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.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The real enemy on the Charles River, the Cambridge Machine.

The real enemy on the Charles River, the Cambridge Machine.

1. I have 40 years of environmental and transportation experience in and near Cambridge, MA.
2. Rent Control.
3. Friends of Alewife Reservation.
a. Introduction.
b. Response 1.
c. Response 2.
4. My record.


1. I have 40 years of environmental and transportation experience in and near Cambridge, MA.

The big problem from the beginning has been the Cambridge Machine.

The entity is a massive company union which functions to prevent organizing against the will of the government.

It acts through multiple front organizations, all of which claim to be protective, but which, altogether too often, function to prevent action when action is most appropriate.

The fight to destroy the Charles River has been aggressively led by two company unions, both of which lie about their basis.

The fake neighborhood association is the most important because it is strongly blocking any and all protective action by lying to people that it is anti Charles River to defend the Charles River.

If you love the Charles River, according to their con, it is your duty to ignore the problems of the Charles River except as we order you to do differently.

So they tell folks to look only at the retail conversion of one building and at nothing else.

The reality is that this fake group is thus fighting for all those things it tells folks to ignore.

The most recent outrageous comparison is a fake group which calls itself friends of Alewife and which, using comparable tactics has achieved the destruction of acres of the reservation it lies that it is defending with much more to come.

The guilty are always a tiny number of people who use advanced techniques to control a much larger number of people and to prevent them from acting.

The outrage has even been extended to the Rent Control movement.

2. Rent Control.

I have given you one example of a 40 year fighter for rent control who got conned into exactly one stupid position and who has, ever since, aggressively fought against rent control because he insists on including that one destructive position in any group which claims to be pro rent control.  His position, by decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the mid 70s, is exactly the position which the SJC said would void any rent control ordinance.

Clearly somebody, not this 40 year activist / victim is pulling the strings.

But he is in the middle of everything, aggressively fighting for the wrong side and blocking all action unless it includes the provision which destroys his cause.

3. Friends of Alewife Reservation.

a. Introduction.

The reality can be that, as with Rent Control, nobody in the group really controls the group.  But the group is controlled nevertheless.

My gut feel is that Ellen Mass, the apparent leader of the fake Alewife protective group is just as much a victim as the many people she has led to chase their tails and to fight for the destruction of the cause she seems to be fighting for.

But she is there and her many victims are there, fighting against their own cause because the “right people” have told them that the “right people” are their friends, and have they got a deal for you.

I am writing because I got a facebook communication from a friend who brought me into the right for the Charles River.  He is now extolling the virtues of that company union.

Here are my responses:

b. Response 1.

[He made a nice general comment about the holiness of his fake group.]

Acres of Alewife have been destroyed by Cambridge and the DCR with the blessings of Ellen Mass [ed: the organization's visible creator].

The important part of this photo is the absence of mention of the acres of destruction which WILL result in total destruction of Alewife if its "friends" keep playing the See No Evil game.

Ben, do not look at the developers obeying zoning. Look at the government writing the zoning and destroying, destroying, destroying.

That outrage included an animal pogrom of long time residents which will be repeated with massive destruction. With friends like this, Alewife has no need for enemies.

c. Response 2.

[He got indignant.  He has been told what he believes.  It sounds so good, so reasonable  He believes it.]

The standard game of the Cambridge Machine is to get folks looking at everything except the important stuff. Company union. Keep people out of trouble.

You keep on yelling at the developers without yelling at the pols who wrote and can rewrite the zoning, and you are fighting for destruction.

You keep on ignoring the very clear intent of Cambridge and the DCR to destroy the irreplaceable woodlands they own, and you are ignoring the key issues, to the benefit of environmental and animal destruction.

Alewife has massive flooding problems.

The flooding problems can only be solved in either of two ways, by destroying the irreplaceable reservation or by putting in massive storage tanks under new buildings, or under public streets.

The acres of destruction which Ellen Mass bragged about in the Cambridge Chronicle will protect against the worst possible storm in a two year period.

Hundred years is needed.

As long as the bad guys have the good guys chasing their tails, the bad guys win.

The fake, controlled defenders group at Alewife with its terrible record is one of my best examples of how irresponsible the Cambridge Machine is.

PS: There has been exactly one environmental victory at Alewife. It is mine and Sheila Cook's: the downzoning of the parking lot between the station and Route 2. With the return of that parking lot to the environment.

Naturally the machine ignores the real heroes and takes personal credit for a victory it savaged as much as it can get away with.

