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Police arrest seven suspects after Saturday shooting in New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): A 55-year-old North End man was shot and injured in a gang-related shooting Saturday that led police to arrest seven New Bedford suspects.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: April 15, 2013

Youth pleads not guilty in Dec. stabbing near City Hall (Worcester, MA): A Waller Avenue man charged with what police said was a gang-related Dec. 10 stabbing on Main Street pleaded not guilty at his arraignment this morning in Worcester Superior Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 11, 2013

State anti-gang grant for Brockton cut in half (Brockton, MA): The effects of millions of dollars spent fighting gangs in Brockton during the past seven years aren’t easily quantified. But Police Chief Emanuel Gomes knows one thing for sure: the money the city has received through the state’s Shannon anti-gang grant program has helped save lives.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: April 7, 2013

Alleged top-ranking La Familia gang members Francisco Diaz, William Rodriguez denied bail in federal court in wake of South Holyoke raid (Springfield, MA): Not only did a widespread raid of suspected La Familia members last week hobble a busy drug ring in South Holyoke, it seriously altered the alleged gang's succession plan.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 2, 2013

Holyoke raid bashes haven of La Familia street gang in multiagency pounce that nets 11 arrests, guns, drugs, $38,000 cash (Holyoke, MA): Eleven people were arrested after a multiagency team of police raided a La Familia street gang stronghold early Friday and seized guns, drugs and $38,000 in cash at a 556 South Bridge St. apartment building infamous to police.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 29, 2013

Leominster felon pleads guilty to gun charges (Worcester, MA): A Leominster man snared in a state and federal investigation into illegal gun sales, drug trafficking and gang activity in Fitchburg pleaded guilty last week in federal court to firearms charges.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 26, 2013

At Peace by Piece summit, Fall River youth confront city's gang ties (Fall River, MA): Everyone knows the city has gangs. But the secret society of those gangs is invisible to most. People see the colors, the swagger, the broken-down neighborhood, and they think the kids are punks or poor or both. They don’t know how many of those kids are gang members.
Source: Herald News    Date: March 22, 2013

15 gang associates arrested on drug and gun charges in raids on North Shore and elsewhere (Boston, MA): Fifteen alleged associates of two violent street gangs involved in drug and weapons trafficking were arrested in early morning raids Thursday on the North Shore and elsewhere on a slew of state and federal charges, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 21, 2013

Police clicking into crimes using new software (Boston, MA): At a recent intelligence briefing in Springfield, State Trooper Stephen Gregorczyk learned that a local drug dealer had been robbed and was looking for revenge. Knowing little about the dealer, Gregorczyk turned to a new software tool that gathers all intelligence and background information about a suspect onto a single platform.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 18, 2013

Prosecutor: Men arrested with gun believed to be in gang (Haverhill, MA): Four young Haverhill men charged with having a loaded gun in their car are likely members of a gang, the prosecutor in their case said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: March 16, 2013

White leader in Chinatown gang facing prison (Boston, MA): They called him Bac Guai, or "White Devil John," and he was their enforcer. John Willis was a white man from Dorchester, yet, according to court records, he quietly emerged as a leader among Chinatown’s Asian gangs, historically known for insulating themselves from outsiders.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 15, 2013

Braintree man charged in two Boston gang shootings (Boston, MA): Prosecutors say a Braintree man shot at two people, hitting one of them, as part of an ongoing feud between two Boston gangs. Paul Walrond, 22, was arraigned Monday in Roxbury District Court on two counts each of armed assault to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.
Source: Wicked Local    Date: March 13, 2013

After shooting in Roxbury gang area, police arrest man returning to rival gang area in JP (Boston, MA): Moments after a shooting left one man wounded in a section of Roxbury with a known gang presence, officers patrolling the area of a rival gang in Jamaica Plain were put on alert and arrested a man who later admitted to that shooting and another shooting the night before, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 13, 2013

Everett man charged in gang-related fatal shooting in Chelsea Tuesday night (Chelsea, MA): The gunfire that ended a man's life on Blossom Street here Tuesday night was the result of an ongoing feud between two gangs known as MS-13 and 18th Street, officials said today.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 6, 2013

Fall River receives grant funding to reduce gang, youth violence (Fall River, MA): Fall River has received grant funding for the seventh consecutive year to reduce gang-related crime and youth violence.
Source: The Fall River Spirit    Date: February 28, 2013

Quincy police say double shootings were probably gang-related (Quincy, MA): Quincy police said a double shooting in a residential neighborhood early Wednesday was probably gang-related, and they are making headway in the inves­tigation, even though the victims and witnesses have been uncooperative.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 22, 2013

Grant to help Fall River curb youth, gang violence (Fall River, MA): The fight against youth and gang violence continues in Fall River where the mayor just received money to try to save some kids. The city received $414,500 on Friday in a Shannon Grant.
Source: WJAR NBC10 News    Date: February 22, 2013

Police chief ties warring gangs to Quincy shooting (Quincy, MA): The police chief said a premeditated, early morning shooting of two men in a taxi was the latest sign that battles between Boston gang members are spilling into Quincy.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: February 21, 2013

Student charged with Haverhill machete attack (Haverhill, MA): A Haverhill High School senior has been ordered held without bail for what police are calling a gang-related machete attack on two others at a party.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: February 20, 2013

Holyoke, Chicopee to share $445K 'Shannon Grant' to combat street-gang violence (Holyoke, MA): Two Western Massachusetts cities are among the benefactors of a $445,000 grant from the state's Sen. Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative to fight gang violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: February 7, 2013

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