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Police target gangs (Worcester, MA): Investigators working inside the Police Department’s new gang shooting response team have helped close several cases so far, resulting in 13 known gang members being charged with crimes ranging from assault and gun possession to home invasion and identity theft.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 31, 2011
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New Bedford again receives diminished Shannon Grant funding (New Bedford, MA): New Bedford is again receiving $335,000 this year in state funding to combat gang violence. That figure is still a 60 percent cut from the $1 million the HOPE Collaborative received each of the first three years of the Shannon Grant, which is awarded to cities for anti-gang programs.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: January 26, 2011
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Fall River gets boost in grant to keep kids away from gangs (Fall River, MA): The city is receiving a minor boost in funding to help keep kids away from gangs. The office of Gov. Deval Patrick announced Fall River will receive $280,000 through the Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative Grant. The funding is a $5,000 increase from the city’s allocation during the previous fiscal year.
Source: The Herald News    Date: January 26, 2011
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Lowell receives $350G anti-gang grant (Lowell, MA): Lowell is set to receive a $350,000 state grant this year to combat gang violence with innovative community-based programs. The money will be awarded as a Shannon Grant, an anti-gang and youth-violence prevention program popular with local police.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: January 25, 2011
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Springfield receives $500K for violence prevention in latest award through Sen. Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative (Springfield, MA): The city’s $500,000 annual grant through the Sen. Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative was renewed this year to help efforts to curb youth violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 16, 2011
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Police respond to gang violence (Worcester, MA): Reacting to an uptick in gun violence, police have established a gang shooting response team, while the district attorney's office is using a new state statute to keep violent criminals off the streets.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 10, 2011
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Police foil gang murder plot; Milton teen arrested (Boston, MA): Police shot one person and arrested three others, including a Milton teen, on gun charges after officers stopped what Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis described as a group of gang members on their way to a killing.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: January 10, 2011
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SPD searches for 17-year-old's killer (Springfield, MA): A 17-year-old was shot multiple times and left for dead near a baseball diamond in Van Horn Park Tuesday night. Police step up patrols and search for his killer.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: December 8, 2010
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Police cite gang connection of three slain in pizza shop battle (Boston, MA): The name of the popular pizzeria in Jamaica Plain is the Same Old Place, but events Sunday night were shockingly out of the ordinary: A gang-affiliated gun-and-knife fight inside the shop took three lives and unsettled a neighborhood not accustomed to such violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 23, 2010
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N. Shore sweeps result in 37 arrests (Boston, MA): The targets, according to law enforcement officials, were leaders of the violent street gangs that have terrorized Lynn and communities throughout the North Shore.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 6, 2010
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Police launch South End gang, guns sweep (Boston, MA): A crackdown on a violent South End drug gang should serve as a warning to anyone who uses a gun for crime, Boston police Commissioner Edward Davis said, after a sweep picked up nine suspected gang members on drug charges.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: October 28, 2010
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Teen shootings spike (Worcester, MA): As investigators continue to pursue leads on two separate shootings over the weekend that wounded five people, authorities are increasingly troubled by the ages of the people involved.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 22, 2010
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Men had loaded revolver in car (Ashland, MA): Police arrested three men they say are members of a local street gang on Sunday after investigators found a loaded gun in a secret compartment in their car.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: October 12, 2010
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Gangs no longer the ‘g-word’ in Brockton (Brockton, MA): City officials used to call bands of criminals other names – but no longer. In March 2000, responding to a rash of drug-related gunfights, former Police Chief Paul Studenski said the violence in the city "appears to be a problem between two groups of associates."
Source: The Enterprise     Date: September 26, 2010
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Feds describe gang activity in Brockton (Brockton, MA): A city councilor was surprised that federal law enforcement authorities had stated outright that there are organized gangs in the city of Brockton.
Source: The Enterprise     Date: September 22, 2010
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Gang violence on the rise in Lawrence, Haverhill (Lawrence, MA): A spike in gang violence in Lawrence last summer led to a yearlong FBI probe of gang activity in Lawrence and Haverhill, police Chief John Romero said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 19, 2010
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Tewksbury man arrested on gang-related charges (Tewksbury, MA): A Tewksbury man was arrested last week as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into area street gangs. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Pitchfork,” culminated Friday with charges against 16 members and associates of several North Shore street gangs.
Source: Tewksbury Advocate    Date: September 13, 2010
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Alleged gang members stuck by Operation Pitchfork (Boston, MA): A yearlong investigation into drug and gun trafficking culminated with the arrests of 10 alleged gang members on state and federal charges in a series of predawn raids in Lawrence and Haverhill yesterday.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 11, 2010
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Three nabbed in connection with 18th Street gang in Somerville (Somerville, MA): Three men allegedly facing off in a gang-related fight and carrying weapons were arrested in Somerville recently, according to a police report.
Source: The Somerville Journal    Date: September 9, 2010
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Cops round up gang suspects before fest (Boston, MA): Boston police acted to thwart any disruption of this weekend’s Caribbean Festival by arresting several men they say are part of ongoing gang disputes that could mar the event with violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 28, 2010
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