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Dorchester part of initiative to fight gangs and violent crime (Cambridge, MA): Dorchester County is among the areas where gang members were arrested and illegal drugs were seized between Memorial Day to Labor Day, during “Operation Summer Heat,” part of a larger gang and violent crime initiative run by the U.S. Marshals called “Operation Triple Beam.”
Source: The Star Democrat    Date: September 26, 2014

Haverhill fights gang graffiti (Haverhill, MA): The fight against gang graffiti in the Mount Washington area is on. An anti-graffiti crew from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department has been working in that inner-city area to remove gang tags from homes and other buildings. Mount Washington has been targeted by police, who are trying to force gangs out of the area.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 26, 2014

Summer crime fell in city, police say (Boston, MA): Shootings in Boston dropped more than 12 percent during June, July, and August compared with last year, and major crime dropped sharply during the months of May through September, a calm that Police Commissioner William Evans attributed to a strategy of targeting hotspots and major players and getting guns off the street.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 24, 2014

Pittsfield makes curbing crime a community project (Pittsfield, MA): Crime, youth and gang violence is nothing new to this city. For years, groups like the Morningside Neighborhood Initiative and the Westside Initiative have been taking on community issues, like crime and social problems.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 14, 2014

Police: Springfield men accused of drug dealing tied to Bloods, Eastern Avenue street gangs (Springfield, MA): Jammal Williams was out when police seized more than 120 grams of crack cocaine and four handguns from his Union Street apartment.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 13, 2014

Rash of gang graffiti hits neighborhood (Haverhill, MA): In the very area where local, state and federal police are working to fight gangs and street crime, an outbreak of gang-related graffiti marred several buildings this week.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 12, 2014

Gang member, 20, sentenced in leaking of court records, threats to witness (Worcester, MA): A man identified by prosecutors as a member of a Kilby Street gang faction was sentenced to prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to unlawfully disseminating sealed court records in an effort to intimidate one of the victims in a shooting case.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 11, 2014

Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger calls Lafayette Cafe street-gang hangout; cafe owner denies being uncooperative with police (Holyoke, MA): The liquor license of the Lafayette Cafe that police say is a hang-out of street gang members and near which a man was shot to death Aug. 26 will remain suspended until the next License Board meeting Oct. 1, officials said.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 11, 2014

Alleged Latin Kings gang member released after pleading not guilty to heroin trafficking (Pittsfield, MA): A Pittsfield man charged with having $25,000 worth of heroin during a traffic stop in July remains free on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty to trafficking charges.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 3, 2014

Gunman Admits Guilt in Fatal Shooting of Man Wrongly Believed to be Gang Rival (Chelsea, MA): A Chelsea, Massachusetts, man has been sentenced to life in prison after he admitted to killing a man whom he wrongly believed to be a gang rival.
Source: NECN News    Date: September 3, 2014

2 Gang Members Plead Guilty in Slaying of Boston Teen (Boston, MA): Two members of a Boston gang have pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting death of a 14-year-old honors student in 2010.
Source: Boston     Date: August 29, 2014

Gang members admit role in 14-year-old's death (Boston, MA): Two members of a Boston gang have pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting death of a 14-year-old honors student in 2010.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: August 29, 2014

2 plead guilty in slaying of Boston teen (Boston, MA): Two members of a Boston gang have pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting death of a 14-year-old honors student in 2010.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: August 29, 2014

Street crime summit eyed (Boston, MA): While authorities continue to investigate a possible gang link in the killing of a 26-year-old teacher who was an innocent bystander Saturday, police say there are 125 active gangs with 3,500 members in the city, and community groups say they want to develop strategies to address the problem.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 27, 2014

Gang link to Dorchester parade shooting alleged (Dorchester, MA): The bullets started flying at 8:17 Saturday morning. People had gathered on Blue Hill Avenue for J'ouvert, a carefree party where revelers rejoice as mud, powder, and paint are flung their way.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 25, 2014

Three teens charged in Littleton housebreak (Littleton, MA): Three teenagers saying they are part of a violent, national street gang have been arrested and charged for allegedly breaking into a house in Littleton on Sunday, police said.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 20, 2014

Alleged Latin Kings gang member remains held on $25K bail on heroin trafficking charges (Pittsfield, MA): A Pittsfield man remains held on $25,000 bail after pleading not guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Monday to heroin trafficking charges.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: August 19, 2014

Sherad Therrien of Springfield held without bail on drug, gun charges after prosecutor details history of violence, gangs (Springfield, MA): When Sherad Therrien - a "top priority" for city police battling gang and drug-related violence - turned over a new leaf, it looked an awful lot like his old leaf, a federal prosecutor said.
Source: The Republican    Date: August 13, 2014

Cops cite success in fight against domestic homicides (Boston, MA): While cops face a daily struggle to get street violence under control, Boston police and advocates say the city has had success in preventing domestic homicides. Gang violence is behind most of the city's 628 murders in the past 10 years, with domestic homicides accounting for just 23 murders, or 3.6 percent of that number.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 30, 2014

Pittsfield traffic stop nets $25K in heroin, two alleged gang members (Pittsfield, MA): Two men who police say are street gang members are facing drug dealing charges after officers allegedly found $25,000 worth of heroin during a traffic stop.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: July 23, 2014

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