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Lowell police arrest two in suspected gang shooting (Lowell, MA): Two men were arrested late Friday night for their involvement in what police believe to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 3, 2006

Romney signs anti-gang bill (Boston, MA): Phyllis Lopes, whose grandson's 2004 death prompted a push for new anti-gang and witness intimidation bills, recalled his memory Thursday as Gov. Mitt Romney signed the legislation into law.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: March 30, 2006

City eyes antigang offensive (Chelsea, MA): When members of the street gang, Latin Kings, attempted to infiltrate and recruit in Chelsea more than a decade ago, city officials fought back by giving parents a youth activity guide, urging them to enroll their children in community programs to keep them away from the streets.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 30, 2006

Security a problem in Concord prison (Concord, MA): A brawl instigated by the Latin Kings gang, listed as the top threat in the Massachusetts penal system, forced an emergency shutdown at MCI-Concord, prompting prison guards yesterday to accuse correction officials of severely mismanaging prison security.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: March 22, 2006

Gang fued may have led to fatal shooting (Fall River, MA): Police in Fall River say the shooting death of a 22-year-old man may have stemmed from an ongoing feud between two rival gangs.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: March 21, 2006

Lawmakers send anti-gang bill to Romney's desk (Boston, MA): House and Senate lawmakers approved new anti-gang legislation Thursday designed to crack down on guns, the distribution of grand jury testimony and witness intimidation.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 16, 2006

Fitchburg police chief eyeing big anti-gang grant (Fitchburg, MA): Police Chief Edward Cronin is seeking a substantial new grant from the state to help fight gang-related crime in North Central Massachusetts.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise     Date: March 13, 2006

Center forges anti-gang link (Springfield, MA): Through a new partnership, Northern Educational Services Inc. has extended its anti-gang and violence initiative to youth at the South End Community Center.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 8, 2006

Triangle of death claiming Hub teens (Boston, MA): A bloody yearlong turf war between rival Boston gangs has left a Bermuda Triangle in the heart of the city where promising young lives are vanishing in a flurry of murderous gunplay.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 24, 2006

City police: Shooting death gang-related (Lowell, MA): It has been more than a year since the city's last gang-related murder, but that changed abruptly early yesterday morning when a 19-year-old Lowell man was found shot to death on Ware Street.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: February 20, 2006

Ministers launch drive to combat youth crime (Boston, MA): Black ministers in Boston, responding to a surge in youth violence, have launched a drive to recruit, train, and deploy 1,000 volunteers to work with at-risk young people from the city's toughest and poorest neighborhoods.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 9, 2006

Guns, drugs, gang rounded up by cops (Somerville, MA): Using stun grenades, police forced their way into a Gilman Street home and seized guns, drugs and four suspected gang members - including one who tried to escape out a second-floor window.
Source: Somerville Journal    Date: February 9, 2006

Police step up anti-gang patrols in Lynn (Lynn, MA): An increased police presence greeted Lynn Tech students leaving school Friday, as the city moved to clamp down on gang activity after two days of violence.
Source: The Daily Item     Date: January 28, 2006

Legislature passes tough anti-gang bill (Boston, MA): The House of Representatives has passed a measure this week that significantly strengthens the ability for communities to combat gang related activities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Source: Braintree Forum    Date: January 18, 2006

Mass. judge bans 'Stop Snitching' shirts (Boston, MA): A top Massachusetts judge has banned clothing bearing the phrase "Stop Snitching" and outlawed camera phones in the state's courthouses in an effort to counter a rising climate of witness intimidation.
Source: CBS News    Date: January 11, 2006

House approves bill to protect witnesses of gang violence (Boston, MA): Police and prosecutors would have greater ability to protect witnesses of gang-related violence from reprisals if a bill overwhelmingly approved by House lawmakers Tuesday becomes law.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 10, 2006

House set to debate anti-gang, witness protection bill (Boston, MA): As the state's largest city grapples with a spike in homicides and what neighborhood activists call an increasing atmosphere of fear and intimidation, lawmakers plan to debate a bill Tuesday that would protect witnesses who testify against alleged gang members.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 9, 2006

Police: School fight was gang-related (Great Barrington, MA): A Brookside School student allegedly instigated a "gang-related" assault on another student on Tuesday, triggering a fight that drew police from five departments to quell the disturbance, according to a police report.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: January 5, 2006

The long night of the taggers (Boston, MA): More than a dozen East Boston homeowners woke up on a recent Sunday morning to find their houses splashed with the MS-13 gang moniker, evidence of a one-night graffiti blitz Boston police said may have been part of a gang initiation ritual.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 1, 2006

New state funds target gang violence (Massachusetts): Just before Christmas, Governor Mitt Romney signed legislation that establishes a state grant program to help communities devise and implement innovative new approaches to fight gang violence.
Source: iBerkshires    Date: December 30, 2005

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