BOSTON: Boston College gets gift from supermarket founder

Boston College has received a $20 million gift from the co-founder of a Massachusetts supermarket chain and his wife to help train teachers for Roman Catholic schools and universities.

The Jesuit university announced Tuesday that it will name its Center for Catholic Education after Patrick and Barbara Roche.

Patrick Roche, a 1951 Boston College graduate, founded Roche Bros. supermarkets with his brother Bud, in 1952. The chain now has 18 stores.