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By adamg - 8/5/22 - 3:25 pm

Several thousand customers across Somerville lost their power - and air conditioning - starting around 1 p.m., in an outage that also extended to part of East Arlington and which may not be fully fixed until after 8 p.m., Eversource reports on its outage map. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/22 - 9:27 am

Eversource now says it could be around 11:15 a.m. before some 745 customers between L Street and Farragut Road get back the power they lost around 7:45 p.m. yesterday - although a few might not be able to turn their AC back on until 12:30. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/22 - 8:25 pm
Darkened South Boston street

Ole Uncle Schneids captured a South Boston street around 9:30 p.m.

Update: Eversource predicting 3:45 a.m. restoration for roughly 1,500 South Boston customers.

It's the night the lights went out in Southie, around 7:45 p.m. to be exact. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/22 - 3:38 pm
Outages all over Dorchester

Eversource outage map at 3:27. Compare to map at 2:56.

A couple of manholes blew up in Savin Hill around 2:30 p.m. and the lights - and air conditioning - went out across Dorchester, from Lower Mills up to Port Norfolk. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/22 - 6:07 pm
Hydrant opened up on a Boston street

Shamus Moynihan ran across (and maybe through) this hydrant spray somewhere in Boston today - location undisclosed because you're not supposed to just open hydrants like that.

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By adamg - 5/20/22 - 1:41 pm

The city's out with a list of city parks that will have "water features" turned on this weekend, a week earlier than usual, because of the predicted high temperatures.

By adamg - 5/19/22 - 11:53 am

Boston normally doesn't turn on spray tables and the like in its parks until Memorial Day, but the Parks and Recreation Department reports it's had plumbers out this week seeing which tot sprays can get turned on for this weekend, what with potentially record-breaking temperatures in the forecast. The department says it hopes to have a list available by Friday afternoon.

By adamg - 5/14/22 - 5:42 pm

The National Weather Service reports Boston hit 86 degrees today, tying the record for May 14 set in 1879.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 11:49 pm

Boston community centers will all be open as cooling centers tomorrow and Wednesday. Find locations, along with locations of city pools (which still require reservations for swim times) and tot sprays (no reservations required, but watch for tots).

The National Weather Service says the heat should break by Thursday, although it could remain oppressively humid, with heavy showers possible.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 12:18 am
FedEx driver cools down

Eileen Murphy of South Boston reports she had just finished using her hose to clear her car of pollen on Tuesday when Julio, a local FedEx driver, came by. Of course she let him use the hose to cool down - and when he was done, he sprayed the truck to try to cool it as well.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 9:03 am
Orange sunrise over Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum and downtown Boston

Paul Friedmann watched the dawn of another hot day from the top of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum.

The National Weather Service forecasts Wednesday will be as bad as today, then a cool front comes in and lowers both the temperature and the humidity for Thursday.

By adamg - 7/28/20 - 10:08 pm
Plane at sunset over Winthrop

Matt Frank captured a plane landing at Logan from over Winthrop at sunset this evening.

By adamg - 7/25/20 - 10:37 am

For the second week in a row, Mayor Walsh has declared a city heat emergency for Sunday and Monday due to expected hot temps, which means many community centers will be open as cooling centers between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday (complete list). Because we're still in a Covid-19 emergency, you'll need to wear a face covering to get in - and you'll probably want to call ahead to make sure the center you want to go to hasn't reached its new, reduced capacity.

By adamg - 7/17/20 - 7:40 pm

Mayor Walsh declared a city heat emergency for Sunday and Monday due to expected wicked hot temps, which means many community centers will be open as cooling centers between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday (complete list). Because we're still in a Covid-19 emergency, you'll need to wear a face covering to get in - and you'll probably want to call ahead to make sure the center you want to go to hasn't reached its new, reduced capacity.

By adamg - 1/12/20 - 4:17 pm
In hammocks

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen captured a couple of folks who set up hammocks by Leverett Pond in Olmsted Park to enjoy the day today.

Fans of cold, bitter snow, though, may only have to wait until the end of the week to be back in their element.

By adamg - 7/21/19 - 1:58 pm
Tourists in the shade at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

A.k.a. Tommy noticed that Faneuil Hall Marketplace tourists, who normally spread across the bricks, were sticking to the shade today.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 10:04 am

With a National Weather Service excessive heat warning going into effect at noon today, Boston has declared a heat emergency through Sunday evening.

If you need help finding a place to cool off, call 311. The City of Boston operates outdoor and indoor pools, splash pads and spray decks, and several beaches in Boston at which you can cool off.

By adamg - 8/29/18 - 12:36 am

At 12:15 a.m., it was 86 at Logan Airport. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through Wednesday night - we can expect temps in the 90s with our bodies thinking it's closer to 105 due to the humidity.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

By adamg - 8/6/18 - 5:38 pm
Unbearable heat in Chinatown

Alex Kingsbury isn't pooh-poohing the heat anymore, not after what he saw at Harrison and Essex in Chinatown this afternoon.

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