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 (…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is distributing a complete list of transportation options available to local residents.
[UPDATE Friday, 6:53 a.m.] Johnnie's Foodmaster may be closed, but there are plenty of places nearby where Charlestown residents can go for food and other staples. And three supermarket companies are helping residents get there by offering free weekly shuttle services. Shuttles include: Most shuttles pick customers up in the Bunker Hill Mall, near the now closed Johnnie's Foodmaster building—which is set to reopen as a Whole Foods sometime next year. The Whole Foods service is already underway. Stop and Shop's program beginsi Dec. 7, and Shaw's begins Dec. 11. For full schedules and pickup locations, see the attached PDF in the image gallery above. The John F. Kennedy Family Service Center is hosting a phone line for the weekly shuttle …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Customers can travel to the supermarket location in Somerville on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Charlestown residents have another way of getting groceries now that Johnnie’s Foodmaster has closed. Members of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council and others met Tuesday afternoon to finalize plans for a free shuttle offered through national grocery chain Shaw’s. Starting the week of Dec. 11, the shuttle will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays, bringing customers to the Shaw’s in Somerville’s Twin City Plaza. The bus will depart from the Bunker Hill Mall in Charlestown, picking up customers on Main Street near the entrance to the mall and by CVS Pharmacy. Below is the schedule: Tuesdays Fridays Note: There will be no service on Tuesdays, Dec. 25 or Jan. 1. Additional service for those weeks will be provided on Monday, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. …