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Fear gripping neighborhoods after fatal shootings (Boston, MA): Grief and fear gripped residents and community leaders after a spate of apparently gang-related shootings took the lives of four people in Mattapan, Ashmont, and Dorchester between Friday and Monday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 29, 2014

Evans seeks ideas from clergy to get guns off Boston streets (Boston, MA): Flanked by clergy members, Boston Police Superintendent in Chief William Gross declared police and religious leaders a "united front" in the fight against gang violence, and said Wednesday that the city is mulling a gun buyback program in response to this month’s spike in homicides.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 29, 2014

In less than 24 hours, three are killed, one wounded in suspected gang violence in Boston (Boston, MA): Three shooting deaths within six hours late Sunday and early Monday brought the total number of homicides in Boston so far this year to nine, a dramatic spike that pushes the January death toll higher than any time in the last several years.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 28, 2014

Three dead in Dorchester, Mattapan shootings (Boston, MA): A man and a woman were shot to death in Mattapan early this morning, Boston police said, just hours after another man was killed in Dorchester in a spate of gang-related bloodshed.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 27, 2014

Springfield police charge two men with ties to street gangs with spraying gunfire at McKnight apartments (Springfield, MA): Two Springfield men that police say have ties to a local street gang were charged with spraying several houses at St. James Avenue and Bowdoin Street with gunfire Wednesday afternoon.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 23, 2014

Graffiti wars continue in Worcester (Worcester, MA): In light of a recent rash of graffiti being plastered over large sections of the city, residents, business owners and public officials Thursday tried to strike a balance between ensuring the vandalism doesn't linger and cutting victims some slack.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 17, 2014

Fall River receives $455,000 grant to combat youth violence (Fall River, MA): Officials announced today that Fall River has received a $455,950 state-funded Shannon grant to pay for intervention programs intended to reduce gang-related crime and youth violence.
Source: The Herald News    Date: January 15, 2014

Detrick Orrell, Springfield man with reported ties to Sycamore Street Posse, busted in Pennsylvania after police allegedly find him with $260K worth of cocaine (Springfield, MA): A Springfield man with alleged gang ties was charged with multiple drug offenses after a police traffic stop in Pennsylvania led to the discovery of about $260,000 worth of cocaine, according to reports.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 7, 2014

Worcester street violence unit arrests two for gun possession (Worcester, MA): Police officers working out of the street violence unit arrested two local gang members for gun possession Friday night in the Quinsigamond Avenue and Endicott Street area.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: December 29, 2013

Pittsfield receives $100,000 to curb gang activity (Pittsfield, MA): The city has been awarded a competitive Shannon Community Safety Initiative grant of $100,000 to support the Gang Enforcement project.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: December 23, 2013

Key gang figure gets life term (Boston, MA): From a raised dais in a Boston courtroom Wednesday, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Christine McEvoy looked straight at Jason Barbosa, 24, a key player in the city's Cape Verdean gang violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 18, 2013

Haverhill gets $108K grant to combat gang activity (Haverhill, MA): Police in Haverhill have received a $108,277 Shannon Community Safety Initiative grant to combat crime, particularly gang activity. Funding is primarily used for gang task force personnel costs, crime analysis, and social intervention and opportunity provision programs, officials said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: December 18, 2013

Lowell anti-gang efforts gets a big boost (Lowell, MA): The city will receive $569,000 to combat gang violence in the community this year, an increase of 10 percent over a year ago, the city's Statehouse delegation announced Monday.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: December 16, 2013

Taunton receives grant to fight gang violence (Taunton, MA): Taunton, which has at least four known gangs, received a $100,000 to combat gang violence in the city throughout the next year, according to the Taunton Police Department.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette    Date: December 16, 2013

Police urged to watch for retaliation by gang (Boston, MA): The Boston police intel­ligence unit is warning street cops to watch out for possible retaliation from a violent Mattapan gang after a Favre Street gangbanger was killed after shooting a cop Saturday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: December 10, 2013

Man in shooting was in 'wrong place at wrong time,' lawyer says (Boston, MA): The two men implicated in the shooting of a Boston police officer Saturday belonged to a dangerous Mattapan gang known for wielding guns and dealing cocaine, according to court documents and law enforcement officials familiar with the group.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 9, 2013

Two Boston men get life sentences in killing of teen (Boston, MA): Two Boston men convicted of killing a 16-year-old boy to send a message to a rival gang have been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: December 3, 2013

Gang members face conspiracy charges (Worchester, MA): A group of men, some who police say are known members of a Kilby Street gang faction, were arraigned Monday on charges they posted or disseminated sealed court records on social media to intimidate a victim in a shooting case.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: November 25, 2013

Two convicted of murder in fatal 2011 Dorchester shooting (Dorchester, MA): As the jury foreman said "guilty," convicting two men for the killing of 16-year-old Jaivon Blake on a Dorchester street, two thoughts consumed the mind of the murdered boy's mother.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 22, 2013

Former gang member turns life around (Springfield, MA): On a picturesque fall day in Springfield, Nasir Islam calmly sips a cup of coffee, reflecting on his past. Not too long ago, this sort of thing might have seemed entirely too farfetched. "I was 14 when I first joined a gang. I was very self-destructive; I was selling drugs, very ignorant. Some of the things were very violent; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a lot of ugly stuff that I'm not proud of today," Islam recalled.
Source: WGGB News    Date: November 21, 2013

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