Friday, October 31, 2014

Charles River: DCR on destroying the little guys parking lot at Magazine Beach.

This will be my third posting on the attempts of friends of Cambridge, MA to destroy the little guys parking lot west of the Magazine Beach playing fields and at the bottom of Magazine Street in Cambridge, MA.

Prior reports were:

Our original Posting, going into a written analysis of the corrupt fight by the fake group for this destruction, as part of an overall fight for massive destruction of the environment on the Charles River by the Cambridge City Council and its friends:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/dcr-cambridge-machine-fighting-to.html.

I posted photos of the area, with analysis.  Plus I including a copy of an analysis by the woman who is leading the fight for destruction among this group:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/photos-of-latest-attack-on-charles.html

I will not repeat what I have given before, especially since the photo analysis was quite good.

Basically, what is going on here is that the Department of Conservation and Recreation, with the help of the fake group, are determine to destroy that parking lot.

This initiative is similar to the ongoing efforts by both to destroy hundreds of trees between the BU and Longfellow Bridges.

The issue is not what they will do, but what excuse will work.

Here are two slides presented at their recent sales pitch:

As usual, the comments on these slides differ remarkedly from what was communicated in the meeting.  The only responsible way to interpret conflicting comments from such people is to believe the worst.  The lies that come out of them are much more likely to be nice.  Reality, commonly hidden, is frequently reprehensible.

The map of project impacts shows, inside a red line, the area of work which I described in my photo report.



The slide clearly states that the majority of work will be within the existing footprint of the wading pool.

In my report, I passed on to you a direct and detailed  quote from the leader of destruction which lists a whole bunch of options.

Construction in the current location was stated to be unacceptable.

Here is their design of the layout of the new facility.



Note that it is on a main highway.  The only main highway in the area is Memorial Drive.

A brief review of the map shows that construction on Memorial Drive can only be achieved by destroying the parking lot which the DCR wants to destroy.

Golly gee, they have found an excuse to destroy a parking lot they want to destroy.  And which the fake group, before the corrupt vote approved the destruction, loudly promised not to destroy the parking lot.

And the fake group will cheerlead them all the way, in spite of promises by the fake group not to destroy the parking lot.

This is Cambridge, MA, USA, rotten, really rotten.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Photos of latest attack on Charles River: Little Guys’ Parking lot.

Photos of latest attack on Charles River: Little Guys’ Parking lot.

1.        Company Union techniques.
2.        Fight to destroy the little guys parking lot.
a.        General.
b.        Photos of targeted little guys' parking lot.
c.        Views from Memorial Drive.
d.        Existing and “unacceptable” location for water facility.
e.        Little Guys’ picnic area, swimming pool.
3.        Summary
4.        Expansion of use of poisons planned.

1. Company Union techniques.

The technique used by the fake Cambridge groups are exactly what is defined as company union.

Loudly proclaim responsibility for a field.

Loudly proclaim you are working your intended area.

Loudly suppress any and all discussion of the effort you are really fighting for.

The fake Alewife group achieved the destruction of 3.4 acres of the Alewife reservation with a lot more to come.

The fake protective group on the neighborhood north of the Charles claimed it was a neighborhood association until there was stuff they wanted for destruction on the Charles River.  So they declared their interest in the Charles River, loudly telling people it is anti Charles River to defend the Charles River.

They have obtained state funds in the amount of $20 million to destroy hundreds of trees this way.  They are keeping up and exacerbating heartless abuse of the Charles River White Geese this way.  They are fighting to keep and expand the environmental destruction on the Magazine Beach playing fields this way.

2. Fight to destroy the little guys parking lot.

a.     General.

My prior report on the latest outrage is posted at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/dcr-cambridge-machine-fighting-to.html.

Now the key destroyer is bragging about a sprinkler system proclaiming that the wading pool east of the destroyed playing fields is in bad shape.  Oh, by the way, it is unthinkable that the replacement water facility go into the place the outdated facility is.  And the construction zone includes a small guys parking lot needed for the little guy to go picnicking.  And they sneaked in destruction of the little guys parking lot into the corrupt vote of April 23, 2013, the beginning of their going public (with as much corrupt behavior as necessary) in their fight for destruction.

Naturally, as part of the build up, the fake group loudly expressed concern to keep the parking lot which their handlers from the irresponsible Department of Conservation and Recreation insisted on destroying.

Like pretty much all the destruction on the Charles River, no reason is given for this destruction.  In the alternative, all sorts of reasons are given until folks sucker for one.  The “reason” folks sucker for suddenly becomes their reality.

b.  Photos of targeted little guys' parking lot.

Here are photos of the latest area targeted for destruction by the fraudulent “protectors”.

The cars and the asphalt under them are part of the little guys' parking lot.  The woven fence beyond the light blue car surrounds the existing water play area.  The low building behind it and to its right is the unused building which the fake group repeatedly has insisted is the only thing on the Charles River that politically correct folks should look at. The eastern portion of the picnic area is to the right rear.  The Charles River can barely be seen directly above the dark blue car and slightly east of the picnic area.


Photos of the attacked parking lot starting from the western end.  It is no coincidence that the construction zone for the new water facility starts to the right (west) of this photo).




The "water facility" construction area extends to the brick building which supports the pool to its rear.

Below is the same view showing the Charles River in the back ground.  The current, location of the water facility, declared "unacceptable" by the DCR is to the left of this photo.


Above and below are two sides of the same tree, marked for destruction.



The construction area extends pretty much to the point of the camera.  The black in the upper right is probably the overpass over Memorial Drive.

In this view, the fence around the existing water facility is behind the blue car to the left.  Beyond that and to its left is the building the fake group has spent years saying is the only thing on the Charles River that the politically correct have any business being interested in.  Directly above the fence in the middle left is a sliver of the Charles River.

c.    Views from Memorial Drive.

Again, starting from the west.  This is a photo from the opposite side of Memorial Drive.

The car on the left is at the entrance to the parking lot.  The orange item is on the sidewalk at the entrance.  The asphalt of the parking lot can barely be seen.  Two cars in the above pictures are barely visible right in the middle.  Not really visible, but there, at the far right is the swimming pool support building.

The construction zone runs to the left extremity of that building, starting (see above) just to the far side of the parking lot slated for destruction but, as usual with the vile initiatives of the people we are dealing with, never mentioned as slated for destruction.



On the river side of memorial drive, clear view of the parking lot.  The fencing around the current water facility is visible between the two cars and the support building.  Remember that the existing location has been declared unacceptable.



Moving toward the parking area, visible to the left, you can see the current "unnacceptable" location for the water facility, to the right of the parking lot view.  The work zone extends to the left of the building.

Beyond the trees is the little guys' picnic area.



The parking lot is separated from the sidewalk by this fence.  The sign reads:  "Magazine Beach . . . Charles River Reservation".  Beyond the sign is the tiny parking lot and the support building.  This area is all in the construction zone.

The swimming pool is to the left of the support building.  The construction area extends to the swimming pool and runs in a line which is the extension of the swimming pool's rear line and parallel to Memorial Drive.

