Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cambridge, MA, City Council considers further abuse of Charles River White Geese: Grand Junction Outrage

Cambridge, MA, City Council considers further abuse of Charles River White Geese: Grand Junction Outrage

1. Two Cambridge City Councilors support increase in heartless abuse of the Charles River White Geese.
2. Introductory photos.
3. General Introduction.
4. Proudly guilty city councilors.
5. Supplement, conflicting information on Destroyed Nesting Area, as usual, in report.


1. Two Cambridge City Councilors support increase in heartless abuse of the Charles River White Geese.

Monday evening, July 28, 2014, the Cambridge City Council will consider a report on ramping up their heartless abuse of the 33 year resident Charles River White Geese.  My report on the report is below.

Two members of the Cambridge City Council support the proposal without reservation and thus clearly support the ramping up of the heartless abuse of the Charles River White Geese.

These are:

Lieutenant Governor Candidate and City Councilor Leland Cheung.

City Councilor and former School Committee Member Marc McGovern.

2. Introductory photos.

I cannot keep publishing the same photos of outrages originating in the City of Cambridge.  Please see my last report for a number of excellent photos in the beginning:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/ongoing-outrages-report-to-cambridge-ma.html.

The photos last time include

a. That excellent grove which is among hundreds on Memorial Drive slated for destruction as part of the legislature’s is consideration oif $32 million for destruction along with habitat and heartless animal abuse.   The is House Bill H4009, §2C, 2890-7020, approved by the Massachusetts House of Representative.  The State Senate correlative has passed their version.  The two are in conference committee seeking common language for a final vote.

Here is a reasonable in season photo.  Really rotten people.



b. Cambridge Common, magnificent entrance of verge of destruction.
c. Heartless abouse of the Charles River White Geese, photo of goose family.
d. Grand Junction railroad bridge, future home of off ramp from Massachusetts Turnpike (I90) to Cambridge.  Current con is bike highway.
e. Responsible exit for Grand Junction bike highway to the corner of Vassar Street and then Memorial Drive.
f. Cambridge’s photo bragging about its outrageous destruction of acres of irreplaceable wetlands at Alewife.

There are some excellent photos from me in the attachment in front of the Cambridge City Council and linked below.  Here are some photos which did not make it to the last report.

g. Starvation wall.



The Charles border of Magazine Beach before the outrage paid for by the Cambridge City Council and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

The Charles border with its starvation wall, first two  from the Cambridge side and then from the Boston side.  As part of this outrage, the Cambridge City Council, destroyed playing fields for expensive drainage system to drain off poisons.  The poisons are “needed” to keep alive sickly grass introduced after destruction of responsible grass that survived without poisons for the better part of a century.







The highway plan for part of the Grand Junction bicycle highway before conversion to Harvard’s Mass. Turnpike off ramp.  The diagonal line is the Grand Junction.  At the bottom right in the Grand Junction railroad bridge.  Just to its left is a U or J shape indicating the highway through the ghetto to which the Charles River White Geese have been heartlessly confined with abuse increasing and increasing, all in furtherance of the DCR contemptible goal of killing off or driving away all resident animals.




The Charles River White Geese looking for food in the future location of the Off Ramp / fake bike highway.  The goal is to widen this underpass under Memorial Drive wide enough to hold the off ramp.  To the left of the railroad would be installed fencing to divide up the natural area under attack, and thus assist the DCR’s goal of killing off / driving away all animal residents.



The Charles River White Geese and all other free animals would be barred from going from the area to the left of the photo to the area to the right of the photo.

I have avoided Leland Cheung’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor.  I have heard too much holier than thou nonsense without going out of my way to hear more.

3. General Introduction.

Monday, July 28, 2014, the Cambridge City Council will receive a report of a committee considering further heartless abuse of the Charles River White Geese.

The report will have attached to it my response and my detailed evaluation of the harm.  My response is buried as far as possible.

The City Council Committee Report is posted on line at http://www2.cambridgema.gov/cityClerk/CommitteeReport.cfm?instance_id=813

The Attachments including at the very end my response are posted at http://www2.cambridgema.gov/CityOfCambridge_Content/documents/140728%20grand%20junction%20com%20report_1.PDF

I encourage you to review these documents and, in particular, let me know of any errors or omissions on my part by an email to boblat@yahoo.com.

As is the custom of the reprehensible government of the City of Cambridge, the really rotten stuff is kept as secret as possible.

The map I reproduced in section 1 is buried.  Detailed presentation of the impact of their proposal keeps impact south of Memorial Drive, the heartless animal abuse, secret by omission.  The rest of the area impacted is presented.

My presentations includes the best map I have available, the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s tree destruction map which is part of the outrage in front of the legislature in H4009.

The committee report seems to be saying to sit on the recommendation for the time being pending negotiations and other updates.

4. Proudly guilty city councilors.

Two members of the Cambridge City Council support the report including without reservation the ramping up of the heartless abuse of the Charles River White Geese.

Lieutenant Governor Candidate and City Councilor Leland Cheung.

City Councilor and former School Committee Member Marc McGovern.

Cheung publicly looks like the city councilor representing the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

McGovern is the only member of the Cambridge City Council who  publicly supported and encouraged the outrage at Magazine Beach.  The benefits he bragged about have not only not been delivered, but the opposite has occurred.

McGovern claims only to be responsible for the good aspects of his position, not the bad.  But there are no good aspects.  His position is cynically hypocritical, not even including the fact he delivered exactly the opposite of what he claimed to be fighting for, and has never, to my knowledge, attempted to get delivered what he promised.