You keep on praising fraud and ignoring real solutions to real problems, and you have been severely conned into fighting against your own cause.

The Cambridge pols with their lies of environmentalism are highly vulnerable to responsible attack.

Keep the good guys chasing their tails, and the bad guys can keep on lying about which side they are on.

4. My record.

I have mentioned one item, the return of the parking lot at Alewife to the environment.

I could go on and on and on.

The most spectacular part of my résumé is the downzoning of Cambridge’s main street, Massachusetts Avenue on both side of Harvard University to make new construction more residential and more friendly to the environment.

My first victory was the downzoning of the first two blocks north of Harvard Law School to keep them residential at reasonable densities with compatible retail and as much ground open space as possible.

I have three other major victories.  I have downzoned about 85% of Massachusetts Avenue, plus side streets, between Harvard’s University’s main library building and Cambridge’s City Hall.

The same objectives were achieved.

The most visible example of my success is the building at the eastern end of Harvard Square between Massachusetts Avenue and Harvard Street.  This building, until recently, was called the Inn at Harvard and functioned as a hotel.

Harvard wanted it 72% larger and built to the sidewalk.  The Cambridge City Council with 8 favorable votes (1 in the hospital and not able to vote) out of 9 members forced this building on Harvard.  It fits in beautifully with its residential neighbors.  It is clearly the most favored of the newer buildings in Harvard Square.

The Cambridge Machine is in the process of fighting to trash the zoning ordinance.  My victories on Massachusetts Avenue are clear targets.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cambridge Machine one step closer to massive destruction on Memorial Drive?

UPDATE:

The Department on Conservation and Recreation’s destruction plans for Memorial Drive are posted at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/tree-destruction-plans-charles-river.html

These are the 2009 plans when they went for Obama Great Recession moneys.  The corrupt wall of silence combined with the lies from the Charles River “Conservancy” has been deafening during this latest outrage.

The bill number is the prior edition.  The current one I have for the House is H4009.  I do not have the Senate number.


1. Report.
2. Contacts: Protect against destruction.
3. Tip.


1. Report.

WBZ radio reports that the State Senate passed the environmental bond bill yesterday, and that it needs to go back to the House of Representatives to correct differences.

The Cambridge Machine with its fraudulent neighborhood association has been fighting for the destruction of hundreds of trees and animal habitat on Memorial Drive through the cynical company union con of telling responsible people to look at everything else.

The House version appears to be H4009, §2C, 2890-7020, with $32 million for the destruction. This is an increase from $24 million originally sneaked in.

The language in H4009 §2C, 2890-7020  is:

$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;

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/.

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.

I have repeatedly reported on the outrages being inflicted on the Charles River and the Cambridge Common.

I included in the letter to the Cambridge City Council objecting to its imminent outrages on the Cambridge Common my objections to House Bill H4009 initiated by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.  This will destroy hundreds of trees between the BU Bridge and the Longfellow Bridge, and ALL such destruction is coordinated with the City of Cambridge.  Passage could be imminent.

I summarized many other ongoing and recently accomplished environmental outrages for the City Council of the City of Cambridge has filthy hands.

Another imminent target of destruction is the excellent common just north of Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA, USA.

If you would like to be recorded opposing to these outrages, please send an email to dlopez@cambridgema.gov.  That will get your email to Donna Lopez, the City Clerk.  As part of your email, ask that your email be forwarded to the Cambridge City Council and included in their Communications for the next meeting.

Support of my letter opposing the destruction on the Cambridge Common and the destruction in H4009 concerning multiple destruction of trees and animals on the Charles River would be helpful.


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.

One of the major purposes of the fake company union groups is to perpetuate this lie.

It is a very major weakness, but the lack of response to complaint concerning their destruction on the Cambridge Common is not encouraging.

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.

The current situation on the Cambridge Common gives good reason to question whether any of the newcomers have environmental decency.

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 08, 2014

Sachuest Point, Rhode Island,, a Visit to a Responsibly Managed Habitat.

Sachuest Point, Rhode Island,, a Visit to a Responsibly Managed Habitat.


The following is a facebook exchange which started about about 12:30 pm on July 7, 2014, and ended maybe half an hour ago.

It is self explanatory, except that I have added a few more photographs.









7/7/14, 12:30 pm

Happily sitting in Starbucks with a view of the Newport Harbor, waiting for call time on the Woody Allen flick.

The photo [ed: the third above] is of where I spent my morning, my favorite part of Newport, Sachuest Point.

I did so much Google Mapping on this gig that getting from there to here was the first time I have not gotten lost leaving Sachuest Point.

