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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.

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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Operations Update: Gov. Baker's Capacity Limits

Dec 23, 2020

Yesterday, Governor Baker announced plans to further restrict capacity limitations to 25 percent at most industries, including restaurants, theaters, performance venues, personal services, casinos, offices, places of worship,

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Modifications to Y Operations in Accordance with Mayor Fuller's Order

Dec 16, 2020

On December 14, Mayor Fuller announced that the City of Newton would follow Boston and several other local communities in rolling back COVID-19 reopening restrictions.

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