National Grid, City Year Team Up to Spruce Up English High School

Nearly 30 National Grid employees volunteered with City Year Boston at English High School in Jamaica Plain for a recent day of service. National Grid’s US President Dean Seavers and Marcy Reed, president of National Grid in Massachusetts, were on hand and kicked off the day. “I’m always impressed by the dedication and stewardship displayed by our people,” Reed said to the group. “We love being a City Year team sponsor for the English High School; coming together and doing something that’s positive and helpful for the students.”

The participating volunteers assembled more than 550 school supply kits, cleaned out two garden beds, painted outdoor benches, and picked up waste around the high school campus. "National Grid has been a critical philanthropic partner with City Year Boston for many years, supporting our teams of AmeriCorps members and their service to the students of the Boston Public Schools,” said Kristen af Klinteberg, managing director at City Year Boston.

National Grid Investigates Gas Odor on McBride Street

If you've wondered what those utility crews have been doing on McBride Street, we've got the answer. National Grid is investigating reported gas odors in the area. They've ruled out leaks from nearby houses, according to Danielle Horn, spokesperson for the company. Crews are making street excavations to test the pipelines. If you smell gas, you can report it to National Grid via 1-800-233-5325.

Gas main work on Centre Street begins in earnest the week of May 6, 2014.

Gas Main Work Will Complicate Life in Hyde-Jackson for Four to Six Months

The "test pit" phase of utility work along Centre Street is over. Which means we can get ready for the real headaches to begin. Starting this week — and continuing for four to six months — work begins in earnest on replacing the neighborhood's ancient cast-iron gas mains with plastic ones. What this means is plenty of disruption along Centre Street through Hyde and Jackson squares. National Grid will replace 2,100 feet of natural gas pipe along the south side of Centre from Sheridan to Wise.