John DaSilva is arraigned on March 18, charged with attempted kidnapping. (WBZ-TV)

Man Who Grabbed Toddler At YMCA Has Lengthy History Of Mental Illness

John DaSilva, 21, was arrested for allegedly trying kidnap a 2-year-old boy at the YMCA in Lowell Tuesday night.


Lowell police arrest a man suspected of attempted kidnapping at the Greater Lowell YMCA. (Photo from Robert Mills/Lowell Sun)

Man Arrested After Attempted Kidnapping At Lowell YMCA

A 21-year-old man was arrested after an attempted abduction Tuesday night.


Quincy YMCA was shut down permanently after a water main break.

Water Main Break Permanently Shuts Down Quincy YMCA’s Building

The management of the Quincy YMCA says it had no choice but to shut its doors after a water main break flooded its old building.



Local Cancer Survivors Stand By Armstrong After Doping Confession

Lance Armstrong is trying to rehabilitate his crumbling public image. But his legacy of goodwill is doing some of that work for him.


The West Suburban YMCA in Newton.

Elderly Man Dies After Being Pulled From Pool At YMCA In Newton

An elderly man died Monday shortly after crews had apparently saved him from drowning in a pool at the West Suburban YMCA on Church Street in Newton.


Police say 24-year-old Ryan Anthony Perez  videotaped women in a YMCA locker room.

Man Accused Of Secretly Taping Women In Somerville YMCA Locker Room

Police say they found video of women changing in multiple locations on the suspect’s cell phone.


(Photo credit: Mass. Most Wanted)

Man Wanted For Stealing State Trooper’s Badge From Quincy YMCA

Police are looking for a man who recently stole a Massachusetts state trooper’s wallet, badge, ID, and license to carry from a Quincy YMCA.


(credit: AP)

YMCA Hopes To Curb Violence In Boston

With a spike in violence in Boston, the YMCA of Greater Boston is hoping its Get Summer program will help prevent more incidents on hot summer nights.


The Scaasi Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. (credit: Museum of Fine Arts)

What To Do This Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are a couple ideas for you and the family!