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Pittsfield police panel gets briefing on gang activity (Pittsfield, MA): Police are continually improving their intelligence about gang violence in the city. Police Chief Michael Wynn briefed the Police Advisory Committee on Monday about gang activity and said the department has made tremendous steps in the last decade in fighting them.
Source: iBerkshires    Date: January 7, 2013

'Senseless' killing puts gang in focus (Chelsea, MA): The heavy-hearted family of a Chelsea man police said was murdered in cold blood by a reputed MS-13 gang member still cannot understand why the alleged quick-triggered assassin would target a father who's final words were admitting he was of Puerto Rican descent.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 4, 2013

Alleged leader of Roxbury street gang sentenced to 15 years in prison on federal drug charges (Boston, MA): A man who allegedly led a violent Roxbury street gang for more than a decade pleaded guilty to federal drug charges and was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised released, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 27, 2012

Poverty and fear of gangs drive young immigrants to U.S. (Worcester, MA): Diego Canil Ordonez was just 16 years old when he realized he needed to get out of Guatemala after gang members arrived at the store where he worked to shake down his boss for money.
Source: Reuters    Date: December 22, 2012

Witness charged after shooting (Worcester, MA): A man who was shot Sunday night on Fox Street is a self-proclaimed gang member, police said, and his friend who witnessed the shooting has been charged with lying to police.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: December 18, 2012

Police eye gangs in midday shooting (Brockton, MA): The victim of a midday city shooting has a long arrest record and his shooting could be part of a string of recent gang-related activity, police said.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: November 16, 2012

Quincy police strike blow to '730' gang (Quincy, MA): One night this past summer, a girl approached a homeless man at Quincy's Kincaid Park on Water Street and asked for a cigarette. As the man responded, he was surrounded by a group of young people he’d never seen before.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: November 16, 2012

High court rules rap video prejudiced jury in gang killing (Boston, MA): A Boston man convicted of killing a high school student he thought was a rival gang member was granted a new trial Thursday after the highest court in Massachusetts found that a rap video, in which the suspect appeared, had an "overwhelming" prejudicial effect and should not have been shown to the jury.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: November 15, 2012

Lowell safety panel cites violence, guns as top issues (Lowell, MA): Police Superintendent Kenneth Lavallee told the City Council's public-safety subcommittee on Tuesday the availability of firearms to drug dealers and gang members has reached epidemic proportions.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: November 14, 2012

Police: Gang robbed man in his home (Webster, MA): Armed members of a Worcester gang barged into a drug dealer's apartment to collect money that they said was owed to them, police said.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: November 6, 2012

Two gang members charged in Pittsfield shooting (Pittsfield, MA): Two suspects in what police are called a gang-related shooting on John Street were arraigned on Thursday in Central Berkshire District Court and released on personal recognizance on the condition they were GPS-monitoring devices.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: November 2, 2012

19-year-old Springfield man killed in gang-related shooting on Eastern Avenue (Springfield, MA): A 19-year-old city man died after he was shot Friday night in what police are saying is a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 26, 2012

Former Framingham gang member indicted on multiple charges (Framingham, MA) : A former member of a Framingham street gang who is on federal probation has been indicted on drug and assault charges, the Middlesex District Attorney's Office announced today. 
Source: The Framingham Tab    Date: October 18, 2012

Boston works to prevent gang violence (Boston, MA): The state of Massachusetts has been dedicated to putting gang violence to a halt. A panel discussion hosted by Suffolk University on Tuesday focused on the importance of young men’s needs rather than incarcerating them for their crimes.
Source: The Suffolk Voice    Date: October 8, 2012

Surge in street violence unrelated to gangs, Malden says (Malden, MA): The recent rash of gun violence in Malden is linked to a group of "impact players," many of whom are known to police but who are not believed to be part of an organized street gang, city and police officials said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 4, 2012

Panel spotlights 'best practices' for gang, violence prevention (Worcester, MA): Sgt. Miguel Lopez, an 18-year veteran of the Worcester Police Department's Gang Unit, was part of a panel discussion Tuesday at the Suffolk University Law School on how nationwide best practices for stemming gang violence are being implemented throughout the commonwealth.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 2, 2012

Suffolk University panel: Fight against gangs requires more than police (Boston, MA) : Public safety experts say the fight against gang activity needs to go beyond police action to include a variety of tools, from tracking education and health care for at-risk youths to family counseling and street intervention.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: October 2, 2012

Suspected gang member in court on weapons, drug charges (Framingham, MA) : A suspected member of the Latin Kings street gang is scheduled to be arraigned today in Framingham District Court on gun and marijuana charges, police said.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: September 19, 2012

Much of recent Lowell violence blamed on gang retaliation (Lowell, MA): It started on Aug. 26, around midnight, when a 32-year-old Lowell man with gang ties that date back years turned up at Lowell General Hospital/Saints Campus after being shot four times on Gorham Street.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: September 18, 2012

Four teens charged in shooting incident (Pittsfield, MA) : Four young people, including a 12-year-old, are facing attempted murder and other charges in what police are calling a gang-related shooting over the weekend outside a house party. No one was hit by bullets.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 11, 2012

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