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Springfield police: Forest Park shooting 'gang-related'; victims not cooperating (Springfield, MA): Police are continuing to search for suspects in a shooting late Tuesday night at Oakland and Dickinson streets, but are receiving no cooperation from the victims, police said.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 2, 2015
http://www.masslive.com/...

Three Worcester Students Arrested First Week of School for Gang Activity (Worcester, MA): A pair of gang-related arrests made last week in Worcester involved students from the city’s high schools. Between the pair of arrests, six teenagers were charged with possession of a firearm. Two of the six teens - including a 17-year-old juvenile female - attend a Worcester high school. One of the males involved recently dropped out.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: September 1, 2015
http://www.golocalworcester.com/...

Nathan Cruz gets 22 to 25 years in gang-related Springfield fatal shooting of Caleb Worrell (Springfield, MA): Nathan Cruz, 20, of Springfield on Wednesday pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Caleb Worrell on June 20, 2014. Assistant District Attorney Karen J. Bell said Worrell's death was the result of a confrontation between members of the Sycamore Street gang and the Knox Street gang outside the Racing Mart at 685 Sumner Ave.
Source: The Republican    Date: August 19, 2015
http://www.masslive.com/...

Police, clergy, officials frustrated by wave of shootings (Boston, MA): Boston officials and prominent clergy pledged on Monday to walk through high-crime areas and speak to young people in an effort to stem the recent tide of gun violence that claimed three lives over the past week.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 17, 2015
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Social media's deadly role (Boston, MA): Social media is fueling deadly gang warfare in the Hub, allowing members to flaunt their guns and wealth and target their rivals by tracking their posts — escalating everyday online disputes into very real street violence, former gang members told the Herald yesterday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 15, 2015
http://www.bostonherald.com/...

Cities receive funds to combat youth violence, gang activity (Boston, MA): Gov. Charlie Baker has announced a $1.25 million funding increase for the Shannon Grant program to support regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat gang and youth violence.
Source: Leominster Champion    Date: August 7, 2015
http://www.leominsterchamp.com/...

Worcester mayor: 'We have gang members with small minds carrying big guns' (Worcester, MA): Mayor Joseph Petty took a direct shot at those causing the violence in Worcester by saying the city has a bunch of gang members with small minds carrying big guns. The statement against those causing the violence was released Wednesday when the mayor spoke out against calls to ask State Police to help patrol Worcester's streets.
Source: The Republican    Date: August 6, 2015
http://www.masslive.com/...

Worcester’s Confidence in Police Response to Gang Violence Wavering (Worcester, MA): The public’s response to the increase of gun violence in the city of Worcester has arrived at its boiling point. Unfortunately, it took a stray bullet to hit a 2-year-old boy in the shoulder to do it.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: August 5, 2015
http://www.golocalworcester.com/...

Youth hoops program aims to help stem violence in Pittsfield (Pittsfield, MA): Community youth leaders hope a late summer basketball program will keep teenagers out of harm's way. Pittsfield native Valerie Hamilton, CEO of The Carlton Foundation of America, is working with area coaches and other youth programs to tip-off the hoop activity next week and last until the youngsters head back to school in early September.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: August 3, 2015
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/...

Worcester police detail obstacles in addressing gun violence (Worcester, MA): University Park is busy and pretty, a 13-acre stretch of open space, basketball and volleyball courts, and a heart-shaped pond. It probably got its unofficial name, Crystal Park, from the aforementioned Crystal Pond, or Crystal Street, or whichever came first.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 1, 2015
http://www.telegram.com/...

Worcester to gangs: Our parks belong to us (Worcester, MA): One day after shots rang out at University Park, just yards from where carefree young kids laughed and frolicked in the park as part of the citywide summer recreation program, there were fewer boys and girls, and not all staff members showed up - but the message was clear.
Source: Worcester Magazine    Date: July 28, 2015
http://worcestermag.com/...

Escalation in Gang Violence Sparks Movement to Get Worcester Kids off Streets (Worcester, MA): There have been roughly 30 shootings in the city of Worcester already this year - putting it on pace to exceed last year’s single year record of 38 shootings by double-digits. According to a source in the Worcester Police Department, every single shooting that has occurred so far in 2015 has been gang-related.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: July 23, 2015
http://www.golocalworcester.com/...

Crime Series: Shootings Spur Community Response In Pittsfield (Pittsfield, MA) : Our weeklong series on violence in the region continues now. In part two of Crime in our Communities, WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis reports on Pittsfield, where a few incidents in recent years have raised the awareness of violence in Berkshire County’s largest city.
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio    Date: July 21, 2015
http://wamc.org/...

Worcester City Manager: Strategies being implemented to combat youth and gun violence (Worcester, MA): Citing a concerning number of shootings this year, the city manager has released a report detailing efforts to curb youth violence by over 40 organizations across the city.
Source: The Republican    Date: July 20, 2015
http://www.masslive.com/...

Video plea to end Worcester gang violence goes viral: 'Tell them to lay their weapons down' (Worcester, MA): A video plea to end the gang violence in Worcester is going viral on Facebook. Ike McBride, the director of operations at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, posted the video yesterday in response to recent shootings in a suspected gang war that have rocked the city.
Source: The Republican    Date: July 16, 2015
http://www.masslive.com/...

Release of teens may endanger witnesses, prosecutors say (Boston, MA): Prosecutors argued Wednesday that releasing two teens accused of murdering 16-year-old Jonathan Dos Santos in Dorchester in June could endanger witnesses — as well as the defendants — in the case.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 15, 2015
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Prosecutor: Hold gang member - who'd rather do time for illegal gun than be killed - without bail (Springfield, MA): A prosecutor is asking a Hampden Superior Court judge to order 22-year-old Larry Green, who he said is a member of the Sycamore Street gang, held without right to bail pending trial on illegal gun charges.
Source: The Republican    Date: July 13, 2015
http://www.masslive.com/...

Columbia Point gives way to upscale Harbor Point (Boston, MA): What was once the dilapidated neighborhood of the feared “Columbia Point Dawgs” gang is now Harbor Point on the Bay, an upscale-looking, mixed-income, gated residential community.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 13, 2015
https://www.bostonglobe.com/...

One of 2 suspects arraigned in March slaying in Fall River (Fall River, MA): The suspects in Anthony Carvalho’s murder were seen obtaining face masks on surveillance video at Walmart shortly before the March 20 homicide in Fall River, prosecutors said.
Source: The Herald News    Date: July 13, 2015
http://www.heraldnews.com/...

Is the City of Worcester In the Middle of a Gang War? (Worcester, MA): At the end of June, the city of Worcester was on pace to tie or break the record for number of shootings in one year. In just the first ten days of July, the city is no longer just on pace to break the record, but looks as if 2015 will finish well ahead of the 38 shootings Worcester saw last year. The one common factor in the 27 shootings so far this year is gangs.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: July 10, 2015
http://www.golocalworcester.com/...

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