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Feds, Suffolk DA in pursuit of seven Boston gang fugitives (Boston, MA): The hunt is on for fugitive members of a violent street gang facing drug and gun charges in a federal dragnet aimed at disrupting a years-long reign of terror over a South End neighborhood, authorities said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: March 26, 2016

Do gang sweeps reduce violence? (Boston, MA): When the Deuce Boyz street gang started to terrorize the neighborhoods of Lynn in 2007, law enforcement responded with a coordinated predawn raid, arresting 17 of the most violent gang leaders.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 25, 2016

203 arrested in “Operation Full Throttle II” in Holyoke (Holyoke, MA): More than 200 people have been arrested and 8,000 bags of heroin have been taken off Holyoke streets since the beginning of the month, as part of an anti-crime push called “Operation Full Throttle II.”
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: March 25, 2016

27 people, many of them allegedly affiliated with Lenox Street Cardinals gang, hit with illegal drug and firearms charges (Boston, MA): Federal and state law enforcement officials said Thursday they’ve lobbed illegal drug and firearms charges at twenty-seven people, many of them allegedly connected to the Lenox Street Cardinals street gang in the Lenox Street Housing development area in Boston’s South End neighborhood, a hot spot for violence in 2015.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 24, 2016

Alleged Worcester gang veteran sent up for 3 years (Worcester, MA): An alleged gang member who was found by a judge last year to be "violent, unpredictable and impulsive" has been sentenced to 3 years in state prison on gun charges.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 23, 2016

FBI wants iPhone unlocked in Boston gang case (Boston, MA): The fight between Apple and the FBI has come to Boston with agents going after an iPhone that belongs to a reputed Boston gang member accused of being a triggerman in a street feud that bloodied a rival.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: March 15, 2016

Lawrence man gets two years for trafficking heroin (Boston, MA): A convicted heroin trafficker who is an associate of Haverhill gang members will spend the next two years behind bars. Jonathan Santiago, 31, of Lawrence, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Chief Judge Patti Saris ordered that he be placed on supervised release for three years after he leaves prison.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: March 11, 2016

Major gang takedown in NY has Mass. ties (Wareham, MA): Police in New York City are celebrating a major bust in the pipeline that brings heroin and cocaine to Massachusetts. Dozens of accused gang members have been indicted in what police call the largest gang takedown in the history of the Bronx.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: March 11, 2016

Worcester gangster sentenced to at least 15 years in slaying of rival (Worcester, MA): Rafael J. Rivera, who was found guilty of second-degree murder last month in the 2011 shooting death of Juan Melendez, was sentenced Wednesday to life imprisonment with a possibility of parole in 15 years.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 2, 2016

North County cities get grant to fight youth gang violence (Boston, MA): Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Dan Bennett have announced the release of $6.7 million in competitive grant funds to communities and local partners to bolster their efforts to combat gang violence.
Source: Leominster Champion    Date: February 18, 2016

Officials vow to protect East Boston after gang slayings (Boston, MA): Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other officials pledged during a public meeting in East Boston on Thursday night to work to protect the neighborhood, which has been devastated by the recent killings of three teenagers and the involvement of a notorious international gang in the brutal violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 12, 2016

Alleged MS-13 gang members waive bail hearing in Boston courthouse (Boston, MA): Three alleged members of a violent international street gang appeared in federal court Tuesday morning and agreed to waive their detention, meaning they will be held without bail for now.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 9, 2016

Police get $564G for gang initiatives (Lowell, MA): The Police Department is receiving $564,000 for anti-gang initiatives, the second state grant for Lowell police announced this week. The same program will distribute $60,000 to UMass Lowell for its main campus, and more than $32,000 for initiatives in Haverhill, Lawrence and Methuen.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: February 8, 2016

Methuen, Haverhill receive youth gang, violence prevention grants (Methuen and Haverhill, MA): Methuen and Haverhill were recently awarded $111,788 from the state's Gang Prevention Grant Program, funds Methuen police Chief Joseph Solomon said would help continue a working partnership between the two cities in preventing youth violence. More commonly known as Shannon Grants, the competitive program is designed to support multidisciplinary approaches to and creating strategies for combating youth gangs and gang violence, according to the state.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: February 5, 2016

Worcester Gets $500,000 Grant for Gang Prevention (Worcester, MA): City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. announced this week Worcester Police Department will receive a Shannon Community Safety Initiative award in the amount of $506,992 to reduce citywide gang violence and youth crime.
Source: Worcester Patch    Date: February 5, 2016

Eastie Gang Members Are Target of Giant Federal Sweep (Boston, MA): One third of a violent street gang, allegedly responsible for the murders of three teens in Eastie since September, a number of shootings and other violent acts were apprehended during a federal sweep here and surrounding communities last Friday dubbed “Operation Mean Streets.”
Source: East Boston Times-Free Press    Date: February 4, 2016

Major Arrests by Feds,State Hit MS-13 in Chelsea, Elsewhere (Chelsea, MA): As Chief Brian Kyes stood at the podium in Boston’s Federal Court last Friday after an historic roundup, four years in the making, of key MS-13 gang members in Chelsea, Eastie, Everett and Somerville, he thought of one innocent single mother who had simply looked out the window of a battered women’s shelter when she heard fighting.
Source: Chelsea Record    Date: February 4, 2016

Three more MS-13 gang suspects swept up by feds (Boston, MA): Three more reputed MS-13 gang members have been hunted down after a bombshell federal indictment last week targeting dozens of suspects with the bloodthirsty group of suspected murderers and drug traffickers, the FBI said yesterday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 3, 2016

Worcester Police Department, with Clark support, receives $500,000 to combat youth violence (Worcester, MA): The Worcester Police Department was awarded more than half a million dollars to reduce citywide gang violence and crime, Gov. Charlie Baker and City Manager Ed Augustus Jr. announced separately today. Clark University also went home with nearly $60,000.
Source: Worcester Magazine    Date: February 3, 2016

Springfield, Holyoke, Pittsfield get $1.3 million in state gang prevention grants (Springfield, MA): Springfield, Holyoke and Pittsfield have received $1.3 million in state grants for combatting gang violence.
Source: MassLive.Com    Date: February 3, 2016

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