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What is Springfield doing about gang violence? (Springfield, MA): In the early hours of Saturday Sept. 21st, 25-year-old Adriana Bonet was shot on Armory and Worthington Streets. Later on that evening, 28-year-old father of 3 Brandon Daniels was killed on Walnut street, on his birthday.
Source: WGGB News    Date: September 30, 2013

Springfield man killed in suspected gang-related shooting (Springfield, MA): A 22-year-old Springfield man was shot to death early Saturday morning, the police said in a prepared statement.
Source: CBS Boston    Date: September 28, 2013

From Tweets to the streets: Gang activity starts online and leads to violence (Boston, MA): Gang feuds are no longer a product exclusively of the streets, fueled by insults that spread by word of mouth or through graffiti tags on rival territory. For at least six years, a segment of gang activity has been starting on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, then spilling into the streets and speeding up the process in which shootings and retaliation take place, according to researchers.
Source: Boston     Date: September 27, 2013

App targeted at gangs (Gloucester, MA): A unique application for mobile phones that will provide a safe new “hotline” is the latest initiative to tackle gangs in Gloucester.
Source: Heart    Date: September 26, 2013

Boston police sweep in Roxbury had its limits (Boston, MA): Last May, Boston police conducted a massive sweep of men and women they described as drug offenders terrorizing the streets of Roxbury, the culmination of a five-month investigation dubbed Operation H that officials said would send a chilling message to anyone else looking to wreak havoc.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 10, 2013

Man gets 10-11 years in fatal shooting outside City Hall (Worcester, MA): A 21-year-old city man charged with murder in a fatal 2011 shooting in front of City Hall was sentenced to 10 to 11 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 9, 2013

Telltale tattoos help jail officials track gangs, keep lid on rivalries (West Boylston, MA): When one inmate entered the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction, officials there didn't have to look hard to find his gang affiliation. The word "Kilby" was emblazoned in ink across his throat.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 1, 2013

Roca and Chelsea police team up to help youth (Chelsea, MA): When the nonprofit Roca began its mission to help at-risk young people in Chelsea 25 years ago, almost nobody in the community wanted to work with the police — and the feeling was mutual.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 29, 2013

Victim: Men charged in beating are gang members (Haverhill, MA): Police arrested two men believed to be members of violent street gangs and charged them with beating another man. The men charged are each being held on $10,000 cash bail.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: August 29, 2013

Fall River man accused in 2009 fatal shooting set to stand trial Sept. 16 (Fall River, MA): A Fall River man accused of shooting an alleged Mafioso gang member to death in July 2009 is scheduled to stand trial Sept. 16.
Source: Wicked Local    Date: August 29, 2013

Gang stabbing on Vernon Hill, Worcester (Worcester, MA): An 18-year-old admitted gang member was attacked by members of a rival gang this morning on Dorchester Street and stabbed in the leg, according to police.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 20, 2013

White leader of Boston Asian gang gets 20 years (Boston, MA): The white leader of an Asian gang who earned the nickname "White Devil John" has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 16, 2013

Pittsfield's Westside residents to launch a neighborhood watch (Pittsfield, MA): A group of Westside residents and community leaders is organizing a neighborhood watch to help reduce criminal activity and bring residents together for community and social activities.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: August 9, 2013

Police: Known gang member seriously injured in Worcester shooting (Worcester, MA) : A 25-year-old man is in serious condition following an early morning shooting in Worcester. According to police, the victim is a known gang member.
Source: WFXT FOX25 News    Date: August 8, 2013

Gang member gets life in prison for murder of South End teen (Boston, MA): A Suffolk Superior Court judge sentenced a 19-year-old to life in prison for the murder of a promising South End teen.
Source: WFXT FOX25 News    Date: July 30, 2013

Worcester, Mass. man 'paying it forward' with basketball camp (Worcester, MA): Losing a loved one to gang activity is something many families, sadly, must learn to live with. For siblings left behind, it can signal a crossroad. Some seek retaliation and join the ranks of the very gang life that took their loved one. For others, it serves as motivation to try and stop the cycle of violence.
Source: NECN News    Date: July 24, 2013

At Norfolk County's juvenile court, he hopes to have impact on teen offenders (Quincy, MA): Juvenile court doesn’t attract the same attention as district or superior court, but that’s exactly where veteran probation officer Mark Prisco wants to work. He and his staff have already planned several new programs, starting with an Aug. 22 anti-gang violence session at Dedham District Court.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: July 16, 2013

Shootings in Worcester are on upswing (Worcester, MA): Shootings in Worcester in the six months of this year are almost double the number in the first six months of 2012, an alarming trend for police officials. "A lot of the violence we are seeing is by people well known to the Police Department," Police Chief Gary J. Gemme said. "Many have ties to gangs or gang affiliations. Some of them have been victims of violence in the past, and now they are perpetrators of violence."
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: July 16, 2013

MS-13 gang members reportedly jump man (Somerville, MA): Police arrested a 15-year-old who is reportedly an MS-13 gang member on June 27 after he reportedly jumped a man along with two other males. The juvenile was arrested on Autumn Street on a charge of assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
Source: Wicked Local     Date: July 1, 2013

Funding to fight street gangs passed in state budget (Boston, MA): A key amendment supporting a law enforcement program designed to combat criminal street gangs in the North End of Springfield passed today as the state legislature completed work on the budget.
Source: WGGB News    Date: July 1, 2013

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