gang violence

End NB Gang War
New Bedford Police Detective Lavar Gilbert recently observed, "an increase in shootings believed to be high tension between west end and south end gang members," during the past month and a half.  Gilbert's assessment is included in the report he prepared in the shooting …
New Bedford Receives Grant to Combat Gang Violence
The City of New Bedford is receiving a grant in the amount of $382,068 for 2017, to help at-risk youth avoid getting involved in gangs.
The grant, which comes through the Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative, was also brought to New Bedford through Project H...