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Strong community ties crucial for gang unit’s task (Boston, MA): The gang unit officers spotted the 17-year-old through the windshield of their beat-up, unmarked car, right where they thought he would be — with friends by the stoop of a brick apartment building, wearing a Red Sox hat and drinking from a Styrofoam cup.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 8, 2015

Putting an end to gang violence (Springfield, MA): Grieving families fighting for change came together at the Spring of Hope church in Springfield this Saturday afternoon, for the city’s Rebuilding The Village initiative. “Justice, why, and forgiveness too.”
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: June 6, 2015

1 of 4 defendants pleads pleads guilty to manslaughter in gang-related Holyoke shooting (Springfield, MA): Rolando Colon pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in the fatal shooting of Juan S. Quinones on June 2, 2013, in Holyoke.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 1, 2015

Gloucester man gets 4 years in gang-related Middlesex County shooting (Middlesex County, MA): The second man charged in a gang-related shooting in Middlesex County last summer that left a Gloucester County man dead and another wounded pleaded guilty to two felony charges Wednesday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: May 27, 2015

Police describe wild fray outside Boston club, 10 arrested (Boston, MA): Five Boston police officers were injured, 10 people were arrested, and three guns were recovered in a brawl early Sunday outside a Theater District nightclub, according to police reports. Authorities said the fight erupted after officers arrested two armed gang members while some in an unruly crowd of hundreds filmed and jeered police.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 20, 2015

Lowell man pleads guilty to 2004 shooting (Lowell, MA): A Lowell man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in a 2004 shooting that authorities say was gang related.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 13, 2015

Police say gang member drove car at crowd, struck one person, during Worcester strip club melee (Worcester, MA): Seven people allegedly involved in a brawl where rival gang members punched, kicked and attacked each other outside a Southbridge Street strip club were arraigned on a number of assault charges in Worcester Superior Court Wednesday.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 13, 2015

Teen accused in Worcester gang shooting is deemed dangerous (Worcester, MA): A city teen charged with an April 21 shooting on Randolph Road was ordered held without bail for up to 120 days after a dangerousness hearing Wednesday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: May 6, 2015

Two arraigned in JP snow-crew fatal shooting (Boston, MA): The two men belonged to rival Boston gangs, but told their supervisors it would not be a problem, prosecutors said. They were ready to move on with their lives, and leave the old ways behind.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 4, 2015

DA says texts chronicle murder plot: ‘I’ll do it. I just need my steel’ (Suffolk County, MA): A beef between rival gang members sparked a brazen daylight shooting in Jamaica Plain in February that left a Hyde Park man dead, a prosecutor said today.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 4, 2015

Ex-Boston cop sentenced to probation after lying to FBI (Boston, MA): An ex-Boston police officer has been sentenced to one year of probation and fined $2,000 fine for lying to federal agents investigating a street gang whose membership included his childhood friend.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: May 1, 2015

Lynn and state police gang up on heroin bust (Lynn, MA): A man and a woman were arraigned Thursday after being arrested as the result of an Ocean Street drug bust. After an investigation, the State Police Gang Unit, along with the Lynn Police Gang Task Force, seized more than 800 grams of brown powder they believe to be heroin and more than three grams of white powder they believe was cocaine.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: May 1, 2015

Worcester 18-year-old held without bail in Randolph Road double shooting (Worcester, MA): As a prosecutor alleged Thursday that an 18-year-old shot at four rival gang members at a park last week, the mother of the accused ran out of the courtroom crying and professing his innocence.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 30, 2015

City's Gang Task Force arrests 6 (Haverhill, MA): Police arrested six people on Thursday and said they are ready to nab several known gang members, as Haverhill's war on street crime escalates.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: April 25, 2015

Judge won't dismiss murder charges against 3 teens in fatal Springfield shooting (Springfield, MA): Hampden Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ford has rejected the arguments of defense lawyers and ruled three city men should still face murder charges in the 2014 fatal shooting of Caleb Worrell.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 21, 2015

Offering ex-convicts a hand up after prison (Billerica, MA): On a cold March day, Angel Garcia stood in a snowy parking lot outside the Middlesex County Jail wearing only a sweatshirt and shorts that were still stained with grass from his arrest in August.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 19, 2015

Haverhill to apply pressure on gangs (Haverhill, MA): Police officials hope that a rash of violent gang-related incidents Tuesday night will not be a sign of things to come as the weather warms up this spring.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: April 16, 2015

72 Arrested in NH Sweep Targeting Sex Offenders, Gang Members, Drugs (Bedford, MA): Authorities said they arrested 72 dangerous fugitives in a recent sweep targeting sex offenders, gang members, and drug activity.
Source: Bedford Patch    Date: April 16, 2015

Police: Rival gangs responsible for rise in Brockton gunfire incidents (Brockton, MA): Rival gangs, retaliations and a refusal to cooperate with police may all be leading to the spate of gunfire Brockton has seen in recent weeks, police said.
Source: The Enterprise     Date: April 14, 2015

Kidnapping Crew Targeted Criminal Community (Lawrence, MA): The Dominican street gang in Lawrence, Massachusetts must have thought they had the perfect illegal enterprise: kidnap drug dealers, bookmakers, and money launderers, steal their cash and drugs, and then hold them for ransom—knowing that since the victims were themselves criminals, they and their families would likely never report the abductions.
Source:    Date: April 10, 2015

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