5. Supplement, conflicting information on Destroyed Nesting Area, as usual, in report.

On looking this reprehensible document over further, they seem to have multiple plans on the table for the Destroyed Nesting Area of the Charles River White Geese.

My comment above referred to the absence in the structure of reference to the Destroyed Nesting Area.  They have stuck in some pretty rotten stuff.

In accordance with the reprehensible goals of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, which they support and aid, they do not mention the residents, the gaggle of the Charles River White Geese whom they are deliberately starving and who would be devastated by adding this outrage to the attacks at Magazine Beach.

Also not publicized is the vile DCR goal of killing off or driving away all animals residing in the Charles River Basin.  This contempt for animal residents comports with the pogrom of resident animals included in the mass destruction at Alewife.

Key in the map of the Grand Junction Path is a detailed path proposal which conflicts with the apparent overall plans and is inconsistent with other parts of this report.

The map of the Grand Junction path is on pages 9 and 8, straight down the Grand Junction.  Page 21 provides the same rot in detail.  The map I have included above is from the 2006 study which is incorporated by reference.  In it, they do a loop around the ghetto to which they are heartlessly abusing the Charles River White Geese.  The report calls for a fence to run the entire length of the bike highway between it and the railroad.

Sneaked in at the end of this document is highly outrageous stuff, business as usual when you are working with these destructive people.

Page 24 gives. detailed and destructive plans for the Destroyed Nesting Area.

It does not seem to include the path which is the basis of all the other maps.

This map shows the Governor Patrick Bike Highway running under the BU Bridge.  This highway is the reason for the only opening in the starvation wall.

It is marked “Charles River Master Plan”.  This “master plan” lied that their were providing a lawn to the river at Magazine Beach, and also calls for killing or driving away all resident animals.

The Governor Patrick Underpass apparently connects to the path system which has been created.  It puts a staircase in in the most sensitive part of the Destroyed Nesting Area and runs a bike highway from the northwest corner to the Grand Junction Bridge.  They repeat the fence dividing the parts of the wild areas east of this highway.  They create yet another apparent foot highway from the staircase to the Governor Patrick Underpass.

How the bikes would get to this bike highway from the Grand Junction bike highway is not explained.



Page 34 calls for an outrageous widening of the right of way in the free animal area.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ongoing outrages: Report to Cambridge, MA, City Council

I. Report.
II. Contacts: Protect against destruction.
III. Tip.


I. Report.

I delivered the following letter to the Cambridge, MA, City Clerk yesterday, July 24, 2014, for transmittal to the Cambridge City Council Monday night.

The purpose of the introductory section is to respond to the constant corrupt excuses which come out of their ranks.

The first two points are imminent destruction, the outrageous bill in the state legislature to destroy hundreds of trees on the Charles River, and related; plus the imminent outrage on the Cambridge Common.

Spelling corrections have been made.

Some key photos,


This excellent grove at the Memorial Drive split would be destroyed by H4009.

As I respond to the crap at the beginning of the letter, nine city councilors have very filthy hands.



The entrance to the Cambridge Common, on the verge of destruction by a reprehensible city government.



The victims of heartless animal abuse.


The future home of Harvard's new off ramp from the Massachusetts Turnike (I90) to Cambridge.  The lie on this is Bike Highway.


The responsible place to connect the proposed Grand Junction Bike Highway to Memorial Drive.

The above photo is taken at the back left corner of the white building below.  All they have to do is take a narrow path from the tracks to the road, which is the location nearest the Grand Junction railroad where Vassar Street turns.

The building on the left is the ONLY structure between this connection and Memorial Drive.


City of Cambridge photo from Cambridge puff piece published on the Robert Winters blog.  Until Cambridge destroyed, destroyed and conducted a mass animal pogrom, ALL of this area was filled with trees identical to the trees in the background.

An environmental outrage made possible by yet another fake protective organization with clear connections to the City of Cambridge.

Street address is: behind and to the left of 165 CambridgePark Drive, Cambridge, MA.

This site may be accessed by going to, or parking at, Alewife Station on the subway's Red Line.  Then walk to CambridgePark Drive, which abuts the station.  Turn right.  The destruction is visible on the right .3 miles away behind the buildings facing on CambridgePark Drive.




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City Council, City of Cambridge
c/o City Clerk, City Hall
695 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02139

RE: Selected ongoing environmental outrages from the City of Cambridge

To the Honorable, the Cambridge City Council:

0. Introduction.
The DCR is doing it (or whoever is “responsible”).
The City of Cambridge has no business governing select matters in the City of Cambridge.
The Development Department told me to do it.
General.
Demonstrable Major Lying.
Heartless animal abuse.
1. Charles River — House Bill H4009.
2. Cambridge Common.
3. Charles River — Underpasses.
4. Charles River — Bicycle Highway, future Massachusetts Turnpike off ramp to Cambridge.
5. Charles River — The Charles River White Geese
6. Alewife.
7. Magazine Beach area.
a. General.
b. Bizarre Wall of Introduced Bushes.
c. Destruction of responsible grass, replacement with poison needing grass.
d. Destruction of playing fields.
8. Danehy Park.
9. Staffing of the Cambridge Development Department.


0. Introduction.

I am writing individually and as chair of Friends of the White Geese, an Attorney General recognized non profit organization since 2001.

