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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

City Council considers anti-gang measure (Fitchburg, MA): A proposed ordinance that would allow police to arrest gang members for loitering has some support among city councilors, but Police Chief Robert A. DeMoura said it may not be the most effective way to deal with a growing local problem.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: November 6, 2008

Shooting of boys linked to gang (Boston, MA): Boston police say the recent public shooting of three boys was linked to an ongoing dispute with an area gang.
Source: United Press International    Date: October 23, 2008

Shooting victims targeted, kin allege (Boston, MA): A 19-year-old man is being questioned in the nonfatal shooting of three children who were playing outside at a housing complex Saturday night when a gunman sprayed them with bullets, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 20, 2008

Framingham Police educate public about gang issues (Framingham, MA): The images were intended to portray cocksure street swagger. A group of youths, flat-brimmed baseball caps tilted jauntily, peacocked for the camera, contorting their fingers and bending their wrists in the shape of gang signs.
Source: The Metrowest Daily News    Date: October 7, 2008

Two teens injured in Lynn shooting (Lynn, MA): Two teenagers were injured yesterday in what police called a gang-related shooting in a neighborhood that has been plagued by violence this year.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 23, 2008

Haverhill receives $100,000 to keep gangs from erupting again (Haverhill, MA): In the summer of 2005, it was the talk of the city — street gangs and the fear they were putting into neighbors. Members of warring gangs were shooting bullets at each other in the Acre and Arlington Street neighborhoods.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 22, 2008

Funding dries up on effort to quiet gang violence (Boston, MA): It started out as a typical community meeting. In a stuffy, hot trailer on a recent Saturday, about two dozen Dorchester residents sat in a circle, shifted a little in their seats and set ground rules.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 15, 2008

Police see gang ties in six arrested for break-ins (Gloucester, MA): An investigation into a series of house break-ins in Riverdale on Wednesday has led to the arrest of one Gloucester woman and five men who police say may be connected to the national Latin Kings gang.
Source: Gloucester Daily Times    Date: September 13, 2008

Police arrest suspect in gang shooting (Somerville, MA): A 21-year-old man who bought the booze for a teenage party on Everett Street and allegedly shot another partygoer in an altercation over gang colors was arrested Friday afternoon.
Source: The Somerville News    Date: September 3, 2008

Graffiti ’tagged’ for removal (Boston, MA): Gangbangers could get two years in jail, pay hefty fines and even lose their driver’s licenses for leaving graffiti tags under a proposal the City Council takes up Thursday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: September 2, 2008

Reputed gang member arrested in shooting of two boys (Roxbury, MA): Police have charged a reputed gang member in the shooting of a 4-year-old and his older cousin Monday night while they sat on the porch of their Roxbury home, an act police called a wanton disregard for the safety of bystanders.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 22, 2008

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