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Gun suspect part of Worcester gang war, authorities say (Worcester, MA): Calling it an ongoing battle and "gang war" between the East Side and Main South neighborhoods of Worcester, the Worcester district attorney's office pointed to a 19-year-old suspect in custody as playing a key role in it.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: July 2, 2015

Prosecutors: Fall River teens resumed "gang lifestyle" after March murder (Fall River, MA): Two city teens alleged to be involved in gang activity have been indicted for the March 20 murder of Anthony Carvalho in Fall River. In court documents, prosecutors said Carvalho's murder was "a brutal, random killing," and that the suspects had resumed their "gang lifestyle" after being recently released from a secure facility for youthful offenders.
Source: The Herald News    Date: June 30, 2015

Joshua Santos, Jose Rodriguez get life sentences in Holyoke La Familia murder; prosecutor calls slaying 'essentially an execution' (Springfield, MA): A prosecutor on Monday asked Hampden Superior Court Judge John A. Agostini to "send a message to the gangs we won't stand for this." Assistant District Attorney Joan Moynihan Dietz, speaking at the sentencing of Joshua Santos, 27, and Jose Rodriguez, 25 - both of Holyoke - said she wanted citizens to receive the message they can come forward and testify.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 29, 2015

Joshua Santos, Jose Rodriguez found guilty in Holyoke La Familia murder trial (Springfield, MA): A Hampden Superior Court jury on Tuesday found Jose Rodriguez and Joshua Santos guilty of second degree murder in the fatal 2013 shooting of Juan Quinones in Holyoke.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 23, 2015

Worcester man indicted for April shooting and gun possession near Burncoat High School (Worcester, MA): A city man authorities said is connected to a local gang was indicted on charges stemming from a double shooting in April. The same man is accused ditching that gun outside of Burncoat High School a few days later.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 23, 2015

Two Western Mass. cities will receive funding to combat gang violence (Springfield, MA): Two western Massachusetts cities will benefit from more funding to combat youth gang violence. Springfield and Pittsfield are among seven Massachusetts cities that will receive supplemental funding to make the streets a safer place. $1.25 million dollars will be divided among those cities.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: June 20, 2015

Boston gang used online videos for threats, FBI says (Boston, MA): In videos that pay homage to the neighborhood they left behind, alleged members of the Columbia Point Dawgs street gang bragged about making money and shooting at competitors — and tried to incite attacks on a rival gang, according to federal court documents.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 19, 2015

Violent Boston street gang also active on South Shore, FBI says (Boston, MA): The FBI says that what one of its agents calls "the most feared, influential and largest street gang in Boston" has also been active for years on the South Shore.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: June 19, 2015

Holyoke La Famila murder trial jury to resume deliberations next week (Springfield, MA): Jurors in the murder trial of Jose Rodriguez and Joshua Santos have deliberated for 17 hours without a verdict and will return Monday to resume work.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 19, 2015

Police, FBI target ‘largest, most feared’ gang in predawn raids (Boston, MA): Boston police and the FBI raided several locations across Boston Thursday, arresting 41 people allegedly tied to a street gang named after the Columbia Point housing development that was razed in the 1980s to make way for the Harbor Point on the Bay apartment community.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 18, 2015

Violence a hallmark of Boston street gang ‘born by blood’ (Boston, MA): The Columbia Point Dawgs were “born by blood’’ in 1988 when they staged a violent coup and murdered Tobv Johnson, the leader of the gang from Detroit known as the “Bomb Boys” that had set up a drug trafficking organization inside the Columbia Point housing complex in the early 1980s, the FBI said Thursday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 18, 2015

Baker gives Brockton additional $60,000 to combat gang violence (Brockton, MA): Governor Charlie Baker announced a $1.2 million grant increase for Massachusetts communities, including Brockton, to combat youth violence and gang activity Thursday. Through the Shannon Grant and Local Action Research Partners, Brockton will receive $63,178.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: June 18, 2015

Taunton closing in on approval of $45K grant to help combat youth violence (Taunton, MA): The Taunton Police Department — which includes, as program partners, the Attleboro Police Department, the Boys & Girls Club and Taunton Housing — is awaiting final approval to receive $44,808.70 in supplemental Shannon Grant funding to combat youth violence this summer.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette    Date: June 18, 2015

Community Activist: Gun Access, Which Congress Won't Curb, Is At The Heart Of Boston's Gang Violence (Boston, MA): Gun violence is becoming a heightened issue in Boston following another non-fatal shooting Tuesday night in Dorchester and one week after 16 year-old Jonathan Dos Santos was gunned down last week while riding his bicycle.
Source: WGBH News    Date: June 17, 2015

Defense lawyer: Prosecutor in Holyoke La Familia murder trial made 'gross miscalculation' in relying on 2 gang members' testimony (Springfield, MA): Jeffrey Brown, lawyer for one of the men accused in the fatal shooting of a Holyoke man, told jurors Wednesday the prosecution's two main witnesses are liars collaborating with each other to get help on their own cases.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 17, 2015

Springfield murder victim's tattoo: 'Live & Die by the Gun' (Springfield, MA): One tattoo on Anthony O. Serrano's left arm was a handgun; the other was a message. "Live & Die By the Gun," it read. Serrano, 25, was gunned down Sunday afternoon at a stop sign in the Forest Park neighborhood. Serrano was a member of the La Familia street gang, with convictions in firearms and narcotics distribution cases, according to documents filed in Springfield District Court from his latest arrest on March 4.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 9, 2015

Strong community ties crucial for gang unit’s task (Boston, MA): The gang unit officers spotted the 17-year-old through the windshield of their beat-up, unmarked car, right where they thought he would be — with friends by the stoop of a brick apartment building, wearing a Red Sox hat and drinking from a Styrofoam cup.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 8, 2015

Putting an end to gang violence (Springfield, MA): Grieving families fighting for change came together at the Spring of Hope church in Springfield this Saturday afternoon, for the city’s Rebuilding The Village initiative. “Justice, why, and forgiveness too.”
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: June 6, 2015

1 of 4 defendants pleads pleads guilty to manslaughter in gang-related Holyoke shooting (Springfield, MA): Rolando Colon pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in the fatal shooting of Juan S. Quinones on June 2, 2013, in Holyoke.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 1, 2015

Gloucester man gets 4 years in gang-related Middlesex County shooting (Middlesex County, MA): The second man charged in a gang-related shooting in Middlesex County last summer that left a Gloucester County man dead and another wounded pleaded guilty to two felony charges Wednesday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: May 27, 2015

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