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Brockton cops eye city gangs as they probe recent killings and drug dealing (Brockton, MA): Amid the clutter in a Walnut Street basement, narcotics detectives found three spiral notebooks on a desk near the stairs. Inside were handwritten rules and regulations for the Folk Nation, an alliance of street gangs based in the Chicago area.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle    Date: January 23, 2010

Two arrested after alleged Fall River drive-by shooting (Fall River, MA): A man tied to the Bloods street gang is facing charges he was allegedly behind the wheel in a drive-by shooting late Thursday night.
Source: The Herald News    Date: January 22, 2010

Ganging up on street gangs (Pittsfield, MA): Ron "Cook" Barrett held up the yellow and black bandana in front of more than 200 sixth- and seventh-graders from Pittsfield. "How many of you know what gang this represents?" Barrett asked.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: January 21, 2010

Investing in youth (Worcester, MA): The Boys & Girls Club is slated to receive $350,000 in federal funding to continue its Gang Prevention Through Targeted Outreach Program.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 12, 2010

Rival MS-13, 18th Street gang members face charges after weekend stabbing in South End (New Bedford, MA): An alleged MS-13 gang member is charged with stabbing a rival 18th Street gang member during an early-morning fight Sunday in the South End.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: January 5, 2010

Four city buildings hit with graffiti (Taunton, MA): Is the Silver City becoming Graffiti City? Police are looking for the person or persons who they say either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning embarked upon a citywide, graffiti tagging spree.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette    Date: December 23, 2009

Holyoke police round up gang members after threat (Holyoke, MA): Holyoke police have rounded up 15 members of a gang after they allegedly made it known they wanted to shoot a police officer.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: December 9, 2009

The changing face of gang culture in Greater Lowell (Lowell, MA): Sako Long heard the chants, "fresh meat, fresh meat," as he was led to his new home -- a cell inside the Billerica House of Correction.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: December 8, 2009

Somerville gang threatens man on Broadway (Somerville, MA): A victim was threatened by three men on bikes at Broadway and Cutter Street on Nov. 10, according to a police report.
Source: Somerville Journal    Date: November 19, 2009

Boston police call Dorchester shooting gang-related (Dorchester, MA): Boston police will increase patrols and are asking for the public’s help in stemming a wave of gang violence in Dorchester that has spilled over into a Boston elementary school that serves as a community center after-hours.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: November 18, 2009

Council OKs fines in war on gangs (Springfield, MA): The City Council last night gave final approval to an ordinance that allows police to issue fines against anyone involved in gang activity such as recruitment of new members in public places.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 10, 2009

Lynn student charged in attack (Lynn, MA): A 16-year-old Lynn Classical High School student was charged yesterday with armed assault with intent to murder and other charges in connection with a gang-related stabbing just off school grounds that left four other students injured Thursday, according to authorities.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 31, 2009

Two gang members shot in Holyoke (Holyoke, MA): Two Latin Kings gang members, including one who is a registered sex offender with the state, were shot and were listed in serious condition in the hospital on Monday, police said.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 27, 2009

Though violence doesn't always travel, aspects of Springfield's drug, gang culture echo through region (Springfield, MA): On a cold Friday morning, a table of candles flickered outside the house where a young mother was struck by bullets Sunday, becoming Springfield's 17th murder victim and third in a five-day spate of fatal violence.
Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette    Date: October 24, 2009

Police arrest 11 after report of Corky Row brawl (Fall River, MA): A recent spate of crime in the Corky Row neighborhood reached a crescendo Thursday when police were called to a disturbance that erupted into an alleged gang riot.
Source: The Herald News    Date: October 23, 2009

Anti-gang measure makes progress (Springfield, MA): The City Council gave first-step approval Monday night to an ordinance designed to "turn up the heat" on gangs and gang recruitment.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 20, 2009

13 suspected gang members arrested in Springfield drug sweep (Springfield, MA): More than a dozen members of the city’s most troubling street gangs were arrested Thursday, according to court records unsealed in U.S. District Court.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 8, 2009

Boston police battle crime on several fronts (Boston, MA): Authorities in Boston today announced the indictments of more than a dozen people with alleged ties to a drug distribution ring. This follows a year-long probe targeting a street gang known as the Magnolia Steelers.
Source: NECN News    Date: October 7, 2009

Cambridge cops investigate three stabbings (Cambridge, MA): Police said gang members stabbed a 16-year-old boy in the neck as he walked along Broadway last Friday afternoon in one of three knife attacks in four days in Cambridge last week.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle    Date: October 1, 2009

Springfield Police arrest "dangerous" alleged gang member on drug charges (Springfield, MA): Springfield Police Commissioner William Fitchet is praising his officers in the wake of the drug-related arrest of an alleged gang member who police say pointed a loaded gun at a man's head and made him beg for his life.
Source: WGGB News    Date: October 1, 2009

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