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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Gunman Admits Guilt in Fatal Shooting of Man Wrongly Believed to be Gang Rival (Chelsea, MA): A Chelsea, Massachusetts, man has been sentenced to life in prison after he admitted to killing a man whom he wrongly believed to be a gang rival.
Source: NECN News    Date: September 3, 2014

Gang members admit role in 14-year-old's death (Boston, MA): Two members of a Boston gang have pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting death of a 14-year-old honors student in 2010.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: August 29, 2014

2 plead guilty in slaying of Boston teen (Boston, MA): Two members of a Boston gang have pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting death of a 14-year-old honors student in 2010.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: August 29, 2014

Street crime summit eyed (Boston, MA): While authorities continue to investigate a possible gang link in the killing of a 26-year-old teacher who was an innocent bystander Saturday, police say there are 125 active gangs with 3,500 members in the city, and community groups say they want to develop strategies to address the problem.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 27, 2014

Gang link to Dorchester parade shooting alleged (Dorchester, MA): The bullets started flying at 8:17 Saturday morning. People had gathered on Blue Hill Avenue for J'ouvert, a carefree party where revelers rejoice as mud, powder, and paint are flung their way.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 25, 2014

Three teens charged in Littleton housebreak (Littleton, MA): Three teenagers saying they are part of a violent, national street gang have been arrested and charged for allegedly breaking into a house in Littleton on Sunday, police said.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 20, 2014

Alleged Latin Kings gang member remains held on $25K bail on heroin trafficking charges (Pittsfield, MA): A Pittsfield man remains held on $25,000 bail after pleading not guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Monday to heroin trafficking charges.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: August 19, 2014

Sherad Therrien of Springfield held without bail on drug, gun charges after prosecutor details history of violence, gangs (Springfield, MA): When Sherad Therrien - a "top priority" for city police battling gang and drug-related violence - turned over a new leaf, it looked an awful lot like his old leaf, a federal prosecutor said.
Source: The Republican    Date: August 13, 2014

Cops cite success in fight against domestic homicides (Boston, MA): While cops face a daily struggle to get street violence under control, Boston police and advocates say the city has had success in preventing domestic homicides. Gang violence is behind most of the city's 628 murders in the past 10 years, with domestic homicides accounting for just 23 murders, or 3.6 percent of that number.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 30, 2014

Pittsfield traffic stop nets $25K in heroin, two alleged gang members (Pittsfield, MA): Two men who police say are street gang members are facing drug dealing charges after officers allegedly found $25,000 worth of heroin during a traffic stop.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: July 23, 2014

New Bedford school resource officers aim to reach kids when they're young (New Bedford, MA): Police officer Allann Fonseca said he is "really into sneakers." The school resource officer at Keith Middle School said students even come up to him to talk about all the new pairs of shoes coming out. Twenty-six students in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades are part of the GREAT program, which stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training, headed by the school resource officers like Fonseca.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: July 22, 2014

Mayor Walsh targets gang members for jobs (Boston, MA): Mayor Martin J. Walsh is using his union connections to place so-called gang "impact players" and other at-risk kids into apprenticeship programs, in an innovative push officials hope will get known troublemakers off the street and on the fast track to well-paying jobs.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 18, 2014

Gang crime at Worcester's University Park fueled by new bench (Worcester, MA): A newly dedicated bench in University Park has a lot of local residents wondering whether the bench is becoming a hot spot for local crime.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: July 14, 2014

Violence in Central America drives children to New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): Although New Bedford is home to a small fraction of the roughly 900,000 Guatemalans living in the U.S., it's possible that the city is seeing a disproportionate number of unaccompanied minors.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: July 13, 2014

Couple speaking out about gang related attack in Dorchester (Dorchester, MA): A couple is recovering Wednesday night after being attacked by a gang in Dorchester, and the members of that gang are allegedly not old enough to drive. A gang comprised mainly of young girls jumped a couple in the Four Corners area Monday night. The suspects had the advantage and took the couple by surprise.
Source: WFXT FOX25 News    Date: July 9, 2014

Worcester's University Park becoming a hotbed for gang crime (Worcester, MA): As the summer begins to heat up in Worcester, so is crime in one of the city's public parks: University Park, located in the city's Main South neighborhood. According to local residents, gang violence has plagued the park as of late, with at least two recorded shootings and a stabbing occurring during the past two months.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: July 1, 2014

Mayor promises increased police presence in wake of Lowell gang shootings (Lowell, MA) : In the aftermath of a gang-related shooting where five people were shot Wednesday night, Lowell Mayor Rodney Elliott promised increased patrols by State Police and said gang violence would be dealt with "swiftly and severely."
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: June 26, 2014

Witness in Framingham slaying trial: McDaniel was gang leader (Woburn, MA): Eric Murray's cousin, who described himself as the best friend of Joseph McDaniel, whom Murray is accused of killling, told a Middlesex Superior Court jury Thursday that McDaniel was the feared leader of a Framingham street gang.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: June 20, 2014

G.R.E.A.T. graduation equips Springfield students with tools to reject gang life (Springfield, MA): Graduating from elementary to middle school is a rite of passage, but the transition can bring unwelcome temptations in some communities. To mark an annual effort to fend off the draw of street gangs for adolescents, the Springfield Police Department held its yearly G.R.E.A.T. graduation at White Street School on Wednesday morning.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 18, 2014

Voices: In Boston, memories of a gangland peacemaker (Boston, MA): Last week a man was shot to death in front of the house where his brother suffered the same fate 21 years ago. It happened in a part of Boston known as H Block, because many street names start with that letter. Few places in America have been deadlier longer.
Source: USA Today    Date: June 18, 2014

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