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Alleged gang member facing gun charges — for the fifth time, Suffolk DA says (Dorchester, MA): An alleged street gang member is facing illegal gun charges for the fifth time following his arrest by Boston police, who spotted him sitting in an illegally parked car, smoking marijuana with two other alleged gang members, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 4, 2014
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DA: 'Gang' word should not be used in murder retrial (Woburn, MA): Prosecutors are trying to prevent convicted killer Eric Murray's lawyer from using the word "gang" during Murray's retrial for the 2003 murder of Joseph McDaniel.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: February 26, 2014
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Police, community groups meet on violence (Boston, MA): Gang members spark tensions with rivals by posting pictures of themselves in each other's neighborhoods on social media; fights between members break out over romantic entanglements; young men come out of prison with no jobs, no prospects, and no connection to the church save for their attendance at funerals.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 14, 2014
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Public safety, justice discussed at legislative hearing at Monty Tech (Fitchburg, MA): Legislators at a local field hearing were told proposed new spending next year would expand state programs to reduce criminal recidivism and youth violence, and allow the state to begin increasing the use of drug and mental health specialty courts.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: February 11, 2014
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Clergy urge congregants to work to end violence (Roxbury, MA): Clergy and residents in Roxbury and Dorchester called Sunday for renewed efforts to oppose gang violence in the aftermath of a deadly start to the year.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 3, 2014
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Cops: Women carry guns for gangs (Boston, MA): The city's gang members are using women to hold their guns for them in case they are frisked, Boston police told clergy members in a closed-door meeting during which cops asked for the community's help in stopping a spike in gang-related homicides.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 30, 2014
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Four dead after violent weekend of alleged gang warfare (Dorchester, MA): Four people were killed in a flurry of gunfire over the weekend in Dorchester and Mattapan that has sparked renewed concerned about the potential for subsequent retaliatory strikes between warring street gangs.
Source: Dorchester Reporter     Date: January 30, 2014
http://www.dotnews.com/...

Fear gripping neighborhoods after fatal shootings (Boston, MA): Grief and fear gripped residents and community leaders after a spate of apparently gang-related shootings took the lives of four people in Mattapan, Ashmont, and Dorchester between Friday and Monday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 29, 2014
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Evans seeks ideas from clergy to get guns off Boston streets (Boston, MA): Flanked by clergy members, Boston Police Superintendent in Chief William Gross declared police and religious leaders a "united front" in the fight against gang violence, and said Wednesday that the city is mulling a gun buyback program in response to this month’s spike in homicides.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 29, 2014
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In less than 24 hours, three are killed, one wounded in suspected gang violence in Boston (Boston, MA): Three shooting deaths within six hours late Sunday and early Monday brought the total number of homicides in Boston so far this year to nine, a dramatic spike that pushes the January death toll higher than any time in the last several years.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 28, 2014
http://www.boston.com/...

Three dead in Dorchester, Mattapan shootings (Boston, MA): A man and a woman were shot to death in Mattapan early this morning, Boston police said, just hours after another man was killed in Dorchester in a spate of gang-related bloodshed.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 27, 2014
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Springfield police charge two men with ties to street gangs with spraying gunfire at McKnight apartments (Springfield, MA): Two Springfield men that police say have ties to a local street gang were charged with spraying several houses at St. James Avenue and Bowdoin Street with gunfire Wednesday afternoon.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 23, 2014
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Graffiti wars continue in Worcester (Worcester, MA): In light of a recent rash of graffiti being plastered over large sections of the city, residents, business owners and public officials Thursday tried to strike a balance between ensuring the vandalism doesn't linger and cutting victims some slack.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 17, 2014
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Fall River receives $455,000 grant to combat youth violence (Fall River, MA): Officials announced today that Fall River has received a $455,950 state-funded Shannon grant to pay for intervention programs intended to reduce gang-related crime and youth violence.
Source: The Herald News    Date: January 15, 2014
http://www.heraldnews.com/...

Detrick Orrell, Springfield man with reported ties to Sycamore Street Posse, busted in Pennsylvania after police allegedly find him with $260K worth of cocaine (Springfield, MA): A Springfield man with alleged gang ties was charged with multiple drug offenses after a police traffic stop in Pennsylvania led to the discovery of about $260,000 worth of cocaine, according to reports.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 7, 2014
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Worcester street violence unit arrests two for gun possession (Worcester, MA): Police officers working out of the street violence unit arrested two local gang members for gun possession Friday night in the Quinsigamond Avenue and Endicott Street area.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: December 29, 2013
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Pittsfield receives $100,000 to curb gang activity (Pittsfield, MA): The city has been awarded a competitive Shannon Community Safety Initiative grant of $100,000 to support the Gang Enforcement project.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: December 23, 2013
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Key gang figure gets life term (Boston, MA): From a raised dais in a Boston courtroom Wednesday, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Christine McEvoy looked straight at Jason Barbosa, 24, a key player in the city's Cape Verdean gang violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 18, 2013
http://www.bostonglobe.com/...

Haverhill gets $108K grant to combat gang activity (Haverhill, MA): Police in Haverhill have received a $108,277 Shannon Community Safety Initiative grant to combat crime, particularly gang activity. Funding is primarily used for gang task force personnel costs, crime analysis, and social intervention and opportunity provision programs, officials said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: December 18, 2013
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Lowell anti-gang efforts gets a big boost (Lowell, MA): The city will receive $569,000 to combat gang violence in the community this year, an increase of 10 percent over a year ago, the city's Statehouse delegation announced Monday.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: December 16, 2013
http://www.lowellsun.com/...

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