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Unaccompanied minors led to jump in Boston-area gang violence, detective tells Congress (Chelsea, MA): An immigration influx of unaccompanied minors to the Boston area led to new levels of violence at the hands of violent gangs based in Central America, a Chelsea police detective told a U.S. Senate committee yesterday.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: May 25, 2017

FBI Announces $5K Reward for Member of Violent Street Gang (Brockton, MA): The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a member of a violent street gang in Brockton, Massachusetts.
Source: NECN News    Date: May 22, 2017

Program offers ex-cons way out (Dorchester, MA): A “bold” program launched last night is offering gang members and ex-cons $20,000 a year to get out of the life and attend community college for free to help curb gunplay in the city.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 19, 2017

Judge: No bail for New Bedford’s ‘most dangerous gang member’ (New Bedford, MA): A district court judge on Friday found 19-year-old Rayshond Lewis of New Bedford — considered by police to be “the most dangerous gang member in the city” — to be a danger to public safety and he was ordered held without bail.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: May 19, 2017

Alleged MS-13 leader charged with murders of two teens in East Boston (Boston, MA): One of the alleged MS-13 gang leaders who was charged last year in a sweeping indictment of gang members across the Northeast faces new charges that he authorized the murders of two teenagers in East Boston.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 16, 2017

Springfield hosts regional conference for law enforcement about gangs, drugs, human trafficking (Springfield, MA): Law enforcement from throughout New England will be in Springfield on Thursday for a day-long conference on strategies for dealing with the intersecting issues of gangs, drugs and human trafficking.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 14, 2017

‘Dangerous’ New Bedford gang member held without bail (New Bedford, MA): A 19-year-old — described by police as one of the city’s “most dangerous gang members” and a suspect in “numerous violent incidents” — is being held without bail, following his arrest for a home invasion, according to court documents.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: May 9, 2017

3 Cape gang members plead guilty to federal charges (Boston, MA): Three men who police and prosecutors say were part of the Cape Cod-based Nauti-Block gang pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to charges related to heroin and suboxone trafficking.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: May 2, 2017

Member of MS-13 gang pleads guilty in stabbing (Chelsea, MA): A 21-year-old member of MS-13’s Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha clique in Chelsea has pleaded guilty to trying to stab a rival gang member to death, officials say.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 27, 2017

State lawmakers push for more funding for at-risk youth programs (Boston, MA): More than one-third of young people are at risk of engaging in gang activity in Holyoke and Chicopee, but state lawmakers hope to bring that number down. They’re calling on the state to budget nearly $9 million for at-risk youth programs like the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: April 18, 2017

East Boston MS-13 member pleads guilty to assault, racketeering, and drug charges (Boston, MA): A member of MS-13’s East Boston Loco Salvatrucha street gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to assaulting a rival gang member in East Boston, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 14, 2017

Special Report: Chelsea crew battles with notorious MS-13 (Chelsea, MA): The emerging East Side Money Gang is challenging the supremacy of MS-13 north of Boston, using criminal alliances that reach into East Boston to carve and defend its own turf in Chelsea, a former gang member and federal authorities say.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 10, 2017

City of Cambridge Awarded State Grant to Combat Gang Recruitment (Cambridge, MA): The City of Cambridge has been awarded over $32,000 as a part of the state government’s annual Shannon Grant awards to fight organized criminal activity across the state.
Source: The Harvard Crimson    Date: April 5, 2017

Massachusetts seeks to keep young people out of gangs & prisons (Boston, MA): Western Massachusetts communities are taking action to keep at-risk youth from falling into gang activities and substance abuse. They’re urging the state to invest $10 million in Shannon Grants, that provide youth in urban communities with education and employment services.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: March 30, 2017

Four alleged gang members charged in New Bedford, one still on the run (New Bedford, MA): Four men with alleged ties to the Latin Kings street gang in New Bedford were charged with narcotics offenses Thursday, but one of them remains on the run, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 25, 2017

Boston gang member sentenced to prison for murder-for-hire plot (Boston, MA): A Boylston Street gang member was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday in U.S. District Court for attempting to hire a hit man to kill another gang member, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 24, 2017

Cambridge awarded $32K to combat gang violence, support at-risk youth (Cambridge, MA): Cambridge has received more than $32,000 from the Baker Administration to combat gang violence and support at-risk youth. The grants, totaling $5.7 million statewide, were awarded to communities with a plan to coordinate prevention in the face of high levels of youth violence and gang activity.
Source: Wicked Local    Date: March 23, 2017

Were gang connections to The Bloods factor in Brockton murder? (Brockton, MA): A Brockton police detective took the stand on Thursday as the final witness in a trial for a 2014 murder, testifying that the victim previously admitted his affiliation with The Bloods street gang, as an attorney for the defendant sought to demonstrate that others may have been motivated to commit the fatal shooting.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: March 23, 2017

5 men, including 3 gang members, charged in New Bedford shooting (New Bedford, MA): Five city men, including three members of the Monte Park street gang, are charged in connection with the March 2 shooting on Thompson Street, described by police as a joint effort to intimidate a witness in an upcoming murder trial, according to court documents.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: March 22, 2017

Third gang-related killing in six months puts Massachusetts city on edge (Lawrence, MA): Hours after a teenager was gunned down in what law enforcement officials suspect was a gang-related execution, the police chief in this small city 30 miles north of Boston sat down with a host of federal agents and asked for help.
Source: The Oskaloosa Herald    Date: March 12, 2017

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