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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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