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Two more MS-13 members plead guilty in plot to kill 16-year-old in Lawrence (Boston, MA): The federal government’s relentless assault on the feared MS-13 street gang in Greater Boston continued this week, with two members of the violent outfit admitting to their roles in the 2015 slaying of a 16-year-old boy in Lawrence, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 22, 2018

Alleged gang member tied to Worcester slaying is charged with armed robbery, sex trafficking, witness intimidation (Worcester, MA): An alleged gang member who spent more than 2 years in jail in connection with a 2015 homicide is back behind bars, court records show, after he allegedly held a gun to the head of a man who had testified about being shot in 2012.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 21, 2018

Holyoke man with ties to Latin Kings gang sentenced on gun charge (Springfield, MA): A 33-year-old Holyoke man whit reputed ties to the Latin Kings gang was sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to illegally possessing firearms.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 21, 2018

MS-13 leader admits to authorizing brutal slaying of 15-year-old in East Boston (Boston, MA): A leader of the feared MS-13 street gang on Thursday admitted to authorizing the murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston in 2015, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 19, 2018

MS-13 boss pleads guilty to OKing teen slay in ’15 (Boston, MA): A MS-13 leader operating a national arm of the dreaded gang from Eastie has pleaded guilty to signing off on the 2015 killing of a teenager on Constitution Beach in Revere.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: March 18, 2018

Worcester Gang Member Arrested for Possession of Loaded Gun (Worcester, MA): A Worcester gang member was arrested for gun possession in the area of Grafton Street.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: March 16, 2018

Chelsea gang member gets 10-year sentence in attempted murder case (Chelsea, MA): A MS-13 member was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for his role in a near-fatal stabbing of a rival gang member in 2015, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 13, 2018

Featured Story: Worcester’s Kilby Street shedding its stigma (Worcester, MA): In a national climate teeming with violence, one of Worcester’s most notorious crime-ridden neighborhoods is creating a new identity for itself. Residents, past and present, are feeling a great deal of ownership.
Source: Worcester Magazine    Date: March 8, 2018

Springfield man who abandoned Latin Kings sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for heroin sales (Springfield, MA): A city man who previously renounced his affiliation with the Latin Kings was sentenced Wednesday to more than five years in federal prison for selling heroin to a government informant in 2012.
Source: The Republican    Date: February 28, 2018

Court docs: Four arrested at Latin Kings drug house in New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): Police raided a Latin King drug house Tuesday night on Tallman Street, arresting four people and seizing 10 grams of crack cocaine and $1,598 in cash, according to court documents.
Source:    Date: February 28, 2018

MS-13 gang members convicted in Boston racketeering, drug trial (Boston, MA): Four MS-13 members in Massachusetts who were arrested in a 2016 crackdown that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called an example of how authorities should tackle the violent gang were convicted of federal charges on Monday.
Source: Reuters    Date: February 26, 2018

Reputed gang member charged with shooting rival in Roxbury as part of 5-year feud (Roxbury, MA): Handcuffed and yawning repeatedly, a reputed gang member faced a judge Friday for his alleged role in a shooting last month of a rival in Roxbury, an attack that Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley linked to a five-year “cycle of violence and retaliation” between warring crews.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 23, 2018

Meet the criminal who went undercover in the country’s largest MS-13 takedown (Boston, MA): His code name was Mako. The FBI hatched a deal to bring him back from El Salvador in 2013, just a year after he had been deported following a lengthy prison stint in Florida. His mission: infiltrate the notorious MS-13 gang in Massachusetts.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 12, 2018

Anti-Gang Group to Use Street Worker in Haverhill, Methuen with State Grant (Haverhill, MA): UTEC, known for its work reducing gang problems in Greater Lowell, is being tapped to tackle similar problems for at-risk youth in Haverhill and Methuen. The nonprofit agency participated in Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini’s Task Force for Gang Violence last September. It will use part of a $130,000 state grant to hire at least one so-called “street worker” to build relationships with gang-involved youth and gang members about to be released from prison.
Source: WHAV 97.9 News    Date: February 6, 2018

Worcester police to combat gang crime and youth violence with $490,000 grant (Worcester, MA): The Worcester Police Department will be able to strengthen its youth violence prevention programs with the help of a $490,000 grant announced Monday night.
Source: The Republican    Date: February 6, 2018

Gang member found guilty of murder to be sentenced Wednesday (Springfield, MA): A member of the Latin Kings Street gang that was found guilty of first degree murder is expected to be sentenced on Wednesday.
Source: WGGB News    Date: February 6, 2018

New Bedford’s gang violence program to receive $330,654 (New Bedford, MA): The city’s program to combat gang violence is receiving $330,654 in fiscal year 2018 or about $50,000 less than it did the previous fiscal year, the governor’s office said. According to a news release issued Monday, New Bedford is receiving a cut of $51,414 in the competitive program. In fiscal year 2017, New Bedford received a $382,068 grant or a cut of slightly more than $114,000 from its fiscal year 2016 grant.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: February 5, 2018

Communities across the state receiving $5.6 million to reduce gang violence (Boston, MA): The state is granting $5.6 million in funding to help communities across the state, including several in western Massachusetts, reduce gang violence.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: February 5, 2018

Police: Daytime slaying appears to be gang-related (Dorchester, MA): One man was killed and another was injured in a brazen daylight shooting in Dorchester yesterday that appears to have been gang-related, police said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 4, 2018

Two Lawrence Men Among Three Gang Members Charged With Illegal Gun Running (Boston, MA): State, local and federal law enforcement charged three members of the Latin Gangsta (sic) Disciples with illegal gun running Friday.
Source: The Valley Patriot    Date: February 2, 2018

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