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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Ringing the Salvation Army bell outside of Roche Bros is up an uplifting experience that families can together for just an hour of their time.
There are several timeslots open this week for ringing the Salvation Army bell for the Parkway Kettle Campaign outside of Roche Bros in West Roxbury. Ringing the bell is a fun, heartwarming experience to see so many Parkway residents be so giving. Read about one of the time's that I (David Ertischek) have rung the bell - and will probably be ringing the bell this week, too. Time slots are only one hour long and go by very quickly as you see people you know coming and going. You can bring family members, or co-workers, or even pets. Jim Hennigan organizes the bell ringing and can be reached at either Jim@jimhennigan.com or call him at 617-947-5265.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Due to the high demand for the Families in Need program, donations are being sought to offset additional costs.
For those of you who may not know about the Family in Need effort, for many years, the West Roxbury Business and Professional Association, in coordination with the West Roxbury YMCA, Ethos /AgeWell West Roxbury, and our Boston Police Department, identify a list of families and seniors who need holiday groceries at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We then work with Roche Bros. who offers us consideration on the cost and then bags up the groceries and turkeys for us for distribution. A group of volunteers from the business, non-profit and residential communities then make the deliveries. We also identify one or two families with greater needs and “adopt” them, offering them assistance as well as presents from the business and residential …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Volunteers are needed for this weekend to ring the Salvation Army bell at Roche Bros. If you've never done it before - it's a really cool experience.
Editor's note: I've rung the Salvation Army Bell several times through the years at Roche Bros and it's a very cool experience. Bring your sister, bring your family, bring your brother. Seeing how generous Parkway residents are during the year is one of the most heartwarming experiences in my life. And bell ringers are needed for this Thanksgiving weekend. Jim Hennigan of Hennigan Insurance coordinates the Parkway Kettle Campaign and Salvation Army bell ringing at Roche Bros. There is need almost every day until Christmas Eve, but volunteers are really needed for this Saturday and Sunday AFTER Thanksgiving. Please call Jim Hennigan directly at 617-947-5265 (c) or email him at Jim@jimhennigan.com.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
We price tested seven supermarkets in the eight Boston neighborhoods Patch serves. The result? Trader Joe's is cheapest (though you won't find rotisserie chicken there.)
Supermarkets — they're big news in Boston. Last year's controversy in JP when a Whole Foods replaced a Latino market led to arrests. This year, Charlestown is embroiled in a debate about Whole Foods taking over Johnnie's Foodmaster. In West Roxbury, there hasn't been a "supermarket debate" in a long time as folks seem to be happy with Roche Bros and Shaw's. At the heart of these discussions is whether we, as Bostonians, will have access to affordable food. To test prices, the Boston Patch editors each went out to various supermarkets in our respective neighborhoods on Thursday, Sept. 6. Here's our shopping list: In some cases, prices had to be approximated due to some stores not carrying a specific item (in the case of Macintosh apples) …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Friday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and Ethos used a unique way to highlight the day.
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and to mark the occasion, a group of senior citizens performed a flash mob dance at Roche Brosto draw attention to the physical, emotional or sexual abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, abandonment or self-neglect that many seniors secretly face." Around 10 a.m. on Friday, Ethos staff, volunteers and seniors stopped what they were doing at the supermarket to bring awareness to elder abuse. Daily in Massachusetts, there are 54 reports of suspected elder abuse (20,000 per year), according figures reported in 2011 by Mass Home Care, an elder services advocacy group. In Boston alone, there were more than 7,000 cases of suspected elder abuse reported from 2008 to 2012, according to Ethos, who is …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
This environmentally friendly column is brought to you by West Roxbury Saves Energy, a community-based organization committed to spreading the word that individuals can make positive choices that save money as well as the planet.
Information about how to be green and save green is pretty much everywhere now and getting harder to miss with every passing day. Consequently, we all think we are pretty savvy when it comes to recognizing the steps we can take in order to both help our environment and lower our energy bills and related costs. Nevertheless, we at West Roxbury Saves Energy are wondering whether you were aware of these tidbits: No doubt every West Roxbury resident who counts himself among the informed green consumers knows that for each bag you take to Roche Bros. in which to pack your groceries (thus avoiding using a new paper or plastic bag at the checkout counter) the store will take 5 cents off your bill. But did you also know that for every wire …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Over the decades, Pat, Bud and the entire Roche Family have been so helpful to untold numbers of people; where would you even start to compile a list of all who have benefited from their generosity?
To the Editor: With great sadness I wanted to let you know that Pat Roche passed away this morning (May 26). We are all saddened by his passing but grateful for and proud of the exceptional job Pat and his brother Bud did to grow a single store in Roslindale into an impressive grouping of quality Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farm stores in Massachusetts. Pat Roche was the epitome of a good business person and a kind person who believed in giving back. Over the decades, Pat, Bud and the entire Roche Family have been so helpful to untold numbers of people; where would you even start to compile a list of all who have benefited from their generosity? Pat Roche proved that to be a good business person and a good human being are not mutually …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Patrick Roche, passed away on May 26, at the age of 83.
From the MacDonald Funeral Home: Roche, Patrick E. “Pat” of Marshfield, May 26, 2012 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Barbara (Travers) Roche. Loving father of Patrick E “Rick” Roche Jr. and his wife Cathy of Westwood and Edward G. “Eddie” Roche and his wife Denise Nicoli-Roche of Holliston. Loving grandfather of Caitlin E. and Christopher M. Roche. Dear brother of Daniel “Bud” Roche and his wife Eileen of Needham, Jack Roche, Columban Father of RI and the late James Roche. Son of the late Patrick J. and Elsie Roche. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Pat grew up in Roslindale. He was a graduate of Boston Latin School class of 1946 and Boston College class of 1951. Pat and his family moved to Marshfield in 1964. He co-…
Friday, February 3, 2012
US Senator Scott Brown read a book to kids at the Beethoven, stopped off at the Holy Name, Century 21, and Roche Bros.
US Senator Scott Brown enjoyed a whirlwind tour of West Roxbury this morning. He learned about bees at the Beethoven, offered condolences to Mayor White's family, stopped off at Holy Name and even did a little shopping at Roche Bros. Starting at the Beethoven School, Brown donned his famous brown jacket, and was met by a throng of television reporters, who pelted him with questions about his daughter's band being paid to play at his campaign events. Brown preferred to talk about last night's passing of a US Senate bill banning insider trading by Congress. Inside the school several eighth-graders from the Ohrenberger School, the Beethoven's feeder school, asked Brown to come to their school and give them a civics lesson. Brown shook hands…