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FBI arrests more than 30 in gang crackdown (Springfield, MA): An FBI gang task force arrested more than 30 suspected members or affiliates of the La Familia street gang in Springfield and Holyoke this morning.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 16, 2008

Gang graffiti has tales to tell (Springfield, MA): Nicholas Cotto can read the writing on the wall. And what the walls are telling him right now is not good.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 11, 2008

Pittsfield residents are taking action on graffiti (Pittsfield, MA): Taking a no-tolerance line against "thug culture," a West Side leader says his Pittsfield community will be on the lookout for gang-related activity after a neighborhood park was targeted by graffiti writers.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: May 7, 2008

Anti-gang program gets $2M boost (Boston, MA): An anti-gang and youth-violence prevention program popular with local police got a boost from House lawmakers yesterday who voted to increase funding for the Charles Shannon grants by $2 million, still short of what Gov. Deval Patrick had hoped to add to the program.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: May 2, 2008

Gang crew charged in shooting (Lynn, MA): Four suspected gang members were ordered held without bail Monday for allegedly taking part in a retaliation shooting on Pinkham Street over the weekend.
Source: The Daily Item     Date: April 28, 2008

Bill bars gangs from 'safety zones' (Boston, MA): Gang members seen talking to one another or standing together on public property could be fined or jailed under a new bill being pushed in the Legislature and supported by some prosecutors and Boston police.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 23, 2008

Teens claim gang status online (Worcester, MA): Call them cyberposers. They are a group of school-age teens who don gang colors or wield what appears to be a weapon in pictures posted with their online profiles on popular social Web sites.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 21, 2008

Gang forum follows shooting (Lowell, MA): Even as Lowell Police Superintendent Ken Lavallee spoke at a community forum last night about the strides the department has made in curbing gang violence, officers were investigating a drive-by, possibly gang-related shooting earlier in the day that left one man wounded.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 11, 2008

Unity sought on gang violence (Springfield, MA): Community activists and city officials yesterday called for a united effort to stop gang violence in the aftermath of gang-related fights erupting this week near a local elementary school.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 10, 2008

Police say Abington man with gang ties will be deported (Abington, MA): Police and immigration officials say they have thwarted an apparent attempt by a member of the violent street gang MS-13 to gain a foothold in Abington.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: April 9, 2008

Police defuse gang fight (Saugus, MA): A fast-acting police sergeant defused a brawl outside Square One Mall that authorities say could have turned deadly because of suspected gang involvement.
Source: The Saugus Advertiser    Date: April 2, 2008

Youths to state: Give us work (Boston, MA): Young advocates from Worcester joined peers from around the state yesterday in urging support for budget proposals from Gov. Deval L. Patrick to more than double funding for summer job programs and local efforts to curb youth gang activity and violence.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 1, 2008

Patrick, pols urge $27M to combat youth violence, gangs, add jobs (Boston, MA): Gov. Deval Patrick and top law enforcement officals are set to launch an uphill battle for an infusion of nearly $27 million to keep youth off the streets, out of gangs and employed in the face of a dismal state budget crunch.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: March 30, 2008

Springfield details anti-violence effort (Springfield, MA): A $1.4 million state grant, announced in the fall, has solidified the fight against gang violence by steering youth toward alternative programs provided by community-based organizations, officials said yesterday.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 26, 2008

Accidental shooting in Salem apartment building raises gang concerns (Salem, MA): The shot fired Thursday night inside a Boston Street apartment building, which went through the floor and barely missed a young father in the apartment below, has rattled this working-class neighborhood on the edge of the city's McIntire Historic District.
Source: The Salem News    Date: February 9, 2008

Police: Latin Kings gang member shot himself in foot (Salem, MA): Police say a man who shot himself in the foot Thursday night and caused a bullet to travel into a neighbor’s bed is a member of the Latin Kings street gang.
Source: The Daily News Tribune    Date: February 8, 2008

Dozens arrested in gang, gun sweep (Boston, MA): A massive sweep across Boston by multiple law enforcement agencies netted at least 67 arrests on gang- and drug-related charges in a 24-hour period starting late Friday night, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 20, 2008

GANG WARS: Threat of new gang in Brockton surfaces during deadly spree of violence in city (Brockton, MA): As patrons poured out of the Morabeza Restaurant and Pub early last Sunday, three police officers were breaking up a heated argument between five men outside the Main Street club.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: January 13, 2008

Violent start to new year prompts formation of gang task force (Brockton, MA): Police in Brockton are teaming up with the FBI to combat gang violence in the region. The formation of a task force follows a violent beginning to 2008 in the city.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 11, 2008

Grant funding targets gang violence (Massachusetts): Several Western Massachusetts organizations will receive funding through the distribution of $5.1 million in state and federal grant money, Gov. Deval L. Patrick has announced.
Source: The Republican    Date: December 23, 2007

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