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Worcester receives $25,000 grant to combat violence among at-risk young men (Worcester, MA): The city's efforts to curb violence received a $25,000 boost from the state's attorney general's office after Worcester was awarded a grant to offer job, social and behavioral services to at-risk young men.
Source: MassLive.Com    Date: November 11, 2015

Feds charge 12 members of western Massachusetts gang (Springfield, MA): Federal authorities say they have charged a dozen members of the western Massachusetts chapter of a violent gang with gun and drug offenses.
Source: WFXT FOX25 News    Date: November 10, 2015

Grant to fund gang violence study in Worcester and 3 other Mass. cities (Worcester, MA): Two Suffolk University professors will study efforts to reduce youth and gang violence in Worcester during the next three years through a federally-funded initiative. A $286,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant will help researchers examine the impact of organizational changes made to government and community groups for four Massachusetts cities, including Worcester.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: November 8, 2015

Springfield Mayor Sarno denounces 'gang bangers' and 'cesspools' he believes contribute to late-night violence (Springfield, MA): A seething Mayor Domenic Sarno and frustrated police held a press conference Saturday morning across from City Stage parking garage on lower Worthington Street, where just hours before one of two overnight shootings occurred inside.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 7, 2015

Reputed Georgia gang member captured by Boston Police (Bosotn, MA): An alleged Georgia gang member wanted in connection with at least three murders in that state was arrested early Friday morning in Boston after an intense overnight investigation by the Boston police fugitive unit and the United States Marshals Service, officials said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 23, 2015

No bail: Worcester judge deems alleged gang member 'violent, unpredictable and impulsive' (Worcester, MA): An alleged gang member indicted last month on firearm charges has been ordered held without bail after a dangerousness hearing in Worcester Superior Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 20, 2015

Drug task force arrests two men linked to New Bedford street gang (Martha's Vineyard, MA): Members of the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force arrested Aaron Watkins, 27, and Desmond Roderiques, 24, on a variety of drug charges after the pair drove off a Steamship Authority in Vineyard Haven late Friday afternoon in a black 2014 Toyota Camry.
Source: The Martha's Vineyard Times    Date: October 19, 2015

Men plead not guilty in fatal shooting in Mission Hill restaurant parking lot (Boston, MA): As soon as Luis Bodden-Maximo sat down inside the Mission Hill TGI Fridays for lunch with his girlfriend on Sept. 16, he realized he had to go — fast. A rival gang member, hood pulled over his head, had appeared inside the restaurant, stared straight at him, and left, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 16, 2015

Justice Department Grant Supports Suffolk University Study of Gang Violence Reduction (Boston, MA) : The National Institute of Justice, an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, has granted two Suffolk University professors $286,000 to evaluate the effectiveness of a gang-violence-reduction model in four Massachusetts cities.
Source: Suffolk University    Date: October 14, 2015

Chicopee police: Downtown sweep to counter uptick in gang activity yields several arrests (Chicopee, MA): A downtown sweep, conducted by law enforcement personnel Thursday night to counter an an uptick in gang activity by particularly youthful offenders, yielded several arrests on warrants, police said.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 9, 2015

Police: 16 arrested, 8 firearms recovered in gang sweep (Worcester, MA): Police say 16 gang members and associates have been arrested on firearms charges after a months-long investigation. The U.S. Attorney's Office says eight firearms were recovered, including large-capacity weapons and police say five of the gang members were either victims or perpetrators of past gun violence.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: October 7, 2015

Most of those caught in Worcester gang sweep have been indicted, are in jail (Worcester, MA): Most of the 16 alleged gang members and associates rounded up this spring and summer are still being held in jail awaiting the outcome of their court cases.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 7, 2015

Police to use manpower, lighting and cameras to focus on gangs (Chicopee, MA): City officials announced a multi-point plan to deter gang activity in the downtown on Sept. 29. Mayor Richard Kos said the installation of surveillance cameras, improved street lighting and stepped up police patrols are all part of the effort.
Source: The Reminder    Date: October 2, 2015

BPD detective to plead guilty to plotting to thwart FBI gang probe (Boston, MA): A highly decorated detective who served on the Boston Police Youth Violence Task Force is expected to plead guilty this afternoon to attempting to thwart an FBI investigation of a drug-dealing Roxbury street gang.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: September 29, 2015

Youth gang infiltrating downtown Chicopee, causing recent shootings (Chicopee, MA): Two shootings that occurred this month are tied to a new gang, mostly made up of teenagers pedaling bicycles, that is trying to infiltrate Chicopee Center. Chicopee has had problems with gangs since the late 80s or early 90s and police continually watch members and make arrests when they can.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 29, 2015

Holyoke police: Member of 'violent Dirty South' gang found with loaded handgun and arrested (Holyoke, MA): A member of "the violent Dirty South" street gang was found with a loaded handgun in the area of Dwight and Walnut streets Wednesday night and arrested, Lt. James Albert said.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 25, 2015

Police target 'shared guns' stashed in Boston neighborhoods (Boston, MA): Boston police, trying to keep a lid on the rising number of shootings, are coming across a disturbing trend in their battle to keep guns off the streets -- guns stashed in common areas of the city, shared by gang members.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: September 24, 2015

Holyoke shooting believed to be gang-related, 2 victims expected to recover (Holyoke, MA): A Sunday afternoon shooting that left two men injured, is tied to a troublesome gang based about two blocks from where the crime happened.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 20, 2015

Detective to plead guilty in Roxbury gang investigation case (Boston, MA): A second Boston police officer will plead guilty later this month to a federal charge connected to obstruction of an FBI investigation of a Roxbury drug gang, court records show.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 12, 2015

Longtime outreach program for at-risk youth gains steam again (Boston, MA): Clergy and members of the Boston Police School Unit gathered in a circle, holding hands, their heads bowed as the Rev. Mark Scott led them in prayer shortly before 6 p.m. one recent Thursday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 11, 2015

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