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William Spring and Andrew Sum

Combatting violence with jobs for youths

By William Spring and Andrew Sum
April 5, 2007

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DURING THE past few weeks, attention has been focused on the rise in fatal shootings and gang-related activities in Boston. Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino recently announced joint efforts to combat gang violence, including an expansion in youth summer jobs. Renewed public policy attention to youth labor market problems in Boston and the state is clearly warranted ... (Full article: 747 words)

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