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My comment:

It is between Second Beach and Third Beach, not well known.

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Some friends liked this point.

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3:30 pm

Glad your happy ! Beautiful picture! God bless my friend! Have a wonderful. day!

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9:30 pm

Good for you,Dude!

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7/8/14, 4:30 am

Live it up Robert, I am stuck in California 4 now, there is no such beauty here as I knew it in Massachusetts ! -- proud of u 4 going there and enjoying yourself.

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My post about 8:30 am, 7/8

I used to spend a fair amount of time at Sachuest Point.

Now, I visit it whenever possible, usually when I am in or around Newport on acting business.

In striking contrast to the Charles River, this place has been intelligently managed.

30 years ago, it was a large picnic area with decent size parking lots abutting the ocean.

The feds closed it to auto access and drastically reduced parking to a much smaller area at the entrance. They created a few paths by driving through ATVs, and putting up off limit signs.

Most of the off limit signs are no longer visible. Most have probably been removed as intrusive and no longer needed. The signed off areas have been overwhelmed with natural vegetation.

The former, and many parking lots are still down there, but nature has taken care of them, piece by piece. And the place has gone back to nature.

Magnificent.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Charles River, MA, USA after the Hurricane, continued

Charles River, MA, USA after the Hurricane, continued.

I visited the Charles River White Geese on Saturday, July 5, 2014.  I took a bunch of photos.

I published many photos yesterday at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/charles-river-ma-usa-after-hurricane.html.  Here are a few more.

The Charles River White Geese enjoyed their day.

My next report will not be as pleasant, documentation, once again, of heartless animal abuse by so many hyprocrites who constantly proclaim themselves holier than thou, and are very blatant liars..









Sunday, July 06, 2014

Charles River, MA, USA after the Hurricane.

Charles River, MA, USA after the Hurricane.

I visited the Charles River White Geese on Saturday, July 5, 2014.  I took a bunch of photos.

The Charles River White Geese enjoyed their day.

Here are some of my photos.











Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Mass. Pike (I90) rearrangement on the Charles River, Boston, MA, USA. What about the Rail Yard?

1. Summary.
2. Facebook:  Mass. Pike (I90): Rapid Transit or another Cambridge con? [July 1, 2014 condensation of blog post]
3. James Tighe response, 11:07am Jul 1.  What is going on in the rail yard?
4. Elaboration.  What about the rail yard?


1. Summary.

On June 30, I reported on Rapid Transit possibilities next to the Mass. Pike (I90) area on the Boston side of the Charles River.

These are relevant because Harvard’s empire building on the Boston side are key sources of a lot of the environmental destruction on the Cambridge side and in the Charles River, either directly or through benefits for coconspirators.

Additionally, the Cambridge Machine is maneuvering the rearrangement of the Mass. Pike to maximize heartless behavior on the Cambridge side, plus to prevent a responsible transit possibility on the Boston side.

These reports are republished usually in condensations with links on facebook and in an email newsletter.

The biggest horror I am dealing with in these reports is the massive complexity of the maneuverings.  I must, of necessity, leave a lot out of each report or turn each report into a treatise.

The biggest horror, other than the heartless animal abuse and environmental destruction, I am dealing with in these reports is the massive complexity of the maneuverings.  I must, of necessity, leave a lot out of each report or turn each report into a treatise.

Below is the condensation I published on facebook of the June 30 report, followed by an excellent question and my response to the question with writing slightly cleaned up.

To put things into perspective, here are my two maps of the maneuverings on the Boston side, the modified aerial photo I have been using for some time followed my modification of MassDOT’s areal photo.  The MassDOT map was attached to my facebook condensation.




The rail yards mentioned are at the core of the latter photo, and on the far left in the former photo.


2. Facebook:  Mass. Pike (I90): Rapid Transit or another Cambridge con? [July 1, 2014 condensation of blog post]

Green Line A is the workable way for rapid transit to service Harvard’s new Medical School location.

Here is a detailed posting of it.  If you have problem with the fine print, please read the blog analysis at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/re-mass-pike-i90-rapid-transit-or.html.

Green Line A is the way to connect the Harvard Medical School to the world.  On one end, it would connect to the existing Green Line B / Commonwealth Avenue and then to Kenmore Square.  On the other end, it would connect to the existing Harvard Square Station by a tunnel which continues to exist but which has not been in active use since the Red Line went beyond Harvard Square.  It was intended to connect to the then subway storage yards, which are now Harvard’s JF Kennedy School of Government and the Charles Hotel complex, and the JF Kennedy Park on Memorial Drive.

