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Seven-year-old boy shot in gang crossfire (Roxbury, MA): Boston Police have arrested a teen in a shooting that's apparently connected to the shooting of a 7-year-old boy in Roxbury.
Source: WBZ News    Date: July 1, 2008

Study: Boston police, community mishandled gang violence (Boston, MA): A new study says the Boston Police Department and coalition of religious leaders largely mishandled an increase in gang violence in the city between 2000 and 2006.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: June 30, 2008

Pair with gang ties arrested (Pittsfield, MA): Two local men with putative ties to a notorious street gang are free on bail after being charged in connection with the knifepoint carjacking of two men in one of Pittsfield's rougher neighborhoods early Saturday morning.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: June 27, 2008

Two shot as cycle of gang retaliation grips city (Boston, MA): Tensions between rival gangs erupting over the past few days took a deadly toll: A 16-year-old male was killed and a 19-year-old woman was injured in separate shootings, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 20, 2008

Gunman sought revenge, police say (Boston, MA): A 6-month-old baby whose liver was pierced by a bullet as her father cradled her in his arms is the latest victim of an escalating feud between rival Jamaica Plain gangs that has already taken two lives, according to several law enforcement officials.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 18, 2008

Two teens wounded in Springfield gun fight (Springfield, MA): Two teens suffered gunshot injuries this afternoon in what police are describing as a gang-related gun battle at 11 Standish St. in the Forest Park neighborhood, said Capt. Peter J. Dillon.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 11, 2008

Lynn shooting leaves one dead (Lynn, MA): Violence crisscrossed this city during the weekend in a spasm of gunplay and a stabbing that spanned nine hours, punctuated by a fatal shooting outside City Hall.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 9, 2008

Suspect gang ties well advertised (Springfield, MA): Much has been written of Mario L. Hornsby Jr., the Central High School student athlete and basketball star gunned down two weeks ago, but little has been said of Kieson S. Cuffee, his 17-year-old accused killer.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 2, 2008

Authorities round up Monte Park gang members in citywide sweep (New Bedford, MA): City, state and federal law enforcement authorities arrested several reputed Monte Park gang members Thursday morning, seizing firearms and crack cocaine in what officials said was a months-long investigation.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: May 30, 2008

FBI arrests more than 30 in gang crackdown (Springfield, MA): An FBI gang task force arrested more than 30 suspected members or affiliates of the La Familia street gang in Springfield and Holyoke this morning.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 16, 2008

Gang graffiti has tales to tell (Springfield, MA): Nicholas Cotto can read the writing on the wall. And what the walls are telling him right now is not good.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 11, 2008

Pittsfield residents are taking action on graffiti (Pittsfield, MA): Taking a no-tolerance line against "thug culture," a West Side leader says his Pittsfield community will be on the lookout for gang-related activity after a neighborhood park was targeted by graffiti writers.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: May 7, 2008

Anti-gang program gets $2M boost (Boston, MA): An anti-gang and youth-violence prevention program popular with local police got a boost from House lawmakers yesterday who voted to increase funding for the Charles Shannon grants by $2 million, still short of what Gov. Deval Patrick had hoped to add to the program.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: May 2, 2008

Gang crew charged in shooting (Lynn, MA): Four suspected gang members were ordered held without bail Monday for allegedly taking part in a retaliation shooting on Pinkham Street over the weekend.
Source: The Daily Item     Date: April 28, 2008

Bill bars gangs from 'safety zones' (Boston, MA): Gang members seen talking to one another or standing together on public property could be fined or jailed under a new bill being pushed in the Legislature and supported by some prosecutors and Boston police.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 23, 2008

Teens claim gang status online (Worcester, MA): Call them cyberposers. They are a group of school-age teens who don gang colors or wield what appears to be a weapon in pictures posted with their online profiles on popular social Web sites.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 21, 2008

Gang forum follows shooting (Lowell, MA): Even as Lowell Police Superintendent Ken Lavallee spoke at a community forum last night about the strides the department has made in curbing gang violence, officers were investigating a drive-by, possibly gang-related shooting earlier in the day that left one man wounded.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 11, 2008

Unity sought on gang violence (Springfield, MA): Community activists and city officials yesterday called for a united effort to stop gang violence in the aftermath of gang-related fights erupting this week near a local elementary school.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 10, 2008

Police say Abington man with gang ties will be deported (Abington, MA): Police and immigration officials say they have thwarted an apparent attempt by a member of the violent street gang MS-13 to gain a foothold in Abington.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: April 9, 2008

Police defuse gang fight (Saugus, MA): A fast-acting police sergeant defused a brawl outside Square One Mall that authorities say could have turned deadly because of suspected gang involvement.
Source: The Saugus Advertiser    Date: April 2, 2008

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