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Springfield officials defend decisions leaving AWAKE organization without anti-violence grant funds (Springfield, MA): City officials said that a grassroots group known as AWAKE was omitted from a share of an $800,000 anti-violence grant because it never produced the documentation needed to prove its claim of being a leader in the fight against youth and gang violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 28, 2012

16 nabbed in Fitchburg gang sweep (Fitchburg, MA): The city is a safer place after the culmination of "Operation Red Wolf," a federal, state and local bust of 16 people with ties to gang activity, drugs and illegal weapons, Police Chief Robert DeMoura said Thursday.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: January 27, 2012

Joint law enforcement operation targets Fitchburg gang activities (Worcester, MA): Six people secretly indicted last week as part of what prosecutors said was a federal and state investigation into drug trafficking, illegal firearm sales and related gang activities in Fitchburg were arraigned this afternoon in Worcester Superior Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 26, 2012

Gangster charged with shooting (Worcester, MA): A known member of a violent gang in Lowell was arraigned in Central District Court yesterday in the shooting of a man three times outside a Benefit Street home after a fight at a party Sunday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 25, 2012

$800,000 anti-violence grant jeopardized by Springfield City Council delay (Springfield, MA): A state official notified the city Wednesday that an $800,000 grant to combat youth and gang violence may be in jeopardy unless the City Council can agree to accept the money by the Tuesday deadline.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 25, 2012

Springfield City Council wants more information before accepting $800,000 anti-violence grant (Springfield, MA): The City Council on Monday again delayed acceptance of an $800,000 state grant to combat youth and gang violence, with some councilors saying they remain concerned that some community groups may not have received a fair chance to compete for the funds.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 23, 2012

Gang member gets extra year for hitting Middleton Jail guard (Salem, MA): A former member of a Lynn street gang, already serving six years in state prison for a violent Salem home invasion that left a 6-year-old girl with permanent damage to her eye, will serve a seventh year for punching a Middleton Jail correctional officer last spring.
Source: The Salem News    Date: January 20, 2012

Gang member caught in Hyannis probe (Barnstable, MA): An alleged member of one of the most dangerous gangs in America was arrested after a two-week-long joint investigation between local police and a government agency.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: January 19, 2012

Anti-violence group AWAKE says it deserved state funding for youth safety program (Springfield, MA): Some community activists said this week they believe that grassroots groups should have received greater consideration for funding under a new $800,000 state grant designed to reduce gangs, drugs and violence among young men.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 18, 2012

Four illegal immigrants detained, one MS-13 gang member arrested (Hyannis, MA) : A MS-13 gang member and four illegal immigrants are in custody after Barnstable Police and two US government agencies investigated potential gang activity in the Fresh Holes neighborhood in Hyannis, police said.
Source: Barnstable-HyannisPatch    Date: January 18, 2012

Murder suspect admits gang ties (Salem, MA): When Jonathan Rivera testified in his own defense in his murder trial Thursday, he was a soft-spoken former honor student who had found himself, through no fault of his own, living in a tough Salem neighborhood.
Source: The Salem News    Date: January 14, 2012

Gang member arrested in Brockton on gun charge (Brockton, MA): A known gang member has been arrested and charged with a firearms offense, Brockton police said Friday.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: December 30, 2011

Man gunned down on Pittsfield street (Pittsfield, MA): A man who served prison time for what police say was a gang-related attack in 2006 was cut down by gunfire on a city street late Sunday in an apparent homicide.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: December 20, 2011

Gang member charged in City Hall plaza death (Worcester, MA): A known member of the Kilby Street gang has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Javier A. Santiago, who was shot and killed last week outside City Hall.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: December 7, 2011

Young men in court over rowdiness that followed shooting (Worcester, MA): Several men arrested over the weekend at a vigil for shooting victim Javier A. Santiago were arraigned today in Central District Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: December 6, 2011

Brockton teen shot in buttocks in gang-related shooting (Brockton, MA): Three masked men opened fire on a car outside the city’s downtown area, shooting a Brockton teenager in the buttocks and causing the intended target to crash his SUV in what police called a gang-related incident.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: November 30, 2011

Gang members among those arrested in ICE sweep in Brockton (Brockton, MA): Eight purported Cape Verde gang members were among those arrested in a sweep by federal immigration officials and local authorities, including one man who tried to escape through a window, a Plymouth County sheriff official said on Wednesday.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: November 24, 2011

Community leaders call for end to Hub violence (Boston, MA): Boston ministers, police and the district attorney are calling on gang members to put their disputes aside, promoting the fifth annual Season of Peace initiative.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: November 24, 2011

Gang member sentenced on cocaine charge (Peabody, MA): A Peabody man believed to be a member of a notoriously violent Lynn street gang called "The Tiny Rascals" was sentenced to three to five years in state prison yesterday on cocaine charges.
Source: The Salem News    Date: November 18, 2011

SPD arrest 'one of the most dangerous gang members' in Springfield (Springfield, MA): A longtime target of the Springfield Police Department, Bobby Owens Jr., has been arrested. Officers from Springfield's gang and narcotics division surrounded Owens and his girlfriend as they were leaving their Maple Street apartment.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: November 10, 2011

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