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Two arrested, two sought after shooting of Fall River teen (Fall River, MA): Two men are in jail and two are being chased by the police for a gang shooting Tuesday that critically injured a teenager who had nothing to do with either the Bloods or the Crips.
Source: The Herald News    Date: May 19, 2010
http://www.heraldnews.com/...

Officials praise South Coast gang crackdown (New Bedford, MA): Law enforcement officials say a crackdown on gang activity in the New Bedford area over the past several years is working.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 17, 2010
http://www.boston.com/...

Three United Front gang members sentenced (New Bedford, MA): Federal judges sentenced three United Front gang members to prison terms this week for drug and firearms charges stemming from a trifecta of drug busts starting in March 2008, reports the New Bedford Standard-Times.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 8, 2010
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Springfield teen Rafael Montanez, 16, killed in gang-related shooting (Springfield, MA): A Springfield teen was killed Saturday night during a gang related shooting near 57 Allendale St., officials said.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 2, 2010
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Anti-gang activists rally to retore Shannon funds (Boston, MA): Anti-gang activists rallied at the Statehouse earlier this week, asking legislators to restore funding for a community-grant program that saw its budget slashed by more than 60 percent this year.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 20, 2010
http://www.lowellsun.com/...

Dorchester double shootings gang-related (Dorchester, MA): A Dorchester double shooting Wednesday night that left one man dead and another critically injured was gang-related, Boston police Commissioner Edward Davis said yesterday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 2, 2010
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Police say teen member of a gang (Springfield, MA): If tattoos were self-fulfilling prophecies, Eric B. Denson was headed down the wrong path. The 20-year-old city man was arrested Tuesday night on a murder charge for the stabbing death of Cathedral High School student Conor W. Reynolds.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 18, 2010
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Brockton cops eye city gangs as they probe recent killings and drug dealing (Brockton, MA): Amid the clutter in a Walnut Street basement, narcotics detectives found three spiral notebooks on a desk near the stairs. Inside were handwritten rules and regulations for the Folk Nation, an alliance of street gangs based in the Chicago area.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle    Date: January 23, 2010
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Two arrested after alleged Fall River drive-by shooting (Fall River, MA): A man tied to the Bloods street gang is facing charges he was allegedly behind the wheel in a drive-by shooting late Thursday night.
Source: The Herald News    Date: January 22, 2010
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Ganging up on street gangs (Pittsfield, MA): Ron "Cook" Barrett held up the yellow and black bandana in front of more than 200 sixth- and seventh-graders from Pittsfield. "How many of you know what gang this represents?" Barrett asked.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: January 21, 2010
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Investing in youth (Worcester, MA): The Boys & Girls Club is slated to receive $350,000 in federal funding to continue its Gang Prevention Through Targeted Outreach Program.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 12, 2010
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Rival MS-13, 18th Street gang members face charges after weekend stabbing in South End (New Bedford, MA): An alleged MS-13 gang member is charged with stabbing a rival 18th Street gang member during an early-morning fight Sunday in the South End.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: January 5, 2010
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/...

Four city buildings hit with graffiti (Taunton, MA): Is the Silver City becoming Graffiti City? Police are looking for the person or persons who they say either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning embarked upon a citywide, graffiti tagging spree.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette    Date: December 23, 2009
http://www.tauntongazette.com/...

Holyoke police round up gang members after threat (Holyoke, MA): Holyoke police have rounded up 15 members of a gang after they allegedly made it known they wanted to shoot a police officer.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: December 9, 2009
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The changing face of gang culture in Greater Lowell (Lowell, MA): Sako Long heard the chants, "fresh meat, fresh meat," as he was led to his new home -- a cell inside the Billerica House of Correction.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: December 8, 2009
http://www.lowellsun.com/...

Somerville gang threatens man on Broadway (Somerville, MA): A victim was threatened by three men on bikes at Broadway and Cutter Street on Nov. 10, according to a police report.
Source: Somerville Journal    Date: November 19, 2009
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Boston police call Dorchester shooting gang-related (Dorchester, MA): Boston police will increase patrols and are asking for the public’s help in stemming a wave of gang violence in Dorchester that has spilled over into a Boston elementary school that serves as a community center after-hours.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: November 18, 2009
http://www.boston.com/...

Council OKs fines in war on gangs (Springfield, MA): The City Council last night gave final approval to an ordinance that allows police to issue fines against anyone involved in gang activity such as recruitment of new members in public places.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 10, 2009
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Lynn student charged in attack (Lynn, MA): A 16-year-old Lynn Classical High School student was charged yesterday with armed assault with intent to murder and other charges in connection with a gang-related stabbing just off school grounds that left four other students injured Thursday, according to authorities.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 31, 2009
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Two gang members shot in Holyoke (Holyoke, MA): Two Latin Kings gang members, including one who is a registered sex offender with the state, were shot and were listed in serious condition in the hospital on Monday, police said.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 27, 2009
http://www.masslive.com/...

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