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Senate approves anti-gang initiative (Massachussetts): The Massachusetts Senate last week unanimously approved a sweeping anti-gang initiative that includes a statewide witness protection program and $11 million grant program to fund collaborative regional anti-gang efforts that focus both on increased law enforcement activities as well as youth violence prevention programs.
Source: Stoughton Journal    Date: October 28, 2005

Gang bill passes Senate (Fall River, MA): After two years of tough talk on gangs and witness protection, the state Senate took action on the issue Thursday when it unanimously approved a sweeping $11.75 million anti-gang initiative.
Source: The Herald News    Date: October 23, 2005

Lowell's gang problems noted in state's youth summit (Boston, MA): The problem of youth gang violence in cities like Lowell is deep-rooted, and stems from complicated problems such as a reduction in community-based social services and a breakdown in the family structure, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: October 22, 2005

Gang tributes bring controversy (Holyoke, MA): For Police Chief Anthony Scott, the writing on the wall could ignite violence so he ordered that it be painted over. But for others, Scott's remedy proved just as damaging.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 10, 2005

DA: Interstate shooting of driver in Chicopee likely gang-related (Chicopee, MA): The fatal shooting of a driver on Interstate 391 in Chicopee was probably gang-related, Hampden District Attorney William Bennett said on Wednesday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 21, 2005

Teenager shot on Lowell porch (Lowell, MA): A 16-year-old boy sitting on a porch at a duplex was shot in the stomach last night by a gunman dressed in black.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: September 17, 2005

Four injured in suspected Lowell gang shooting (Lowell, MA): A suspected gang-related shooting in the city's Lower Highlands neighborhood early yesterday morning left four people with minor injuries, police said.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 29, 2005

Feds gang up on MS-13, nab 63 alleged members (Boston, MA): A federal takedown aimed at crushing MS-13 – an international Salvadoran gang with strong roots in East Boston – has led to the arrests of 63 alleged gang members in the Boston area, White House officials announced yesterday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 2, 2005

Shot from street hits boy, 8, in family home (Lynn, MA): Snuggled on a couch with his relatives while watching a movie Thursday night, 8-year-old Melvin Harrison Jr. heard gunfire outside, but didn't realize that he had been shot until he ran into the kitchen and showed his mangled left hand to his father.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 30, 2005

Suspected members of gang arrested (Lynn, MA): Four suspected members of the violent gang MS-13 were among the 10 people arrested this week in the third roundup of undocumented immigrants in the area since June, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 23, 2005

Cops: Bullet ricochets, hits Lowell man in head (Lowell, MA): The Fourth of July started out with a bang for an alleged Lowell gang member who walked into a local hospital Monday morning with a bullet stuck in the middle of his forehead.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: July 6, 2005

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

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