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Four arraigned in gang slaying (Worcester, MA): Four men charged in the slaying Sunday of Juan Melendez were ordered held without bail yesterday in Central District Court. Mr. Melendez, 34, was identified as a former member of the Vice Lords gang. Assistant District Attorney Marc Dupuis said police have identified suspects in the case as members of the Kilby Street Posse.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 24, 2011

Gang member, mother arrested (Worcester, MA): A member of the G-Block/Kilby Street gang charged in a shooting last year was arrested over the weekend — with his mother — on gun and drugs charges.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 13, 2011

Two face charges of intimidating witnesses in S. End shooting (Boston, MA): Two men have been charged with intimidating witnesses in the weekend shooting in the South End in which an innocent teenager allegedly was killed because of where he lived.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 8, 2011

Villa Victoria residents: Gang violence needs to end (Boston, MA): For mothers with children living in Villa Victoria, Saturday’s violent killing of teenager Alex Sierra is yet another painful side effect of the ongoing gang feud with Mission Hill, a conflict some say has put their families at risk for more than 30 years.
Source: SouthEndPatch    Date: September 8, 2011

Investing in gang members stops violence, author tells Holy Cross audience (Worcester, MA): Fresh out of prison with "F*** THE WORLD" tattooed across his forehead, Ramiro, a gang member, was having difficulty finding employment. "I could only imagine him at McDonald's — 'Do you want fries with that?' — and seeing mothers grab their kids and flee," Rev. Gregory Boyle said last night at the College of the Holy Cross.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 7, 2011

Revere Police, New York detectives make major gang grab on Revere Street; One man confesses to murder (Revere, MA): A cadre of law enforcement, including Revere Police, apprehended two major Salvadoran gang members hiding out on Revere Street last week, with one of the men confessing to a cold-blooded murder committed in New York City last July.
Source: Revere Journal    Date: September 7, 2011

DA: South End teen was killed because of his address (Boston, MA): Eighteen-year-old Alex Sierra was shot and killed Saturday night in the South End simply because of his address, District Attorney Daniel Conley said on Tuesday. "Once again, an innocent child has been gunned down amid the madness of a gang feud he had no part in," Conley said.
Source: SouthEndPatch    Date: September 6, 2011

Two brothers gunned down, but debate still swirls around KST (Framingham, MA) : When it comes to KST, the nature of the group depends on who's talking. The mother of a Framingham man recently gunned down and some neighborhood residents say that Kendall Street Team was just a crew of local children and teens who coined the term as a point of local pride, with no official membership and some driven to drug-dealing and other crimes simply because of financial hardship.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: August 28, 2011

Reputed KST gang member killed in Boston (Boston, MA): After surviving a shooting six years ago, a reputed member of Framingham's KST street gang was gunned down Monday after a Boston Harbor cruise - a death echoing the 2003 Kendall Street murder of his older brother, identified as a gang co-founder.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: August 24, 2011

Mayor Sarno to update initiative aimed at cracking down on gang, youth violence in Springfield (Springfield, MA): After holding a closed-door summit last month to discuss ways to combat gang and youth violence in Springfield, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to announce some of the initiatives that have been taking place to address the issues, according to Thomas T. Walsh, the mayor's communications director.
Source: The Republican    Date: August 23, 2011

Southie neighbors muscle in on gym for gang members (Boston, MA): Neighborhood anger is boiling over in South Boston about a weight-lifting center that was initially billed as catering to the city’s "most influential" gang members and at-risk youth as residents fight to bar the controversial gym after the last-minute news of its opening.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 21, 2011

Man charged in shooting incident (Lawrence, MA): An 18-year-old reputed Crips street gang member has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in an Aug. 7 shooting incident on West Street, police said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: August 19, 2011

South Shore probation officers keep gangs in check (Quincy, MA): Mike Walsh and Al Hall knocked on the front door of a North Randolph home. The Quincy District Court probation officers make home visits every week, but this one was more serious.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: August 15, 2011

Street gangs spread into suburbs, and police ramp up (Boston, MA): Fighting over turf, spraying graffiti on buildings, and violent assaults are the types of activities often associated with street gangs in large cities. But urban gangs no longer hold a monopoly on such behavior.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 7, 2011

Forum on gang violence focuses on youth needs (Worcester, MA): City officials are typically quick to point out that despite the presence of gangs and violent crime, the city remains relatively safe, particularly when compared to cities of similar size, such as Springfield and Hartford.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 5, 2011

Gang-related brawl at Hampden County Correctional Center at Stonybrook in Ludlow sends inmate to hospital (Ludlow, MA): A gang-related brawl amongst inmates at the Hampden County Correctional Center at Stonybrook in Ludlow on Sunday night sent an inmate to the hospital for treatment and resulted in the lockdown of the pod in which it occurred.
Source: The Republican    Date: August 5, 2011

Lynn police take aim at gang-related crime (Lynn, MA): Police Chief Kevin Coppinger said Wednesday he is taking several steps to reduce robberies, burglaries and assaults that contributed to a 2 percent increase in crime this year over 2010 crime statistics.
Source: The Daily Item     Date: July 28, 2011

Police arrest suspect in connection with Dwelly Street shooting (Fall River, MA): A county prosecutor told a District Court judge Monday that a Dwelly Street shooting on Sunday afternoon was gang-related, and she requested a dangerousness hearing for the man accused of firing at two teenagers as they sat on their porch.
Source: The Herald News    Date: July 25, 2011

Gangs have Springfield in "Crisis mode" (Springfield, MA): "The most pressing problem in Springfield is violent street gangs. They're decaying the city from within they're destroying the opportunity and lives of the youth of the city," says Western Mass Gang Task Force Member Mark Karangekis of the FBI.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: July 21, 2011

Springfield officials pledge zero tolerance crackdown on spate of summer violence (Springfield, MA): Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, joined by local, state and federal law enforcement officials, pledged an immediate "zero tolerance" crackdown on violent crime Thursday, aided by increased traffic stops, targeted warrant sweeps and disruption of gang activity.
Source: The Republican    Date: July 21, 2011

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