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Police arrest 11 after report of Corky Row brawl (Fall River, MA): A recent spate of crime in the Corky Row neighborhood reached a crescendo Thursday when police were called to a disturbance that erupted into an alleged gang riot.
Source: The Herald News    Date: October 23, 2009
http://www.heraldnews.com/...

Anti-gang measure makes progress (Springfield, MA): The City Council gave first-step approval Monday night to an ordinance designed to "turn up the heat" on gangs and gang recruitment.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 20, 2009
http://www.masslive.com/...

13 suspected gang members arrested in Springfield drug sweep (Springfield, MA): More than a dozen members of the city’s most troubling street gangs were arrested Thursday, according to court records unsealed in U.S. District Court.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 8, 2009
http://www.masslive.com/...

Boston police battle crime on several fronts (Boston, MA): Authorities in Boston today announced the indictments of more than a dozen people with alleged ties to a drug distribution ring. This follows a year-long probe targeting a street gang known as the Magnolia Steelers.
Source: NECN News    Date: October 7, 2009
http://www.necn.com/...

Cambridge cops investigate three stabbings (Cambridge, MA): Police said gang members stabbed a 16-year-old boy in the neck as he walked along Broadway last Friday afternoon in one of three knife attacks in four days in Cambridge last week.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle    Date: October 1, 2009
http://www.wickedlocal.com/...

Springfield Police arrest "dangerous" alleged gang member on drug charges (Springfield, MA): Springfield Police Commissioner William Fitchet is praising his officers in the wake of the drug-related arrest of an alleged gang member who police say pointed a loaded gun at a man's head and made him beg for his life.
Source: WGGB News    Date: October 1, 2009
http://www.wggb.com/...

Anti-gang ordinance eyed (Holyoke, MA): The City Council is considering an ordinance that would let police target known street-gang members who are loitering in certain areas.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 28, 2009
http://www.masslive.com/...

Suspect held in shooting death (Springfield, MA): The Tuesday afternoon shooting death of a city man in Mason Square comes less than a month after another nearby slaying and despite efforts by police and religious leaders to discourage violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 16, 2009
http://www.masslive.com/...

Springfield introduces gang task force (Springfield, MA): Springfield Police will have more of a presence in certain areas of the city, thanks to a new gang task force.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: September 8, 2009
http://www.wwlp.com/...

Club staff say they warned victim (Boston, MA): Jose Alicea refused to back down, standing steadfast with a friend outside a Back Bay nightclub last week, surrounded by a dozen irate men.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 26, 2009
http://www.boston.com/...

New details emerge in fatal beating outside Boston nightclub (Boston, MA): Jose Alicea refused to back down, standing steadfast with a friend outside a Back Bay nightclub last week, surrounded by a dozen irate men.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 25, 2009
http://www.boston.com/...

Grants will help combat crime (Pittsfield, MA): Two Berkshire police departments plan to use federal crime-fighting funds procured through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to deter gang violence and to hire a new police officer.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: August 17, 2009
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/...

Gang violence linked to social roots (Amherst, MA): When a gang member kills a member of another gang, it's not a usually over drugs or money, but about status and respect, said a University of Massachusetts sociologist.
Source: The Republican    Date: August 9, 2009
http://www.masslive.com/...

Unchained from gangs (Lynn, MA): With green T-shirts, jeans, and sneakers, the teenagers look like any other summer job crew that appears as a blur to passing motorists.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 26, 2009
http://www.boston.com/...

Gang member shot in South Lawrence (Lawrence, MA): A 19-year-old man was shot in the head early this morning in what police described as another gang-related incident on the eastern side of South Lawrence.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: July 19, 2009
http://www.eagletribune.com/...

Lynn gang member arrested with gun (Lynn, MA): A known gang member was plucked from the streets Friday on gun charges and an array of warrants.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: June 30, 2009
http://www.itemlive.com/...

Proposed Springfield bylaw targets street gang recruitment (Springfield, MA): Neighborhood meetings will be held across the city to discuss a proposed ordinance aimed at combating gang recruitment.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 14, 2009
http://www.masslive.com/...

Boston cops warn gang leaders at summit (Boston, MA): Boston police said they held a summit with the city's toughest gangs in an effort to reduce violence and bloodshed as summer approaches, officials said.
Source: United Press International    Date: June 9, 2009
http://www.upi.com/...

Senate bill cuts about $29m from youth violence programs (Boston, MA): In a move that stunned and worried youth advocates, the Senate Ways and Means Committee approved a state budget yesterday that would gut nearly all money for programs aimed at reducing urban youth violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 14, 2009
http://www.boston.com/...

Springfield police say two men, juvenile assaulted 15-year-old to force him to join gang (Springfield, MA): Springfield police arrested two men and a juvenile late Tuesday night after they repeatedly threatened and assaulted a 15-year-old in an attempt to force him to join their gang.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 13, 2009
http://www.masslive.com/...

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