First, the things this letter does not include or respect:

The DCR is doing it (or whoever is “responsible”).

Flat out nonsense, The DCR coordinates all destruction with the City of Cambridge and the City of Cambridge pulls whatever connections it can to further the DCR’s destructive paths.  There is no meaningful difference.  There are paper cons, but no meaningful differences.  If there were meaningful differences, the City Manager would be seeking the support of the City Council against whatever the particular outrage is.

The City of Cambridge has no business governing select matters in the City of Cambridge.

Another cynical piece of nonsense.  On the Charles River in particular, past multiple instances in the record of the Cambridge City Council proves this statement to be a cynical lie.  Notwithstanding this, it is bizarre nonsense for a city which conducts its own foreign policy to claim it has no responsibility for environment outrages being accomplished by its friends within its own city limits.

The Development Department told me to do it.

General.

First of all, you are elected by the voters.  It is your job to be  standing up to the Development Department when the Development Department is pursuing vile, destructive activities.

Demonstrable Major Lying.

An excellent example of the corrupt situation in the Cambridge Development Department is the zoning in the southern part of Cambridgeport.  A number of new zoning districts were created in the period 2000 to 2005 based on the lie that, with the Urban Ring subway coming in, a stop at Putnam Avenue and the Grand Junction would justify the zoning.

The staff’s preferred Urban Ring alternative is only one of two.  The staff lied to the Cambridge City Council that their preferred alternative  was only one possible Urban Ring option.

The much more likely alternative, the Kenmore Crossing, was proposed by me in 1986.  It was adopted as one of two options by the MBTA in 1991.  The Kenmore Crossing option has received state subsidies with regard to the rebuilding in place of Yawkey Station as part of a massive project.  The staff preferred alternative (BU Bridge Crossing) needs Yawkey Station to be moved three blocks for its environmentally irresponsible option to approach having any level or reasonableness..

Last I heard (a couple of years ago), this lie continued to be the “truth” supported by the Cambridge Development department some 23 years after this lie was demonstrably a lie.

Heartless animal abuse.

Nonstop key in so many projects, especially the DCR’s, is contempt for our world.  Casual killing off / heartless abuse of  free animals is vile.

The DCR has a policy in its Charles River Master Plan of killing off or driving away as many resident animals it can get away with.

Cambridge has repeatedly aided in this outrage in multiple projects on the Charles River and the two killed off massive numbers of animals at Alewife in that continuing, destructive outrage.

1. Charles River — House Bill H4009.

A senate version of House Bill H4009 has been approved and the mess is going to conference committee.

I have provided this City Council with the DCR’s plans for destruction of hundreds of trees between the BU and Longfellow Bridges.  When the DCR sought this money in 2009 from the Obama Great Recession efforts, they lied that this destruction was diseased trees.  I provided you their plans.  There are no diseased trees.

The DCR has bragged about how lovely the area will look in 40 years.

The reality is that this destruction is for the purpose of straightening out Memorial Drive to take off ramp traffic from the Massachusetts Turnpike which is currently being sought under the Bicycle Highway lie.

“Support” has been obtained by the falsely named Charles River “Conservancy” by lying to people that they were seeking support for “underpasses.”  They justified this lie in their announcement of the initial bill, when they called $24 million for this project “incidental” to $4 million for underpasses.

This destruction is an outrage.

The greatest value in it would seem to be as make-work for people who make money out of destroying trees and planting saplings.

2. Cambridge Common.

The justification in the ENF with regard to the imminent destruction of the main entrance to the Cambridge Common, and of these excellent trees, shows the contempt for the environment which is the norm of the City of Cambridge.  The ENF states that the trees “block the view” of a monument.  Trees are the view and frame the monument.

This public contempt for the environment is normal in the government of the City of Cambridge.

3. Charles River — Underpasses.

I defer to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on this.  The Cambridge City Council’s public support directly conflicts with the outrage expressed by MassDOT over the environmental destruction and flat out waste of money.  Another project of principal value to the individuals being paid to do the work.

The extent of the outrage associated with this project includes the reality that the “support” for it turned out to be “support” for destruction of hundreds of trees between the BU and Longfellow Bridges.

4. Charles River — Bicycle Highway, future Massachusetts Turnpike off ramp to Cambridge.

The Grand Junction bike highway makes excellent sense ending at Memorial Drive with a very short connection to Vassar Street at the Vassar Street turn.  Beyond that point it is highly destructive and is a stalking horse for an off ramp from the Massachusetts Turnpike.  Harvard bought its future Medical School home months after the MBTA proved the Grand Junction railroad bridge could be expanded for this purpose.

Fencing would parallel the temporary bike highway between Memorial Drive and the Charles River.  This would restrict movement and perhaps kill the free animals the DCR is fighting to kill off or drive away.

This is just another of pretty much non stop techniques of heartless animal abuse furthering the DCR goal of killing or driving away all resident animals on the Charles River, a policy which demonstrates the vileness and incompetence of the DCR, supported by the Cambridge City Council.

Plans call for bizarre Bike highway construction in the Destroyed Nesting Area to which the Charles River White Geese have been confined in their heartless starvation by the Cambridge City Council and the DCR.

This construction would be much longer and more destructive than connecting the Bike Highway to Vassar Street at the Vassar Street turn.  But it would make money for the people paid to do it, and assist the DCR / Cambridge’s heartless animal abuse.

5. Charles River — The Charles River White Geese

In the case of the Charles River White Geese, the heartless confinement, deliberate starvation and constant abuse trashes a very valuable tourist attraction and an irreplaceable scientific gem.

