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Gang activity target of proposed bill (Boston, MA): A legislative panel on Friday gave its approval to a bill designed to crack down on gang activity in the Bay State.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: June 25, 2005

Reputed gang member held in machete attack (Boston, MA): A reputed member of the MS-13 street gang was busted yesterday for attacking an East Boston motorist with a machete, police sources said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 23, 2005

Chelsea attack raises fears of gang warfare (Chelsea, MA): In what may be an escalating North Shore gang war, two alleged gang members were stabbed, one fatally, in Chelsea yesterday in what residents said was possible retaliation for another killing.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 15, 2005

Authorities arrest alleged gang members in major sweep (Springfield, MA): Federal and state authorities indicted 32 alleged members and associates of a street gang Wednesday, arresting more than two dozen during early morning raids in the western part of the state.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: June 15, 2005

East Boston man stabbed to death (Boston, MA): An East Boston man was stabbed to death early yesterday morning, police said, and neighbors and a relative said they believe he was the innocent victim of gang-related violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 12, 2005

Assault charges for Fruits & Veggies gang (Roxbury, MA): Three teens allegedly part of a notorious West Roxbury gang known as the Fruits and Vegetables were squeezed by authorities following an attack Sunday on youths from Dedham, officials said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 7, 2005

Teen dies trying to save father in home invasion (Lynn, MA): A heroic Lynn teenager sacrificed her own life in a vain attempt to save her handicapped father from a hail of bullets allegedly fired by Asian gangbangers late Monday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 18, 2005

Cop nabs 2 in gang shooting (Boston, MA): An alert Boston cop working a detail in the South End sprung into action after he heard shots fired at a crowded coffee shop and helped collar two gang members allegedly responsible for the shooting.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 15, 2005

Rebello: Despite gang fight, Durfee is safe (Fall River, MA): Despite a recent fight by rival gang members in the halls of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Principal Donald Rebello said the system already in place is keeping the school safe.
Source: The Herald News    Date: May 14, 2005

Gangs blamed on breakdown of family (Lowell, MA): Some of the kids Sakeith Long grew up playing with joined a gang, so he casually joined too. Then he discovered that as a gang member there were other gangs he had to fight.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: May 14, 2005

Gang violence in Lynn has police worried (Lynn, MA): Following one of the most violent winters in a decade, and anticipating a difficult summer, representatives from Lynn Police's Gang Unit and Lynn District Court's Probation Department appealed Thursday to community and law enforcement leaders for assistance in combating an upsurge in gang activity.
Source: The Daily Item     Date: May 6, 2005

Lowell summit targets gangs (Lowell, MA): Law-enforcement leaders pledged yesterday to team up with others in the community to combat the city's gang problem, but were encouraged to learn it's not as serious as many cities in the state.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 30, 2005

Businesses, police guard against graffiti (Boston, MA): Some teens see graffiti as art. Police point to it as a form of self-promotion for some, including gang members. Business owners call it one big headache.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 21, 2005

Three charged as police crack down on gangs (Lowell, MA): Three teens with long criminal records were to be arraigned in court today for their role in a gang-related assault this weekend, and another Lowell gang member was arrested on a warrant.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 19, 2005

Man arrested in Fall River bar shooting (Fall River, MA): An alleged member of a violent Fall River street gang has been charged in the shooting of four people at a bar in an apparent drug turf war.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 15, 2005

Anti-gang program ramped up (Boston, MA): Boston police and Mayor Thomas M. Menino have stepped up two initiatives aimed at gang violence to prevent the type of bloodshed that has claimed the lives of five teens this year, city officials said yesterday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 14, 2005

Slayings spike gang tension: Alleged links to Crips cited (Boston, MA): Two teenagers murdered in the past month had alleged ties to the notorious Crips gang, leading community leaders to fear a bloody gang war is about to erupt, the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 13, 2005

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

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