The little guys’ picnic area is outside the line.


Here are views of this same area from inside the fence.

The first shot is the best shot I have of the picnic area.





d.         Existing and “unacceptable” location for water facility.

Back at the eastern end, here is, I think, the tree behind the tree slated for destruction.  To its right is the existing and "unacceptable" location of the water facility.  To the left of the tree is the historically unused building the fraudulent group insists is the only thing on the Charles River it is politically correct to look at.  The work area does not extend to the "politically correct" building.


Here is a closer view of the existing and unacceptable new location of the water facility.  The work zone ends between the existing facility and the "politically correct" building.  The little guys' picnic area is to the right of the "politically correct" building.


The "unacceptable" current location.  To the right is the support building.  Beyond the current location is the picnic area.



3.    Summary.

Quoting the leader of the destruction on the Charles, analyzing alternatives:

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WADING POOL LOCATION

a. WADING POOL LOCATION: DCR proposed putting it where the wading pool is now, but there was a lot of community pushback because it is surrounded by trees and very shady. The wading pool as always cold and dirty (with leaves)—not a place kids wanted to be.

b. TOWARDS THE FIELDS: Cport neighbor and architect Max Moore suggested putting it next to the playing fields as a bridge between the playing fields and the old growth grove of trees where people picnic. Remember: where there is a water feature, there will also, one day be more of a play area for kids. Max proposes that that would be on the mound beside the playing fields.

[ed:  outside the work area.]

c. NEXT TO THE SWIMMING POOL—NIXED. While this would make sense, clustering water features, pool regulations would require that it only be accessible by the main entrance of the pool during pool hours. Not a good solution because on hot summer days the pool is often at capacity and there are long lines to get in. If we add the spray deck to the pool deck, even fewer people will have access.

d. JUST TO THE EAST OF THE POOL: DCR will explore this option. Concerns: People often picnic there and it might be too shady.

3. DCR will explore the cost and feasibility of installing the water feature at the wading pool site, closer to the fields and beside the pool.

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Really, WITHIN THE WORK AREA THE DCR HAS ESTABLISHED, the only place “left” for the water facility is the little guys’ parking lot.

A sketch, in fact, is provided in the slides of the proposed new facility on a main road, and the only main road is Memorial Drive.

Aw, golly gee, somehow, they are achieving the destruction of the little guys' parking lot they included in the fine print of the corrupt vote of April 23, 2014.

Just a coincidence, of course.

4. Expansion of use of poisons planned.

Oh, yes, and another coincidence is a declaration to “improve” the grass at the top of the hill.

Translated, that means destroy healthy grass which has been working very well for the better part of a Century and replacing it with sickly stuff which requires the same old poisons and the same old poison drainage system, all of which will, of course, be kept secret until too late, and then objections swamped with silence.

Irresponsible DCR project pushed with irresponsible fake group maneuverings.

Expanding an outrage done as secretly as possible which should never have been done in the first place.

But they sound so lovely.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Irresponsible Pruning on Memorial Drive, Charles River, Cambridge, MA.

Irresponsible Pruning on Memorial Drive, Charles River, Cambridge, MA.

1. Introduction.

I have received the following email.  I went to the location and photographed the outrage.  Photos are below.  There is pruning and there is irresponsible pruning.

This was irresponsible pruning. They are following the lead of the Cambridge City Council and the state house with their plans to destroy hundreds of trees between the Longfellow Bridge and the BU Bridge, plus the City Council's pending destruction on the Cambridge Common, and the first stage of the City Council's destruction at Alewife.

The property is directly across Memorial Drive from the parklands and the Charles River.

It is several buildings west of the location where the Cambridge Machine is fighting to destroy the little guys’ parking lot, as usual, lying through omission.

This building is one very large development (808 to 812 Memorial Drive) east of River Street and the River Street bridge (next west of the BU Bridge).  My photos of the destruction are interspersed.

My photos of the area being attacked by the Cambridge Machine will follow.

2. Letter.

Hi Bob,

I am writing to let you know about a very alarming distressing sight which met my eyes today. The Polaroid building on Memorial Drive adjacent to the 812 Menorial Drive the company which

Had a lot of shade giving trees in its property which belongs to Mother Earth first and foremost has practically decimated all the trees within that area. The sight was extremely distressing.


Every single tree has had its huge shade giving branches chopped off. The determined destruction, the callousness, malevolence and viciousness the way they have left every tree standing helplessly with just on one limb and branch is utterly sad depressing and downright heartbreaking.

The lies they perpetuate or have perpetuated to carry out such an unbearable act of cowardice, shamelessness and callousness is beyond words and you have to just see the sight to appreciate what I am writing to you about.


Those trees were no disturbance to anybody and were the home to an abundant population of wildlife Gods most lovable gentle innocent loving brings like Birds, Bunny Rabbits, SQUIRRELS, perhaps even a ground hog or so.

It was truly lush and green with all the trees with all their branches healthy and green and provided a lot of shade and oxygen especially during the sweltering hot summer months.


There were Blue JAYS RED CARDINALS , CHIKADEES, NUTHATCHES, TITMOUSE, ORANGE ROBINS, migratory birds like WAX BIRDS. ORANGE ORIOLES, YELLOW GOLDFINCHES WARBLERS, WOODPECKERS ( with the black and white colouring and a distinctive red spot on its head and the larger Brown Woodpecker with a RedColoring on ots head & THRUSHES TO JUST NAME A Few.

The above natures denizens have lost their nesting and breeding sight with this large scale heinous massacre of such huge old healthy shade trees.


You might like to get some people who can make sure that the callous cannibals who destroyed these lovely harmless trees can be also made to pay a price for such determined systematic evil destruction carried out with no opposition no repurcussions from anybody and acted with dictatorial authority to do this destruction without any agency or entity to prevent this from even happening.

Please find out how to take the evil destructive persons corporations and City and state departments to answer without systematic lies harassment intimidation and threats on people like myself. People like myself who want to prevent such distressing heartbreaking callous, wanton, determined, unchallenged destruction to innocent helpless planet sustaining oxygen providing trees. Shade giving trees which provide and gift humankind with fresh oxygen and cleaning the severe pollution in the environment also giving simultaneously shelter and home to innumerable named and unnamed natures own which we have labelled animals birds wildlife etc.


I request you to kindly make the time to look for yourself and contact the right people who can get this thing reversed by making ways for the trees to help regrow these branches and replant new shade and fruit giving trees which the city state corporations and landscaping companies who are determined to maul and taunt nature and people who are made powerless in the face of their unbridled power, positions, arrogance callousness, cool systematic malevolence and evil.

I will greatly appreciate your doing something to reverse the above which is going at a feverish pace all over Memorial Drive and other areas in Cambridge MA and in the entire heavens of our own sad and helpless celestial heavens of Mother Earth.

With Kind Regards

TrulyShashi
Ms Shashi VASANCambridge, MA

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DCR / Cambridge Machine expands their fight to destroy little guys’ parking lot near the Charles River?

DCR / Cambridge Machine expands their fight to destroy little guys’ parking lot near the Charles River?

