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Letters to the editor

Boston Globe Magazine readers respond to stories on the closure of the Johnnie’s Foodmaster in Somerville and outsourcing parenting.


So good to read Daniel Todd Gewertz’s swan song to Johnnie’s Foodmaster (Connections, February 17). Its closing is the end of an era and of a certain kind of grocery store. And Gewertz is so right: The employees were an odd mix, and yet some of them were extraordinarily helpful. It was a no-frills neighborhood grocery store — and a vanishing breed. Rest in peace, Johnnie’s Foodmaster.

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