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Man fatally shot in Jamaica Plain shopping district (Boston, MA): A reputed gang member was fatally shot in broad daylight at a busy shopping district in Jamaica Plain Tuesday afternoon, shocking passersby who watched in horror as an MBTA Transit police officer tried to save the man’s life on a crowded sidewalk.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 27, 2009
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Teacher and mom witness gang fight (Lawrence, MA): Hours after school administrators and safety officers broke up a war of words between members of two street gangs at the high school Wednesday morning, a fight broke out near the high school at North Parish Road and Phillips Street, police said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: January 24, 2009
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Drug bust finds gang ties (Pittsfield, MA): Narcotics officers claim they found weapons, ammunition and enough cocaine to charge an admitted gang member with drug trafficking when they raided his Pittsfield apartment on Thursday night.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: January 17, 2009
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City officials deny downtown gang presence (Boston, MA): Top city officials yesterday denied that gangbangers are drifting into Downtown Crossing, days after a daylight shooting sent shoppers scrambling for cover outside the popular Macy’s store.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: December 30, 2008
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Alleged gang plot to target Brockton officer foiled (Boston, MA): Authorities said yesterday that they have foiled a plot to retaliate against the Brockton police officer who shot and killed a reputed gang member last month.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 19, 2008
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Police say nine national and local gangs active in town (Framingham, MA): There are at least nine national and local gangs with nearly 200 active members in Framingham, but the public shouldn't be scared, police told a crowd of about 150 people last night.
Source: The Daily News Tribune    Date: December 7, 2008
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Police setting up database on gangs (Boston, MA): It was close to midnight at his 21st-birthday barbecue in Revere when Phong Tran noticed a couple of members of his former street gang by the hedges alongside the house. Tran approached the two men, members of the Piru Bloods, in the darkness.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 30, 2008
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Accused knife-wielding teen a member of gang (Boston, MA): A Framingham teenager charged with stabbing a fellow student at Framingham High School on Thursday claims to be a member of a gang, the MetroWest Daily News reported.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: November 21, 2008
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$12.4m in grants puts focus on gang violence (Boston, MA): Last month, with the state facing an emergency fiscal crisis, Governor Deval Patrick cut the state budget more than $1 billion.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 20, 2008
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New anti-gang program being launched in Springfield schools (Springfield, MA): Law enforcement officials are taking their fight against gangs into the schools under a program aimed at steering students away from gang activity and violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 18, 2008
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Street-level drug sweep nets 31 (Springfield, MA): State, federal and local law enforcement arrested 31 people Thursday as part of a daylong warrant sweep throughout the city targeting the street-level drug trade, officials said.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 14, 2008
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Haverhill, Methuen win $220,000 to fight youth gangs (Haverhill, MA): The city will share a $220,000 grant to combat gang activity in the inner city and provide educational programs for teenagers.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: November 13, 2008
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$250K grant to boost anti-gang efforts in Fitchburg (Boston, MA): Efforts to fight gang activity on city streets and prevent youth violence will get a boost from almost $250,000 in state funding announced Wednesday for Fitchburg through the state's Shannon grant program.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: November 13, 2008
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Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke to receive anti-gang grants from state (Boston, MA): Gov. Deval L. Patrick on Wednesday unveiled $12.4 million in grants to combat gang violence including $1.4 million for Springfield and $890,000 to be shared by Chicopee and Holyoke.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 12, 2008
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City Council considers anti-gang measure (Fitchburg, MA): A proposed ordinance that would allow police to arrest gang members for loitering has some support among city councilors, but Police Chief Robert A. DeMoura said it may not be the most effective way to deal with a growing local problem.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: November 6, 2008
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Shooting of boys linked to gang (Boston, MA): Boston police say the recent public shooting of three boys was linked to an ongoing dispute with an area gang.
Source: United Press International    Date: October 23, 2008
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Shooting victims targeted, kin allege (Boston, MA): A 19-year-old man is being questioned in the nonfatal shooting of three children who were playing outside at a housing complex Saturday night when a gunman sprayed them with bullets, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 20, 2008
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Framingham Police educate public about gang issues (Framingham, MA): The images were intended to portray cocksure street swagger. A group of youths, flat-brimmed baseball caps tilted jauntily, peacocked for the camera, contorting their fingers and bending their wrists in the shape of gang signs.
Source: The Metrowest Daily News    Date: October 7, 2008
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Two teens injured in Lynn shooting (Lynn, MA): Two teenagers were injured yesterday in what police called a gang-related shooting in a neighborhood that has been plagued by violence this year.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 23, 2008
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Haverhill receives $100,000 to keep gangs from erupting again (Haverhill, MA): In the summer of 2005, it was the talk of the city — street gangs and the fear they were putting into neighbors. Members of warring gangs were shooting bullets at each other in the Acre and Arlington Street neighborhoods.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 22, 2008
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