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Mayor promises increased police presence in wake of Lowell gang shootings (Lowell, MA) : In the aftermath of a gang-related shooting where five people were shot Wednesday night, Lowell Mayor Rodney Elliott promised increased patrols by State Police and said gang violence would be dealt with "swiftly and severely."
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: June 26, 2014

Witness in Framingham slaying trial: McDaniel was gang leader (Woburn, MA): Eric Murray's cousin, who described himself as the best friend of Joseph McDaniel, whom Murray is accused of killling, told a Middlesex Superior Court jury Thursday that McDaniel was the feared leader of a Framingham street gang.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: June 20, 2014

G.R.E.A.T. graduation equips Springfield students with tools to reject gang life (Springfield, MA): Graduating from elementary to middle school is a rite of passage, but the transition can bring unwelcome temptations in some communities. To mark an annual effort to fend off the draw of street gangs for adolescents, the Springfield Police Department held its yearly G.R.E.A.T. graduation at White Street School on Wednesday morning.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 18, 2014

Voices: In Boston, memories of a gangland peacemaker (Boston, MA): Last week a man was shot to death in front of the house where his brother suffered the same fate 21 years ago. It happened in a part of Boston known as H Block, because many street names start with that letter. Few places in America have been deadlier longer.
Source: USA Today    Date: June 18, 2014

Encouraging Springfield students to resist gangs (Springfield, MA): In light of recent violence, including several unsolved murders in Springfield, parents and city leaders are working to influence young people before the gangs do.
Source: WGGB News    Date: June 13, 2014

Gang unit arrests three men, including one with a gun, in Brockton (Brockton, MA): The Police Department's Gang Unit arrested three men, including one who was illegally carrying a firearm, on Thursday while patrolling the area of a recent shooting.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: June 13, 2014

Gang leader released from jail (Newburyport, MA): The alleged leader of a Salisbury-based gang is back on the streets after reaching a plea deal with Essex County prosecutors last week.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: June 11, 2014

Springfield city officials make plans to stop gang violence (Springfield, MA): With an uptick in street violence in Springfield this past week and a half, city officials are doing their best to try and curb that violence and find ways to stop it.
Source: WGGB News    Date: June 8, 2014

Springfield police call shootings gang-related (Springfield, MA): More gun violence in Springfield leaves one dead and two injured. Springfield police said they have the situation under control. No arrests have been made yet, but police believe the shootings to be gang-related.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: June 4, 2014

Gang shootout in Springfield sparks house fire (Springfield, MA): Springfield police are blaming a house fire in the city on a gang-related drive-by shooting that sent an innocent driver caught in the crossfire scrambling for safety.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 3, 2014

Reputed Bloods gang leader from Fall River sentenced to 22 years in prison on drug, gun charges (Boston, MA): A reputed Bloods street gang leader from Fall River will spend 22 years in federal prison after being convicted on drug and weapons charges.
Source: The Herald News    Date: June 3, 2014

Springfield police to crack down on gang violence (Springfield, MA): Springfield police are beefing up patrols in crime hot spot areas following a week of gang related shootings. This past week, one person was killed and four wounded in shootings. One woman who didn't want to reveal her name is concerned.
Source: WGGB News    Date: May 30, 2014

Two hospitalized after gang-related shooting near Springfield Burger King (Springfield, MA): Two victims were taken to the hospital after gunshots rained out in a gang-related shooting at a Springfield Burger King Thursday afternoon. Springfield police responded to the Burger King on State Street around 3:15 p.m. after the department's shot spotter system picked up gunshots at the corner of State and Walnut streets, according to Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: May 29, 2014

Gun linked to single defendant connected to 3 separate 'gang-related' shootings in Springfield, prosecutor says (Springfield, MA): A gun linked to a single defendant in U.S. District Court was scientifically connected to three separate gang-related shootings in Springfield, according to filings in the criminal case.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 27, 2014

After early spike, city sees dip in violent crime (Boston, MA): The year began with a burst of violence in Boston: a rash of killings in January and February that included the shooting of a 9-year-old boy, alarming residents, community leaders, and city officials.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 22, 2014

Gang member arrested after shooting involving Holyoke officer (Holyoke, MA): Police are investigating a shooting that involved an officer and a SUV near South Bridge Street and Hamilton Street in downtown Holyoke.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: May 15, 2014

Grant to allow Pittsfield to address gang issues in-depth (Pittsfield, MA): The city's Community Connection program -- targeting the roots of youth criminal and gang involvement -- is poised to move beyond the "planning and preparation stage," according to coordinator Adam Hinds.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: May 12, 2014

Awareness meeting promotes at-risk youth programs (Lynn, MA): Jason Nop talked about his time as a member of the Bloods gang. Justin Williams said he was a Crip. And Francisco Paulino said he didn’t want to go back to jail.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: April 29, 2014

Lowell PD suspends funding anti-gang agency (Lowell, MA): The Police Department has temporarily suspended funding an acclaimed Lowell-based anti-violence agency because its "streetworkers" advocated for two Lowell men accused in high-profile gun-related crimes, one a shooting.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 29, 2014

Springfield Police arrest gang member on gun charges Saturday night (Springfield, MA): Springfield Police arrested a dangerous suspect after a report of shots fired Saturday night. Officers learned 20-year-old Justin Webber, of Spruce Street in Springfield, was in the Indian Orchard section and was carrying a handgun. Webber is a known gang member in the city.
Source: WGGB News    Date: April 28, 2014

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