A 12-inch water main burst in East Boston Friday night, damaging homes and displacing 17 to 20 people, the Boston Fire Department said. The main burst around 7:49 p.m. in the area of 300 Sumner Street, releasing water into the basements of six to eight three-decker buildings, said Steve MacDonald, a spokesman for the Fire Department. NStar cut electricity to 50 three-decker buildings in the area, and crews dug up the street to repair the broken main Friday night.
Broken water main in East Boston displaces about 20 residents
By Derek J. Anderson| Globe Correspondent January 12, 2013
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