1. Introduction.
2. Last night’s meeting.


1. Introduction.

One of the many rotten things the fake neighborhood association is fighting for is the destruction of the little guys’ parking lot at the foot of Magazine Street.  It is on the undestroyed hill side west of the Magazine Beach playing fields which have been irresponsibly destroyed.  The DCR and the Cambridge Machine want to expand the destruction to the hillside.  They want to destroy excellent grass for sickly stuff which needs poisons to stay alive.  They want to build the destructive Bike Highway there.  And they want to destroy the parking lot.

And they want to continue the environmental outrage and heartless animal abuse which is the modified Magazine Beach playing fields.

As is normal this week with the Cambridge Machine, they have never justified expanding the destruction of responsible grass from the playing fields outrage to the hill west of the playing fields.  And they have never justified fighting to destroy the parking lot on the hill west of the playing fields outrage.

This parking lot is tiny and well covered by trees, very much sensitive to an environment the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the City of Cambridge, and the Cambridge Machine are fighting to destroy.  It is needed for picnicking in the area, picnicking commonly done by people who did not graduate from Harvard or MIT.

The fake neighborhood association sneaked blessing for destruction of the little guys’ parking lot into the fine print of their corrupt vote of April 23, 2013.  That is the vote which they would have lost if they put the matter to a vote when it was discussed in January 2013.

The January 2013 meeting solely discussed their destructive proposals for expanding the outrage at the Magazine Beach playing fields.   So the Cambridge Machine postponed the vote they would have lost to the February meeting and conducted the February meeting on April 23, 2013, after driving away the responsible people who had the nerve to condemn their irresponsible proposal.

They conducted the vote in the last ten minutes.  It was a very complicated vote which was kept secret until the beginning of the last ten minutes.

The Cambridge Machine has been so pleased with the results that they made the fraud a standard part of their meeting.  They proceeded to conduct all Magazine Beach activities in the last ten minutes and shouted down responsible responses: TOO LATE, TOO LATE, TOO LATE.

This was until their most recent fraudulent meeting.

Magazine Beach was conducted in the middle of the meeting.  They just shouted down responsible responses.

The last thing the Cambridge Machine wants to allow to be heard is reality.  But they consistently lie about their sainthood.

2. Last night’s meeting.

Last night the fake protectors of the Charles River subdivision of the fake neighborhood association conducted a meeting on destroying the parking lot.

The lie this time was that they were discussing a water facility near the parking lot.

The con was they want to improve the water facility.  But the poor dears had problems doing the obvious.  They had questions as to whether they would improve the water facility in place.

The report on the meeting indicates that they discussed all sorts of alternate locations.  The report “neglected” to mention the impact the alternate locations would have on the parking lot they want to destroy.

Oh, golly gee, there is a parking lot there?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Charles River: Toomey order on Grand Junction destructiveness Gutted

Charles River:  Toomey order on Grand Junction destructiveness Gutted


1. Prior report.
2. Area in question.
3. Motion as amended and passed.
4. Analysis.
5. Summary.


1. Prior report.

In my recent report at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/grand-junction-railroad-charles-river.html, I commended and analyzed Councilor Toomey’s concerning the Cambridge goal of environmental destruction along the Grand Junction Railroad Track.

Toomey’s motion read:

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WHEREAS: MIT's Property Feasibility Study for the Grand Junction Community Path has been completed; now therefore be it

ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back on possible next steps to advance the creation of the Grand Junction Multi Use Path on City and CRA controlled property identified as Phase 1 in the Grand Junction Feasibility Study and report back to the City Council.

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2. Area in question.

Here is the relevant map.



The Toomey motion impacted SOLELY the area between Massachusetts Avenue and Binney Street, the second and fourth arrows from the bottom.


3. Motion as amended and passed.

Here is the motion as amended and passed:

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Order number 8, October 20, 2014

Toomey motion amended to read:

That the City Manager is requested to report back on possible next steps to advance the creation of the Grand Junction Multi Use Path on City and CRA controlled property identified as Phase 1 in the Grand Junction Feasibility Study and where possible to reach out to the Cities of Boston and Somerville to initiate coordination and to reach out and coordinate with MIT to delineate on the timeline on their portion of the Grand Junction.

Councillor Toomey. POR 2014 #306


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The language inserted reads:

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and where possible to reach out to the Cities of Boston and Somerville to initiate coordination and to reach out and coordinate with MIT to delineate on the timeline on their portion of the Grand Junction.

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Confusingly, this language replace a requirement to report back to the City Council.

Since the Development Department is aggressively fighting for this environmental destruction and heartless animal abuse, the report back requirement is not necessary.

4. Analysis.

Here is the map of the Grand Junction again.



The area at the top of the map is Somerville.  Beyond Somerville, the Grand Junction goes through Boston.  Much more importantly, however, is the bottom of the map which shows the Grand Junction going through Boston’s Allston neighborhood.

This is the area MassDOT has protected from Cambridge’s destructiveness.

So the motion went from an innocuous motion to a motion providing direction to gang up on MassDOT if possible.

5. Summary.

Cambridge, rotten Cambridge.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Grand Junction Railroad / Charles River: Good Order from Cambridge City Councilor Councillor Toomey

Grand Junction Railroad / Charles River: Good Order from Cambridge City Councilor Councillor Toomey

1. Introductory.
2. Councillor / State Representative Toomey’s Motion.
3. Context.
a. General.
b. Specific.
4. Evaluation.


1. Introductory.

In my report at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/charles-river-destruction-mit-goes.html, I transmitted key pages of a document published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MIT is extremely destructive of the environment of the Charles River.  They are in support of the outrageous “Historic Parkways” destruction supported by Chapter 286 of the Acts of 2014 by the Massachusetts legislature.  MIT houses at least two groups fighting for destruction on the Charles River.

In my report, I passed on pages of the MIT document I consider of interest so that folks could have those subordinate documents in a usable form.

2. Councillor / State Representative Toomey’s Motion.

Order number 8 on the agenda for the October 20, 2014 meeting of the Cambridge City Council reads as follows:

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COUNCILOR TOOMEY

WHEREAS: MIT's Property Feasibility Study for the Grand Junction Community Path has been completed; now therefore be it

ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back on possible next steps to advance the creation of the Grand Junction Multi Use Path on City and CRA controlled property identified as Phase 1 in the Grand Junction Feasibility Study and report back to the City Council.


3. Context.

a. General.

Oddly, the MIT document which I reported on does not seem to have been formally submitted to the Cambridge City Council, as far as I can see.

I am tempted to toss a lot of maps and all other sort of documents into this analysis.  That is impractical because the MIT document is loaded with beautiful subdocuments which I would love to crop and use.  That cropping is a major effort.  That adds to a whole lot of beautiful documents I already have.  I will package these items in a report which I will publish in the very near future.

Councilor / Representative Toomey was one of the key people if not the key non MassDOT person in MassDOT’s defeat of passenger service on the same Grand Junction railroad tracks in Cambridge when that was proposed a few years ago.

b. Specific.

Working with these things really requires a good library.

