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Salem police say gang members arrested (Salem, MA): Four reputed members of the Bloods street gang from Chelsea were arrested last night at the commuter rail station, before they could reach -- and possibly disrupt -- the city's Halloween celebration, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 1, 2006

Salem police to be on the lookout for gang violence (Salem, MA): Salem police will be monitoring gang members tonight, in addition to ghouls and goblins, during Halloween festivities, after intelligence from police in surrounding towns and cities indicated that rival gangs were planning to use the Witch City's crowds and chaos to fight or confront each other.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 31, 2006

Gang culture brews locally (Fitchburg, MA): Some of the city's teenagers are getting more violent and more heavily involved in gangs, according to Pam DeSouza, Department of Youth Services' district manager for Northern Worcester County.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: October 16, 2006

23 charged in gang, drug sweep in JP (Jamaica Plain, MA): A six-month crackdown by Boston Police and the FBI on gang violence and drug dealing at a Jamaica Plain housing project culminated today in charges against 23 people, including a reputed gang member who was shot by police during a confrontation last weekend, according to US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan's office.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 11, 2006

Shotgun attack on students, concrete eruption raise tension (Charlestown, MA): A brazen shotgun attack on a group of Charlestown High School students headed to class yesterday morning may be linked to the notorious Bloods street gang, officials said, as they pledged aggressive new security measures.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 29, 2006

Cops blame fight on gangs (Newton, MA): Two high school students brought their rival gang hostility to Newton North earlier this month, according to police reports obtained by the TAB.
Source: Newton Tab    Date: September 27, 2006

Epidemic of gang gunfire stumps BPD (Boston, MA): Hub gangsters are driving the staggering number of shootings on city streets this year - with 70 percent of the victims identified by Boston police as members or associates of street gangs.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: September 24, 2006

Police: Lowell teen hurt in gang-related shooting (Lowell, MA): A 17-year-old Lowell boy is at a Boston hospital after he was shot in the back when several men jumped out of a car and attacked him in a gang-related incident on Westford Street early yesterday morning.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: September 11, 2006

Reputed gang members arrested (Massachusetts): For nine months, a witness who infiltrated the Chelsea chapter of the Latin Kings for the FBI secretly recorded conversations with gang members who sold cocaine and guns and talked about killing rival gang members in a fight over turf, an FBI affidavit says.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 7, 2006

18 members of Latin Kings gang indicted (Boston, MA): Eighteen members and associates of the Chelsea chapter of the Latin Kings gang were indicted today on state and federal drug and firearm charges.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: September 6, 2006

Police: Gang member tossed loaded gun from car window (Lowell, MA): A known Lowell gang-member with several previous convictions for violent crimes was busted with a loaded handgun this weekend by the police unit assigned to target gangs in the wake of recent violence, police said.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 22, 2006

Panel discusses anti-gang effort in three cities (Fitchburg, MA): State Rep. Jennifer L. Flanagan, D-Leominster, said that when she talks with kids about an anti-gang effort getting started in the area, they don't believe officials will fix the problem.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 18, 2006

Fight by rival gangs kills man in Lowell (Lowell, MA): Samnang Oth did not plan to stay at the birthday party for long. He promised his family he would be at his friend's Royal Street house for only a couple of hours and then he would return home to Chelsea, his older sister, Sina Oth, said yesterday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 15, 2006

Gang mentality: MS-13 grafitti destroys children’s artwork (Boston, MA): Punks from the MS-13 gang may have reached a new low: wrecking a mural created by local schoolchildren affiliated with the city’s Zumix program.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 6, 2006

Park shootings spark fears of gangs, calls for jobs (Cambridge, MA): Mayor Kenneth E. Reeves and the Police Department denied the existence of gangs in the city last week, seeking to dispel rumors among some Area IV residents that a recent double shooting in a Cambridge park was evidence of gang activity.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 6, 2006

Newton police vow gang vigilance (Newton, MA): Newton police will use a new website, an anonymous tip line, and extra patrols to keep in touch with the community after a recent scare that gangs might be infiltrating the city.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 22, 2006

Patrols stepped up in wake of alleged gang shooting (Lowell, MA): After a gang member was gunned down Tuesday night, Police Superintendent Edward Davis is stepping up police patrols to keep a lid on gang violence.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: June 16, 2006

Cops hunt Crips ties in Newton school (Newton, MA): Newton police are on the lookout for pint-sized gangbangers as young as elementary school age who may have been recruited to join the Crips.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 14, 2006

Progress on gangs, yet more to do (Lawrence, MA): Despite recent crackdowns, a number of gang members still roam the streets of Lawrence. There is still an occasional shooting, and drug-related violence is a problem in some areas where gangs have maintained a presence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 11, 2006

Urban gangs seen moving into suburbs (Essex County, MA): Criminal gangs, which have long had a presence in Lynn, Lawrence, and other Essex County cities, are now spreading into smaller communities, according to local law enforcement officials.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 8, 2006

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