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By adamg - 8/9/14 - 6:31 pm
Batman and the Joker in the Prudential Center

Neal Doyle captured Batman and the Joker doing some shopping at the Cambridgeport Star Market (presumably before heading to the comics convention at the World Trade Center).

By adamg - 6/10/14 - 10:27 pm

Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed in the stomach around 10 p.m. at the Star Market at River and Washington streets. Police are looking for a woman seen running from the scene.

By adamg - 5/24/14 - 3:11 pm
Clear aisle at the Chetnut Hill Star Market

2 p.m. on a Saturday.

We were out and about on errands today and figured we'd end the trip with a supermarket run for some barbecue fixings. We wound up at the Chestnut Hill Star, and, yeesh, was that place empty.

Now, one might think this was because it's Memorial Day Weekend and simply everybody in Newton and Brookline is already down on the Cape and the only people left to shop there are the odd stragglers on roundabout journeys from way down in Roslindale or something.

By Ron Newman - 3/29/14 - 2:26 am

Siderea was not happy when the Porter Square Star Market charged her $2.89/lb for chicken that was advertised on sale at $1.79. She was even less happy after the cashier argued with her, told her to visit the (closed) customer service desk, and then re-rung the purchase at various prices ranging from $3.11/lb to $3.97/lb.

Now she's wondering who else has been ripped off -- and judging from the comments on her LiveJournal post, quite a few other people are unhappy with Star Market, in Porter Square and elsewhere. She helpfully links to the relevant state law and explains how to file a complaint.

By adamg - 2/26/14 - 11:45 am

Shaw's has begun work to bring its aging Boylston Street Shaw's store into the 21st century with an extensive remodeling that it hopes will include one aisle devoted to the sort of liquor the increasingly discerning population of the Fenway demands, officials told the Boston Licensing Board today.

The board decides tomorrow whether to grant the Star Market a license to sell beer, wine and spirits in its rehabbed store, which will be rebuilt both inside and out.

By adamg - 6/30/13 - 7:29 pm

Now a collector's itemNow a collector's itemThe value of tracking every last thing a consumer buys apparently ain't what it used to be: Shaws and Star Market discontinued their loyalty cards this weekend, saying that from now on, they're going

By adamg - 10/28/12 - 12:22 am

Pas de l'eau

Christopher photographed the scene in the water aisle at the Waltham Shaw's on Saturday night.

By adamg - 2/25/12 - 10:38 am

Wicked Local Newton reports the Newton PD is hunting for whoever stole two automatic toilet-flush sensors from the men's room at the Chestnut Hill Star Market. Apparently, the thief didn't leave a paper trail.

By adamg - 2/22/12 - 8:52 am

The Newton Licensing Board says Chestnut Hill already has enough liquor stores and so rejected a request from the Star Market there to begin offering beer and wine, Wicked Local Newton reports.

City officials say Hyde Park boozy enough, oppose proposed liquor store on Fairmount Avenue.

By adamg - 10/26/11 - 9:40 am

Dedham and Foxboro police are both looking for a guy who walked into stores and walked out with expensive price scanners.

On Oct. 15, he walked out of the Star Market in Dedham with five scanners, each worth $1,000 apiece, police say. The same day he walked out of the Bed Bath & Beyond in Foxboro with four MC 3000 price scanners, worth a combined total of $6,000, police say.

By adamg - 11/1/09 - 5:43 pm

The amazing cartveyor.

Armed with a $5 coupon, we trekked to Chestnut Hill today to check out the new Star Market (question for Shaw's/Star: Why do you want to encourage people in 02131 to travel to Rte. 9 when you've got perfectly serviceable Shaw's in West Roxbury and Hyde Park?).

By adamg - 4/28/09 - 9:25 am

The Daily Free Press reports a BU junior was arrested at the Comm. Ave. Star Market around 3 a.m. on April 24 for wandering around the store, opening packages and eating the stuff inside:

The officer confronted the suspect when he tried to leave the store with his fingers covered in mashed potatoes from an open package he still had in his hands.

By adamg - 11/10/08 - 10:25 am

Shaw's rejects kosher butcher shop for renovated Chestnut Hill Star Market.

Via Marc Stober, who adds:

... I guess if Jews have waited thousands of years for a return to Zion and are still waiting for the Messiah, we can wait a bit longer for a place to buy kosher meat with adequate parking. :)

By adamg - 7/9/08 - 8:23 am

Call them Shaw's or Star Market or Shirley, but just make a decision and stick with it already.

By adamg - 1/12/08 - 8:51 pm

The poem by Marie Howe (who used to live around here) starts:

The people Jesus loved were shopping at the Star Market yesterday.
An old lead-colored man standing next to me at the checkout
breathed so heavily I had to step back a few steps.

By adamg - 10/25/06 - 4:42 pm

Spatch pens an ode to joy, the hyper-exclamation-pointed freezer section at his local Shaw's.

Buy it! Cook it! Eat it!

By adamg - 8/31/06 - 8:24 pm

Marc Stober, a programmer, concludes that the problem with those stupid card readers at Shaw's and Star Market is not stupid programming but bad hardware:

... Theoretically you can touch "Yes" on the touchscreen - I've actually gotten this to work before they started with the tape and notes–but the touchscreens are so flighty that it hardly ever reads your response (or reads it as "No"), so the only reliable way to complete the transaction is to use the Enter button. ...

By adamg - 8/30/06 - 10:48 pm

For the past few months, Shaw's and Star Market have been taping up their credit/debit card readers with these stupid notes that tell you to hit "Enter" instead of "Yes" when the readers tell you to hit "Yes." I know I invariably hit "Yes," because that's what the stupid thing tells me to do. Dudes, bite the bullet and hire some programmers to rewrite the damn interface already, will ya?

Krissy in Boston writes one of these jerkwad devices helped add to her already sucky day:

By adamg - 1/9/06 - 12:22 pm

When last we left Paul, he was discussing his flashmobbery with a cop outside the Mt. Auburn Street Star Market - said cop having been one of three alerted by Shaws that Paul and his nefarious flashmobbers were on the way. Paul gets home to discover 1,198 hits to his site from psn1a.shaws.com.

By adamg - 1/8/06 - 10:36 am

Say what you will about Star Market. At least they know what the Internets are for. Seems the Mt. Auburn Star was prepared for Paul and his TV-screen flashmobbers yesterday: Not only were three cops waiting for them, but the store made sure all the registers were manned to keep his band of merry pranksters from gumming up the works - because they'd heard all about it via a copy of the e-mail Paul'd sent out:

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