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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

Panel aims to bolster laws on gang violence (Boston, MA): The Legislature's Public Safety Committee will call today for a strengthened campaign to combat gang violence, which is blamed in part for last year's dramatic rise in homicides in Boston, and which officials fear will lead to a surge in crime across the state.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 1, 2005

Police: Asian gang targeted officer: An off-duty Somerville police officer was probably targeted by four Asian gang members and beaten in a city bar Saturday night, police said yesterday. The officer, whose name was not released, is recovering at home.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 18, 2005

Guns and jeers used by gangs to buy silence (Boston, MA): In Boston, a witness to a shooting by a member of a street gang recently found copies of his grand jury testimony taped to all the doors in the housing project where he lives.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 16, 2005

Flaherty: Eastie gang poses threat to LNGs in harbor (Boston, MA): City Council President Michael Flaherty said he is taking the concerns East Boston residents have about a link between ruthless street gang MS-13 and al-Qaeda terrorists seriously, given the proximity the neighborhood has to passing LNG tankers.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 13, 2005

Hub 'should be worried': U.S. rep: MS-13 gang is true terror threat (Boston, MA): A Texas congressman said MS-13 gang members and Middle Eastern aliens are using the border in his district to sneak into the country - and Boston should be worried. U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (D-Texas), co-chairman of the House Border Caucus, told the Herald he is "very concerned" about al-Qaeda's link to Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, a gang he described as "extremely vicious."
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 7, 2005

Cops: We nabbed killer terror gangster (Somerville, MA): A reputed member of the East Boston-based MS-13 gang was arrested in Somerville on a murder warrant stemming from a fatal stabbing in Washington, D.C., the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 6, 2005

Police target Boston ‘slave trade’: Task force takes aim at human trafficking (Boston, MA): Backed with federal money, a Boston-based task force is being launched to counter the spread of human trafficking in the region, including, according to some accounts, street gangs pressing 13-year-olds into prostitution.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 6, 2005

Eastie gang linked to al-Qaeda (Boston, MA): A burgeoning East Boston-based street gang made up of alleged rapists and machete-wielding robbers has been linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist network, prompting Boston police to "turn up the heat" on its members, the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 5, 2005

MS-13 made mark with blood (Boston, MA): MS-13, or La Mara Salvatrucha, originated in El Salvador during the bloody internicene wars that ripped the country apart in the 1980s, according to Boston police intelligence on the gang.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 5, 2005

Two hit as gang blasts away on T bus (Roxbury, MA): Commuters aboard a crowded MBTA bus in Roxbury were forced to duck bullets yesterday after a gang of thugs jumped aboard at a stop and opened fire, shooting two teenagers in the back, police said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 1, 2005

Antigang ordinance proposed (Revere City, MA): An increase in gang activity, including the recruitment of school-age children, prompted the recent consideration by the Revere City Council of a proposed antigang ordinance, which would be a first for Revere.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 30, 2004

Cautiously, mayor moves on gang panel (Somerville, MA): Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has appointed three members to the Gang Advisory Task Force, the first step in implementing a controversial ordinance allowing police to arrest gang members for publicly gathering.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 19, 2004

Taking a swing at gang violence (Roslindale, MA): In the sometimes rough-and-tumble world of city life, gangs can be a constant problem. Worst of all, children can get tangled up in the web of gang violence that can spread into Parkway neighborhoods.
Source: West Roxbury & Roslindale Transcript     Date: December 16, 2004

Host of officials unite on antigang measure (Massachusetts): A coalition of officials from across the state have banded together to push sweeping antigang legislation that would create a state witness protection program, strengthen gun and perjury laws, and establish a system to track shell casings found at crime scenes back to gun dealers.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 16, 2004

Gang members, survivors work toward peace (Boston, MA): He is a former gang member, with bullet wounds for scars and a criminal record that follows him wherever he goes. She is a mother, whose son died in gang crossfire one winter afternoon in 1993 as the 15-year-old headed to a party sponsored by Teens Against Gang Violence.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: December 8, 2004

Hip-hop used to stop growing gang violence (Boston, MA): Mariama White-Hammond thinks she can change the world through hip-hop - or at least the worlds of young people in Boston. She joined Highways Into the Past - History, Organizing and Power (HIP-HOP) when she was 14, and now, at age 25, is the director of the organization.
Source: The Daily Free Press    Date: November 19, 2004

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