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19-year-old Springfield man killed in gang-related shooting on Eastern Avenue (Springfield, MA): A 19-year-old city man died after he was shot Friday night in what police are saying is a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 26, 2012

Former Framingham gang member indicted on multiple charges (Framingham, MA) : A former member of a Framingham street gang who is on federal probation has been indicted on drug and assault charges, the Middlesex District Attorney's Office announced today. 
Source: The Framingham Tab    Date: October 18, 2012

Boston works to prevent gang violence (Boston, MA): The state of Massachusetts has been dedicated to putting gang violence to a halt. A panel discussion hosted by Suffolk University on Tuesday focused on the importance of young men’s needs rather than incarcerating them for their crimes.
Source: The Suffolk Voice    Date: October 8, 2012

Surge in street violence unrelated to gangs, Malden says (Malden, MA): The recent rash of gun violence in Malden is linked to a group of "impact players," many of whom are known to police but who are not believed to be part of an organized street gang, city and police officials said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 4, 2012

Panel spotlights 'best practices' for gang, violence prevention (Worcester, MA): Sgt. Miguel Lopez, an 18-year veteran of the Worcester Police Department's Gang Unit, was part of a panel discussion Tuesday at the Suffolk University Law School on how nationwide best practices for stemming gang violence are being implemented throughout the commonwealth.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 2, 2012

Suffolk University panel: Fight against gangs requires more than police (Boston, MA) : Public safety experts say the fight against gang activity needs to go beyond police action to include a variety of tools, from tracking education and health care for at-risk youths to family counseling and street intervention.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: October 2, 2012

Suspected gang member in court on weapons, drug charges (Framingham, MA) : A suspected member of the Latin Kings street gang is scheduled to be arraigned today in Framingham District Court on gun and marijuana charges, police said.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: September 19, 2012

Much of recent Lowell violence blamed on gang retaliation (Lowell, MA): It started on Aug. 26, around midnight, when a 32-year-old Lowell man with gang ties that date back years turned up at Lowell General Hospital/Saints Campus after being shot four times on Gorham Street.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: September 18, 2012

Four teens charged in shooting incident (Pittsfield, MA) : Four young people, including a 12-year-old, are facing attempted murder and other charges in what police are calling a gang-related shooting over the weekend outside a house party. No one was hit by bullets.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 11, 2012

Martin killing allegedly gang-related (Pittsfield, MA): Nearly four months after the book was closed in the Jahda Martin slaying, a killing the reasons for which have never been explained, court documents allege that the incident was gang-related and that the attackers mistakenly believed Martin was a police informant.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 1, 2012

Springfield anti-violence task force urged to expand youth mentoring efforts (Springfield, MA): The rising toll of gang violence in Springfield and other cities reinforces the need for adult role models to steer youths toward education and away from crime, an anti-violence advocate said Monday.
Source: The Republican    Date: August 30, 2012

To counter gangs, Springfield adopts tactics from war zones (Springfield, MA): US soldiers’ strategies to stop insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan have found a new application in an odd place: a tough neighborhood in Springfield. State and local police, led by troopers who learned counterinsurgency in foreign war zones, are using similar techniques here, in an attempt to combat gang violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 20, 2012

DA warns: 160 gangs looking for trouble (Boston, MA): Seeds of violence are planted across the Hub by what authorities say are 160 gangs — some just small crews of kids from the same block, armed to the teeth and itching to fight — that can grow into sophisticated drug operations with international ties.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 17, 2012

Boston police commissioner: Harlem Street triple slaying was gang-related (Dorchester, MA): Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said this morning that the slaying of three women on Sunday on Harlem Street in Dorchester was gang-related.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 16, 2012

Is enough being done to prevent gang violence in Boston? (Boston, MA): Police report some leads, but they've made no arrests yet in the weekend shootings that claimed four lives in Boston. One man died and three others were injured in Roslindale.
Source: WBUR News    Date: August 15, 2012

Lowell man charged with stabbing victim eight times (Lowell, MA): A 22-year-old Lowell man is being held on cash bail after police say he stabbed a man eight times, puncturing his lung, during a gang-related fight last Thursday night.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 14, 2012

Gang battle uphill for resolute Boston FBI (Boston, MA): The large-scale operations that swept up dozens of alleged Bay State gangbangers in recent weeks give the crime-ravaged communities they operate in relief from deadly gunplay — but only to a point, according to lawmen, who warn other gangsters will fill the vacuum.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 19, 2012

Fall River police say teen in critical condition after being hit with hammer in gang-related dispute (Fall River, MA): Police said a 16-year-old is in critical condition after reportedly being struck on the head with a hammer in a gang-related altercation about 1 a.m. Saturday.
Source: The Herald News    Date: July 14, 2012

Police chief says Lynn gang activity drops significantly (Lynn, MA): The number of organized gangs, members and affiliates in the city has dropped significantly, and that has made a noticeable impact on crime statistics, according to Police Chief Kevin Coppinger.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: July 13, 2012

Revere Police nab five gang members following vandalism (Revere, MA): Revere Police arrested five alleged gang members near Cooledge Street early Thursday morning after callers reported they were smashing the windows of several cars with bricks, according to Revere Police Lt. John Azzari.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: July 13, 2012

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