Councilor Toomey refers to the “Grand Junction Feasibility Study” refers to a document of the Cambridge Development Department issued in 2006.  On page 79, it identifies three suggested “stages” for the bicycle highway.  Councilor Toomey quite certainly wrote his motion off the top of his head.  I have the advantage of having the document readily available, and he seems to be referring to this table, so I am correcting his terminology accordingly.

I am providing two items only.  Here is the map of the Grand Junction prepared by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on which I have marked the intersections which would be impacted by initiatives on the Grand Junction.



Stage 1 of the bike highway proposal would be in the area between Massachusetts Avenue and Binney Street.  Counting from the bottom, these are identified by the second and fourth arrows.

Stage 2 is Toomey’s area of key interest.  It is the area above the fourth arrow.

Stage 3 includes the area of environmental concern with regard to the Charles River.  The area of environmental concern has been expanded by the MIT document.  Stage 3 is the area below the second arrow.  Stage 3 is larger than the environmentally sensitive area but includes it.

Secondly, I am providing, uncropped, one relevant page from the MIT package.  For usability purposes, I intend to crop this page into three separate documents.



4. Evaluation.

Excellent motion.

The basic concept of the bike highway is fine.  If the portion of the bike highway north of the point where the Grand Junction runs next to the bend of Vassar Street were connected to Vassar Street and then to Memorial Drive, the concept would be of great value.

On the MIT page, the relevant map is top left.   The Grand Junction Railroad is the diagonal brown, broken line running from the bottom of the map near the letters 4 and 5 up and to the right.  Vassar Street, in the area relevant is depicted in blue.  Vassar Street is between the Grand Junction Railroad and the Charles River which is at the bottom of the map.  Memorial Drive parallels the Charles River.  Vassar Street strikes Memorial Drive at a right angle.  Just above the point where Vassar Street strikes Memorial Drive, Vassar Street bends.  That bend is where the Grand Junction bike highway should connect to Vassar Street from the Grand Junction Railroad and then run to Memorial Drive.

The MIT document moves the area of concern back to Waverly Street by proposing a branch of the bike highway to Waverly Street.  That branching is just above the point where the bike highway should connect to Vassar Street and then to Memorial Drive.

Additionally, while I have no knowledge of problems in Stage 2, Toomey’s turf, I certainly defer, as reasonable, to him and to his constituents on problems in that area.

A further point of importance is that Councilor Toomey is limiting the interest of the City of Cambridge to its property and the property of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority.  Highly appropriate.

Thank you, Councilor Toomey.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Charles River Destruction: MIT Goes Public

Trying to achieve responsible goals in Cambridge, MA, USA, is made extremely difficult by all those “well-meaning” “activists” who claim to be on the side of the angels but who have a strong tendency to destroy the cause they claim to stand for.

With the rejection by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation of highway construction to the south side of the Charles River, a major purpose for fake “independence” has disappeared.

Additionally the local fake “protective” group is aggressively succeeding in its fight for whatever destruction is blessed by the City of Cambridge / its friends.

Thus, it comes as no surprise to see the Massachusetts Institute of Technology come out publicly in favor of yet more environmental destruction on the Charles River.  And their report lacks the deception of omission which has been normal in the City of Cambridge’s fight and the fight by the various fake groups.

This initiative comes in the form of a lovely booklet being submitted to the Cambridge City Council.

In the form which is generally available, the document is rather useless for communication on the Internet.  I anticipate that I will be using this belligerent confession of destructiveness in upcoming reports.  It does so happen, however, that, since I have converted key pages to make them useful, other responsible people might want to be able to use the converted documents.

Here are the key pages.  I will analyze this latest outrage in the future.



Page 2 of the file, page ii of the hard copy.





Page 4 of the file, page 2 of the hard copy.




Page 12 of the file, page 10 of the hard copy.




Page 14 of the file, page 12 of the hard copy.




Page 15 of the file, page 13 of the hard copy.




Page 18 of the file, page 16 (rear cover) of the hard copy

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DCR starts new destruction on the Charles. Cambridge Machine activist sheds tears.

0. Introduction.
0.0 Reality and a destructive government.
1. Distressed report.
2. Kathy Podgers.
3. My response, 10/14/14 at 11:23 am.
4. Summary.

FLASH, VERY PRELIMINARY REPORT.

0. Introduction.

The first bad report of new destruction on the Charles River follows.

I would be pleased to work with HONORABLE people to protect the Charles River, individually and as chair of Friends of the White Geese.

The most important factor is to keep activists in the Cambridge Machine out of any and all efforts.

Past experience has shown the folly of trusting destructive people and fools.

The game of the Cambridge Machine is to control concerned people and to destroy their goals from within.  This is the standard tactic of the Cambridge Machine to achieve the opposite of what they claim to stand for.

And the person with the pious report is part of the package.

It most definitely is not too late.

But the con will be the contents of the last sentence in the tear jerking.

The most important thing is to recognize that every member of the Cambridge City Council is a proven enemy, to hold their feet to the fires of reality, and see if real exposure of their vileness converts them to the position they claim to stand for.

Discussion with members of the Cambridge delegation and communication to the Governor would be of value.

Decker, who received a copy of initial report, was one of the two most destructive members of the Cambridge City Council when she sat on it.

As far as contact with various people appointed by the Cambridge City Manager with lovely titles goes, Malvina Monteiro v City of Cambridge says everything that needs to be said.

Her life was destroyed because she stood up to what she considered destructive behavior of the City of Cambridge.

Judge, jury and appeals court panel gave the Cambridge City Council full power to fire Healy.  The Cambridge City Council saw nothing wrong with his behavior.

Judicial communications of “Reprehensible”, “Ample evidence of . . .outrageous misbehavior” and triple penal damages says everything that need be said of the dangers which exist for people who stand up for decency who have been appointed by the City of Cambridge.

0.0 Reality and a destructive government.

These are some of the trees Cambridge and its friends are fighting to destroy on the Charles River.

The first two pictures are in and out of season shots of the excellent and doomed grove at the Memorial Drive split.  The third photo is of the magnificent and doomed tree overwhelming the ghetto without food to which the 33 year resident Charles River White Geese are confined.

The individual tree is much more like the normal size of the doomed trees than are the trees in the grove.  The excellence of the grove clearly makes the grouping stand out.  The larger, normal sized, doomed trees are otherwise impossible to meaningfully photo because of inability to get proper angles.



1. Distressed report.

[I censored this person’s comment assisting in the destruction at Alewife while making pious noises of concern.]

Today running by the Charles, I encountered DCR trucks out cutting large limbs and even trunks of trees.. I asked why? And the man said it was for the regatta to have better views!!

Surely the life of trees and their contribution to our well being should trump some views.

Anything to do?

Too late??

Mourn and stop it for the future??

2. Kathy Podgers.

Indeed, I am sad at continued destruction of habitat along Memorial Drive. Although Bob La Tremoulle has been raising this issue for years, and [censoring favorable reference to bad guy who turned coat], and in spite of my videos about this and appeal to Gov Patrick, few here in Cambridgeport seem to care. It appears that those environmentalists who choose bikes over cars, prefer a view of the river as they ride to treas, and the wildlife that seek safe harbour within.
We have tried to raise consciousness with the Cambridge City Council, The Conservation Commission and even the Historic Preservation folks, all to no avail.
Take care, your neighbour, Kathy

3. My response, 10/14/14 at 11:23 am.

This is no surprise.

