Item and regular paper bags Store name/location: [the village market on 30 corinth st in roslindale] Missing Price: [No] Wrong Price: [No] What is the nature of the problem: [constituent called to report a store is charging 25 cents for brown paper bags. She told him that he couldn't charge that much and was screamed at by the person in the store.]CLOSED #101005171485
Case Resolved. Location is in compliance. Inspector confirmed bag price is posted and is the correct type of bag.
Item and bags Store name/location: [Subway] Missing Price: [No] Wrong Price: [No] What is the nature of the problem: [Constituent is concerned because she was charged 10 cents for the bag that her sub went in at Subway and according to Boston.gov, businesses can only charge on bags that have handles.]CLOSED #101005132299
Case Resolved. under the ordinance they must charge 5 cents or more. Any store can charge a price for a bag as long as it's posted at any time there is no law that they can't charge. Many stores charged for bags before that is not illegal.
Item and quarter pound meal Store name/location: [McDonalds] Missing Price: [No] Wrong Price: [No] What is the nature of the problem: [Constituent reports that there was a quarter pound meal that was $10.59 and the cashier attempted to charge her $15.72. They also state that the cashier was rude and said, "the price has just gone up."]CLOSED #101004855600
Case Resolved. The manager informed the inspector that the customer was charged additional for an upgrade on the drink. That price includes a soda and shakes are additional.
Item and plastic bags Store name/location: [Tropical market] Missing Price: [No] Wrong Price: [No] What is the nature of the problem: [Constituent states the business is charging 25 cents per bag used by the customer. Constituent states the price has increased alot and is requesting inspection.]CLOSED #101004756003
Case Resolved. the store can must charge at least 5 cents they can charge more if they want. If the price goes up for what they pay for the bags the price they will pass the cost along. They are not in violation.
Missing Price: [No] Wrong Price: [No] What is the nature of the problem: [No prices on the alcohol, as well as variable prices on chips]CLOSED #101004724541
Case Resolved. Inspector left a copy of the item pricing law and went over the items in the store to price.
Item and Batteries (20 pack AAA batteries) Store name/location: [Best Buy] Missing Price: [No] Wrong Price: [No] What is the nature of the problem: [Constituent states the store was refusing to sell the products (batteries) at the advertised price. States the batteries were advertied for $16.99 and the cashier was stating the batteries were ringing up for $25 which was not the advertised price.]CLOSED #101004722566
Case Resolved. there were no 20 packs of batteries on the shelf. The inspector informed the manager if a sale sign states a price he must honor it.
Item and Store name/location: [Wells Liquor Mart 617-288-3575] Missing Price: [No] Wrong Price: [No] What is the nature of the problem: [caller got to register wasn't asked if she wanted debit or credit, and was given awithdrawel rcpt but never got a register slip with items or prices]CLOSED #101004668313
Case Resolved. The inspector educated the owner to give a itemized receipt with the debit card receipt.
Missing Price: [No] Wrong Price: [No] What is the nature of the problem: [Woman, Leah Arteaga, who hosts food program here every Sunday is illegally selling donated goods. She is charging food pantry recipients $2 per package of meat. This is not okay and if the stores who are donating find out they will stop providing them to her. They are supposed to be distributed free of charge for liability purposes. Please investigate!]CLOSED #101004560333
Case Resolved. case will be freferred to Weights & Measures.. this is not a health code complaint. however the health Division did speak with the operator of the Roslindale food collaborative (Leah Artega)she states they do nto sell the meat. however she solicits a $2.00 donation to continue to asssit those in need. I am told the $2.00 is not required for people to receive food.
Item and steaks Store name/location: [Stop and Shop Roslindale] Missing Price: [No] Wrong Price: [No] What is the nature of the problem: [There was a 4 day sale on the item that had run out on 9/6 but three of the items were still in the display with the sale price stickers. Caller brought them to the register but was charged full price. When she protested the manager said she could have one at the sale. She contends that they should have been sold at the price marked or they should have been retagged]CLOSED #101004501552
Case Resolved. no product was out there we spoke with the manager to educate the staff of waiver program.
Item and Constituent states the pricing of the items changed daily and the items are from other supermarkets. Store name/location: [Rosa's family market] Missing Price: [No] Wrong Price: [No] What is the nature of the problem: [Constituent states the market is buying products from other stores like whole foods/coscos and selling it at the store. Constituent states the cereal and cans of beans are price gouging. Constituent is requesting inspection by ISD.]CLOSED #101004377499