05/21/2006

Mass. police share $175K grant; Anti-gang funds go to 3 cities

By Matthew Bruun
Telegram & Gazette Staff
Copyright 2006 Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Inc.

The police departments in Fitchburg, Leominster and Gardner will share a state grant for $175,000 to combat gang violence, officials announced yesterday.

The grant was awarded through the state Executive Office of Public Safety's Sen. Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative. The announcement of the grant was made in a joint statement by state Sen. Robert A. Antonioni, D-Leominster, state Rep. Jennifer L. Flanagan, D-Leominster, state Rep. Emile J. Goguen, D-Fitchburg, state Rep. Robert L. Rice Jr., D-Gardner, and the chiefs of police from the three cities.

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