The main purpose of the fake neighborhood association with its fake protection of the Charles River is to achieve ALL destruction that Cambridge and the DCR want.

This is the reason behind the censorship of reality in the meetings, the corrupt vote of April 23, 2013, and the stacked agendas.

The "Cambridge Neighborhood Association" and its related frauds are a big, destructive lies.

4. Summary.

It is entirely possible that there are a lot of people associated with the fake groups who have been fooled.  The trouble is that it is impossible to tell the difference in these groups.

The fight to destroy Alewife could include no visible member who has been other than conned.  The recent fights to restore Rent Control almost certainly include no visible member who has been other than conned because their petitions included one key provision which stabbed their cause in the back.

This Cambridge, MA, USA, a really rotten political structure..

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cambridge, MA, Charles River, Alewife, Common, and General Motors

Cambridge, MA, Charles River, Alewife, Common, and General Motors

1. Time Magazine and a reprehensible city government.
2. A responsible state agency, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
a. Underpasses.
b. Passenger service on the Grand Junction.
c. A new highway on the Grand Junction railroad bridge.
d. MassDOT behaves responsibly with regard to Cambridge type destruction on Cape Cod.
3. Contrast to the propaganda of the Cambridge City Council and the Cambridge Machine.
a. Environmental.
b. Heartless Animal Abuse.
4. Time Magazine and a reprehensible city government - revisited.


1. Time Magazine and a reprehensible city government.

Time Magazine, October 6, 2014, page 34, in its report on General Motors reads as follows:

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The 325-page Valukas report confirmed the worst: GM had known about the switch problem since 2001, but because of a culture of silence, obfuscation and buck passing, no one had taken steps to fix the problem.

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General Motors’ problem with its cars carries the stench of Cambridge, MA with its environmental destruction, heartless animal abuse, and court condemned contempt for civil rights.

The big difference is that General Motors is taking steps to correct its world.  The Cambridge City Council is working to make its environmental outrages and heartless animal abuse worse, directly and through fellow travelers.

At least the voters of the City of Cambridge have taken action on the Cambridge City government’s contempt for civil rights.

A very major part of Cambridge’s culture of silence, obfuscation and buck passing comes from a system of a  massive organization of fake “protective” groups the Cambridge City Council hides behind.

The Cambridge Council has not been able to hide the Court Decisions in the case of Monteiro v. Cambridge.  Then fake protective groups and Cambridge’s accomplices in the state bureaucracy have not been able to hide the civil rights outrage which has been and could still be the reality in the City of Cambridge, MA.

Given the belligerent lack of action of the government of the City of Cambridge and action in the wrong direction,, Cambridge certainly looks like the General Motors of the past which Time magazine condemns.

The outrages of the past are outrages which the Cambridge City Council certainly looks like it has taken no action to clean up.

On environmental and animal abuse matters, the Cambridge City Council and its fellow travelers are clearly working to make things worse.

And the Massachusetts state legislature and governor have voted $20 million for destruction on hundreds of trees on Memorial Drive / the Charles River, in addition to the outrages at Alewife and on the Cambridge Common

2. A responsible state agency, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

a. Underpasses.

By contrast, a major thorn in the side of the Cambridge City Council is MassDOT.

Cambridge and its allies at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation want a new highway for small vehicles on the banks of the Charles River.  The latest explanation for the $20 million in tree destruction is that highway.

MassDOT, as near as I understand the situation, has apparently killed part of that destructive highway, a bizarre and very destructive proposal to put underpasses in the Charles River under the next two bridges west of the BU Bridge over the Charles River, the River Street and Western Avenue Bridges.

b. Passenger service on the Grand Junction.

Individual Cambridge City Councilors and the Cambridge pols fought for very destructive passenger service on the Grand Junction Railroad through Cambridge.  This would be highly destructive to the animals who have lived on the Charles River but Cambridge reprehensible state bureaucrats have a goal for animals living on the Charles River.  They want to kill them all or drive them away.

Here is a map of the Grand Junction in Cambridge, MA.  Note at the bottom left, the access under the Massachusetts Turnpike.  This is the area the “activists” are fighting to connect to the Mass. Pike as an off ramp using whatever stalking horse works.



In addition to be highly destructive to the resident animals including the Charles River White Geese, the passenger service would tie up major city streets, going in exactly the opposite direction of placement of railroads in congested areas.  The new service would mess up the extremely busy roads of Massachusetts Avenue, Main Street, Broadway, Binney Street, Cambridge Street and Medford Street / Gore Street.

The fight for passenger service took a cynical method normal in Cambridge.  The pitch translates as: “I am your friend, I am your friend.  You can trust me,  you can’t win, but have I got a deal for you..”

One trouble with the Cambridge operation was that the fake groups are not as powerful in some parts of the City of Cambridge as they are in other parts of the City of Cambridge.

Furthermore, neither the City of Cambridge nor its fake groups control MassDOT.

MassDOT studied the idea and proved it stupid.  Their studies show the Cambridge proposal of no value to anybody except Cambridge’s Kendall Square.

So MassDOT vetoed it, at least for the time being.

c. A new highway on the Grand Junction railroad bridge.

Harvard bought massive railroad yards and the Massachusetts Turnpike exit to Allston, across the Charles River from Magazine Beach, an area larger than Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.



They bought that area a few months after the state transit agency, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, demonstrated that an off ramp could be built to Cambridge over the Grand Junction railroad bridge under the BU Bridge through the goose and small animal habitat.

The MBTA’s connection was over the area in the lower left corner in the map in the preceding section.

A lot of environment destruction “independently” fought for can be explained as related to this off ramp, including the destruction of those hundreds of trees on Memorial Drive. The tree destruction straightens out Memorial Drive and makes it more fit to accept traffic from Harvard’s off ramp.

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

MassDOT is rearranging the Massachusetts Turnpike on the Boston side of the Charles River.  “Independent” individuals are fighting for Harvard’s off ramp claiming the latest stalking horse for widening the Grand Junction railroad bridge.

Here is the current appearance of the area where is proposed the stalking horse highway for Harvard’s off ramp to Cambridge.  This is the same area I pointed out on the official map.



MassDOT has rejected that stalking horse.

MassDOT has refused to include Harvard / Cambridge’s off ramp stalking horse in its plans for the Massachusetts Turnpike rearrangement.

d. MassDOT behaves responsibly with regard to Cambridge type destruction on Cape Cod.

I reported on a major outrage on Cape Cod in my last report, at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/irresponsible-tree-clearing-on-cape-cod.html.

It appears that a contractor way overdestroyed what was intended to be a minor cleanup.

My analysis compares this screw up to Cambridge / its friends deliberate destruction at Alewife, on the Cambridge Common and on the Charles River.

3. Contrast to the propaganda of the Cambridge City Council and the Cambridge Machine.

a. Environmental.