This is a gaggle of free animals whose ancestors were domesticated.  This magnificent gaggle has created a viable social structure which has remained intact for 33 years now in spite of corrupt and incompetent governmental entities.

They fed themselves on their own at Magazine Beach until Cambridge and the DCR started to starve them by installing a wall which directly violated constant promises of Cambridge and the DCR.

The heartless attack has constantly been justified by bizarre , corrupt explanations including pretty much non stop lying of “no intent to harm.”  Or they simply have been silent and hidden behind groups with connections to the government of the City of Cambridge.

6. Alewife.

Cambridge has destroyed acres of irreplaceable woodlands for protection against 2 year storms.  The destruction included a mass pogrom of resident animals.

The area needs protection against 100 year storms.  The only way this can responsibly  be done is by underground easements for and construction of massive flood protection tanks.  Smaller examples are present / being constructed  under at least two recent buildings on CambridgePark Drive.  Publicly funded and constructed flood storage taken are needed under all new building in the area in addition to corresponding structures needed for the buildings.

Failure to responsibly plan at Alewife leads to certain, perhaps total destruction of all government holdings in this irreplaceable heritage area.

7. Magazine Beach area.

a. General.

Bizarre lies.  It is very difficult to understate the outrage funded by the Cambridge City Council  here in planning and in implementation  led by the current City Manager.  The current City Manager also supervised the outrage at Alewife.

Cambridge was promised management rights in the playing fields, but that would involve the City Council reviewing of the destruction accomplished with its money.  Management has not been taken.

The situation is so rotten that a miscreant copycatting Cambridge and the DCR’s contempt for wildlife went on a killing spree of resident animals.  The public begged the City Council for protection.  They reminded the City Council that animal abusers frequently graduate to humans.  The Cambridge Chronicle very visibly front paged a memorial for the leader of the gaggle when he was assassinated.  It was conducted on top of the MWRA plant.

The Cambridge City Council was “neutral” with a wink and a nod.

The key miscreant graduated to rape and murder in the location where he had been killing the animals this city council had been abusing and has continued to abuse.

The Cambridge City Council spent an hour discussing the rape and murder and did not want to know where it occurred.

Councilor Davis mentioned the location of the rape and murder.  She looked around guiltily, swallowed her words and returned to the lie of non responsibility of the Cambridge City Council.

b. Bizarre Wall of Introduced Bushes.

The DCR destroys bordering vegetation twice a year along the Charles River.  It has contempt for the natural world.

Magazine Beach is an exception.

The DCR promised a lawn to the river.

The DCR repeatedly insisted it would only allow water related activities on the banks of the Charles River.

Cambridge and the DCR have walled off Magazine Beach with a bizarre wall which blocks water related usage and which has no purpose except to starve the Charles River White Geese as part of the DCR’s reprehensible policy of killing off or driving away all resident animals.  The wall is of introduced vegetation which seems to exist nowhere else on the Charles.

But the wall has a value and its value is consistent with the definition of introduced species.

The wall starves the 33 year resident Charles River White Geese.

c. Destruction of responsible grass, replacement with poison needing grass.

The grass at Magazine Beach survived the better part of a century in an environmentally responsible manner, no poisons.  The DCR loves poisons.  Cambridge and the DCR destroyed the responsible grass and replaced it with grass requiring poisons to survive.

d. Destruction of playing fields.

One of the most important lies in the Magazine Beach outrage was the “improvement” of the playing fields.

But the DCR loves poisons.

So Cambridge and the DCR destroyed playing fields to drain off poisons needed to keep alive sickly grass which replaced healthy grasses which had been there for the better part of a century.

8. Danehy Park.

Destruction of grass to replace it with plastic?

9. Staffing of the Cambridge Development Department.

These multiple outrages show a severe problem in the Cambridge Development Department.

There are too many “planners” looking for work and for justification of an overstaffed department including their own jobs.

So destruction, destruction, destruction.

Solution:  fire planners.

II. Contacts: Protect against destruction.





Of great value in opposing the outrages on the Charles River would be communications to state officials as follows:

Massachusetts Governor’s Office email form: http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituentservices/contact/.
His phone number is 888-870-7770.


All Massachusetts Legislators’ emails: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/emails-for-all-massachusetts.html.

The list of legislators’ emails is set up so that you can copy and paste them into addresses on your email, either original addressees or, better, blind copies.  Please do not miss the addendum at the beginning in which I list the local State Representative who was recently elected.

All Cambridge City Councilors may be reached at council@cambridgema.gov,  Their phone number is 617-349-4280.  I have previously responded to their nonsense that they can save the world and praise destruction on the Charles River, but they have no business objecting to destruction coordinated with the Cambridge city government.

III. Tip.

The key with the Cambridge City Council is that their weakness is a very distressing and continued lie that they are pro-environment.

It is a very major weakness, but the lack of response to complaint concerning their destruction on the Cambridge Common is not encouraging.  Plus their ignoring my prior passing on to them in hard copy the plans for Memorial Drive destruction is very much discouraging.  But there are a number of them who are very insistent on the lie that they are pro environment.

Please note my extended response at the beginning above to cynical excuses for outrages.

I have major zoning victories as an environmental technique in Cambridge.  It was common to get approvals from the “conservatives.”  The “liberals” were then embarrassed into compliance with their claimed positions.

