Back Bay, South End await power
The relentless hum of utility trucks, the occasional screech of police sirens, and a steady stream of conversation: Those served as the morning-after soundtrack to the recovery from a billowing fire that knocked out power to thousands in Boston. Signs of a blackout lingered Wednesday in what is typically the pulsing heart of the city. Handwritten notes and typed messages dotted display windows of health clubs and parking garages. The wording may have been different, but the message was the same: Closed due to power outage.