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Christmas Weekend Grocery Shuttle Schedule

Need to pick up a turkey, egg nog, stocking stuffers or just the basics? Here's a look at the free bus services available to Charlestown residents.

Whether you've got company coming, want some sweet stocking stuffers or just need to grab a few staples, it's not as easy anymore as walking down to Johnnie's Foodmaster, now that the store is closed while it is being renovated into a Whole Foods.

Luckily, several supermarket companies are offering free transportation to their stores in nearby towns. Here's a look at the service schedule for the next few days: 

Saturday, Dec. 22

Shuttle to Whole Foods (Beacon Hill) 

  • Pick-up at 9 a.m. at Bunker Hill Mall (near Johnnie's)
  • Drop-off at 10:30 a.m. at Bunker Hill Mall
  • Pick-up at 11 a.m. at Bunker Hill Mall
  • Drop-off at 12:15 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall

Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford)

  • Pick-up at 9:30 a.m. at the Navy Yard (in front of the Third Street YMCA)
  • Pick-up at 9:40 a.m. at Hayes Square (in front of the police station)
  • Pick-up at 9:40 a.m. at St. Francis Church, 303 Bunker Hill St.
  • Pick-up at 10 a.m. at Bunker Hill Mall (corner of Main and West School St.)
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 11:40 a.m. at the Navy Yard
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 11:50 a.m. at Hayes Square
  • Pick-up/drop-off at noon at St. Francis Church
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 12:10 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2 p.m. at Navy Yard
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2:10 p.m. Hayes Square
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2:20 p.m. at St. Francis Church
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2:30 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall

Sunday, Dec. 23

No service offered. 

Monday, Dec. 24

Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford)

  • Pick-up at 9:30 a.m. at the Navy Yard (in front of the Third Street YMCA)
  • Pick-up at 9:40 a.m. at Hayes Square (in front of the police station)
  • Pick-up at 9:40 a.m. at St. Francis Church, 303 Bunker Hill St.
  • Pick-up at 10 a.m. at Bunker Hill Mall (corner of Main and West School St.)
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 11:40 a.m. at the Navy Yard
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 11:50 a.m. at Hayes Square
  • Pick-up/drop-off at noon at St. Francis Church
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 12:10 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2 p.m. at Navy Yard
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2:10 p.m. Hayes Square
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2:20 p.m. at St. Francis Church
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2:30 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall

Special Christmas Eve shuttle to Shaw's (Somerville)

  • Pick-up at Bunker Hill Mall (Main and W. School St. bus stop) at 9 a.m.
  • Drop-off at Bunker Hill Mall at 10:30 a.m.
  • Pick-up at Bunker Hill Mall at 11 a.m.
  • Drop-off at Bunker Hill Mall at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 25

No service offered.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford)

  • Pick-up at 6:30 p.m. at the Navy Yard (in front of the Third Street YMCA)
  • Pick-up at 6:40 p.m. at Hayes Square (in front of the police station)
  • Pick-up at 6:50 p.m. at St. Francis Church, 303 Bunker Hill St.
  • Pick-up at 7 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall (corner of Main and West School St.)
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 8:40 p.m. at the Navy Yard
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 8:50 p.m. at Hayes Square
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 9 p.m. at St. Francis Church
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 9:10 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 10:30 p.m. at Navy Yard
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 10:40 p.m. Hayes Square
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 10:50 p.m. at St. Francis Church
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 11 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall

Thursday, Dec. 27

Shuttle to Whole Foods (Beacon Hill) 

  • Pick-up at 9 a.m. at Bunker Hill Mall (near Johnnie's)
  • Drop-off at 10:30 a.m. at Bunker Hill Mall
  • Pick-up at 1 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall
  • Drop-off at 2:30 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall
  • Pick-up at 7:30 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall
  • Drop-off at 9 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall

Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford)

  • Pick-up at 9:30 a.m. at the Navy Yard (in front of the Third Street YMCA)
  • Pick-up at 9:40 a.m. at Hayes Square (in front of the police station)
  • Pick-up at 9:40 a.m. at St. Francis Church, 303 Bunker Hill St.
  • Pick-up at 10 a.m. at Bunker Hill Mall (corner of Main and West School St.)
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 11:40 a.m. at the Navy Yard
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 11:50 a.m. at Hayes Square
  • Pick-up/drop-off at noon at St. Francis Church
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 12:10 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2 p.m. at Navy Yard
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2:10 p.m. Hayes Square
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2:20 p.m. at St. Francis Church
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2:30 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall
  • Pick-up at 6:30 p.m. at the Navy Yard (in front of the Third Street YMCA)
  • Pick-up at 6:40 p.m. at Hayes Square (in front of the police station)
  • Pick-up at 6:50 p.m. at St. Francis Church, 303 Bunker Hill St.
  • Pick-up at 7 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall (corner of Main and West School St.)
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 8:40 p.m. at the Navy Yard
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 8:50 p.m. at Hayes Square
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 9 p.m. at St. Francis Church
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 9:10 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 10:30 p.m. at Navy Yard
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 10:40 p.m. Hayes Square
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 10:50 p.m. at St. Francis Church
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 11 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall

Friday, Dec. 28

Shuttle to Shaw's (Somerville)

  • Pick-up at Bunker Hill Mall (Main and W. School St. bus stop) at 1 p.m.
  • Drop-off at Bunker Hill Mall at 2:30 p.m.

Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford)

  • Pick-up at 9:30 a.m. at the Navy Yard (in front of the Third Street YMCA)
  • Pick-up at 9:40 a.m. at Hayes Square (in front of the police station)
  • Pick-up at 9:40 a.m. at St. Francis Church, 303 Bunker Hill St.
  • Pick-up at 10 a.m. at Bunker Hill Mall (corner of Main and West School St.)
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 11:40 a.m. at the Navy Yard
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 11:50 a.m. at Hayes Square
  • Pick-up/drop-off at noon at St. Francis Church
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 12:10 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2 p.m. at Navy Yard
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2:10 p.m. Hayes Square
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2:20 p.m. at St. Francis Church
  • Pick-up/drop-off at 2:30 p.m. at Bunker Hill Mall

The John F. Kennedy Family Service Center is hosting a phone line for the weekly shuttle schedule. For shuttle times and other information, call 617-241-8866 ext. 1322.

Rosemarie Ryan December 22, 2012 at 07:19 PM
I took the shuttle to Stop & Shop on Friday and there is some confusion as to where they pick up & drop off. I waited on West School St and Main St, but the shuttle was not there, so I walked down to the mall and there ist was. The shuttle driver was told by the Mall Security that he could not be in the mall, but had to pick on Main & West School Street. The shuttle driver had a valid argument, his scheduling book by the shuttle co. has the Bunker Hill Mall as the pick up & drop off. During this time the shuttle for Shaws also was picking up at the Mall. It gets a little crowded at West School & Main Street with the MBTA, Partners Shuttle and the Grocery Shuttle and is also a safety factor. Wouldn't it be safer for residents to go to the safety of the mall outside the former Johnny's. Need some clarification on this.

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