Of major importance with legislators is a widespread contempt for the Department of Conservation and Recreation and its destructiveness.  Cambridge, MA, is a distinctive entity which is in sync with the problems that the DCR embodies.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Charles River, MA: The tools of the Animal Abusers in Cambridge, MA, USA Government and of their Accomplices.

1. Introduction.
2. Photos, the nice.
3. Here are photos of the same area with more starvation blocking.
4. Here are photos from the opposite side of the Charles in 2012.
5. The record of the Cambridge City Council.



1. Introduction.

I visited the Charles River White Geese on Saturday, July 5, 2014.  I took a number of  photos which simply will not fit into this report.

The purpose of this report is to show before and after pictures based on the heartless behavior of Cambridge and the DCR.  The repeated corrupt tactics say all that need to be said about their opinion of their behavior.

The Charles River Master Plan of the heartless animal abusers who joined with the City of Cambridge in starving the Charles River White Geese calls for the killing or driving away of all resident animals.

The starvation wall at Magazine Beach starves the Charles River White Geese by taking away their food of most of the last 33 years.  That starvation wall is the only area on the Charles River basin where these sick people do not destroy abutting vegetation twice a year.

The reason is obvious.  Their goal is to kill off all resident animals or drive them away.

The same manager who bragged for more than a decade of “no intent” to harm the Charles River White Geese also brags of starving them.

The Cambridge City Council paid for the outrage and does not want to know what they are doing, except that the Cambridge City Council voted to support “underpasses” for the next three bridges which has turned out to be destruction of hundreds of trees and animal habitat between Magazine Beach and the Longfellow Bridge.  The same Cambridge City Council is also working on a bike highway slated to destroy in the tiny Destroyed Nesting Area to which the Cambridge City Council and its accomplices have consigned the Charles River White Geese.

The deal by which the Cambridge City Council accomplished this outrage with the state bureaucrats called for the Cambridge City Council to assume control of Magazine Beach in exchange for their money.  The Cambridge City Council does not want to know about that.

Since this outrage, the Cambridge City Council has destroyed acres of untouched Alewife woodlands and conducted a pogrom of its resident animals.

The Cambridge City Council is in the process of destroying key trees on the Cambridge Common with the ENF explanation that they block the view.

The Cambridge Machine, closely aligned with the Cambridge City Council seems to control the Boston Sierra Club whose endorsees have routinely been part of the outrage at Alewife and on the Charles River.

2. Photos, the nice.

These are the before shots.

These were taken several years ago, between phase 1 of the destruction on Magazine Beach and Phase 2.

During this period, much of the food of the Charles River White Geese was walled off to them, but the area in the western end was still available.  They ate there and had ready access.

These photos are of the western end.  They were taken during a memorial for Bumpy, leader of the gaggle who was killed by a parrot of Cambridge and the DCR who graduated from killing nesting geese to a large scale attack including that of Bumpy to rape and murder of a young woman where he had been killing geese.

The Cambridge City Council had been begged to stop the goose attacks.  They spent an hour discussing the rape and murder and did not want to know where it occurred.  The now retired Councilor Davis mentioned the killing location, swallowed her words and looked around guilty.  Davis was a typical “Cambridge Environmental Activist.”  She was one of the two most environmentally destructive city councilors.

The DCR had promised a lawn to the Charles.  They proved that a lie with the beginning of the wall (section 3, and then made it worse by walling off the lone entrance with multiple barriers.

These items of destruction were shared funding.  The key manager for Cambridge is now the City Manager.  The key manager for the DCR spent years lying he had no intention to harm the Charles River White Geese.  He has now been starving them for years.

The fake neighborhood association regularly shows their corruption by treating the DCR manager as if he is deserving of respect.



The little white figures over her left shoulder are the Charles River White Ducks.

This was their second day at Magazine Beach.  They had been abandoned here.  They still trusted dogs as friends.  I saved their lives from a dog attack.  One had the dog's teeth on his neck.  The Charles River White Ducks in the next few days were shown what that blue stuff (the Charles River) was for by the Charles River Urban Wilds Initiative.  The leader talked them into the Charles River by standing in it holding food for them.




This is the area immediately west of the boat dock / "bridge" in the next photo.

This is what the lying Cambridge and DCR promised for Magazine Beach, a lawn to the river.



This is the land end of the "bridge".  The "bridge" has two purposes.  It prevents use of the boat docking area for boat docking, and it is another barrier.  The bullock below are still in the location and all this grass is an introduced wall of bushes.




This is a photo of Reen LittleBrook, the Native American who cared for the Charles River White Geese through the early years of the heartless attacks of the DCR and the City of Cambridge.

He got a bicycle.  Two days later he got into a very serious accident.  He is still living in the area but is a shadow of himself and can do nothing to help.






Another area now heartlessly walled off to prevent feeding.

After all, the Machine Sanctified Charles River Master Plan calls for killing off all resident animals or driving them away.

How dare anybody expect decency and humanity of the the DCR and the City of Cambridge!!!













3. Here are photos of the same area with more starvation blocking.

They were taken on July 13, 2014.

The grass on the Cambridge side was destroyed and replaced with sickly introduced stuff which requires poisons to survive.




March 2014



This is an adult woman overwhelmed by introduced bushes which were called a "lawn to the river" and which exist nowhere else on the Charles River Basin because nowhere else do the reprehensible DCR and City of Cambridge have animals they are working to starve.

Because they are so sick as to have a policy of killing off all resident animals and they have very powerful fake "protective" groups lying that they are protecting and telling folks all is ok.



