Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Local residents can receive free rides to Stop and Shop, Shaw's and Whole Foods markets in nearby communities.
It's been two months since Johnny's Foodmaster in Charlestown closed, and about the same amount of time since several supermarket companies began offering regular shuttle service from the Bunker Hill Mall area and other spots around town to their stores in nearby communities. Whole Foods Market, the company that is renovating the former Johnny's location with plans to reopen later this year, offers free service to its Beacon Hill market on Thursdays and Saturdays. Shaw's offers free service to its Somerville location on Tuesdays and Fridays, while Stop and Shop brings Charlestown customers to its Medford store on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. So now that the service has been available for a while, how is it working…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Here are the upcoming transportation options available to Charlestown residents.
Planning a New Year's Eve party or a family feast on the first day of 2013? Johnnie's Foodmaster is closed while it is being renovated into a Whole Foods, but there are several options for Charlestown residents who need a ride to the grocery store. Here's a look at the free service schedule for the next few days: Shuttle to Whole Foods (Beacon Hill) Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford) No service offered. Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford) Special New Year's Eve shuttle to Shaw's (Somerville) No service offered. 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.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
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: Shuttle to Whole Foods (Beacon Hill) Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford) No service offered. Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford) Special Christmas Eve shuttle to Shaw's (Somerville) No service offered. Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford) Shuttle to Whole Foods (Beacon Hill) Shuttle to Stop and Shop (Medford) Shuttle to Shaw's (…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Another supermarket company is offering transportation to Charlestown residents while the former Johnnie's Foodmaster is closed.
[UPDATE Tuesday, 3:50 p.m.] Stop and Shop has joined other area supermarkets companies in offering a free shuttle service to Charlestown residents while the former Johnnie’s Foodmaster is closed. Stop and Shop, working with the Charlestown Neighborhood Association and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, has come up with a shuttle schedule—offering free transportation to and from their Medford store Wednesdays through Saturdays. CNC vice chairman David Whelan said the council is working to draw up a flyer that shows all the free shuttle services available. Whole Foods—which is renovating the former Johnnie’s site and expects to reopen in about one year—is offering free transportation to its Beacon Hill store on Thursdays and …