At last Wednesday’s meeting of the MassDOT committee, the Cambridge Machine provided a detailed proposal to move the Mass. Pike on top of the area needed for Green Line A.  The proposal would fit in exactly with all the outrages the Machine is fighting for on the Cambridge side.

Naturally, they neglected to mention their environmental outrages and heartless animal abuse.

After all, the con is the con.


3. James Tighe response, 11:07am Jul 1.  What is going on in the rail yard?

Hum! so they cleaned out the rail Yard for the green line..........Tell me they didn't have a long range plan and what else is coming in that plan we don't know about?


4. Elaboration.  What about the rail yard?

Hello Jim,

Thanks for an excellent question.

This is a situation I have lived with for more than a decade with regard to the Charles River and for 30 years on the transportation aspects.  It is always amazing how many issues lie beneath the surface in my reports.  My biggest difficulty in writing these reports up is to edit down enough to make the post readable.

In 2004, the MBTA did a study with a silly basis that proved an off ramp can be built from the Mass. Pike to Cambridge by way of the Grand Junction railway bridge.

About four months later, Harvard University bought the rail yards and the Mass. Pike and the Mass. Pike exit for use for a relocation of its Medical School and related projects.  The area is larger than Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

Who knows the real reason, but the railroad has moved the rail yard operation to Worcester.

There have been extended discussions concerning linking the various subway lines together by a ring subway line, the Urban Ring.  Harvard got its Allston holdings added to the discussion.

Harvard has since floated the idea of building a Red Line spur by very expensive deep bore technique out of Harvard Station to their Medical School to come, to a very expensive tunnel which has been floated in the Urban Ring discussions.  The latter tunnel ALMOST connects Ruggles Station, the Longwood Medical Area (Longwood and Louis Pasteur) and Kenmore Station.

That tunnel is rather clearly another con.  It would appear that the feds like buses this week.  So the planners are calling this portion of the Urban Ring subway system a bus tunnel.  It can very easily be extended in two directions to make it a spur off the Orange Line to connect Kenmore and the Harvard Medical Area to Downtown Boston as an Orange Line spur by way of Ruggles Station.

Harvard’s Red Line Spur would connect to this tunnel.

Green Line A is, as near as I can gather, my idea.

I have two years on the ground railroad management experience.

I am a major part of the Urban Ring Subway discussions because I proposed the Kenmore Charles River Crossing five years before it was made a alternative in the Urban Ring subway system.  It looks like the winning alternative and would be made the only official alternative if an Orange Line spur is built to Kenmore.

I do not recall, and I do not think, that this Green Line A alternative has been presented in the official discussions.

The reality is that Green Line A would be much less expensive than Harvard’s Red Line spur and it would be much more functional in the mass transit system.

Harvard would, for a massive amount of money, create an extremely expensive and essentially private Red Line route for, primarily, its own benefit.

The only stop in the Allston area would be for the Medical School.


By contrast, the neighborhood needs rapid transit.  Green Line A would provide five new stops including two in the actual residential neighborhood, on a rapid transit line connecting the Allston neighborhood to Harvard Station and the Red Line, and to Kenmore Station and the various Green Line branches.

Much bigger public benefits, much less bucks.

The reality, however, is that Harvard’s wants its expensive AND ESSENTIALLY PRIVATE Red Line spur and Harvard has very major say, to put it mildly, in the Cambridge Machine machinations.  Plus the rest of the destruction on the Charles very clearly fits into Harvard’s benefit or Harvard’s doling out rewards to Harvard’s fellow travelers.

The moving of the Mass. Pike proposed by the Cambridge Machine would destroy Green Line A by blocking its route in the viaduct area.  It would create a situation where there is “no choice” but Harvard’s expensive deep bore PRIVATE SUBWAY proposal.

Wow, that would be long for the blog which is where it will wind up.

Thank you for an excellent question.  I hope I have been communicative.

PS: As I said, I am constantly editing down to prevent overwhelming.  There are a lot of maps I can add to the above discussion.  They have been provided on the blog with links on facebook.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Mass. Pike (I90): Rapid Transit or another Cambridge con?

1. Green Line A, more detail.
2. Cambridge Machine proposes the Mass. Pike be rebuilt where Green Line A should go.


1. Green Line A, more detail.

Green Line A is the workable way for rapid transit to service Harvard’s new Medical School location.