4. Here are photos from the opposite side of the Charles in 2012.

Notice the solid starvation wall.  Immediately to the west of the area when the Charles River White Geese ate for most of the last 33 years, the land is too steep for them.

This area, like the rest of the Charles River Basin, is scalped twice a year.  The DCR has contempt for nature unless it has a purpose, like starving the Charles River White Geese.





The above two pictures are of the area in the party pictures and west of their.  The only access allowed to or from the Charles River is an area which used to be a boat dock.  Plans are for a new highway associated with Governor Patrick's H4009 destruction built in the Charles River and under the BU Bridge.

The area to the west is the area where the Charles River White Geese lived for most of the last 33 years until the heartless City of Cambridge, DCR and their fake groups went on the attack.

In the foreground are much smaller native vegetation on the Boston side of the Charles River.

Below is another view from the Boston side.  Once again in the foreground is much smaller vegetation normal on the Charles River.  On the other side is the area west of the Playing Fields.  Note that there are none of the massive introduced bushes.  This area is the normal situation on the Charles River.

One of the most important functions of the fake neighborhood association is to lie that the outrage on the Magazine Beach playing fields with its heartless abuse of the Charles River White Geese is normal.







5. The record of the Cambridge City Council.

They paid for this outrage.  They lie that they have no business talking about the Charles River.

They are planning a new highway through the ghetto to which the Charles River White Geese have been confined.  They lie that they have no business talking about the Charles River.

They publicly supported the irresponsible “underpasses” proposal which was code words for H4009 which destroys hundreds of trees between the BU Bridge and the Longfellow Bridge.  They lie that they have no business talking about the Charles River.

The deal for the outrage at Magazine Beach calls for the transfer of control of Magazine Beach to the City of Cambridge.  The Cambridge City Council has never accepted Magazine Beach.  If they did, they would have to explain all the lies behind so much destruction and heartless animal abuse.  Besides, they lie that they have nothing to do with the Charles River.

So now the Cambridge City Council is "neutral" on destruction of hundreds of trees between the BU and Longfellow Bridge, they claim they are "neutral" on the outrage they created at Magazine Beach, and they are considering plans for even worse abuse of the Charles River White Geese as part of the Bike Highway which is a precurser to Harvard's off ramp to Cambridge over the Grand Junction bridge.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Response to Alewife Destruction response.

Response to Alewife Destruction response.

0. Supplement.
a. Reality in the world of the Cambridge Machine.
b. Winters Citation.
1. Introduction.
2. The nominal person.
3. The person who does not compute (note: not an insult, a reference to Data language of Star Trek, the Next Generation).
4. Summary.


0. Supplement.

a. Reality in the world of the Cambridge Machine.

The question objecting to my standing up to lies from the Cambridge Machine read: ""Our world lives in reality" is supremely surreal."

The other guy liked it.

This is the attitude among members of the Cambridge Machine with regard to the pretty much non-stop lies out of the Cambridge Machine.

b. Winters Citation.

The Winters report / photo is from a report posted at http://cambridgecivic.com/?p=3104.

The address of the destruction is that area behind and to the left of 165 CambridgePark Drive, Cambridge, MA.  The damage may be observed by going to Alewife Station by Red Line (or by parking there).

You then go out of the station and walk to the right on CambridgePark Drive.  The destruction is one or three tenths of a mile up that street and to the right.  


1. Introduction.

Yesterday, I posted a few comments on the Cambridge Machine’s fight for destruction of the Alewife Reservation, in addition to their fight for destruction of the Charles River.

I have received two responses.  They are blaming the messenger.

The responses came from the nominal person and from the person who does not compute.

My responses.

2. The nominal person.

Nominal person blames the messenger.

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The Company Machine [ed:  should be Company Union] con effectively executed by the Cambridge Machine through "Friends" of the Alewife Reservation is being very effective at getting folks to keep away from the real threat at the Alewife reservation, government destruction, and at getting folks to chase their tails yelling at developers obeying zoning controlled by the same government.

Now you are attacking the messenger, a messenger who tried to work to organize Alewife 20 years ago but was prevented by preemption by your company union.

You have the people. You prevent action by anybody else.

You are stalling. Every building which goes up without publicly owned massive flood storage tanks under it is one step closer to total destruction of the Alewife reservation.

It looks like the con now will not be to yell at private owners obeying zoning, but to yell at the guy with the only positive victory at Alewife.

How dare he expect the folks who dominate Alewife organizing to be organizing to defend Alewife. Such a highly irresponsible demand of people with 20 years experience on the wrong side and with all the organizing in place. How dare anybody expect the folks who claim to be defending Alewife to behave the way they claim to be working for.

3. The person who does not compute (note: not an insult, a reference to Data language of Star Trek, the Next Generation).

Person who does not compute has problems with my expectation of living in reality.

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The common thread in the corrupt situation which is the Cambridge Machine is a very belligerent contempt for reality. The strongest justification they have for running around lying that the world is greatly different from reality is that people standing up for recognition of reality will hurt the feelings of the folks the Cambridge Machine has conned.

4. Summary.

Every building that goes up without publicly owned flood protection under it brings Alewife that much closer to total destruction. There are only so many places to provide needed flood storage without FURTHER destruction of the Public Areas.

You keep on stalling and yelling at the messenger and you are going to win.


You have one major victory on the side you claim not to be on. You are working for total destruction.



Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Cambridge, MA (USA) Machine, their Destruction at Alewife, proper treatment of victims.


1. Introductory.
2. The record of this fake group.
a. Zoning Issues.
b. Most basic policy.
3. What should be done at Alewife.
4. Hurting the feelings of victims.


1. Introductory.

I have had an ongoing discussion concerning the irresponsible destruction of the environment at Alewife by the City of Cambridge and the Department of Conservation and Recreation with the invaluable assistance of their influenced “Friends” of the Alewife Reservation which, as with so many Cambridge Machine front organizations is anything but friends of the Alewife Reservation.

Here is a photo attached to a puff piece of the City of Cambridge bragging about the destruction.  The only place I have seen the puff piece printed is the Robert Winters blog.



The trees in the background are identical to trees which formally occupied the entire area of the photo.  They were destroyed by Cambridge and the DCR with the assistance of the con centered on the fake group.

I will follow with the record of this fake group and then report helpful comments from the exchange in the past few days.

Interestingly, I know both of the people I was talking with outside the fake group.  I consider the pricipal talker a typical victim of the Cambridge Machine.  The second person “does not compute” to quote the inimitable Data from Star Trek: The Nest Generation.

2. The record of this fake group.

a. Zoning Issues.

This group was created nearly 20 years ago by Ellen Mass after discussions with Cambridge’s Department of Conservation and Recreation.

They have spent most of that period yelling at private developers obeying Cambridge Zoning.

I do not honestly know if they have ever been so responsible as to submit a zoning change proposal for the area.  That seems to be a moderate action in a group which opposes the zoning.

I do know that in 1999 and 2000 I assisted Sheila Cook and I did the legal work in the drafting a zoning petition for the area.

The zoning proposal was quite wide.  It only succeeded in changing the zoning of a parking lot owned by the DCR and rented to the then owners so that the DCR property was zoned for open space.

Key in the petition was a provision which amended the definition of “open space” in the zoning ordinance to make it meaningful.

My understanding is that Sheila was bullied into withdrawing that provision by a Cambridge Machine operative.

Several years later, the fake group conducted a celebration of the return of the parking lot to the environment.  The developer stated that he was doing this to comply with the zoning.

The fake group proudly introduced all its officers and gave some sort of impression that the fake group had done something.

No introductions or even mention, as I recall, was made of the two people key in the zoning change, Sheila Cook and me.  My understanding is that members of the fake group treated Sheila like crap for filing the zoning petition.

b. Most basic policy.

Ellen Mass promptly prohibited discussion of possible destruction of the very major public holdings.

She ordered that only fighting against the private developers obeying zoning would be allowed.

That was nearly 20 years ago.

The exact same policy was repeated in the discussion. Private destruction is imminent.  They do not have time to fight about the public properties.

The speaker was unable to respond to the accomplished destruction of acres of Alewife by Cambridge and the DCR and the possibility that more was coming.

This is classic company union.  Fighting against private developers obeying zoning is titling at windmills.  Fighting against irresponsible governmental destruction by a government with a lot of city councilors lying that they are pro environment, if done meaningfully, can be very successful

At minimum, fighting the fake environmentalists would allow truly concerned people to get rid of the fake environmentalists.

But this is yet another fraudulent group which is part of the same entity which is using similar tactics including other blatantly corrupt tactics in their fight to destroy on the Charles River.

3. What should be done at Alewife.

The nominal person I was talking with repeatedly asked me what I wanted at Alewife.  I repeatedly answered.

Here is a good one.

That person commented: “Identifying the problems is not a solution.”

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Now, how many times do I have to say that underground storage tanks are needed to control flooding in the area, by easement taken by the City of Cambridge under all new construction, under public streets, public playgrounds, under T facilities to the extent possible, and under whatever else can be determined. Easement payment and costs of construction have to be provided by Cambridge, the DCR, and whatever else is possible.

Essential to this would be a reversal of the most basic principal under which Ellen Mass created the organization:

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yell at private developers and ignore the very major responsibility inherent in the behavior of the city and DCR governments, including their own development and including the zoning.

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A very major part of the government problem is the outrageous destruction of acres of Alewife with this group telling people not to look at the destruction, and with Ellen Mass publicly supporting the destruction before the fact and bragging about it after the fact.

That destruction and the circumstances behind it, particularly since you continue to parrot Ellen Mass' nonsense while claiming to be defending the areas being destroyed, has to be reversed.

This is company union behavior. It has to be reversed.

The City of Cambridge, DCR and the towns as applicable have to be held accountable. If you have people silly enough to try to go to bizarre extremes to get around the municipally created zoning, go to it, but nobody who controls that money will respect Cambridge having it both ways. They will see Cambridge keeping irresponsible zoning and destroying its own property while expecting other folks to pay to buy privately threatened property whose value is multiplied by the irresponsible zoning.

At the same time, Ellen Mass' positions on public destruction are such that she has no business in the group IF the group is protecting Alewife and respecting what its name says.

4. Hurting the feelings of victims.

Things get a bit confusing.  I think this the best way to communicate.

The person who does not compute commented:

“No, Bob, "Negative" here means turning people off to your view with aggressive, destructive rhetoric that defeats your purpose.”

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I have been living with Cambridge influenced groups for the last 40 years.

Treating their nonsense with undeserved respect gets what I am getting from [person 1].  Repeated nonsense as to whether or not I have stated my position.

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Follow on comment.

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I live in reality. Our world lives in reality.

There have been two victories at Alewife.

