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Shooters still on the loose (Lowell, MA): Police last night were still looking for the shooters who wounded two people on opposite sides of the city in unrelated attacks Wednesday.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: May 26, 2006

Mother of reputed gang shooting suspect found shot to death (New Bedford, MA): Sheriff deputies will work alongside city police this weekend to try to prevent further violence after the mother of a reputed gang member was found shot to death in her bedroom days after investigators say her son killed a rival.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 26, 2006

School bans Sesame Street Gang t-shirts (Brockton, MA): Brockton High School has banned T-shirts with Sesame Street characters. But these are no regular pictures of Bert and Ernies.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 23, 2006

Police win grant to target gangs (Fitchburg, MA): A coalition of three local police departments has won a $175,000 grant to target gangs, and the kids who get sucked into them.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: May 19, 2006

Lowell gets $818,000 grant to fight gangs (Lowell, MA): Police Superintendent Edward Davis had a reason to smile yesterday even as he dealt with flood problems. Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey announced the city is getting $818,119 to fight gang activity.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: May 19, 2006

Drug raid leads to nine arrests (Spencer, MA): A drug raid at two Main Street apartments after a three-month investigation has led to the arrest of nine people, one of the largest apprehensions that Chief David B. Darrin can recall during his eight-year tenure.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: May 18, 2006

Anti-gang grants given to three cities (Boston, MA): Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey yesterday announced state grants for programs to reduce violence caused by street gangs, including $1.39 million for Springfield and $888,749 to be shared by Chicopee and Holyoke.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 18, 2006

Police target youth gang violence (Charlestown, MA): Two people were randomly attacked and stabbed by gang-affiliated youths in Charlestown last week, prompting police to flood the neighborhood near the Bunker Hill housing development with extra officers on bicycles and motorcycles over the weekend, police officials said yesterday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 25, 2006

Two stabbed in Charlestown within hours (Charlestown, MA): Packs of knife-wielding teenagers attacked two men in separate incidents only hours and blocks apart at the notorious Charlestown Apartments projects early yesterday and late Wednesday night, police said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 21, 2006

Shooting: Gang tie suspected (Fitchburg, MA): Police are investigating a possible gang connection in a Sunday evening drive-by shooting on Goddard Street that resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old from Townsend Street.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 11, 2006

Police seek grant to combat gangs (Worcester, MA): The Police Department has mapped an attack on gang violence in the city that hinges on a state grant. Police Chief Gary J. Gemme said the department is asking the state Executive Office of Public Safety for a share of money from its Community Safety Initiative.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 10, 2006

Gang sweep nets 11 (Fall River, MA): A yearlong local and federal investigation into street gangs culminated in 11 arrests yesterday and "cut off the head of the snake" by snaring the reputed leader of the Mafioso Street Gang, law enforcement officials announced.
Source: The Stadard-Times    Date: April 8, 2006

Lowell police arrest two in suspected gang shooting (Lowell, MA): Two men were arrested late Friday night for their involvement in what police believe to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 3, 2006

Romney signs anti-gang bill (Boston, MA): Phyllis Lopes, whose grandson's 2004 death prompted a push for new anti-gang and witness intimidation bills, recalled his memory Thursday as Gov. Mitt Romney signed the legislation into law.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: March 30, 2006

City eyes antigang offensive (Chelsea, MA): When members of the street gang, Latin Kings, attempted to infiltrate and recruit in Chelsea more than a decade ago, city officials fought back by giving parents a youth activity guide, urging them to enroll their children in community programs to keep them away from the streets.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 30, 2006

Security a problem in Concord prison (Concord, MA): A brawl instigated by the Latin Kings gang, listed as the top threat in the Massachusetts penal system, forced an emergency shutdown at MCI-Concord, prompting prison guards yesterday to accuse correction officials of severely mismanaging prison security.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: March 22, 2006

Gang fued may have led to fatal shooting (Fall River, MA): Police in Fall River say the shooting death of a 22-year-old man may have stemmed from an ongoing feud between two rival gangs.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: March 21, 2006

Lawmakers send anti-gang bill to Romney's desk (Boston, MA): House and Senate lawmakers approved new anti-gang legislation Thursday designed to crack down on guns, the distribution of grand jury testimony and witness intimidation.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 16, 2006

Fitchburg police chief eyeing big anti-gang grant (Fitchburg, MA): Police Chief Edward Cronin is seeking a substantial new grant from the state to help fight gang-related crime in North Central Massachusetts.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise     Date: March 13, 2006

Center forges anti-gang link (Springfield, MA): Through a new partnership, Northern Educational Services Inc. has extended its anti-gang and violence initiative to youth at the South End Community Center.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 8, 2006

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