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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Cops cite success in fight against domestic homicides (Boston, MA): While cops face a daily struggle to get street violence under control, Boston police and advocates say the city has had success in preventing domestic homicides. Gang violence is behind most of the city's 628 murders in the past 10 years, with domestic homicides accounting for just 23 murders, or 3.6 percent of that number.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 30, 2014

Pittsfield traffic stop nets $25K in heroin, two alleged gang members (Pittsfield, MA): Two men who police say are street gang members are facing drug dealing charges after officers allegedly found $25,000 worth of heroin during a traffic stop.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: July 23, 2014

New Bedford school resource officers aim to reach kids when they're young (New Bedford, MA): Police officer Allann Fonseca said he is "really into sneakers." The school resource officer at Keith Middle School said students even come up to him to talk about all the new pairs of shoes coming out. Twenty-six students in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades are part of the GREAT program, which stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training, headed by the school resource officers like Fonseca.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: July 22, 2014

Mayor Walsh targets gang members for jobs (Boston, MA): Mayor Martin J. Walsh is using his union connections to place so-called gang "impact players" and other at-risk kids into apprenticeship programs, in an innovative push officials hope will get known troublemakers off the street and on the fast track to well-paying jobs.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 18, 2014

Gang crime at Worcester's University Park fueled by new bench (Worcester, MA): A newly dedicated bench in University Park has a lot of local residents wondering whether the bench is becoming a hot spot for local crime.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: July 14, 2014

Violence in Central America drives children to New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): Although New Bedford is home to a small fraction of the roughly 900,000 Guatemalans living in the U.S., it's possible that the city is seeing a disproportionate number of unaccompanied minors.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: July 13, 2014

Couple speaking out about gang related attack in Dorchester (Dorchester, MA): A couple is recovering Wednesday night after being attacked by a gang in Dorchester, and the members of that gang are allegedly not old enough to drive. A gang comprised mainly of young girls jumped a couple in the Four Corners area Monday night. The suspects had the advantage and took the couple by surprise.
Source: WFXT FOX25 News    Date: July 9, 2014

Worcester's University Park becoming a hotbed for gang crime (Worcester, MA): As the summer begins to heat up in Worcester, so is crime in one of the city's public parks: University Park, located in the city's Main South neighborhood. According to local residents, gang violence has plagued the park as of late, with at least two recorded shootings and a stabbing occurring during the past two months.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: July 1, 2014

Mayor promises increased police presence in wake of Lowell gang shootings (Lowell, MA) : In the aftermath of a gang-related shooting where five people were shot Wednesday night, Lowell Mayor Rodney Elliott promised increased patrols by State Police and said gang violence would be dealt with "swiftly and severely."
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: June 26, 2014

Witness in Framingham slaying trial: McDaniel was gang leader (Woburn, MA): Eric Murray's cousin, who described himself as the best friend of Joseph McDaniel, whom Murray is accused of killling, told a Middlesex Superior Court jury Thursday that McDaniel was the feared leader of a Framingham street gang.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: June 20, 2014

G.R.E.A.T. graduation equips Springfield students with tools to reject gang life (Springfield, MA): Graduating from elementary to middle school is a rite of passage, but the transition can bring unwelcome temptations in some communities. To mark an annual effort to fend off the draw of street gangs for adolescents, the Springfield Police Department held its yearly G.R.E.A.T. graduation at White Street School on Wednesday morning.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 18, 2014

Voices: In Boston, memories of a gangland peacemaker (Boston, MA): Last week a man was shot to death in front of the house where his brother suffered the same fate 21 years ago. It happened in a part of Boston known as H Block, because many street names start with that letter. Few places in America have been deadlier longer.
Source: USA Today    Date: June 18, 2014

Encouraging Springfield students to resist gangs (Springfield, MA): In light of recent violence, including several unsolved murders in Springfield, parents and city leaders are working to influence young people before the gangs do.
Source: WGGB News    Date: June 13, 2014

Gang unit arrests three men, including one with a gun, in Brockton (Brockton, MA): The Police Department's Gang Unit arrested three men, including one who was illegally carrying a firearm, on Thursday while patrolling the area of a recent shooting.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: June 13, 2014

Gang leader released from jail (Newburyport, MA): The alleged leader of a Salisbury-based gang is back on the streets after reaching a plea deal with Essex County prosecutors last week.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: June 11, 2014

Springfield city officials make plans to stop gang violence (Springfield, MA): With an uptick in street violence in Springfield this past week and a half, city officials are doing their best to try and curb that violence and find ways to stop it.
Source: WGGB News    Date: June 8, 2014

Springfield police call shootings gang-related (Springfield, MA): More gun violence in Springfield leaves one dead and two injured. Springfield police said they have the situation under control. No arrests have been made yet, but police believe the shootings to be gang-related.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: June 4, 2014

Gang shootout in Springfield sparks house fire (Springfield, MA): Springfield police are blaming a house fire in the city on a gang-related drive-by shooting that sent an innocent driver caught in the crossfire scrambling for safety.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 3, 2014

Reputed Bloods gang leader from Fall River sentenced to 22 years in prison on drug, gun charges (Boston, MA): A reputed Bloods street gang leader from Fall River will spend 22 years in federal prison after being convicted on drug and weapons charges.
Source: The Herald News    Date: June 3, 2014

Springfield police to crack down on gang violence (Springfield, MA): Springfield police are beefing up patrols in crime hot spot areas following a week of gang related shootings. This past week, one person was killed and four wounded in shootings. One woman who didn't want to reveal her name is concerned.
Source: WGGB News    Date: May 30, 2014

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