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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

Pittsfield program targets gang and youth violence (Pittsfield, MA): A new program in Pittsfield is aimed at supporting young people and preventing them from entering a life of crime. The Community Connection program is part of the city's Shannon Grant initiative. The state grant focuses on gang management and prevention, targeting teenagers to young adults.
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio    Date: April 25, 2014

Suspect in 2009 Pittsfield home invasion held without bail (Pittsfield, MA): An alleged Bloods gang member who reportedly goes by the street name "Homicide" is being held without bail in the 2009 armed robbery and home invasion of a Pittsfield couple.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: April 25, 2014

Gang leader stays behind bars (Salisbury, MA): Paris Cormier, aka P. Dawt, known by police as the leader of a wannabe Salisbury gang, remains behind bars after a Newburyport District Court judge Friday considered him too dangerous to be afforded bail following his arrest earlier this month for allegedly bloodying his girlfriend during a vicious attack.
Source: The Daily News    Date: April 23, 2014

"Known gang member" arrested at gunpoint in Holyoke (Holyoke, MA): Detectives from the Holyoke Police Narcotics/Vice Unit arrested a person who they claim to be a "known member of the La Familia street gang" on gun charges.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: April 22, 2014

Suspected gang members, others arrested on heroin charges (Hyannis, MA): Two suspected members of the Latin Kings street gang who allegedly were traveling from Holyoke to supply Cape Cod heroin dealers were arrested Tuesday night after a two-month investigation by Barnstable police.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: April 17, 2014

Man faces mob assault, conspiracy, trespassing, street gang charges (Boston, MA): A 22-year-old South Boston man faces two felony charges of assault with intent by mob, charges of conspiracy, being in a criminal street gang, trespassing and two counts of assault and battery, according to South Boston Police Department records.
Source: The Gazette-Virginian    Date: April 16, 2014

Victim hospitalized, Springfield police investigate gang, drug-related shooting (Springfield, MA): Investigators found numerous bullet holes in cars that were parked in the area of an early Sunday morning shooting. The shooting appeared to be gang and drug-related, according to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: April 14, 2014

Boston gang leader gets 20-year prison sentence (Boston, MA): A man described as the leader of a violent Boston street gang and a career criminal has been found guilty of drug charges and sentenced to 20 years in prison as a habitual offender.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 8, 2014

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno blames gangbangers, businesses that attract them for city shootings that injured five (Springfield, MA): Mayor Domenic Sarno blamed gangbangers and the businesses that lure them to the city for Sunday morning's gun violence that left five people with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 6, 2014

Springfield Police and city officials react to sunday shootings (Springfield, MA): Springfield officials are reacting to shootings that sent five people to the hospital Sunday night. They say all of the shootings are connected. And they're all gang related.
Source: WGGB News    Date: April 6, 2014

Worcester voices on youth violence: Families matter (Worcester, MA): Data and statistics came to life at a community meeting on youth violence prevention at the Worcester Youth Center Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 3, 2014

True stories: Grandmothers hear from former gang members (Cape Cod, MA): "Gangs are made up of neighborhood friends you grew up with. They've got your back and you've got theirs. But a lot of kids I grew up with are dead now. I don't want to die. I want to live." The speaker was a former Boston street gang member named Ray-Ray.
Source: Falmouth Bulletin    Date: April 3, 2014

New Bedford police say they are making dents into gang activity (New Bedford, MA): The commanding officer of the Police Department's gang unit says police have put a dent in the two city gangs who claim ties to national gangs.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: March 26, 2014

Holyoke police crack down on gun violence after gang-related shooting (Holyoke, MA): Police in Holyoke sent a strong message to residents Wednesday: If you have an illegal gun, they are coming after you. "Osvaldo Vargas and Damien Alvarado, both these two suspects that were arrested by us are members of the La Familia gang, they are well known to us," Neiswanger said.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: March 26, 2014

Haverhill police turn to software to battle crime (Haverhill, MA): Call it the police department's crystal ball. Police in Haverhill have started using a relatively new cloud-based crime prediction program that forecasts when and where crimes are likely to occur. Called Predictive Policing, or "PredPol," is just getting its start in Haverhill, though the software is already in use in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Seattle.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: March 24, 2014

19-year-old gang member owned stun gun (Haverhill, MA): The violent history of one of the four men accused of trying unsuccessfully to shoot a person in the Mount Washington neighborhood was brought to light yesterday in Haverhill District Court.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: March 21, 2014

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