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Police ramp up after violence (Boston, MA): The violence that erupted over the July Fourth weekend left four people dead and 15 others wounded in shootings and stabbings across Boston, alarming police officials who said they are stepping up patrols in crime-plagued areas to prevent retaliatory violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 6, 2011
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Raid leads to arrest of alleged gang member (Salem, MA): Peabody police, working with their counterparts from Beverly and Gloucester, have arrested a man they identified as a member of a nationwide street gang known as the Tiny Rascals.
Source: The Salem News    Date: July 1, 2011
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Raid leads to gang member arrest (Peabody, MA): A man police identified as a member of a nationwide street gang known as the Tiny Rascals has been arrested by Peabody police, working with their counterparts from Beverly and Gloucester.
Source: Gloucester Times    Date: July 1, 2011
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Three men shot in Springfield, police eye gang ties (Springfield, MA): Three young men who were shot in what Springfield police are describing as a gang-related incident are expected to recover.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 28, 2011
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Cops: Shooting of toddler was gang related (Boston, MA): Last night’s shooting of a 4-year-old boy at Harambee Park in Dorchester appears to be gang related, said Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 28, 2011
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Shifting gang ties pose new challenges for New Bedford police (New Bedford, OR): The city's gang problems were relatively easy to understand just a few years ago. Gang members organized around their neighborhood. It was Monte Park versus United Front, the Latin Kings running drugs in the near North End, or the Ruth Street gang violently protecting its South End turf.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: June 20, 2011
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Town steps up anti-gang efforts (Amesbury, MA): In the wake of a stabbing in downtown Newburyport, Amesbury is stepping up police patrols in order to tamp down on potential youth gang problems in its downtown.
Source: The Daily News    Date: June 9, 2011
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Police issue warrant for downtown stabbing suspect (Newburyport, MA): Police yesterday issued an arrest warrant for a Newbury man they believe stabbed a Plum Island resident Sunday afternoon, only yards away from where tourists were walking in downtown Newburyport.
Source: The Daily News    Date: June 7, 2011
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Boston gang rivals battle on beach (Boston, MA): Authorities say law enforcement officials converged on Carson Beach in South Boston and broke up fights involving youths from rival gangs.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 30, 2011
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Police arrest graffiti suspect in Marlborough (Marlborough, MA): The rise in graffiti around Marlborough lately may be the work of one man. Police arrested Zachary S. Lodi, 28, of Marlborough, on Thursday and charged him with seven counts of tagging property.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: May 21, 2011
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Patrick unveils plan to stem youth violence (Pittsfield, MA): Gov. Deval Patrick announced plans Monday to stem youth violence by proposing new gun laws and an intervention strategy focused on males between 14 and 24, a group at high risk for gun violence and gang activity.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: May 10, 2011
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FBI's focus in Berkshires is on street gangs (Berkshire, MA): The top priority for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Berkshire County is combating neighborhood-based street gangs, a FBI officials said this week during a meeting with The Eagle’s editorial board.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: April 30, 2011
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Gang member found guilty in shooting (Boston, MA): A reputed gang member was convicted yesterday of shooting Tramane Smith, a former friend, on a Dorchester street and leaving him paralyzed after the victim said he wanted to turn away from their shared life of crime.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 22, 2011
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AG seeks updated wiretap laws in fight against gangs (Boston, MA): Attorney General Martha Coakley called yesterday for updating wiretap laws so law enforcement can attack the "disorganized crime" behind street gangs, human trafficking, and shoplifting rings, all untouchable under current state wiretap laws.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 19, 2011
http://www.boston.com/...

Students discuss gang violence (Cambridge, MA) : Christopher Yanov, founder of the mentorship group Reality Changers, critiqued current gang-violence prevention practices, promoting an alternative approach that focused on providing young people with options outside of gangs, in a talk in Adams Lower Common Room yesterday.
Source: The Harvard Crimson    Date: April 12, 2011
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Advocates push for increased Shannon Grant funding in Fiscal Year 2012 (New Bedford, MA): Local advocates and community leaders are hoping that New Bedford receives adequate Shannon Grant funding in 2012 to continue the city's momentum in stemming gang activity.
Source: The Standard Times    Date: April 12, 2011
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Sheriff looks to counter rising gang influence (Mashpee, MA): Periodic table: Check. The human nervous system: Check. Gangs on Cape Cod: Check? "Why do you think people join gangs?" Barnstable County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Brace asked a Mashpee Middle School science classroom filled with seventh-grade students Monday.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: March 30, 2011
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Wareham police investigate possible gang activity after rash of graffiti (Wareham, MA): The Wareham police are looking into possible gang-related activity after a rash of vandalism early last Wednesday morning. Around 2:30 a.m. on the 23rd, Wareham officers discovered freshly painted graffiti on several buildings including one apartment house in the Main Street area during patrol.
Source: Plymouth Daily News    Date: March 28, 2011
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Springfield delays police grant (Springfield, MA): The City Council held off on formally approving the use of a $500,000 state grant to combat youth and gang violence this week, triggering one councilor to say he was shocked by the delay.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 24, 2011
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PACT initiative for tackling gang violence could be new 'Boston Miracle' (Boston, MA): Boston Police Superintendent Paul Joyce has gone on a talking tour around Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury, the neighborhoods he says are the heart of Boston's violence hot spots, where 90 percent of the city's shootings take place.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 24, 2011
http://www.boston.com/...

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