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Details of Worcester gang activities emerge (Worcester, MA): The Providence Street Posse is the moving force behind recent violence and drug dealing, police say, and its members have been shot at repeatedly by a rival gang. One member was shot and killed near the front steps of City Hall in November.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: February 16, 2012

In Worcester, clergy, service providers worried about violence (Worcester, MA): About a dozen clergy and social services providers met yesterday with the district attorney, the mayor, police chief and city manager over concern about two shootings here last week.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: February 14, 2012

Holyoke street-gang sweep results in 20 arrests for drugs and weapons (Holyoke, MA): Federal, state and local police arrested 20 alleged street gang members on drug and firearms charges in morning raids that netted 3,300 bags of heroin and two guns. "It was directed at specific gang activity," Hampden District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni said.
Source: The Republican    Date: February 10, 2012

Group helps at-risk youths change paths (Lowell, MA) Group helps at-risk youths change paths : When Xavier Hardin stopped showing up to his job-training program at the United Teen Equality Center in Lowell early last year, he began getting daily visitors at home. It was the center's street team workers wondering when he'd be coming back.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 9, 2012

Fall River gets $360K grant to combat youth violence (Fall River, MA) : The state funds that came through to help prevent youth violence and gang-related crime was welcome news with steep challenges ahead.
Source: Te Herald News    Date: February 8, 2012

Gang member license ID plan to be revised (Boston, MA): A state representative’s proposal to mark gang members' driver's licenses with the letter "G" was heard yesterday before the Joint Committee on Transportation at the State House, but it probably will undergo significant revisions after it was later assailed as unconstitutional.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 7, 2012

Springfield officials defend decisions leaving AWAKE organization without anti-violence grant funds (Springfield, MA): City officials said that a grassroots group known as AWAKE was omitted from a share of an $800,000 anti-violence grant because it never produced the documentation needed to prove its claim of being a leader in the fight against youth and gang violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 28, 2012

16 nabbed in Fitchburg gang sweep (Fitchburg, MA): The city is a safer place after the culmination of "Operation Red Wolf," a federal, state and local bust of 16 people with ties to gang activity, drugs and illegal weapons, Police Chief Robert DeMoura said Thursday.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: January 27, 2012

Joint law enforcement operation targets Fitchburg gang activities (Worcester, MA): Six people secretly indicted last week as part of what prosecutors said was a federal and state investigation into drug trafficking, illegal firearm sales and related gang activities in Fitchburg were arraigned this afternoon in Worcester Superior Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 26, 2012

Gangster charged with shooting (Worcester, MA): A known member of a violent gang in Lowell was arraigned in Central District Court yesterday in the shooting of a man three times outside a Benefit Street home after a fight at a party Sunday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 25, 2012

$800,000 anti-violence grant jeopardized by Springfield City Council delay (Springfield, MA): A state official notified the city Wednesday that an $800,000 grant to combat youth and gang violence may be in jeopardy unless the City Council can agree to accept the money by the Tuesday deadline.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 25, 2012

Springfield City Council wants more information before accepting $800,000 anti-violence grant (Springfield, MA): The City Council on Monday again delayed acceptance of an $800,000 state grant to combat youth and gang violence, with some councilors saying they remain concerned that some community groups may not have received a fair chance to compete for the funds.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 23, 2012

Gang member gets extra year for hitting Middleton Jail guard (Salem, MA): A former member of a Lynn street gang, already serving six years in state prison for a violent Salem home invasion that left a 6-year-old girl with permanent damage to her eye, will serve a seventh year for punching a Middleton Jail correctional officer last spring.
Source: The Salem News    Date: January 20, 2012

Gang member caught in Hyannis probe (Barnstable, MA): An alleged member of one of the most dangerous gangs in America was arrested after a two-week-long joint investigation between local police and a government agency.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: January 19, 2012

Anti-violence group AWAKE says it deserved state funding for youth safety program (Springfield, MA): Some community activists said this week they believe that grassroots groups should have received greater consideration for funding under a new $800,000 state grant designed to reduce gangs, drugs and violence among young men.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 18, 2012

Four illegal immigrants detained, one MS-13 gang member arrested (Hyannis, MA) : A MS-13 gang member and four illegal immigrants are in custody after Barnstable Police and two US government agencies investigated potential gang activity in the Fresh Holes neighborhood in Hyannis, police said.
Source: Barnstable-HyannisPatch    Date: January 18, 2012

Murder suspect admits gang ties (Salem, MA): When Jonathan Rivera testified in his own defense in his murder trial Thursday, he was a soft-spoken former honor student who had found himself, through no fault of his own, living in a tough Salem neighborhood.
Source: The Salem News    Date: January 14, 2012

Gang member arrested in Brockton on gun charge (Brockton, MA): A known gang member has been arrested and charged with a firearms offense, Brockton police said Friday.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: December 30, 2011

Man gunned down on Pittsfield street (Pittsfield, MA): A man who served prison time for what police say was a gang-related attack in 2006 was cut down by gunfire on a city street late Sunday in an apparent homicide.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: December 20, 2011

Gang member charged in City Hall plaza death (Worcester, MA): A known member of the Kilby Street gang has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Javier A. Santiago, who was shot and killed last week outside City Hall.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: December 7, 2011

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