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Second suspect in Worcester gang-related shooting held without bail (Worcester, MA): Xabiel Feliciano, the second man arrested in connection to a shooting in Great Brook Valley in the early morning hours Sunday, shook his head and muttered “that’s crazy” as he left the courtroom following his arraignment Tuesday morning.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 8, 2014

Gang retaliation probable in spate of Worcester shootings, chief says (Worcester, MA): In the span of just a few days the city has had five victims of gun violence, including a 19-year-old who died. Investigators are trying to determine whether some of the shootings are related.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 5, 2014

Police say Quincy shooting is tied to Boston gang (Quincy, MA): Police say a burst of gunfire that left a Wollaston home and nearby car peppered with bullets Wednesday night is related to gang activity in Boston.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: October 2, 2014

Pittsfield forum on youth and gang violence draws nearly 150 to Conte Community School (Pittsfield, MA): More than a month after a youth gang-related daytime shooting elicited an outcry against violence in the city, people are coming together to propose and discuss solutions.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: October 1, 2014

Dorchester part of initiative to fight gangs and violent crime (Cambridge, MA): Dorchester County is among the areas where gang members were arrested and illegal drugs were seized between Memorial Day to Labor Day, during “Operation Summer Heat,” part of a larger gang and violent crime initiative run by the U.S. Marshals called “Operation Triple Beam.”
Source: The Star Democrat    Date: September 26, 2014

Haverhill fights gang graffiti (Haverhill, MA): The fight against gang graffiti in the Mount Washington area is on. An anti-graffiti crew from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department has been working in that inner-city area to remove gang tags from homes and other buildings. Mount Washington has been targeted by police, who are trying to force gangs out of the area.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 26, 2014

Summer crime fell in city, police say (Boston, MA): Shootings in Boston dropped more than 12 percent during June, July, and August compared with last year, and major crime dropped sharply during the months of May through September, a calm that Police Commissioner William Evans attributed to a strategy of targeting hotspots and major players and getting guns off the street.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 24, 2014

Pittsfield makes curbing crime a community project (Pittsfield, MA): Crime, youth and gang violence is nothing new to this city. For years, groups like the Morningside Neighborhood Initiative and the Westside Initiative have been taking on community issues, like crime and social problems.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 14, 2014

Police: Springfield men accused of drug dealing tied to Bloods, Eastern Avenue street gangs (Springfield, MA): Jammal Williams was out when police seized more than 120 grams of crack cocaine and four handguns from his Union Street apartment.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 13, 2014

Rash of gang graffiti hits neighborhood (Haverhill, MA): In the very area where local, state and federal police are working to fight gangs and street crime, an outbreak of gang-related graffiti marred several buildings this week.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 12, 2014

Gang member, 20, sentenced in leaking of court records, threats to witness (Worcester, MA): A man identified by prosecutors as a member of a Kilby Street gang faction was sentenced to prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to unlawfully disseminating sealed court records in an effort to intimidate one of the victims in a shooting case.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 11, 2014

Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger calls Lafayette Cafe street-gang hangout; cafe owner denies being uncooperative with police (Holyoke, MA): The liquor license of the Lafayette Cafe that police say is a hang-out of street gang members and near which a man was shot to death Aug. 26 will remain suspended until the next License Board meeting Oct. 1, officials said.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 11, 2014

Alleged Latin Kings gang member released after pleading not guilty to heroin trafficking (Pittsfield, MA): A Pittsfield man charged with having $25,000 worth of heroin during a traffic stop in July remains free on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty to trafficking charges.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 3, 2014

Gunman Admits Guilt in Fatal Shooting of Man Wrongly Believed to be Gang Rival (Chelsea, MA): A Chelsea, Massachusetts, man has been sentenced to life in prison after he admitted to killing a man whom he wrongly believed to be a gang rival.
Source: NECN News    Date: September 3, 2014

Gang members admit role in 14-year-old's death (Boston, MA): Two members of a Boston gang have pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting death of a 14-year-old honors student in 2010.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: August 29, 2014

2 plead guilty in slaying of Boston teen (Boston, MA): Two members of a Boston gang have pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting death of a 14-year-old honors student in 2010.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: August 29, 2014

Street crime summit eyed (Boston, MA): While authorities continue to investigate a possible gang link in the killing of a 26-year-old teacher who was an innocent bystander Saturday, police say there are 125 active gangs with 3,500 members in the city, and community groups say they want to develop strategies to address the problem.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 27, 2014

Gang link to Dorchester parade shooting alleged (Dorchester, MA): The bullets started flying at 8:17 Saturday morning. People had gathered on Blue Hill Avenue for J'ouvert, a carefree party where revelers rejoice as mud, powder, and paint are flung their way.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 25, 2014

Three teens charged in Littleton housebreak (Littleton, MA): Three teenagers saying they are part of a violent, national street gang have been arrested and charged for allegedly breaking into a house in Littleton on Sunday, police said.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 20, 2014

Alleged Latin Kings gang member remains held on $25K bail on heroin trafficking charges (Pittsfield, MA): A Pittsfield man remains held on $25,000 bail after pleading not guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Monday to heroin trafficking charges.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: August 19, 2014

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