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Bill targets summer youth violence (Boston, MA): The governor and legislative leaders agreed yesterday to launch a pre-emptive strike on summer gang and gun violence across the state, fast-tracking $15 million in new funding for more police and for youth intervention, job and recreation funding for cities and towns.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: May 11, 2007

17 indicted in US, state crackdown on Lynn gang (Lynn, MA): Seventeen members and associates of a gang that allegedly terrorized the city of Lynn with drive-by shootings, home invasions, and witness intimidation were indicted yesterday on federal and state drug trafficking and gun charges that could put some of them behind bars for life, according to law enforcement officials.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 3, 2007

FBI head pledges help in Mass. gang crackdown (Massachusetts): FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III said he pledged the bureau's help in cracking down on gang violence throughout the state during a meeting Friday with Massachusetts State Police Colonel Mark F. Delaney.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 27, 2007

Homicide in Holyoke was gang-related, police believe (Holyoke, MA): Local, state, and federal law enforcement officials are investigating a shootout on a busy Holyoke street that left one man dead and four others injured.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 22, 2007

Experts urge Lowell's youth to speak up about gang violence (Lowell, MA): A survey of youths at Boys & Girls clubs in seven cities across Massachusetts found that despite strong fears of being labeled a "snitch," many youngsters are willing to tell an adult about crimes they witness.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 14, 2007

Latin Kings member shot in fight at gas station (Worcester, MA): A reputed ranking member of the Latin Kings street gang escaped serious injury early yesterday when a bullet grazed his head during a confrontation at the Shell gas station on Southbridge Street.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 14, 2007

Alleged Ruth Street gang leader captured (Boston, MA): Just shy of 18 months after he eluded federal agents seeking to charge him with importing 10 kilograms of cocaine into New Bedford, law enforcement had its first confirmed sighting of Brandin Gonsalves, the alleged leader of the Ruth Street gang.
Source: The Standard Times    Date: April 13, 2007

High court upholds juror secrecy in gang case (Massachusetts): The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that a judge could properly bar the release of jurors' names in a gang-related murder trial out of concern for jurors' safety.
Source: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press    Date: April 10, 2007

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

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