BOSTON — The fight against gang violence got a boost in Lowell, Fitchburg and other communities across the state Tuesday.
Lowell received $531,920 in state grant funds to bolster its efforts combating gang violence. Almost $6 million in grant funds were made to 15 communities and 11 research partners through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative. “This is a key foundation of our anti-gang strategy for the city,” Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor said. “It goes to the agencies that work with at-risk youth in the community, and has been instrumental in reducing the level of gang violence here in Lowell.”
Some of those agencies in Lowell include UTEC, the Boys and Girls Club, Career Center of Lowell and West End Gym.
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