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Community leaders call for end to Hub violence (Boston, MA): Boston ministers, police and the district attorney are calling on gang members to put their disputes aside, promoting the fifth annual Season of Peace initiative.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: November 24, 2011

Gang member sentenced on cocaine charge (Peabody, MA): A Peabody man believed to be a member of a notoriously violent Lynn street gang called "The Tiny Rascals" was sentenced to three to five years in state prison yesterday on cocaine charges.
Source: The Salem News    Date: November 18, 2011

SPD arrest 'one of the most dangerous gang members' in Springfield (Springfield, MA): A longtime target of the Springfield Police Department, Bobby Owens Jr., has been arrested. Officers from Springfield's gang and narcotics division surrounded Owens and his girlfriend as they were leaving their Maple Street apartment.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: November 10, 2011

Lowell suspect faces armed assault to murder charge (Lowell, MA): An 18-year-old Lowell man is facing an indictment on a charge of armed assault to murder after he allegedly stabbed a rival gang member during a chance encounter in September.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: November 10, 2011

Two charged with teen's murder on Geneva Avenue (Dorchester, MA): Two accused gang members teens were arraigned Thursday on charges they murdered 16-year-old Jaivon Blake and wounded Blake's younger friend in a fusillade of bullets aimed at avenging alleged wrongs by rival gangs.
Source: Dorchester Reporter    Date: November 3, 2011

Springfield police arrest drug, gang suspect described as 'high level target' (Springfield, MA): A police foot pursuit on Friday resulted in the capture of a 25-year-old Springfield man described by authorities as a key player in the local drug trade.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 29, 2011

Two men arrested in shooting near Kenmore Diner (Worcester, MA): Two men accused of firing several gunshots outside the Kenmore Diner Saturday morning — leaving people to scramble for cover — were allegedly taking aim at rival gang members, police reports indicate.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 23, 2011

Lawrence granted $800K to curb youth violence (Lawrence, MA): Lawrence and 10 other cities that are among the most violent in Massachusetts will split a $10 million state grant aimed at curtailing homicides and assaults by boys and men under 25, Gov. Deval Patrick announced yesterday.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: October 14, 2011

Worcester grant aimed at intervening in youth violence (Worcester, MA): Agencies and groups in Worcester working to turn teenagers and young men away from street violence and give at-risk youths alternatives to joining gangs, will get a $710,000 state grant toward their efforts, Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced yesterday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 14, 2011

Former gang member says Fall River community organizations saved his life (Fall River, MA): Michael Nhem’s life was on the verge of coming to an end when he received a piece of advice that turned it all around. Speaking Wednesday night during a forum on public safety hosted by state Sen. Michael Rodrigues, D-Westport, Nhem told the crowd that he was born into conflict as the child of a father who was a member of the Bloods street gang and a mother who was affiliated with the Crips.
Source: The Herald News    Date: October 12, 2011

Patrick, Coakley urge expanding Mass. crime laws (Boston, MA): Gov. Deval Patrick and Attorney General Martha Coakley are pressing lawmakers to toughen the state's laws targeting gun and gang violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 5, 2011

Shootings early yesterday in city appear to be 'gang-related' (Lawrence, MA): An Olive Avenue man will be arraigned this morning on an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting and beating a man on Florence Street early yesterday morning. That crime, and another incident nearby six hours later, was "definitely gang related" and possibly retaliation for a stabbing three years ago, said Police Chief John Romero.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: October 3, 2011

Chelsea slay defendant said he was a member MS-13 gang (Chelsea, MA): A man who shot and killed another man in Chelsea in July claimed to be a member of the MS-13 street gang, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 29, 2011

Fifth man is arrested in Worcester slaying (Worcester, MA): A fifth man allegedly involved in the killing of former Vice Lords gang member Juan Melendez was arrested Saturday night, and is scheduled to appear in Central District Court today.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 26, 2011

Four arraigned in gang slaying (Worcester, MA): Four men charged in the slaying Sunday of Juan Melendez were ordered held without bail yesterday in Central District Court. Mr. Melendez, 34, was identified as a former member of the Vice Lords gang. Assistant District Attorney Marc Dupuis said police have identified suspects in the case as members of the Kilby Street Posse.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 24, 2011

Gang member, mother arrested (Worcester, MA): A member of the G-Block/Kilby Street gang charged in a shooting last year was arrested over the weekend — with his mother — on gun and drugs charges.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 13, 2011

Villa Victoria residents: Gang violence needs to end (Boston, MA): For mothers with children living in Villa Victoria, Saturday’s violent killing of teenager Alex Sierra is yet another painful side effect of the ongoing gang feud with Mission Hill, a conflict some say has put their families at risk for more than 30 years.
Source: SouthEndPatch    Date: September 8, 2011

Two face charges of intimidating witnesses in S. End shooting (Boston, MA): Two men have been charged with intimidating witnesses in the weekend shooting in the South End in which an innocent teenager allegedly was killed because of where he lived.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 8, 2011

Revere Police, New York detectives make major gang grab on Revere Street; One man confesses to murder (Revere, MA): A cadre of law enforcement, including Revere Police, apprehended two major Salvadoran gang members hiding out on Revere Street last week, with one of the men confessing to a cold-blooded murder committed in New York City last July.
Source: Revere Journal    Date: September 7, 2011

Investing in gang members stops violence, author tells Holy Cross audience (Worcester, MA): Fresh out of prison with "F*** THE WORLD" tattooed across his forehead, Ramiro, a gang member, was having difficulty finding employment. "I could only imagine him at McDonald's — 'Do you want fries with that?' — and seeing mothers grab their kids and flee," Rev. Gregory Boyle said last night at the College of the Holy Cross.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 7, 2011

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