street sweeping …