Cambridge and its stand ins lie that Cambridge is protecting the environment through word games.  They redefine environment as that part of the environment Cambridge is not destroying this week.  They then loudly proclaim the government of the City of Cambridge as a bunch of saints.

As part of the ongoing lie, the Cambridge City Council yells at private developers proposing to obey Cambridge and Belmont’s zoning in the irreplaceable Alewife woods.

Cambridge has destroyed more than 3.4 acres of the Alewife woods.  Here is a puff piece photograph of Cambridge bragging of the destruction.  The trees on the edge used to fit the entire area of the photo.



The Cambridge City Council does not mentioned the destruction by the Cambridge City Council in the Alewife woodlands nor do they mention that total destruction of public [ed: misstated as “private” until 11 am, 10/14/14, sorry] properties is highly likely given current policies.

The Cambridge City Council does not mention the fact that the crucial threat to the privately owned parts of the Alewife woods is irresponsible zoning by the governments in question.

But they do love to lie about themselves and call themselves saints by yelling at the other guy.

b. Heartless Animal Abuse.

Cambridge / their state bureaucrats have been deliberately starving the 33 year resident Charles River White Geese by walling them off from their food at the Magazine Beach playing fields by a massive introduced wall of vegetation.

These are before and after pictures.  The after is taken from the Boston Side.




That wall of vegetation has never been explained except for a guarantee in the Bible of the bureaucrats that their goal for the Magazine Beach playing fields is a lawn to the river, and non stop lies by the key bureaucrat that he has no intention to harm the Charles River White Geese.  He, apparently, has redefined “harm” as other than deliberate starvation.

Cambridge is considering a highway for bikes in the middle of the tiny foodless area to which they have been confined.  Cambridge is considering a fence splitting the wild area in this part of the Charles River in two.

Cambridge and its irresponsible bureaucrats are following standard procedure in heartless animal abuse: destroy, destroy, destroy habitat.

At Alewife, they were more blunt.  They simply destroyed acres of virgin woods killing animals whose families lived there for centuries if they could not get out of the way.

Cambridge has an explanation:

YELL AT THE OTHER GUY.

Cambridge is mouthing pious about circus animals occasionally traveling through Cambridge.

Cambridge lies that Cambridge is something other than heartless animal abusers by yelling that its fellow heartless animal abusers occasionally run through Cambridge.

4. Time Magazine and a reprehensible city government - revisited.

The most important difference between General Motors and the reprehensible City of Cambridge is that General Motors now seems to have responsible management.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Irresponsible Tree Clearing on Cape Cod, MA — difference from the outrage which is Cambridge, MA, the Charles River, the Cambridge Common and Alewife.

1. Introduction and link: irresponsible tree clearing on Cape Cod.
2. Update.
3. Big Difference — Alewife.
4. Big Difference — Charles River.
5. Big Difference — Cambridge Common.
6. Big Difference — Standard Sickness.
7. Summary.


1. Introduction and link: irresponsible tree clearing on Cape Cod.

Dale Appel provided input on tree destruction on Cape Cod which I published on October 1 at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/cambridge-ma-input-on-tree-destruction.html.

She has since followed up with the following link on irresponsible underbrush clearing on Cape Cod:  http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/10/01/route-6-tree-clearing-project-outrages-cape-cod-residents/.

She has also provided me with the following photo from the Cape Cod Times.



The more barren half is the after picture.

2. Update.

Reports I have heard on WBZ indicate that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has apologized for excessive tree cutting and promised to plant new trees where the old were irresponsibly destroyed.

The position of MassDOT is that their instructions were to clean up vegetation within 25 feet of the highway.  If you will look at the before and after pictures, you can see an unplanted area to the right of the highway view in both shots.  This is what I anticipate they were talking about.

This 25 foot strip seems to be required on superhighways.  I have seen Massachusetts super highways in which signs were obscured because of failure to prevent blockage because on non maintenance of the side of the road.

Folks have demonstrated and spoken out concerning the irresponsible destruction.  MassDOT has stated that its contractor violated their contract and destroyed far more than was expected.

This sounds like a victory, albeit too late but a victory, and I congratulate both the residents and MassDOT.

I would anticipate that MassDOT intends to collect from the contractor both for any excessive billing to MassDOT for work and for MassDOT’s cost of cleaning up the situation.

3. Big Difference — Alewife.

Here is a photo of what Cambridge and the Department of Conservation and Recreation did to the Alewife woodlands, an area of great value not only for its intrinsic value, but also because it is so rare in the area.  The trees which can be seen way in the distance used to fill the entire area of the photograph.



Instead of apologizing for the destruction, Cambridge is bragging about it.  This is a photo attached to a puff piece from them printed on the internet.  The Cambridge City Council explanation is to hypocritically yell at neighboring private developers and keep its own vileness as secret as possible.

4. Big Difference — Charles River.

Chapter 286 of the Acts of 2014, “Historic Parkways” includes $20 million for the destruction of hundreds of uniformly excellent trees at on Memorial Drive next to the Charles River.

The destruction plans have been posted at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/tree-destruction-plans-charles-river.html.

The explanations for destruction have varied with regard to what any particular audience would sucker for.

The initial explanation translated as “Won’t it look great in 40 years.”

The explanation to the Boston Globe was a typical, and not at all unusual lie.  This lie was that all the trees being destroyed were diseased.  The diseased trees were destroyed in phase 1.  This is phase 2.  The bureaucrats' plan at the link very clearly indicates no diseased trees.

The explanation then started as fraud by misrepresentation.  The falsely named Charles River Conservancy ran around getting signatures approving an irresponsible underpass project under the next three bridge over the Charles.  This project was condemned by MassDOT, a responsible state agency.

CRC, when it announced the predecessor to Chapter 286 stated that the destruction of hundreds trees is incidental to the irresponsible underpasses.  This, thus, is the lie they used to get the destruction of those hundreds of trees into Chapter 286 of the Acts of 2014.

Ever since, the explanation has been deafening silence.

Most importantly in the silence has been a fake neighborhood association which has been lying of its concern for the Charles River and fighting for massive destruction by calling it anti Charles River to defend the Charles River.  Their big lie has been emphasis on an old building they yell about, combined with multiple examples of corrupt tactics to prevent and VETO, as necessary, any meaningful discussion.

This outrage is normal in Cambridge, MA.  It is a system by which a reprehensible government lies to its voters of its own sainthood while achieving exactly the opposite of what it claims to stand for.

One standard con game from the Cambridge City Council is a sudden concern about animal abuse in traveling circuses, while keeping their own heartless animal abuse as secret as possible.

Here are four relevant photos.

Two photos (in and out of season) are presented of the excellent grove at the Memorial Drive split which the destroyers are fighting to destroy.



Two photos are presented as well of the excellent tree east of the BU Bridge.  It proudly stands above the Destroyed Nesting Area.  This tree at the BU Bridge is normal size among the hundreds slated for destruction.  The others are impossible to meaningfully photograph.  They are so large.  You cannot get the angle.

