North Adams gets Massachusetts state grant to prevent gun violence

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City leaders in North Adams hope a new grant will go a long way towards preventing gun violence in the community.

The five-year grant comes from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

It means $629,000 over the next five years will go towards community-based violence prevention and intervention programs.

Representatives from the schools, police department and community organizations will create a plan for using the money, report NewsChannel 13’s media partners at the Berkshire Eagle.