SMOKES TO MINORS BURN 3 MASSACHUSETTS CHAINS

BOSTON -- Three Massachusetts supermarket chains have agreed to pay a combined $77,500 in penalties after being charged with selling cigarettes to minors.Two of the chains said they have taken specific steps to electronically monitor such transactions to prevent further violations.The chains -- Stop & Shop, Boston; Shaw's Supermarkets, East Bridgewater, and Purity Supermarkets, North Billerica --

BOSTON -- Three Massachusetts supermarket chains have agreed to pay a combined $77,500 in penalties after being charged with selling cigarettes to minors.

Two of the chains said they have taken specific steps to electronically monitor such transactions to prevent further violations.

The chains -- Stop & Shop, Boston; Shaw's Supermarkets, East Bridgewater, and Purity Supermarkets, North Billerica -- reached settlements earlier this month with the state attorney general's of

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