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Student charged with Haverhill machete attack (Haverhill, MA): A Haverhill High School senior has been ordered held without bail for what police are calling a gang-related machete attack on two others at a party.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: February 20, 2013

Holyoke, Chicopee to share $445K 'Shannon Grant' to combat street-gang violence (Holyoke, MA): Two Western Massachusetts cities are among the benefactors of a $445,000 grant from the state's Sen. Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative to fight gang violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: February 7, 2013

Lawrence police arrest three gang members, one associated with state-funded youth-violence program (Lawrence, MA): Lawrence police arrested three alleged members of a gang responsible for at least eight armed robberies, during apparent preparations for another robbery, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 7, 2013

Patrolmen: Violent crime, gang activity on the rise (Haverhill, MA): Gang activity and violent crime are on the rise in the city, according to the patrolmen's union. The patrolmen said several violent disturbances in the last few weeks have resulted in many arrests and left several officers injured.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: January 28, 2013

Prosecutors unsure whether the right man was arrested in street gang raid (Dorchester, MA): Turns out one of the roughly 30 people who were arrested in a gang sweep in Dorchester nearly two weeks ago may not have been the man authorities were looking for, after all.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 28, 2013

Taunton police awarded $50K grant (Taunton, MA): The Taunton Police Department is receiving the $50,000 Shannon Grant to combat gang violence.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette    Date: January 21, 2013

Boston police arrest 27 in dawn crackdown on feuding Dorchester street gangs (Dorchester, MA): At least 30 people were arrested today as part of a crackdown on two feuding street gangs - centered in Dorchester - believed to be responsible for a number of shootings and murders in Boston in recent years, officials said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 17, 2013

Police nab Wellesley, Cambridge residents in street gang crackdown (Boston, MA) : Over 300 federal, state and local law enforcement officers carried out arrests and executed search warrants early Thursday morning in Operation Concord, a large-scale investigation into the violence and distribution of drugs by the Woodward Avenue and Hendry Street gangs and their associates who terrorized the residents in Bowdoin-Geneva section of Dorchester and the Uphams Corner section of Roxbury.
Source: The Wellesley Townsman    Date: January 17, 2013

Spike in gun violence quelled, says Lowell chief (Lowell, MA): The city has quelled the uptick in gun violence tied to gang activity that surged late last summer in city neighborhoods, Lowell Police Superintendent Kenneth Lavallee told city councilors Tuesday night.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: January 16, 2013

Springfield police arrest two men while investigating gang activity (Springfield, MA): Springfield police arrested two men after they were searching an area of Carew and Armory streets for gang activity.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: January 10, 2013

Appeals court upholds conviction in ’07 slaying (Boston, MA): The Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld a former Roxbury man’s conviction on voluntary manslaughter charges in the 2007 shooting death of a 22-year-old woman who was caught in a crossfire between gang rivals on a Dorchester street, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 8, 2013

Pittsfield police panel gets briefing on gang activity (Pittsfield, MA): Police are continually improving their intelligence about gang violence in the city. Police Chief Michael Wynn briefed the Police Advisory Committee on Monday about gang activity and said the department has made tremendous steps in the last decade in fighting them.
Source: iBerkshires    Date: January 7, 2013

'Senseless' killing puts gang in focus (Chelsea, MA): The heavy-hearted family of a Chelsea man police said was murdered in cold blood by a reputed MS-13 gang member still cannot understand why the alleged quick-triggered assassin would target a father who's final words were admitting he was of Puerto Rican descent.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 4, 2013

Alleged leader of Roxbury street gang sentenced to 15 years in prison on federal drug charges (Boston, MA): A man who allegedly led a violent Roxbury street gang for more than a decade pleaded guilty to federal drug charges and was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised released, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 27, 2012

Poverty and fear of gangs drive young immigrants to U.S. (Worcester, MA): Diego Canil Ordonez was just 16 years old when he realized he needed to get out of Guatemala after gang members arrived at the store where he worked to shake down his boss for money.
Source: Reuters    Date: December 22, 2012

Witness charged after shooting (Worcester, MA): A man who was shot Sunday night on Fox Street is a self-proclaimed gang member, police said, and his friend who witnessed the shooting has been charged with lying to police.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: December 18, 2012

Police eye gangs in midday shooting (Brockton, MA): The victim of a midday city shooting has a long arrest record and his shooting could be part of a string of recent gang-related activity, police said.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: November 16, 2012

Quincy police strike blow to '730' gang (Quincy, MA): One night this past summer, a girl approached a homeless man at Quincy's Kincaid Park on Water Street and asked for a cigarette. As the man responded, he was surrounded by a group of young people he’d never seen before.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: November 16, 2012

High court rules rap video prejudiced jury in gang killing (Boston, MA): A Boston man convicted of killing a high school student he thought was a rival gang member was granted a new trial Thursday after the highest court in Massachusetts found that a rap video, in which the suspect appeared, had an "overwhelming" prejudicial effect and should not have been shown to the jury.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: November 15, 2012

Lowell safety panel cites violence, guns as top issues (Lowell, MA): Police Superintendent Kenneth Lavallee told the City Council's public-safety subcommittee on Tuesday the availability of firearms to drug dealers and gang members has reached epidemic proportions.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: November 14, 2012

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