Mass. police seek grant to combat gangs

By Scott J. Croteau
Telegram & Gazette Staff
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WORCESTER, Mass.- The Police Department has mapped an attack on gang violence in the city that hinges on a state grant.

Police Chief Gary J. Gemme said the department is asking the state Executive Office of Public Safety for a share of money from its Community Safety Initiative. The purpose of the program is to "support regional and multidisciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through coordinated programs for prevention and intervention," according to the EOPS.

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