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Newton's West Suburban YMCA Offers 'Founding Member' Opportunity

NEWTON, MA - The West Suburban YMCA, which plans to open a second full-service Y facility at 135 Wells Avenue on the south side of Newton this fall, is offering an opportunity for individuals to become a "Founding Member" at the new branch.

Wells Avenue YMCA: Founding Members promotion - Fig City News

The West Suburban YMCA is getting ready to open its new facility on Wells Avenue and is offering a Founding Member deal, open to everyone, including current members. The first 5 men and first 5 women who register and pay $1,000 will receive one locker rental at Wells Avenue and...

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the City of Newton.


We are grateful to announce that we have just been awarded a $38,100 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the City of Newton. These funds support financial aid for Newton residents attending our preschool and Out-of-School Time programs. This is our fourth CDBG grant since early 2021, amounting to $186,600 which has enabled even more children to grow and thrive at the Y. With CDBG funds, we have been able to increase our maximum subsidy for childcare financial aid from 30% to 60%, a critical difference for families facing continued economic challenges due to COVID-19.

YMCA Naming New Building at Summer Camp for Former Watertown Teacher

Jim Lochiatto, or Mr. Loch, made an impact on many Watertown children as an art teacher and working at the YMCA's Camp Chickami, and now he is being honored by having a new building at the Y's summer camp named for him. Since the 1950s, the West Suburban YMCA has run summer camps at its [...]

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West Suburban YMCA: Register for fall pre-school and after-school - Fig City News

The West Suburban YMCA is now enrolling for fall pre-school and after-school programs. These are under the leadership of Heather Porder, the YMCA's new Director of Preschool & Family Services, who brings over 20 years of experience in early childhood development and growth.

Newton's West Suburban YMCA Welcomes New Preschool Director

NEWTON, MA - The West Suburban YMCA, a nonprofit offering youth and community health, social, and educational programs in Newton and surrounding communities, has appointed Heather Porder as the Director of Preschool & Family Services.

Updated Mask Policy Effective 2/19

Feb 17, 2022

Newton Indoor Mask Mandate to be Lifted End of Day on Feb. 18th

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Operations Update: Retaining Wall Construction begins 11/8

Nov 05, 2021
Retaining Wall Construction Project
The West Suburban YMCA is in the process of replacing the retaining walls in the front and back of the building. Below are a few details that our members and guests should be aware of in the coming weeks.
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City of Newton Indoor Mask Mandate Effective September 2nd

Aug 30, 2021

New citywide mask mandate in Newton, MA will take effect Thursday, September 2, 2021.

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Updated Mask Guidance from CDC and State of Massachusetts

Jul 30, 2021

Thank you for your loyalty and support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The West Suburban YMCA continues to stay informed of the latest data and COVID-19 updates, both in our immediate community and across the country and globe.

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Updated Policies in Effect May 29th

May 26, 2021

Following new guidance from the CDC and the

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