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Fifth grade students graduate from G.R.E.A.T program (Springfield, MA): In a big accomplishment for 65 Springfield fifth graders Wednesday, Homer Street School students graduated from the Gang Resistance Education and Training program run by the Springfield Police Department.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: March 14, 2012

Shots fired after quarrel (Worcester, MA): A city man with gang ties and on probation in a drug case allegedly shot at a rival gang member after the two got into an argument Sunday morning on Cambridge Street, a prosecutor said yesterday during the arraignment of Carlos J. Ruiz.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 9, 2012

Statistics show Worcester is safe (Worcester, MA): A daytime slaying in front of City Hall, a shooting in the afternoon on busy Chandler Street and a melee inside the Greendale YMCA. All three incidents made headlines and enhanced the perception that violence is on the rise in Worcester.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 3, 2012

Gang leader to be arraigned today on new charges (Fall River, MA): A New Bedford gang leader will be arraigned today on charges he recruited an associate to kill a 28-year-old man.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: March 2, 2012

Grant to target gang activity (Newburyport, MA): With local budgets stretched to their limits, police departments in Newburyport, Salisbury and Amesbury recently received some good news from the federal government in the form of a $90,000 grant to combat gang-related activity in the communities.
Source: The Daily News    Date: March 1, 2012

Fourth arrest in fight at YMCA (Worcester, MA): A fourth person allegedly involved in the Feb. 20 fight inside the Greendale YMCA branch was arrested yesterday and arraigned in Central District Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: February 29, 2012

Lowell to receive $450,000 through grant program (Lowell, MA): The city will receive $450,000 this year to combat gang violence in the community, the city's Statehouse delegation and city officials announced Monday.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: February 28, 2012

Violent crime rise alarms activists (Boston, MA): A spate of deadly violence and nonfatal shootings and stabbings in recent weeks has rocked several of Boston’s communities, after a relatively calm start to the year.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 24, 2012

Colorado fugitive arrested in Andover (Andover, MA): A fugitive wanted in Colorado was captured on Tuesday in Andover following an investigation involving U.S. Marshals and authorities from both states.
Source: WFXT FOX25 News    Date: February 22, 2012

Man leaving party is shot (Worcester, MA): A 25-year-old Shrewsbury man was shot in the abdomen Saturday night on Providence Street, an area of the city where police will add patrols and increase their presence based on the department’s shooting protocols.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: February 20, 2012

Details of Worcester gang activities emerge (Worcester, MA): The Providence Street Posse is the moving force behind recent violence and drug dealing, police say, and its members have been shot at repeatedly by a rival gang. One member was shot and killed near the front steps of City Hall in November.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: February 16, 2012

In Worcester, clergy, service providers worried about violence (Worcester, MA): About a dozen clergy and social services providers met yesterday with the district attorney, the mayor, police chief and city manager over concern about two shootings here last week.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: February 14, 2012

Holyoke street-gang sweep results in 20 arrests for drugs and weapons (Holyoke, MA): Federal, state and local police arrested 20 alleged street gang members on drug and firearms charges in morning raids that netted 3,300 bags of heroin and two guns. "It was directed at specific gang activity," Hampden District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni said.
Source: The Republican    Date: February 10, 2012

Group helps at-risk youths change paths (Lowell, MA) Group helps at-risk youths change paths : When Xavier Hardin stopped showing up to his job-training program at the United Teen Equality Center in Lowell early last year, he began getting daily visitors at home. It was the center's street team workers wondering when he'd be coming back.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 9, 2012

Fall River gets $360K grant to combat youth violence (Fall River, MA) : The state funds that came through to help prevent youth violence and gang-related crime was welcome news with steep challenges ahead.
Source: Te Herald News    Date: February 8, 2012

Gang member license ID plan to be revised (Boston, MA): A state representative’s proposal to mark gang members' driver's licenses with the letter "G" was heard yesterday before the Joint Committee on Transportation at the State House, but it probably will undergo significant revisions after it was later assailed as unconstitutional.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 7, 2012

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

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