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Mayor Menino acts now for safer summer (Boston, MA): Mayor Thomas M. Menino is expected to outline a preemptive push to stanch summertime violence Wednesday, seeking to stop crime now with the hope of preventing retaliation in July and August.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 16, 2012

Gang members charged in Lynn stabbing (Lynn, MA): Judge James LaMothe ordered two MS-13 gang members charged with stabbing a person downtown early Sunday morning held without bail Monday in Lynn District Court.
Source: The Daily Item     Date: May 14, 2012

Self-proclaimed gang leader arrested on assault charges (Marlborough, MA): A Marlborough student athlete and self-proclaimed leader of the "Gay Street Killers" gang was arraigned in Marlborough District Court yesterday on charges that he and two other youths beat up two teens in a pair of involuntary gang initiations.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: May 4, 2012

Springfield fighting gangs with Green Beret tactics (Springfield, MA): At first glance, the Brightwood neighborhood in this central New England city would seem to have little in common with war-torn villages in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 30, 2012

Somerville Youth Peace Conference to address gangs, addiction (Somerville, MA): This Saturday, the Somerville Youth Peace Conference is expected to draw hundreds of area teens for a day of discussion and action against gangs and bullying, organizers said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 24, 2012

BU student is city's fourth homicide this week (Boston, MA): A violent week in the city of Boston continued Thursday morning when a Boston University graduate student was fatally shot in a part of the Allston section that is usually safe, police and neighbors said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 20, 2012

Proposed cut to anti-gang program sparks backlash (Boston, MA): A 64 percent cut to an anti-gang program in a House committee's proposed state budget caught some lawmakers off-guard and has set off a flurry of efforts to restore funding.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: April 20, 2012

Chief calls tally of 218 city shootings 'tragic' (Worcester, MA): Since 2004, 218 people have been shot in the city. Police Chief Gary J. Gemme called the number tragic.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 18, 2012

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court denies new trial for former Springfield man in gang-motivated murder (Boston, MA): The state Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday denied a new trial for a former Springfield man convicted in 1996 of helping to plot the murder of the "godmother" of a rival gang amid a feud over drug territory.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 17, 2012

Gangs in Lynn: 'That's the reality' (Lynn, MA): Janier Rodriguez joined a gang in Lynn when he was just 14. “That’s the reality. The average age was 14 years old,” Rodriguez said during an interview last week at the Union Street barber shop, where he now works after getting out of the gang life.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: April 12, 2012

City gets grants to fight teen violence (Lawrence, MA): With the help of more than $1 million in grant funding, the city recently launched an initiative aimed at helping young males avoid a life of crime and gang activity by getting them involved in education and training programs.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: April 10, 2012

Shannon Grant Day brings together teens, youth advocates, officials (Somerville, MA): The Metro Mayors Coalition hosted a "Shannon Grant Day on the Hill" at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, March 29 to advocate for funding of the Shannon Grant Community Safety Initiative, which helps fund the prevention of youth crime and gang violence in Greater Boston.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle    Date: April 3, 2012

Port, neighbors share crime-fighting grant (Amesbury, MA): Public safety officials in Newburyport, Amesbury and Salisbury will share $90,000 to fight gang- and drug-related activity in their communities.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle    Date: March 19, 2012

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

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