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By adamg - 12/23/20 - 1:33 pm
Line at the West Roxbury Roche Bros.

People were lining up outside the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury early this afternoon, a store counter only letting people in as people left. Roche Bros. shoppers tend to be ruthlessly efficient, though, so the line moved quickly.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 9:33 am
Self-serve checkout coming to Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

The Roche Bros. in West Roxbury is gearing up for self-service checkout.

Remember when they used to walk your groceries out to your car?

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 9:44 pm
Roche Bro.s logo

Roche Bros. announced today that in addition to closing its stores on Easter Sunday, like it always does, this year it will keep them closed the next day as well, to give a bit of an extra break to workers, some of whom have been foregoing some of their normal time off, so they can "rest and decompress from the daily toll this has put on everyone."

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 8:23 am

Roche Bros. announced this morning that customers can no longer bring reusable bags into its Roche Bros. and Brothers Markets stores, in an effort to protect its cashiers and baggers from Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 3:22 pm
Man dressed for St. Patrick's Day at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

Leprechauns know to pick up their last-minute holiday supplies at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury.

Also spotted: City Councilor Matt O'Malley, in a green scally cap, visiting his ancestral retail homeland.

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By adamg - 3/4/20 - 6:10 pm
Water main repairs outside Roche Bros.

A water-main break outside Roche Bros. in West Roxbury this morning left the supermarket without fresh water.

The store stayed open, but it had to shut its deli, seafood, bakery and meat departments. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/19 - 12:40 pm
Roche Bros. delivery truck at Star Market in West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted an odd thing in the parking lot of the Star Market on Spring Street in West Roxbury this morning: A home-delivery van from rival Roche Bros. at the other end of Centre Street.

By adamg - 11/23/18 - 6:08 pm

A man charged with aiming his SUV at a Boston police officer in a crowded Roche Bros. parking lot then speeding off only to crash into several cars with a loaded gun on his front seat before being nabbed in Roslindale will spend at least the next week behind bars, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/18 - 11:39 pm

UPDATE: Ordered held without bail pending a hearing on Nov. 29.

Boston Police report arresting a West Roxbury man they say almost ran down a detail cop, then went on a high-speed rampage through the streets of West Roxbury and Roslindale before crashing into a light pole on the other side of Roslindale Square. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/18 - 9:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting four people for an incident at the Roche Bros., 8 Summer St., around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/18 - 6:55 pm
A farewell to Larry

A farewell before Larry is released.

Ever since Roche Bros. in West Roxbury re-opened its seafood department before Valentine's Day, one lobster went unsold: The biggest of them all, a lobster so large the other lobsters crowded around the edges of the tank just to stay away from him, so large that shoppers would bring their kids over to see him.

The poor plight of the lobster began to bother some people over in Roslindale, who used a neighborhood Facebook group to begin to ponder doing something about Larry's fate - yes, of course they named him Larry. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/18 - 6:15 pm
Long lines at Whole Foods in Cambridge

Meanwhile, at Cambridge Whole Foods, you can't even see the cash registers from the back of the lines.

Allow extra time to get the milk, bread and eggs. Kerry O'Brien reported at 6:05 p.m. that the line to get into the Roche Bros. parking lot was backing up well down Railroad Street.

By adamg - 2/9/18 - 12:22 pm
Star Market signs
Roche Bros. sign

Both Roche Bros. and Star Market have spent the last several months remodeling their stores - Roche Bros. to be more like Wegmans and Star Market to be more like Roche Bros. They both use local street names along with numbers to identify their aisles. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/17 - 3:16 pm

When Sheila Fay went shopping at Roche Bros. today, she found somebody had attempted something amazing even by the exacting standards of the store's parking lot: A car whose driver managed to take up four parking spaces.

Alas, the judges later had to deduct a full point, because, as Susan Krasker Ellsbree shows us, somebody else managed to squeeze a car (granted, a small one) into one of the spaces.

By adamg - 9/11/17 - 12:42 pm
Two dogs in a car in West Roxbury have AC, water and NPR to listen to

Nick Gemelli spotted these dogs - and their sign - in the parking lot at the West Roxbury Roche Bros. today.

UPDATE: Jesus H. Christ, people: I've hidden all the comments on this post because somebody managed to track down the dogs' owners and is now harassing her by phone.

By adamg - 8/9/17 - 9:11 am
Live turkeys at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

Deirdre Cassidy spotted these live 'n' kickin' turkeys at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury this morning.

Via Keep Roslindale Quirky.

By adamg - 7/23/17 - 1:17 pm
New Roche Bros.

You can't beat their meat. Rendering from Roche Bros.

Roche Bros. has begun a redo of its Centre Street store to make it more like its trendier Downtown Crossing store - with more prepared-food and seafood options and a floral area right off the main entrance, rather than a few rows in.

Already, the bottle and can return has been temporarily moved outside and the bakery, flowers and customer service moved to temporary areas to make way for the renovations: Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/17 - 4:59 pm
Boston Latin balloons in West Roxbury

They put out the Boston Latin Academy and Boston Latin School graduation balloons (they had a lot more BLS balloons up).

By adamg - 7/13/16 - 12:46 pm
West Roxbury sign: Warning, all horror movies coming for everybody

Not long before one photographer was capturing the bus-bus-bus at one end of Centre Street yesterday, another photographer was capturing this sign taped to a vehicle parked at the other end of Centre, in the Roche Bros. parking lot.

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