Grant Street Incident Being Investigated

No word from Framingham Police about action on Feb. 1.

Framingham Police investigators were at a home on Grant Street on Feb. 1, 2014. Credit: Kevin Cummings
Framingham Police investigators were at a home on Grant Street on Feb. 1, 2014. Credit: Kevin Cummings

Framingham Police were at the scene of incident on Grant Street near Everit Avenue on the morning on Feb. 1.

According to Kevin Cummings, who shot these pictures at the scene, investigators were entering and exiting a home frequently, and on at least one occasion, with a paper bag.

Police at the scene called the situation “an ongoing investigation.” A watch commander for the department did not return a phone call requesting comment about the incident.

Thanks to Kevin Cummings of Cummings Photography in Framingham for these photos.

Framingham Patch will follow up this post when more information becomes available. 

Mary Gonzales February 02, 2014 at 12:49 AM
Happened Saturday morning. It's now Sunday. All day and you can't find out what happened. Susan would have had an update and sent us a breaking news alert. MISS HER! BRING HER BACK! Last time, I am checking this site unless I get an alert Susan is Back!
Kevin Cummings February 02, 2014 at 06:24 AM
This was posted on Saturday afternoon. I came across the street closure on my way to Dunkin Donuts and sent the images. In the new editors defense, he called the police station and had to leave a message. All I was told was that it was an on going investigation. The PR department was probably closed since it is the weekend.
Kevin Cummings February 02, 2014 at 06:33 AM
Mary, also, I was on my way to another event that I was at for a couple of hours. I couldn't get the images out right away. Susan was delayed on some things herself since she was working alone. Take the police reports. Look how far behind she was with those. A few hours on an investigation isn't that long. As media, we like to get as many facts as possible and if the chief on duty at the police station or PR department isn't returning a phone call, there's not much we could have done. I've said in the past that I will cover as much as I can and if I didn't go the way I did it wouldn't have been reported. I know you are upset that Susan was laid off, but please give it a chance. At least it was posted the same day. You were looking at it after midnight making it the next day.
TMM February 02, 2014 at 07:21 AM
Kevin: you have done an admirable job providing information, photography these last few days without Susan. It is a shame that all the photography work you have been doing for many months have been without remuneration. Those people who have events planned for the future should hire Kevin for photography.
Kevin Cummings February 02, 2014 at 07:37 AM
Thanks, TMM, I don't get paid because there is no money in the budget for photographers, but I do have a partnership with them. It's a way of promoting my business since when I started I was still new to town and didn't know anybody. I still own the images that are posted and thus have the right to sell any images to the public.
D Penta February 02, 2014 at 11:19 PM
This post clearly shows that the new editor has no idea what is news. Roads are blocked off all the time in Framingham. People are arrested all the time in Framingham. It is the editor's job to tell us why this photo that Kevin took (and yes it was nice that Kevin took the photo) is important for readers. Should neighbors be worried? Is there a danger to the neighborhood? Just because something happens in town, does not make it news worthy. There are probably a dozen crashes a day in Framingham. Should we publish every crash with a photo and a report? The editor is taking the lazy way out here. Kevin provided a Framingham photo and to make the site look like there is Framingham news, the new editor published it without context. We expect more in town! Susan gave us more. I never met Susan, but I knew when she told us something, it was something of importance. Seriously, if this is what the new Patch is all about, I might as well re-subscribe to the the local daily.
Kevin Cummings February 03, 2014 at 03:14 AM
As far as the content, if you read earlier posts D Penta, you would know that there was no call back from the police station. I gave all the information I was told my a cop on the scene and there was a call placed to the police station. Who knows what could be happening in the home. A murder? Drugs? A meth lab? If it were my neighborhood, I'd want to know. Please read the posts fully before commenting. Don't just assume the worst. Susan would post breaking news and not have all the information available at the time of the post and would say it would be updated when more information was available.
D Penta February 03, 2014 at 10:47 AM
I think if it was a murder, we'd would have all known Saturday, but then again maybe not without Susan. A drug lab or a meth lab, there would be state police. It is irresponsible for an editor to publish a photo not knowing what is happening.What news did the Patch really give us readers with this? They posted your photo. Thanks for taking it, but seriously, where is the editor on this site? What is he doing. Hell, I can send him photos of police arresting drunks downtown every day - is he going to post that too? Is there even an editor on this site now without Susan? You seem to respond to every post. Where is he?
mostmoderateD February 04, 2014 at 03:01 PM
The MWDN reported there was a brawl and a stabbing at 143 Grant at 2AM Saturday, that's probably what it was...
D Penta February 04, 2014 at 04:06 PM
Thanks for the reporting "mostmoderateD" Maybe if Susan doesn't come back Patch can hire you, as you seems to be better at following up on what happens than the person whose name is on this.


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