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By adamg - 5/21/20 - 9:36 am
Firetrucks outside the YMCA on Huntington Avenue

Firetrucks outside the YMCA. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire on the seventh floor at the YMCA, 316 Huntington Ave., around 12:50 a.m., sent one person to the hospital, forced the evacuation of more than 60 other residents and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.

By mocha fiend - 4/7/20 - 4:45 pm
Turkeys outside the Huntington Avenue YMCA

Saw these two "gym [flying] rats" at the entrance to the Huntington Y today. I think they were probably bummed that Covid-19 has closed the gym for now.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 10:20 am

WBZ reports a man pulled out a jack knife and stabbed an acquaintance in a fight during a fitness class at the Y on Wednesday evening.

By massmarrier - 9/5/12 - 8:58 pm

Building-bruising Bud. Photo by Michael Ball.In Hyde Park, trucks get jammed between buildings, not under bridges. Photo by Michael Ball.

Shiva apparently keeps residence on Storrow Drive and not as far South as Hyde Park's River Street. A Bud truck didn't make it into the alley leading to Master McGrath's bar.

You know how miraculous it is to see the big rigs whip effortlessly and perfectly into those tight spaces, as though the driver was handling a sports car? Well, sometimes it's not so flawless.

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By adamg - 5/12/11 - 7:08 am

The move clears the way for the YMCA and Northeastern to build a 17-story dorm and comes after Y residents sought to block the move by asking the city Landmarks Commission the building with the blinking logo a landmark, the Huntington News reports.

By massmarrier - 11/22/10 - 9:04 am

As the second customer to enter the POW!, all-new, improved Hyde Park YMCA this morning, I have seen the future and it's OK. Normally, I bike (or in terrible weather drive) 4.5 miles to the West Roxbury branch. Come sleet and bitter cold, I suspect one three quarters of a mile down the hill will be more to our liking.

District City Councilor Rob Consalvo has been flogging this rehab in the most glorious terms, as well as updating all on when it would actually open for swim and sweat. He's an insider, as his wife, Michelle, is development coordinator. This seemed to drag on but it did open as he promised before the end of November.

The good (with WR in mind):

  • Machines, from spin bikes to circuit equipment to free weights and beyond are all new and high end
  • Lighting is even and bright throughout the building
  • The 25-yard pool is gorgeous and has wide lanes
  • Shower heads are adjustable and water pressure is strong
  • Lockers are in great shape, with plenty of interior hooks and, mirabile dictu, sequential numbering
  • Lots of treadmills
By adamg - 7/30/10 - 9:44 pm

Channel 4 reports on an incident at the North Suburban Y in Woburn involving a mother ordered to stop feeding her infant. In response, the Y will train hundreds of workers on the state law that says mothers have the right to nurse their babies wherever they're lawfully allowed to be - such as inside a YMCA.

By adamg - 6/12/10 - 11:27 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.

By adamg - 10/6/09 - 9:16 am

Local 718 tweets a two-alarm fire broke out around 6 a.m. on the third floor of YMCA, 1137 River St. The Y is closed for renovation and expansion.

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