The key woman fighting for all the destruction in the fake neighborhood association has flat out lied about her position on this destruction.  She had the nerve to say that she is not fighting to destroy this tree.



This tree appears on the first plan page of the destruction plan (link above).  It immediately follows the cover page.  The grove slated for destruction is a few pages in.  Trees slated for destruction are greyed.

5. Big Difference — Cambridge Common.

Cambridge’s irresponsible planning department has fought for this destruction for perhaps ten years or so.

There, I believe, is also state money involved.

The Cambridge City Council is belligerently destroying the excellent grove of trees at the Harvard Square entrance to the Cambridge Common. As usual, they are destroying while lying about their own sainthood.

Here is a photo of the excellent grove leading into the Cambridge Common from Harvard Square.  It is about to be devastated by the vile Cambridge City Council.



One of my reports on this outrage was the topic of one of my weekly Cable Shows.  That clip is posted at http://youtu.be/ FgQ9ojVuMxM.  The clip includes a number of photos of excellent, condemned trees.

I published a report on the less visible planned destruction on the Cambridge Common at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/cambridge-ma-usa-common-other-trees.html.

6. Big Difference — Standard Sickness.

On the Charles River, the sickos brag about planting saplings in place of mature trees needlessly being destroyed.

These vile people deliberately confuse the situation on the Cape with the outrage on Memorial Drive.

On the Cape, MassDOT seems to be ordering its contractor to plant saplings to replace mature, excellent trees which should not have destroyed.

On Memorial Drive, the sickos are fighting for DELIBERATE, NEEDLESS destruction, then planting saplings.  They lie that this is the same as what MassDOT correction of unintended destruction which MassDOT is proposing on the cape.

It is not the same.  MassDOT is doing what little it can to correct irresponsible, unauthorized destruction.  The sickos acting as Fronts for the City of Cambridge and the Department of Conservation and Recreation are lying that DELIBERATE DESTRUCTION is saintly if “CORRECTED” in the manner of accidental, untended destruction.

At Alewife, Cambridge brags of destruction and has no intention to provide any “replacement”.

On the Cambridge Common, there may be saplings involved.  I am not aware of it.  If saplings are planted, those sapling plantings would be no less vile than the outrage on the Charles River.

7. Summary.

I think MassDOT seems to be doing the best it can with an unintended outrage.

The government of the City of Cambridge, particularly its City Council, is simply grossly irresponsible, with help in irresponsible destruction by Governor Patrick and the legislature.

Additionally, and this is by no means minor, the government of the City of Cambridge, and their accomplices, hide behind fake "protective" groups fighting for destruction while lying that they are doing the opposite.  Those fake groups have horribly filthy hands with the corrupt tactics they use to prevent the sort of organizing which has been so successful, albeit late, on Cape Cod.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Letters, Destroyed Street Trees, Heartless Animal Abuse, Mass. Pike (I90)

1. Introduction.
2. George Despotes, following up on the Dana Street destruction.
a. Comment
b. Response.
3. Shelley Patterson.
a. Fencing off the Destroyed Nesting Area from the adjacent wild area.
(1) Comment.
(2) Response.
(a) General, to Shelly.
(b) Supplement.  General.
(c) Specific.
b. Dana Street tree destruction.
(1) Comment.
(2) Response.
c. Mass. Pike (I90) Changes.
(1)  Introduction.
(2) Comment.
(3) Response.
(a) Mostly short term, connections to Soldiers Field Road east bound.
(b) Long Term.  The off ramp to Cambridge from I90 (Mass. Pike).




1. Introduction.

A few days ago, I published photos of the remnants of destroyed street trees in Cambridge, which fits a distressing pattern.

I have gotten a number of responses, and published one from Dale Appel already.

Dale has given a constructive response.

In the meantime, I have several other good inputs which I have not yet passed on.  I have spent a lot of time responding and little time posting.

I am going to try to pass on good ones in the order I received them, and then come back to Dale’s second comment.

I am swamped personally, and I do not want to swamp the folks who are receiving these communications, so I am doing what I can do.  It is rather frustrating spending a lot of time responding to good points and then not having the time to post the good points.

My responses may or may not have been previously transmitted to the contributor either in whole or in part.

Additionally, my apologies to folks tuning in for the first time, my responses are fairly long without going into the real details of the issues.  I regret that I just cannot fully explain each issue.

And really, the size of this report shows the reason why this entire package is delayed.

2. George Despotes, following up on the Dana Street destruction.

a. Comment

Clearly the trees reduce the temperature on hot summer days; there are costs to air conditioning!:

Trees certainly create a sense of relaxation which I think is important for all of us.

b. Response.

One of the greatest horror in Cambridge, MA, USA, is the nonstop lying of sainthood on environmental and animal abuse matters.  Both are defined as standing up to the other guy and how dare you object to the reprehensible record of the Cambridge City Council.

If it were not for the lying and the massive organization backing up the lies, the incumbents lying the loudest about sainthood would be replaced by responsible people, and the multiplying nightmare would not exist.

The same outrage exists for folks concerned about civil rights and women’s rights (Monteiro v. Cambridge and the total lack of even considering firing a city manager condemned by judge, jury, and appeals court panel for destroying the life of a black Cape Verdean woman heading the Police Review department).

The councilor who almost certainly was fired by the voters over Monteiro failed again last time.  The second councilor who could have been fired over Monteiro has a FOR SALE sign up.  He was fired in the next election.  It is quite certain, I would think, that the Monteiro outrage was part of the reason for firing.

3. Shelley Patterson.

Shelley had four good comments.  Unfortunately, I can only find three.  The horror is the amount of time I have spent responding to the three.

a. Fencing off the Destroyed Nesting Area from the adjacent wild area.

This concerns the highway construction on the Grand Junction.  Here is the map from the key plans.  The J is in the middle of the destroyed nesting area.  The plans call for a fence to divide animal areas on the Charles River next to the Charles River.  The fence would parallel the new highway.



This excellent tree towers over the Destroyed Nesting Area and its highway.  It would be destroyed by the $20 million from the Governor and the legislature for massive tree destruction with fake “neutrality” from the reprehensible Cambridge City Council.



(1) Comment.

This is probably too much to ask of the city, but if the city wins and cannot be stopped from implementing their plan, perhaps they would agree to build a little bridge in the bike route, with a passage under it for the geese, so that the geese could still at least reach the wild area?

(2) Response.

(a) General, to Shelly.

This is a political matter with the focal points a whole bunch of fake groups, which run in lock step with the City Manager and his friends.

The city council would not dream of a humane exemption to that fence and the geese would not use it anyway. The city council gets what credit for "decency" it wants simply by lying. The geese would be horrified by the confinement of an exemption to the fence.

Plus that highway in the Destroyed Nesting Area is just one more step at total destruction of all resident animals, which the goal of the DCR as spelled out in their beloved document.

Expecting decency out of these reprehensible people is demonstrated at a silly expectation because the corrections needed at the playing fields are so minor. The starvation wall is the only place on the Charles River where the bank is deliberately blocked off from the river. The poisons they are sewing can readily be corrected by sewing responsible grass seed instead.

