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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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City of Cambridge Awarded State Grant to Combat Gang Recruitment (Cambridge, MA): The City of Cambridge has been awarded over $32,000 as a part of the state government’s annual Shannon Grant awards to fight organized criminal activity across the state.
Source: The Harvard Crimson    Date: April 5, 2017

Massachusetts seeks to keep young people out of gangs & prisons (Boston, MA): Western Massachusetts communities are taking action to keep at-risk youth from falling into gang activities and substance abuse. They’re urging the state to invest $10 million in Shannon Grants, that provide youth in urban communities with education and employment services.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: March 30, 2017

Four alleged gang members charged in New Bedford, one still on the run (New Bedford, MA): Four men with alleged ties to the Latin Kings street gang in New Bedford were charged with narcotics offenses Thursday, but one of them remains on the run, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 25, 2017

Boston gang member sentenced to prison for murder-for-hire plot (Boston, MA): A Boylston Street gang member was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday in U.S. District Court for attempting to hire a hit man to kill another gang member, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 24, 2017

Cambridge awarded $32K to combat gang violence, support at-risk youth (Cambridge, MA): Cambridge has received more than $32,000 from the Baker Administration to combat gang violence and support at-risk youth. The grants, totaling $5.7 million statewide, were awarded to communities with a plan to coordinate prevention in the face of high levels of youth violence and gang activity.
Source: Wicked Local    Date: March 23, 2017

Were gang connections to The Bloods factor in Brockton murder? (Brockton, MA): A Brockton police detective took the stand on Thursday as the final witness in a trial for a 2014 murder, testifying that the victim previously admitted his affiliation with The Bloods street gang, as an attorney for the defendant sought to demonstrate that others may have been motivated to commit the fatal shooting.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: March 23, 2017

5 men, including 3 gang members, charged in New Bedford shooting (New Bedford, MA): Five city men, including three members of the Monte Park street gang, are charged in connection with the March 2 shooting on Thompson Street, described by police as a joint effort to intimidate a witness in an upcoming murder trial, according to court documents.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: March 22, 2017

Third gang-related killing in six months puts Massachusetts city on edge (Lawrence, MA): Hours after a teenager was gunned down in what law enforcement officials suspect was a gang-related execution, the police chief in this small city 30 miles north of Boston sat down with a host of federal agents and asked for help.
Source: The Oskaloosa Herald    Date: March 12, 2017

Police: Suspect in Puerto Rico triple murder tied to Springfield street gang (Springfield, MA): A man arrested here Thursday in connection with a triple murder in Puerto Rico is an alleged gang member and cocaine dealer who is awaiting trial in drug conspiracy case.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 11, 2017

Somerville to receive grant to combat gang violence (Somerville, MA): $335k grant will benefit eight cities in the Metro Mayors Coalition and their local community partners: Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville, and Winthrop.
Source: Wicked Local    Date: March 10, 2017

Malden Gets State Money to Combat Gang Violence, At-Risk Youth (Malden, MA): Malden is among nearby cities to have received state money to to combat gang violence and support at-risk youth. The Baker-Polito Administration announced the release of a total of $5.7 million in grants across Massachusetts.
Source: Malden Patch    Date: March 10, 2017

What is MS-13? The 'transnational' street gang on the FBI's radar (Massachusetts): Over the years, members of the international gang MS-13 have been convicted of a number of crimes across the country, ranging from racketeering to murder. MS-13, also known as La Mara Salvatrucha is also one of the largest criminal organizations in the United States, according to the US Attorney's Office in Massachusetts.
Source: CNN    Date: March 3, 2017

5 Investigates uncovers new evidence against a violent gang targeting teens (Boston, MA): Across the harbor from Boston's glittering skyline, the FBI evidence recovery team made a grim discovery: bloody knives and clothes buried in a shallow grave, evidence in the murder just days before of 16-year-old Cristofer Perez de la Cruz.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: March 1, 2017

Suspect in shooting of 9-year-old has criminal past, alleged gang ties (Roxbury, MA): A 9-year-old girl who was playing hide and seek with her friends at a birthday party in Roxbury was accidentally shot and paralyzed by a career criminal who was wearing a court-ordered GPS monitoring bracelet that tracked his every move before, during and after the bullet was fired, prosecutors say.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 10, 2017

4 plead guilty in Worcester gang-connected murder (Worcester, MA): The gunman will receive life in prison for second-degree murder while his three accomplices were sentenced to 11 to 13 years in prison on manslaughter charges after guilty pleas Friday in connection with the 2011 shooting death of Juan Melendez.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: February 10, 2017

2 Arrested, Including Street Gang Founder, On Stolen Gun Charges (Natick, MA): Two men have been arrested on stolen gun charges after a coordinated investigation between Framingham, Holliston and Natick police.
Source: Natick Patch    Date: February 8, 2017

Dad of alleged mall shooter: Son not in gang, was out shopping (Boston, MA): The father of a Quincy man suspected of opening fire on a rival gangbanger inside a South Shore Plaza department store acknowledges his son was at the mall during the panic-inciting confrontation, but to buy presents for the 24th birthday he missed behind bars Sunday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 7, 2017

Cops brace for more gang fights (Boston, MA): A fierce feud raging between rival Boston street gangs has sparked seven shootings in two weeks — including one that sent shoppers scrambling for cover at a packed Braintree mall Friday night — has cops bracing for retaliation and more gun violence, law enforcement sources told the Herald.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 5, 2017

Cops: Gang member behind shots at South Shore Plaza (Braintree, MA): Panicked shoppers were sent scrambling for their lives last night when a gang member opened fire inside the packed South Shore Plaza, prompting authorities to lock down the sprawling mall while dozens of heavily armed cops scoured stores and escorted terrified customers who were sheltering in place, officials say.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 4, 2017

One suspect arrested in Braintree mall shooting (Braintree, MA): An apparent gang-related shooting inside Macy's at the South Shore Plaza caused choas inside the crowded shopping center Friday night. The mall was immediately placed in lockdown. State and local police, federal officers and a SWAT team descended on the plaza. No injuries were reported and a suspect was arrested early Saturday.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: February 3, 2017

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