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Would you like to see a brand new YMCA come to our neighborhood?  The potential location will be at East First Street (across from the Old Edison power plant at Summer and East First).  The Y will have programs for everyone from kids to seniors and free child care while you work-out!  The cost will be $40 for a monthly family membership.

A community meeting will be held on Thursday, June 27th at 5:30PM at 621 East First Street to discuss the plans.  Come let them know your thoughts!

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Anonymous's picture

I would rather see the city put money into the Curly Center and make it just like a YMCA. It is a beautiful location, and large space. So much more could be happening in there.

Anonymous's picture

Completely agree! either do something more with that space or even make that a Y. so much potential there for families of all ages.

Kristin Rogers's picture

We would love to see a Y in Southie! It would be great for the young families!

Forrymania's picture

Lets see if this acually happens.  As much as this town could use one do you think that Forry will push for it?  To bad the seat did not Stay in South Boston.  

 

Anonymous's picture

I agree with others...fix the Curley Center. Or at least turn it into a YMCA. The location is beautiful for families of all ages.

Kristen's picture

no I would NOT!!  

southie babe's picture

do we really need another gym.... we have the L St Bathhouse, GOlds Gym, Planet Fitness, Yoga Studios, Zumba Classes Peter Welch's Gym, ETC... enough already!!!!!!!!

cathy's picture

Great list of gyms but what about for families/kids?  What about Swimming pools?  bac which is unaffordable to many families and condon community center with limited schedule.  Seems a Y would be a welcome addition for many since many of us already use the one in chinatown and quincy. I agree that beefing up the L street programming for kids would be great too.

 

cathy's picture

Great list of gyms but what about for families/kids?  What about Swimming pools?  bac which is unaffordable to many families and condon community center with limited schedule.  Seems a Y would be a welcome addition for many since many of us already use the one in chinatown and quincy. I agree that beefing up the L street programming for kids would be great too.

 

Laura's picture

I agree, a Y. would be great.  That area has some nice spots for kids between the park and the Southie "Yacht Club."  Why not keep going?

Laura's picture

So, are we talking about the NorthEast corner?  Where that weird medical building is?  Or the corner where the converted warehouse is that has 3 hair salons and a discount appliance store?  I hope the former.

doyle's picture

A YMCA would be an incredible addition.  I think the Curley could be cleaned up too but the two things are not related - Curley is government-funded while YMCA is a private entity.  Someone would need to either convince the city to pay to fix up the Curley or convince the city to allow the YMCA to take the Curley space as their own.  I don't see either of those happening very easily so why not take advantage of both programs and have both the Curley and the YMCA in Southie?

Anonymous's picture

This would be a great idea only if there is going to be a pool in the Y - what Southie really lacks is a gym with a lap pool.  The BAC has a pool, but a more cost efficient option would be great

NOJUNK's picture

The bathhouse is already over capacity.  There isnt any parking in the neighborhood.  Creating a New "y" with addqquet parking ( reduced parking passes to south boston residents).

Anonymous's picture

So where exactly does the Curley Center get its funding?  Is there a real opportunity to increase funding in order to get the sort of equipment and staff that the Y has?  Is there an opportunity to merge the two?  I agree that the Curley is a great location, but it just doesn't have the same competitive offering of early opening, diverse class offerings (in both type and times offered) and affordable personal training options.  Guess I should I get to that meeting!

Anonymous's picture

The L is City of Boston property. So you're saying a private developer should donate money to the city to renovate the L? Should the city then let the developer build 28 housing units on top of the L, which is what the proposal includes? I bet the developer's next proposal will be 38 units and no YMCA. Shame on this developer for trying to think outside the box by including something good for the community's families. The L is a dump and the BAC is way overpriced for families.

Anonymous's picture

Seriously? Ya, too bad Forry won because all the Southie politicians have done a great job (sarcasm) over the last 15-20 years getting developers to build projects that are good for families. Take a look around and you can see what Lynch, Hart, Linehan, Collins and Wallace have done regarding development to hold back the wave of condo-ization/yuppification of Southie and keep it a neighborhood of families. Nothing!

Anonymous's picture

Why would anyone be against aYMCA being built with private funds?

Anonymous's picture

I love Southie but this town is ridiculous. . A YMCA is a positive development in my book. What would the blowhards want to keep a rotting piece of property sitting there . Southie people aren't moving back. It's time to get over it . Most cities in n this country are Financially struggling. Everyone would love to have what we have going in. Plus it's adding JOBS. Which could have Southie Residents preference, or local youth part time jobs. I bet the people who are leading it aren't complaining there own property values have gone up , especially if you live on E. Broadway.

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