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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

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

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