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Anti-gang efforts endorsed (Boston, MA): The police commissioner in Springfield and mayors in Chicopee and Holyoke are joining an effort to persuade legislators to renew anti-gang grants.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 9, 2007

Officials puch for anti-gang funding (Boston, MA): Frustrated by cuts in a popular anti-gang program in Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed budget, local police and social services officials stormed the Statehouse yesterday to seek more help.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: March 30, 2007

Teenage girl shot in Lowell gang dispute (Lowell, MA): A 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg on a Lowell street on Tuesday, apparently caught in the crossfire of a gang dispute, police said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: March 14, 2007

Chief: gang-related crimes drop in 'hot spot' neighborhood (Fitchburg, MA): Offenses that often relate to gang activity -- assault, burglary, vandalism, disorderly conduct, narcotics and weapons law violations -- have declined slightly in the area surrounding Elm Street, Police Chief Edward Cronin said Wednesday.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: March 1, 2007

Gangs blamed for black teen murder rate (Boston, MA): Gang-related murders are among the hardest in the city to solve, said police Commissioner Ed Davis, explaining why Boston Police identify a suspect in only one out of three murder cases when a black teenager is the victim.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 1, 2007

Commish moves unit to target gang violence (Boston, MA): Boston police Commissioner Ed Davis plans to restructure the department’s vaunted Youth Violence Strike Force, relocating the 48 cops to the shuttered Municipal Police building in Dorchester as part of a strategy to attack Cape Verdean gang violence, the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 30, 2007

Bills target gang, bullying (Worcester, MA): The effort to combat violence in schools must be a communitywide mission, state Sen. Edward M. Augustus Jr., D-Worcester, said yesterday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 24, 2007

21 linked to Dorchester gang charged with drug dealing (Dorchester, MA): A crackdown on Dorchester's Greenwood Street gang by Boston police and federal agents led to charges yesterday against 21 people, including three juveniles, for allegedly selling crack cocaine, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 11, 2007

AG: Attack gang violence with innovation, as well as funding (Boston, MA): A rise in gang violence and shootings is shattering the peace in communities nationwide. Promising more funding for anti-gang programs, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said law enforcement and community leaders can serve as the "shot heard around the world" by partnering to halt youth violence.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: December 16, 2006

Quick work breaks gang robbery (Beverly, MA): Members of a nationally recognized street gang are accused of forcing a 16-year-old Beverly girl to rob a downtown convenience store while she was masked and carrying a loaded sawed off shotgun.
Source: Beverly Citizen    Date: December 14, 2006

Gang leader's slaying endangers truce (Boston, MA): A 20-year-old gang leader from Roxbury was shot to death last night near his home on Holworthy Street, the first breach of a landmark four-month truce between two of the city's most violent gangs that have been linked to a rash of shootings in recent years, police and local ministers said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 29, 2006

Somerville gets to show off results of anti-gang efforts (Somerville, MA): Communities that want more money to expand regional anti-gang violence programs need to show their current initiatives are successful to convince the Legislature, Senate President Robert Travaglini said at a summit on youth violence this morning.
Source: Somerville Journal    Date: November 17, 2006

Gangbangers' online videos a lure for kids (Boston, MA): One gang in Boston is using a new way to recruit - YouTube. Luckily, the self-proclaimed Bloods gangbangers from "M.O.B. Charlestown Bricks" look too stupid in their highly rated home movie on the popular Web site to actually attract new members.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: November 13, 2006

Salem police say gang members arrested (Salem, MA): Four reputed members of the Bloods street gang from Chelsea were arrested last night at the commuter rail station, before they could reach -- and possibly disrupt -- the city's Halloween celebration, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 1, 2006

Salem police to be on the lookout for gang violence (Salem, MA): Salem police will be monitoring gang members tonight, in addition to ghouls and goblins, during Halloween festivities, after intelligence from police in surrounding towns and cities indicated that rival gangs were planning to use the Witch City's crowds and chaos to fight or confront each other.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 31, 2006

Gang culture brews locally (Fitchburg, MA): Some of the city's teenagers are getting more violent and more heavily involved in gangs, according to Pam DeSouza, Department of Youth Services' district manager for Northern Worcester County.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: October 16, 2006

23 charged in gang, drug sweep in JP (Jamaica Plain, MA): A six-month crackdown by Boston Police and the FBI on gang violence and drug dealing at a Jamaica Plain housing project culminated today in charges against 23 people, including a reputed gang member who was shot by police during a confrontation last weekend, according to US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan's office.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 11, 2006

Shotgun attack on students, concrete eruption raise tension (Charlestown, MA): A brazen shotgun attack on a group of Charlestown High School students headed to class yesterday morning may be linked to the notorious Bloods street gang, officials said, as they pledged aggressive new security measures.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 29, 2006

Cops blame fight on gangs (Newton, MA): Two high school students brought their rival gang hostility to Newton North earlier this month, according to police reports obtained by the TAB.
Source: Newton Tab    Date: September 27, 2006

Epidemic of gang gunfire stumps BPD (Boston, MA): Hub gangsters are driving the staggering number of shootings on city streets this year - with 70 percent of the victims identified by Boston police as members or associates of street gangs.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: September 24, 2006

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