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By adamg - 12/27/23 - 9:11 pm

The Swellesley Report reports the chain found the devices, which can read credit-card information, at five of its suburban locations.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 9:35 am

Roche Bros. agreed to measures to reduce the way Blacks were "disproportionately subjected to stops" for alleged shoplifting and then permanently banned in higher numbers than similarly stopped whites to settle an investigation by the state Attorney General's office. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/23 - 9:34 am

Ted Folkman was not expecting to get yelled at just for walking into the West Roxbury Roche Bros. yesterday, but reports one of the omnipresent signature collectors spewed him with bile when he refused to sign a petition for somebody he'd never heard of trying to get on the ballot for city councilor at large: Read more

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 1:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting Syretta Copeland, 42, on charges she went around the Roche Bros. store on Summer Street spraying people with aerosol cleaning products and then trying to set them on fire with a lighter. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/22 - 2:45 pm

Our very own homegrown Roche Bros, the Produce News (whose slogan should be "Lettuce inform you" but isn't) announces:

"We have trained our pickers to pick better than you would if you were buying for yourself,” said Murray. "That’s been a hard line that we have taken right from the beginning." If a produce picker is unsure about something, they are instructed to involve a produce manager or another expert in the department to help out.

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.

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.

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