Several parts of JP lost power Thursday, including Sumner Hill, Brookside Avenue and Amory Street. Eversource, the new name for NStar, reports 537 outages across Boston as of 2:30 p.m. on their handy outage map. The map, however, doesn't pinpoint how many of those are in JP. You can report your outage via phone using this link: https://nstar.mobi/nst_mobile/index.htm. You can also just call 1-800-592-2000.
There's a mansard Victorian on Roanoke Avenue, you probably know the one. It seems to inspire dire thoughts in passing residents — like the return of Cthulhu and a Hitchcockian swarm of birds. The 6 Roanoke Ave. house moved newish JP resident Anthony Penta to produce the altered photo you see above. He used Pixlr to add to the creepy atmospherics.
Two workers suffered burns as fire broke out in a crawl space beneath a Carolina Avenue home on Saturday. Firefighters responded to 109 Carolina Ave. at 9:23 a.m. on Saturday to find they needed to bring in saws to get to the blaze, which was under the basement floor, according to Steve MacDonald of the Boston Fire Department. The workers were at the property to install insulation. Two suffered burns and another was taken to a hospital for evaluation, MacDonald said.
A Sumner Hill mansion — which the owners knitted back into a single-family house after it had been split into three units — is on the market. The 14-room house at 40 Greenough Ave. was restored by owners Diane Pienta and Dave O'Donohoe, as they explain in a video about the house. [selfie]
"Even though it's sad for us," Pienta says in the video, "it's time for it to be filled with new life. It's a happy home."