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Gang pair, including dangerous deportee, arrested (Boston, MA): Two members of the brutal East Boston-based street gang, MS-13, were busted, including a woman who had been deported for violent crimes, but managed to sneak back into the country.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 8, 2005

Drug bust nets guns, cash, cocaine, heroin (Fitchburg, MA): The State Police's Gang Unit arrested four men Friday night on weapons and drug charges after a raid on Mechanic Street.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: March 20, 2005

Three members of Dorchester gang convicted of federal racketeering and firearm violations, reports U.S. Attorney (Dorchester, MA): Three members of a violent street gang, the Stonehurst Crew, were convicted Tuesday, March 15, 2005 by a trial jury after four days of deliberations on federal charges of racketeering, murder conspiracy, assault, and firearm violations.
Source: Yahoo! News    Date: March 17, 2005

Two arrested in stabbing outside city school (Lowell, MA): A pair of 15-year-old boys are facing attempted murder charges after allegedly slashing a 17-year-old boy's neck with a knife outside Lowell High School's Clement Gregory McDonough Complex on Paige Street about noon yesterday.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: March 15, 2005

Healey proposes using GPS to protect abuse victims, gang crime witnesses (Boston, MA): Victims of domestic abuse and witnesses to gang crimes could get special protections from satellite technology under new legislation being filed Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 16, 2005

Cops: Salem teen fatally shot in Lynn `ran' with gangs (Lynn, MA): A Salem teenager who was shot to death in Lynn Wednesday was well known to North Shore police and associated with Lynn gangbangers who are being eyed in connection with his murder, sources said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 11, 2005

Signs of trouble (Lynn, MA): With 20 major gangs operating within its borders, Lynn is emerging as the gang capital of the northern suburbs, according to local law enforcement, with police identifying at least 1,600 gang members in the city - up from 1,300 four years ago.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 10, 2005

Another teen arrested, one more sought in Lowell gang-beating (Lowell, MA): Police were waiting yesterday to make a third arrest connected to Tuesday's savage beating of a 21-year-old man on a Highlands street.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: February 10, 2005

Police: Beating of man gang-related (Lowell, MA): A 21-year-old Lowell man was in critical condition at a Boston hospital last night, after he was taken there by medical helicopter following a beating police said was likely gang-related.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: February 9, 2005

Gang-related crime a public safety crisis (Springfield, MA): On Sept. 13, 1993, Arnoldo "Nardy" Perez was killed on a street corner in Springfield because he laughed at the gold and black beads worn by a member of the Latin Kings.
Source: The Republican    Date: February 3, 2005

Report: Mass. needs more help to repel gangs (Boston, MA): The state should invest millions more and give police and prosecutors new tools so cities throughout Massachusetts can deal with growing gang violence, according to a legislative report released yesterday.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: February 2, 2005

Panel aims to bolster laws on gang violence (Boston, MA): The Legislature's Public Safety Committee will call today for a strengthened campaign to combat gang violence, which is blamed in part for last year's dramatic rise in homicides in Boston, and which officials fear will lead to a surge in crime across the state.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 1, 2005

Police: Asian gang targeted officer: An off-duty Somerville police officer was probably targeted by four Asian gang members and beaten in a city bar Saturday night, police said yesterday. The officer, whose name was not released, is recovering at home.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 18, 2005

Guns and jeers used by gangs to buy silence (Boston, MA): In Boston, a witness to a shooting by a member of a street gang recently found copies of his grand jury testimony taped to all the doors in the housing project where he lives.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 16, 2005

Flaherty: Eastie gang poses threat to LNGs in harbor (Boston, MA): City Council President Michael Flaherty said he is taking the concerns East Boston residents have about a link between ruthless street gang MS-13 and al-Qaeda terrorists seriously, given the proximity the neighborhood has to passing LNG tankers.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 13, 2005

Hub 'should be worried': U.S. rep: MS-13 gang is true terror threat (Boston, MA): A Texas congressman said MS-13 gang members and Middle Eastern aliens are using the border in his district to sneak into the country - and Boston should be worried. U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (D-Texas), co-chairman of the House Border Caucus, told the Herald he is "very concerned" about al-Qaeda's link to Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, a gang he described as "extremely vicious."
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 7, 2005

Cops: We nabbed killer terror gangster (Somerville, MA): A reputed member of the East Boston-based MS-13 gang was arrested in Somerville on a murder warrant stemming from a fatal stabbing in Washington, D.C., the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 6, 2005

Police target Boston ‘slave trade’: Task force takes aim at human trafficking (Boston, MA): Backed with federal money, a Boston-based task force is being launched to counter the spread of human trafficking in the region, including, according to some accounts, street gangs pressing 13-year-olds into prostitution.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 6, 2005

Eastie gang linked to al-Qaeda (Boston, MA): A burgeoning East Boston-based street gang made up of alleged rapists and machete-wielding robbers has been linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist network, prompting Boston police to "turn up the heat" on its members, the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 5, 2005

MS-13 made mark with blood (Boston, MA): MS-13, or La Mara Salvatrucha, originated in El Salvador during the bloody internicene wars that ripped the country apart in the 1980s, according to Boston police intelligence on the gang.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 5, 2005

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