So the Cambridge Machine is using corrupt tactics to expand the outrage after a public meeting in which they should have lost, except for belligerent corruption on their part.

MassDOT is helping the cause as far as responsible behavior goes.

(b) Supplement.  General.

The reality is that running the highway south of Memorial Drive is inexcuseable.

Here, once again, is the location where the bike highway should be connected to Vassar Street at the Vassar Street turn, and then to Memorial Drive which is on the other side of the building south of the sensible connection.




The only building between the responsible connection and Memorial Drive can be seen on the left of the second photo.

The state bureaucrats, with the aggressive assistance of the Cambridge City Council have a goal of killing off or driving away all animals on the Charles River basin.

The outrage follows a normal tactic: first destroy this part of the habitat, then destroy another part, and finally you kill all the animals off.

The outrage is that much more vile because the destruction of the food and primary residence of the Charles River White Geese at the Magazine Beach playing fields for most of the last 33 years is so easy to fix.

They are walled off from their food and home by an introduced wall of bushes which do not exist anywhere else on the Charles River Basin.  Everywhere else, the bureaucrats and their agents destroying bordering vegetation twice a year.  This has simply been allowed to grow.

The poisoning of the grass at Magazine Beach is just an excellent example of belligerent incompetence destructive of the Charles River, and demonstrating total lack of fitness for managing the environment.  A responsible agency would stop spending money on poisons to keep alive sickly grass they introduced.  A responsible agency would spend the money on seed for the excellent grass they destroyed.

The sickness get worse because the bureaucrats are fighting to expand the outrage, assisted by constant corruption of the fake neighborhood association.  The fake neighborhood association conducted on real meeting on the Charles River nearly two years ago.

They could not win, so it has been nonstop corruption, abuse of power and abuse of agenda, with the clear intent of suppressing reality and lying of a false reality while expanding an outrage that was created in secret.

And, by the usual Company union corrutption, fighting for all destruction supported by their friends by lying of concern and preventing discussion of their outrages they are fighting for.

MassDOT has vetoed a highway on the Grand Junction railroad bridge.  The bad guys swear they will fight again in three years.  And, as usual, sound so sweet.

The fence in the plans without a crossing looks like it would go up to the bridge anyway.

(c) Specific.

The latest report of the city council committee on this matter included a gorgeous portfolio by the Cambridge Development Department.

The portfolio has a page of samples of bikes next to railroad tracks.  There are six pictures.  Four of the pictures clearly lack the fence the Development Department is fighting for.  One looks like it has a fence and the last one is uncertain.

b. Dana Street tree destruction.

(1) Comment.

Are there any lawyers in your group? Violation of a city ordinance should be punishable?

(2) Response.

First of all, the Cambridge Machine loves lawsuits. They keep trouble makers out of trouble.

The ordinances are tools by which a municipality protects the municipality. They are not written as tools to protect the world from a municipality.

The most "protection" that exists for street trees is a decision of a bureaucrat which is unreviewable. This is in a city where a department head, black, Cape Verdean, woman bureaucrat had her life destroyed for filing a civil rights / women's rights complaint. Judge, jury and appeals court panel gave the Cambridge City Council full power to fire the preceding city manager without his golden parachute and possibly without pension because of the Court outrage over his behavior. The Cambridge City Council saw nothing wrong with the behavior of the city manager and "did not notice" the very strong Court condemnations. One and possibly two city councilors have been fired by the voters over this outrage.

That sends a very strong message to all persons subject to the whim of the Cambridge City Manager. The City Council's stench has not changed in the slightest.

The City of Cambridge has a massive organization lying that the Cambridge City Council is holier than thou, and the Cambridge City Council supports their non stop outrages by yelling at the other guy, usually on matters not within the jurisdiction of the Cambridge City Council. That major hypocrisy is business as usual.

c. Mass. Pike (I90) Changes.

(1)  Introduction.

Here is the MassDOT map of the area they are working on, outlined in orange.

At the top is the Charles River.

My comments on new connections being built by MassDOT to Soldiers Field Road are in the top left.
The new connecting roads are two.

The traffic coming traveling east to the Mass. Pike would, generally, follow the near vertical line in the far left and the near horizontal line below it.  The new east bound ramp would connect to Soldiers Field Road at some point in the curve of the Orange Line at the top.

The intersection whose traffic would no longer see the relocated traffic is at the intersection of the Orange Line at the top and the River Street Bridge, which crosses the Charles River at the far left.

At the very top on the right is the BU Bridge.  Running under it to the top corner of the Orange Line is the Grand Junction railroad bridge.



(2) Comment.

Re Harvard: Might voters speak out if they are made aware of the potential increase in traffic which this plan would bring to Allston, Cambridge, etc.?

(3) Response.

There are two aspects to the Mass. Pike Changes, Short Term and Long Term.

(a) Mostly short term, connections to Soldiers Field Road east bound.

This is MassDOT. MassDOT are the good guys.

By killing the highway over the Grand Junction bridge, they have at least delayed major destruction, and harm to the animal population.

The changes MassDOT are doing are very competent, very effective good work, and will likely improve the Mass. Pike impact.

The traffic problems come in two parts, neither from the MassDOT actions in this project.

First, Harvard bought the Mass. Pike exit / railroad yard area several months after the MBTA proved a Mass. Pike off ramp to Cambridge was feasible over the Grand Junction, and a whole bunch of destructive things, including the $20 million project to destroy hundreds of trees are part of it.

Secondly, there will be major traffic impact but the impact is from Harvard's project.

The construction now going up at North Harvard and Western is Harvard Square density plus.
The Mass. Pike area owned by Harvard exceeds the size of the Back Bay. It very clearly is intended to be a relocation of the Harvard Medical Area's scholastic facilities, including but very much not limited to Harvard Medical School. Build at the same density as at North Harvard and Western, and you have major traffic impact.

The MassDOT plans would include a good rearrangment of traffic currently feeding to the intersection which includes the River Street Bridge (next to the west from the BU Bridge).

Currently all traffic coming from the west to the Mass. Pike and coming from the Mass. Pike to go to the east go through that intersection.

The plans call for traffic coming from the west to be relocated to a new intersection south of this intersection, spreading out traffic impact.

The plans call from traffic coming from the Mass. Pike and going east to be funneled to the local boulevard (Soldiers Field Road) by a new on ramp east of that intersection, keeping that traffic out of the intersection.

Regretfully, the improvements can only impact traffic on the eastbound side of Soldiers Field Road.  There is simply not enough room to make significant improvement to the westbound traffic.

(b) Long Term.  The off ramp to Cambridge from I90 (Mass. Pike).

This is the off ramp to Cambridge over the Grand Junction bridge.  The bad guys are sworn to get their con games in order.  Their fight is for various tools to put the off ramp in place through one subterfuge or another.

MassDOT has stood up to them, but Harvard thinks in centuries.  Harvard gets one thing this decade and another thing next decade.

The destruction of those hundreds of trees in the $20 million supported by Governor Patrick and the legislature is designed to straighten out Memorial Drive, the boulevard north of the Charles River, to receive the traffic from that off ramp.