1. Sheila Cook's zoning change which I wrote and whose results have been denied appropriate credit.

2. The destruction of acres of Alewife by Cambridge and the DCR, whose results have been denied appropriate credit.

Cambridge has a massive, Cambridge influenced organization pulling a whole bunch of people's strings and fooling people into stabbing themselves in the back.

The strongest justification for their behavior is ALWAYS that the victims are in denial. You will hurt the feelings of the victims.

A couple more victories, very major.

1. The Inn at Harvard, which Harvard wanted 72% larger. A Machine operative stole major protections on the Harvard Square side streets from our agreement with the Cambridge City Council under the flat out lie: you have made your deal with the City Council. Now you must deal with the Planning Board.

2. The residential nature of the Harvard holdings south of Mt. Auburn Street are a direct result of my saving 10 Mt. Auburn Street.

Throughout, I have been attacked by folks who have been lied to, deceived and corrupted from their own good.

What is the justification?

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Don't stand up to people who have been shafted by those they have falsely trusted.

You will hurt the feelings of the victims.

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But they have been shafted by people they have trusted.

So the victims get to declare victory and Cambridge's irresponsible government gets another VERY REAL victory over victims who have been conned into stabbing themselves in the back.

You can have your fake victories and soothed feelings.

I support what [person 1] said he wants in the first place.

I condemn the warping of his goals so that he is fighting against his own goals.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Legislative Letter: will Mass Legislature destroy hundreds of trees on Memorial Drive / Charles River?

1. Legislators’ Communication.
2. Contacts: Protect against destruction.
3. Tip.



1. Legislators’ Communication.

I have sent the following communication to each member of the Massachusetts Legislature:

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Gentlemen / Ladies:

I understand H4009 has been reviewed by the Senate and returned with changes possibly to a conference committee.

I have been unable to get through the public records to get further details.

I strongly encourage you to delete the following language from section 2c, item 3890-7020, copying from H4009:

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$32,000,000 shall be expended to complete the planning, design and
812 construction of Phase II of the Historic Parkways Initiative along the section of the Memorial
813 Drive between the Longfellow Bridge and the Boston University Bridge, also known as the BU
814 Bridge, in the city of Cambridge, to construct and make improvements to pedestrian pathways,
815 bike and paths, and to make betterments to landscaping; and in accordance with the MassDOT’s
816 Healthy Transportation Directive;

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The history of this language is outrageous.

This involves the destruction of hundreds of trees between the BU and Longfellow Bridges.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation has been fighting for the destruction of these trees for about a decade.  In 2009, it sought Obama anti Great Recession moneys.

When interviewed by the Boston Globe, the agency said it was destroying diseased trees.  The diseases trees were destroyed years earlier, and filings so indicate no diseased trees.

Destruction plans are posted by me at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/tree-destruction-plans-charles-river.html.

Lobbying for this destruction was organized by a falsely named group which calls itself the Charles River “Conservancy.”  They obtained support for “underpasses” objected to by MassDOT and have since claimed that destruction of these hundreds of trees is “incidental” to the underpasses.

Their numbers were approximately $4 million for the underpasses, $24 million for the tree destruction.

The language in that bill was vague.

H4009 replaced the original bill.  It is quite explicit and provides $32 million for the destruction while clearly authorizing but not specifically mentioning the destruction.

This destruction of hundreds of trees is associated with the DCR’s reprehensible policy of killing off or driving away all resident animals.  They have implemented this sick policy by the ongoing deliberate starvation of the beautiful and cherished Charles River White Geese who would be major victims.

This proposal has been kept way under the level of visibility because it is so destructive and such a waste of money.

I hope you will delete this and corresponding Senate language from the final approval.

Thank you very much

Robert J. La Trémouille
Individually and as
Chair, Friends of the White Geese, an Attorney General recognized non profit since 2001.



2. Contacts: Protect against destruction.





Of great value in opposing the outrages on the Charles River would be communications to state officials as follows:

Massachusetts Governor’s Office email form: http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituentservices/contact/.
His phone number is 888-870-7770.


All Massachusetts Legislators’ emails: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/emails-for-all-massachusetts.html.

The list of legislators’ emails is set up so that you can copy and paste them into addresses on your email, either original addressees or, better, blind copies.  Please do not miss the addendum at the beginning in which I list the local State Representative who was recently elected.

All Cambridge City Councilors may be reached at council@cambridgema.gov,  Their phone number is 617-349-4280.  I have previously responded to their nonsense that they can save the world and praise destruction on the Charles River, but they have no business objecting to destruction coordinated with the Cambridge city government.

3. Tip.

The key with the Cambridge City Council is that their weakness is a very distressing and continued lie that they are pro-environment.

It is a very major weakness, but the lack of response to complaint concerning their destruction on the Cambridge Common is not encouraging.  Plus their ignoring my prior passing on to them in hard copy the plans for Memorial Drive destruction is very much discouraging.  But there are a number of them who are very insistent on the lie that they are pro environment.

There are four out of nine newcomers.  One might be subject to persuasion.  The balance could be possibly be embarrassed into decency.  I have major zoning victories as an environmental technique in Cambridge.  It was common to get approvals from the “conservatives.”  The “liberals” were then embarrassed into compliance with their claimed positions.

Of major importance with legislators is a widespread contempt for the Department of Conservation and Recreation and its destructiveness.  Cambridge, MA, is a distinctive entity which is in sync with the problems that the DCR embodies.