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Scheduled power outage in Roslindale goes into unscheduled overtime

UPDATE: Power returned at 3:10 p.m.

An overnight Eversource power shutdown along South Street near Fallon Field was supposed to end at 11 a.m. As of 3 p.m., residents were still without power and now wondering what happens to all the food in their refrigerators and freezers.

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No power in sections of Allston/Brighton today from 8:30am or so until late this afternoon. Finally back now - mostly. There are a few isolated outages in certain buildings still.

Hope nobody in Allston/Brighton or Roslindale bought groceries recently, because Eversource does not care about your spoilage and won't reimburse anyone.

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it would be a shame to make people go out and buy a few bags of ice.

i know that the one day a year or so i lose power REALLY fucks my life up.

edit: oh, LMfuckingAO, power was out for four whole hours. ~~~eversource wont reimburse me for my food that totally didnt spoil~~~

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It was nigh 8 hours, and some items did go bad during that period as it was too long for the refrigerator and freezer to maintain temperatures.
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/ge...

And any power outage, at any time, no matter how short, is a major catastrophe. People can't work, can't eat, and can't even entertain themselves without power. Power we are paying through the arse for and as such we deserve better service.

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4 hours is not 8

get a guitar
go outside
figure out how to eat without power (seriously, you shouldnt need power to eat. its literally 4 hours.)
read a book

call me an apologist sure, but i've lost power like once in two years i think.

cowboy up dude

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And maybe you don't mind disruptions, but I can't get my Saturday back ever.

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sorry you couldnt play video games

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you deal with it, like the rest of us do. hth.

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Put it on the back porch...oh, never mind

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for all the folks with freezers full of breastmilk.

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Eversource should give everyone affected by this a free month of power. Make it also restitution for when they told the first responders / firemen at that gasline and fire fiasco about a month ago that they couldn't come to their aid because they didn't "have anyone available" to go to the scene to check power lines. Luckily, NatGrid was able to timely respond. Eversource is one big cash sucking machine.

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Sorry, but if your response to a comment that really bothers you is obscenity coupled with a gratuitous invitation to the other user to blow their brains out, that's going too far for me. Yeah, that's codswallop, deal with it.

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"wondering what happens to all the food in their refrigerators and freezers."

You keep the bloody door shut until the power comes back on. Refrigerators are insulated and the cold will last for quite some time if you keep the door closed. And a few hours of it creeping from 35F up to say 45F isn't going to spoil anything. Hasn't anyone here lived through a hurricane or other unscheduled power outage and knew this? I'm guessing people in Boston lose their minds and panic rather than buy kerosene lanterns and flashlights too, right?

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Everscource is now the new name of the electric utility provider in Boston. This name constantly changes. Originally it was known as BOSTON EDISON. Then it changed to N-Star. It WILL change again I'm sure. The reason? The reason the name changes is because this company is constantly collecting lawsuits. When they get to a certain number of suits, they simply change the name. I know this because I used to work for this company when it was known as Boston Edison. Why so many lawsuits? The employees are under trained, un-skilled, and frankly dangerous. They have a system of hiring that requires a specific number of woman, minorities and handicapped. While hiring should be limited to those people that are capable and trainable, hiring is done by a system of "friends and family" and affirmative action. When I was an employee, there was one person that held the title of "splicer". This man fell under the affirmative action title. His employment in this job put the other employees AND the public at risk. He electrified 11 manhole covers in 6 years. This created a hazardous condition that actually ended up killing 22 dogs and 3 cats. it also severally injured a toddler and 4 elderly people. He also was responsible for the detonation of 3 homes. That was ONE employee. Mind you that the company had many other folks that did their share of damage as well. 4 years ago you might remember a home in Hyde Park that was detonated reducing it into toothpicks in mere seconds. This event was the direct result of using un-trained and minority employees. The morning of the explosion, two constantly problematic employees showed up to work at the job site on Danny Rd. in Hyde Park both obviously inebriated. One man operating the back hoe while the other danced in the "scoop" portion of the back hoe, both visibly drinking from and holding liter bottles of vodka. A few minutes later a VERY loud detonation took place complete with an impressive mushroom cloud. Both men quickly got rid of the booze by drinking very fast. The supervisor was walking in circles mumbling " oh shit"..."oh shit"..." sounded like being in Nam".

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