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Lawrence granted $800K to curb youth violence (Lawrence, MA): Lawrence and 10 other cities that are among the most violent in Massachusetts will split a $10 million state grant aimed at curtailing homicides and assaults by boys and men under 25, Gov. Deval Patrick announced yesterday.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: October 14, 2011

Worcester grant aimed at intervening in youth violence (Worcester, MA): Agencies and groups in Worcester working to turn teenagers and young men away from street violence and give at-risk youths alternatives to joining gangs, will get a $710,000 state grant toward their efforts, Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced yesterday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 14, 2011

Former gang member says Fall River community organizations saved his life (Fall River, MA): Michael Nhem’s life was on the verge of coming to an end when he received a piece of advice that turned it all around. Speaking Wednesday night during a forum on public safety hosted by state Sen. Michael Rodrigues, D-Westport, Nhem told the crowd that he was born into conflict as the child of a father who was a member of the Bloods street gang and a mother who was affiliated with the Crips.
Source: The Herald News    Date: October 12, 2011

Patrick, Coakley urge expanding Mass. crime laws (Boston, MA): Gov. Deval Patrick and Attorney General Martha Coakley are pressing lawmakers to toughen the state's laws targeting gun and gang violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 5, 2011

Shootings early yesterday in city appear to be 'gang-related' (Lawrence, MA): An Olive Avenue man will be arraigned this morning on an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting and beating a man on Florence Street early yesterday morning. That crime, and another incident nearby six hours later, was "definitely gang related" and possibly retaliation for a stabbing three years ago, said Police Chief John Romero.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: October 3, 2011

Chelsea slay defendant said he was a member MS-13 gang (Chelsea, MA): A man who shot and killed another man in Chelsea in July claimed to be a member of the MS-13 street gang, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 29, 2011

Fifth man is arrested in Worcester slaying (Worcester, MA): A fifth man allegedly involved in the killing of former Vice Lords gang member Juan Melendez was arrested Saturday night, and is scheduled to appear in Central District Court today.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 26, 2011

Four arraigned in gang slaying (Worcester, MA): Four men charged in the slaying Sunday of Juan Melendez were ordered held without bail yesterday in Central District Court. Mr. Melendez, 34, was identified as a former member of the Vice Lords gang. Assistant District Attorney Marc Dupuis said police have identified suspects in the case as members of the Kilby Street Posse.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 24, 2011

Gang member, mother arrested (Worcester, MA): A member of the G-Block/Kilby Street gang charged in a shooting last year was arrested over the weekend — with his mother — on gun and drugs charges.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 13, 2011

Two face charges of intimidating witnesses in S. End shooting (Boston, MA): Two men have been charged with intimidating witnesses in the weekend shooting in the South End in which an innocent teenager allegedly was killed because of where he lived.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 8, 2011

Villa Victoria residents: Gang violence needs to end (Boston, MA): For mothers with children living in Villa Victoria, Saturday’s violent killing of teenager Alex Sierra is yet another painful side effect of the ongoing gang feud with Mission Hill, a conflict some say has put their families at risk for more than 30 years.
Source: SouthEndPatch    Date: September 8, 2011

Investing in gang members stops violence, author tells Holy Cross audience (Worcester, MA): Fresh out of prison with "F*** THE WORLD" tattooed across his forehead, Ramiro, a gang member, was having difficulty finding employment. "I could only imagine him at McDonald's — 'Do you want fries with that?' — and seeing mothers grab their kids and flee," Rev. Gregory Boyle said last night at the College of the Holy Cross.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 7, 2011

Revere Police, New York detectives make major gang grab on Revere Street; One man confesses to murder (Revere, MA): A cadre of law enforcement, including Revere Police, apprehended two major Salvadoran gang members hiding out on Revere Street last week, with one of the men confessing to a cold-blooded murder committed in New York City last July.
Source: Revere Journal    Date: September 7, 2011

DA: South End teen was killed because of his address (Boston, MA): Eighteen-year-old Alex Sierra was shot and killed Saturday night in the South End simply because of his address, District Attorney Daniel Conley said on Tuesday. "Once again, an innocent child has been gunned down amid the madness of a gang feud he had no part in," Conley said.
Source: SouthEndPatch    Date: September 6, 2011

Two brothers gunned down, but debate still swirls around KST (Framingham, MA) : When it comes to KST, the nature of the group depends on who's talking. The mother of a Framingham man recently gunned down and some neighborhood residents say that Kendall Street Team was just a crew of local children and teens who coined the term as a point of local pride, with no official membership and some driven to drug-dealing and other crimes simply because of financial hardship.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: August 28, 2011

Reputed KST gang member killed in Boston (Boston, MA): After surviving a shooting six years ago, a reputed member of Framingham's KST street gang was gunned down Monday after a Boston Harbor cruise - a death echoing the 2003 Kendall Street murder of his older brother, identified as a gang co-founder.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: August 24, 2011

Mayor Sarno to update initiative aimed at cracking down on gang, youth violence in Springfield (Springfield, MA): After holding a closed-door summit last month to discuss ways to combat gang and youth violence in Springfield, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to announce some of the initiatives that have been taking place to address the issues, according to Thomas T. Walsh, the mayor's communications director.
Source: The Republican    Date: August 23, 2011

Southie neighbors muscle in on gym for gang members (Boston, MA): Neighborhood anger is boiling over in South Boston about a weight-lifting center that was initially billed as catering to the city’s "most influential" gang members and at-risk youth as residents fight to bar the controversial gym after the last-minute news of its opening.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 21, 2011

Man charged in shooting incident (Lawrence, MA): An 18-year-old reputed Crips street gang member has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in an Aug. 7 shooting incident on West Street, police said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: August 19, 2011

South Shore probation officers keep gangs in check (Quincy, MA): Mike Walsh and Al Hall knocked on the front door of a North Randolph home. The Quincy District Court probation officers make home visits every week, but this one was more serious.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: August 15, 2011

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