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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
http://www.masslive.com/...

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
http://www.boston.com/...

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/...

Though violence doesn't always travel, aspects of Springfield's drug, gang culture echo through region (Springfield, MA): On a cold Friday morning, a table of candles flickered outside the house where a young mother was struck by bullets Sunday, becoming Springfield's 17th murder victim and third in a five-day spate of fatal violence.
Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette    Date: October 24, 2009
http://www.gazettenet.com/...

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/...

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