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Gun crimes on the rise in Pittsfield (Pittsfield, MA): The city is on a record pace for shootings this year. If the current clip of six in 14 weeks continues, Pittsfield could register as many as 22 shootings by the end of the year, surpassing the high of a dozen, recorded in both 2003 and 2005.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: April 10, 2009

Springfield students shown gang dangers (Springfield, MA): Emanuel I. Ortiz wants to be a lawyer, and if he can't be a lawyer he wants to be a police officer. If the 11-year-old German Gerena Elementary School student can't be a police officer, he wants to be a fireman.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 7, 2009

Police seek aid in gang blitz (Springfield, MA): Looking ahead to summer, the police need parents and guardians to guide young people to such positive pursuits as sports and away from trouble, says Police Commissioner William J. Fitchet.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 6, 2009

Springfield gets $1.4 million grant to help fight youth violence (Springfield, MA): Law enforcement and youth service agencies, assisted by a $1.4 million state grant, have announced plans for a series of neighborhood deployments to combat gang and youth violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 31, 2009

Bloods hangout site of random gunshot (Fall River, MA): Police are investigating a gunshot fired into a house that they have identified as a hangout for the Bloods street gang.
Source: Herald News    Date: March 25, 2009

Gang unit investigates college graffiti (Boston, MA): A Boston police unit that handles gang-related activity in the city is investigating graffiti painted on a Harvard Medical School building late last week.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 1, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$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

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

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

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

$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

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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