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Crime Series: Shootings Spur Community Response In Pittsfield (Pittsfield, MA) : Our weeklong series on violence in the region continues now. In part two of Crime in our Communities, WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis reports on Pittsfield, where a few incidents in recent years have raised the awareness of violence in Berkshire County’s largest city.
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio    Date: July 21, 2015

Worcester City Manager: Strategies being implemented to combat youth and gun violence (Worcester, MA): Citing a concerning number of shootings this year, the city manager has released a report detailing efforts to curb youth violence by over 40 organizations across the city.
Source: The Republican    Date: July 20, 2015

Video plea to end Worcester gang violence goes viral: 'Tell them to lay their weapons down' (Worcester, MA): A video plea to end the gang violence in Worcester is going viral on Facebook. Ike McBride, the director of operations at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, posted the video yesterday in response to recent shootings in a suspected gang war that have rocked the city.
Source: The Republican    Date: July 16, 2015

Release of teens may endanger witnesses, prosecutors say (Boston, MA): Prosecutors argued Wednesday that releasing two teens accused of murdering 16-year-old Jonathan Dos Santos in Dorchester in June could endanger witnesses — as well as the defendants — in the case.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 15, 2015

Prosecutor: Hold gang member - who'd rather do time for illegal gun than be killed - without bail (Springfield, MA): A prosecutor is asking a Hampden Superior Court judge to order 22-year-old Larry Green, who he said is a member of the Sycamore Street gang, held without right to bail pending trial on illegal gun charges.
Source: The Republican    Date: July 13, 2015

Columbia Point gives way to upscale Harbor Point (Boston, MA): What was once the dilapidated neighborhood of the feared “Columbia Point Dawgs” gang is now Harbor Point on the Bay, an upscale-looking, mixed-income, gated residential community.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 13, 2015

One of 2 suspects arraigned in March slaying in Fall River (Fall River, MA): The suspects in Anthony Carvalho’s murder were seen obtaining face masks on surveillance video at Walmart shortly before the March 20 homicide in Fall River, prosecutors said.
Source: The Herald News    Date: July 13, 2015

Is the City of Worcester In the Middle of a Gang War? (Worcester, MA): At the end of June, the city of Worcester was on pace to tie or break the record for number of shootings in one year. In just the first ten days of July, the city is no longer just on pace to break the record, but looks as if 2015 will finish well ahead of the 38 shootings Worcester saw last year. The one common factor in the 27 shootings so far this year is gangs.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: July 10, 2015

Police: 2 gang members shot in car while at red light (Worcester, MA): Police say two gang-affiliated men have been shot in Massachusetts. Worcester Police were called to Millbury Street at around 5:53 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of gunshots and multiple victims.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 9, 2015

Does Worcester have a gang war? Five injured, one dead in seven shootings in two weeks (Worcester, MA): Over the last two weeks, gunshots have rung out on the city's streets a total seven times in an apparently ongoing gang war. The recent spate of shootings began on June 25, with the shooting death of David Luyando inside Hope Cemetery.
Source: The Republican    Date: July 9, 2015

Are cemeteries a new front in Worcester street-gang wars? (Worcester, MA): One week after David A. Luyando was fatally shot in Hope Cemetery last month, a police cruiser rolled down Dell Avenue inside the city-owned graveyard, slowly checking the premises. The lone cruiser was a smaller reminder of the more intense police presence seven days earlier, which disturbed the peace of near-perfect rows of gray headstones, set against lush grass with bright flowers and plastic tchotchkes.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: July 7, 2015

Gun suspect part of Worcester gang war, authorities say (Worcester, MA): Calling it an ongoing battle and "gang war" between the East Side and Main South neighborhoods of Worcester, the Worcester district attorney's office pointed to a 19-year-old suspect in custody as playing a key role in it.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: July 2, 2015

Prosecutors: Fall River teens resumed "gang lifestyle" after March murder (Fall River, MA): Two city teens alleged to be involved in gang activity have been indicted for the March 20 murder of Anthony Carvalho in Fall River. In court documents, prosecutors said Carvalho's murder was "a brutal, random killing," and that the suspects had resumed their "gang lifestyle" after being recently released from a secure facility for youthful offenders.
Source: The Herald News    Date: June 30, 2015

Joshua Santos, Jose Rodriguez get life sentences in Holyoke La Familia murder; prosecutor calls slaying 'essentially an execution' (Springfield, MA): A prosecutor on Monday asked Hampden Superior Court Judge John A. Agostini to "send a message to the gangs we won't stand for this." Assistant District Attorney Joan Moynihan Dietz, speaking at the sentencing of Joshua Santos, 27, and Jose Rodriguez, 25 - both of Holyoke - said she wanted citizens to receive the message they can come forward and testify.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 29, 2015

Joshua Santos, Jose Rodriguez found guilty in Holyoke La Familia murder trial (Springfield, MA): A Hampden Superior Court jury on Tuesday found Jose Rodriguez and Joshua Santos guilty of second degree murder in the fatal 2013 shooting of Juan Quinones in Holyoke.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 23, 2015

Worcester man indicted for April shooting and gun possession near Burncoat High School (Worcester, MA): A city man authorities said is connected to a local gang was indicted on charges stemming from a double shooting in April. The same man is accused ditching that gun outside of Burncoat High School a few days later.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 23, 2015

Two Western Mass. cities will receive funding to combat gang violence (Springfield, MA): Two western Massachusetts cities will benefit from more funding to combat youth gang violence. Springfield and Pittsfield are among seven Massachusetts cities that will receive supplemental funding to make the streets a safer place. $1.25 million dollars will be divided among those cities.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: June 20, 2015

Boston gang used online videos for threats, FBI says (Boston, MA): In videos that pay homage to the neighborhood they left behind, alleged members of the Columbia Point Dawgs street gang bragged about making money and shooting at competitors — and tried to incite attacks on a rival gang, according to federal court documents.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 19, 2015

Violent Boston street gang also active on South Shore, FBI says (Boston, MA): The FBI says that what one of its agents calls "the most feared, influential and largest street gang in Boston" has also been active for years on the South Shore.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: June 19, 2015

Holyoke La Famila murder trial jury to resume deliberations next week (Springfield, MA): Jurors in the murder trial of Jose Rodriguez and Joshua Santos have deliberated for 17 hours without a verdict and will return Monday to resume work.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 19, 2015

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