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Grand opening of West Suburban YMCA's new facility on Wells Avenue - Fig City News

Last Thursday, the West Suburban YMCA held the grand opening for its second facility - a complete renovation of the former Boston Sports Club facility at 135 Wells Avenue. WSYMCA board chair Aaron Goldman described his first tour of the two years ago - and the modernization and transformation that...

New Newton YMCA Branch Opening In December

NEWTON, MA - A former Boston Sports Clubs location in Newtown will reopen this month as the new branch of the West Suburban YMCA. The Y bought the Wells Avenue club in March, and has completed an enormous renovation that includes a new gymnasium and more room than the Newton Corner Y.

Grand opening of Wells Avenue YMCA, Dec. 15 - Fig City News

The West Suburban YMCA will hold a Grand Opening celebration for its new Wells Avenue facility (135 Wells Avenue) on December 15, noon-8PM with a packed schedule of tours, sample classes, and activities. Members will have full use of the facility, and there will be free gifts for people who...

West Suburban YMCA announces new board chair and several key staff appointments

The West Suburban YMCA, a nonprofit offering youth and community health, social and educational programs in Newton and surrounding communities, today announced new officers for its Board of Directors and several key staff appointments. Aaron Goldman will serve as chair of the volunteer board for the next two years.

Wellesley charity news: Kids Backing Kids seeks more sponsors for holiday gift drive; YMCA raises $130K+; Cycling to cure kids; Period Palooza at Babson - The Swellesley Report

The latest Wellesley, Mass., charity news: Kids Backing Kids, which helps children in Wellesley and nearby who are in need, has begun its annual holiday gift drive. The local nonprofit is off to a great start but needs more sponsors willing to buy gifts or donate money that will be used by the organization to buy gifts.

Newton's West Suburban YMCA Raises $130K At Annual Gala

NEWTON, MA - The West Suburban YMCA raised over $130,000 at its Annual Gala on Saturday, Nov. 5, funds that will support the nonprofit organization's many programs and services. The event was the organizations first full-scale, in person pandemic since the pandemic started and recognized retiring board chair Ned Morse's six decades of involvement with the Y.

Veteran signature gatherer Harold Hubschman wants to pursue a new kind of ballot question to suspend the gas tax - The Boston Globe

Harold Hubschman has been stirring things up for two decades, leading the busiest signature-gathering operation in Massachusetts. This Election Day, two questions on the ballot bear his fingerprints: Question 2 (new dental insurance rules) and Question 3 (new rules for alcohol sales).

West Suburban YMCA Opens Camp Chickami Lodge In Wayland

WAYLAND, MA - Local officials gathered Monday to celebrate the opening of a new lodge at Camp Chickami in Wayland, which will serve campers from the West Suburban YMCA in Newton. The "Loch Lodge" is named for Watertown educator Jim "Loch" Lochiatto, who has been involved with the camp for 40 summers, according to the YMCA.

West Suburban YMCA Celebrates 'Loch Lodge' at Camp Chickami in Wayland

The West Suburban YMCA celebrated the completion of Loch Lodge at Camp Chickami in Wayland. The new multipurpose building is named in honor of Chickami legend Jim "Loch" Lochiatto, a longtime Watertown educator who was involved with the camp for more than 40 summers.

Newton's West Suburban YMCA To Host Annual Fall Festival, Open House

NEWTON, MA - The West Suburban YMCA is welcoming the community to its Annual Fall Festival - a free and fun family-oriented event - on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2-4 p.m., followed by Open House Week when all are invited to "try the Y" for free.

Newton's West Suburban YMCA Receives $400K In Grants

NEWTON, MA - The West Suburban YMCA has received multiple grants totaling more than $400,000 that will support the nonprofit's health, social, and educational programs. Throughout the month of August, the Y received private and public grant funding, which has had a "profound impact" on the Y's 3,000 campers, 100 child care students, and members of all ages, the organization said.

West Suburban YMCA Recognizing Board Chair at Annual Gala

The following announcement was provided by the West Suburban YMCA: The West Suburban YMCA will host its Annual Gala on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, a special event that will recognize retiring board chair Ned Morse's six decades of involvement with the Y while raising vital funds that support the nonprofit organization's many programs and [...]

West Suburban YMCA to Hold Annual Gala - November 5

The following information was provided by the West Suburban YMCA. Looks like a really good time -- unfortunately a competing event that does not involve fringe-y dresses is currently in the Owl calendar. Act now if you are interested--tickets are more than 50% sold out at this time.

Newton's West Suburban YMCA To Hold Roaring Twenties-Themed Gala

NEWTON, MA - The West Suburban YMCA will host its Annual Gala on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 5, a special event that will recognize retiring board chair Ned Morse's six decades of involvement with the Y while raising funds that support the nonprofit organization's many programs and services.

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.

8/3/2022

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.

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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Current YMCA Health & Safety Policies in Effect Through May 28

May 21, 2021

On May 17th, Governor Baker announced that the state of Massachusetts will adopt the CDC's new mask and social distancing guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, and will lift it's mandate and restrictions starting on May 29th.

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Operations Update: Business Capacity Increased to 40 Percent per State Guidelines

Feb 08, 2021

Governor Baker's temporary limit on gatherings and business capacity, which went into effect on December 26, 2020, has been updated. 

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