It is the way to connect the Harvard Medical School to the world.  On one end, it would connect to the existing Green Line B / Commonwealth Avenue and then to Kenmore Square.  On the other end, it would connect to the existing Harvard Square Station by a tunnel which continues to exist but which has not been in active use since the Red Line went beyond Harvard Square.  It was intended to connect to the then subway storage yards, which are now Harvard’s JF Kennedy School of Government and the Charles Hotel complex, and the JF Kennedy Park on Memorial Drive.

Green Line A must fit between the Mass. Pike viaduct (soon to be torn down) and Boston University.

Green Line A could create stops at BU West, the new Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Business School, but the key stops for the neighborhood point of view would be two on North Harvard Street, one at Cambridge Street, the second at Franklin Street or Western Avenue.

I am going to have to do work on this off computer, but, here is the MassDOT map of the future Harvard Medical School.  The viaduct is the upper right area.  The middle is the future Harvard Medical School plus whatever gets created in this rearrangement.  The left side of this triangle is Cambridge Street, Allston, MA.  The small structures to the left of Cambridge Street are the residential neighborhood.

I handed out my previous map to the MassDOT committee last Wednesday evening.  It shows Green Line A placed in the right side of the viaduct, where the Cambridge Machine now proposes to move the viaduct, thus preventing Green Line A.  The better concept for Green Line A (soon to be placed on paper) would run Green Line A through the Medical School area to the street which hits Cambridge Street perpendicularly pretty close to the middle point of the neighborhood.  This is North Harvard Street.

The tall buildings next to the viaduct are Boston University’s new dorms.  That would be the first stop on the Green Line A.  Somewhere in the middle of the Harvard Medical School area would be the second stop.  After leaving the dorms, Green Line A would go underground and stay underground.  This would be “cut and cover”.  Basically, it would be created by digging an open trench for the subway line and then covering the trench over with highway or a building.

Storage for cars used on this line should be created parallel to plans for storage of trains servicing South Station.

The third stop would come at the intersection of North Harvard Street and Cambridge Street

Following North Harvard Street to the left, just before it goes off the map, it strikes another street which comes up from the lower right.  This is Franklin Street and is a reasonable square abutting the neighborhood.  This should be the second neighborhood stop.

Proceeding off this map, North Harvard Street goes to Harvard Square.  It travels, across Western Avenue, past the soon to be destroyed Charlesview formerly affordable housing complex, and between Harvard Stadium and Harvard Business School.

Green Line A should turn left just before Harvard Stadium, and then turn right behind Harvard Stadium, proceeding upwards toward Harvard Square and that still existing tunnel.  It would go under the Charles River.

A stop should be created for Harvard Business School / Harvard Stadium under North Harvard Street where Green Line A turns.

Behind Harvard Stadium should be created an underground layover area for trains waiting to go into Harvard Station.  A small yard could be created in this area to provide flexibility in access to the stump end at Harvard Station, all underground.

2. Cambridge Machine proposes the Mass. Pike be rebuilt where Green Line A should go.

A very professional engineering type presented this package to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation committee last Wednesday night.

The proposal would move the Mass. Pike viaduct on top of the area needed for Green Line A.

The result, of course, would be to shaft North Allston by restricting rapid transit to the future Harvard Medical School.  Because Green Line A could not exist.  The viaduct would be moved where Green Line A needs to be.

By contrast, Harvard’s Gold Plated Red Line extension would only have one stop, for the Harvard Medical School, between Harvard Square and, possibly, the Harvard / Longwood hospitals, although another stop might be proposed near the Fenway Park stop of the Green Line D (Riverside) Branch.

The biggie, of course in the Cambridge Machine proposal would be the environmental destruction in Cambridge associated with that proposal, but that NEVER gets mentioned.

After all, the con is the con.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Cambridge, MA, USA City Council: Attack, lies of holiness, beautiful victims.

1. General.
2. Beautiful victims on June 29, 2014.
3. Cambridge City Council claims holiness against the Other Guy.  How dare circus proprietors who are less vile than the Cambridge City Council misbehave!
4. Repeat of response to Cambridge City Council lie that they have no responsibilities on the Charles River.



1. General.

The Cambridge City Council destroys, destroys, destroys and lies that it is holier than thou by yelling at the other guy.

Cambridge killed acres of resident animals when it destroyed acres of the irreplaceable Alewife Reservation.

Cambridge joins the state bureaucrats in their goal of killing off or driving away all resident animals on the Charles in multiple ways.  The most visible victims are the Charles River White Geese, but many, many more victims are not as visible.  Deliberate starvation with a bizarre introduced wall of vegetation on a Charles River where ALL bordering vegetation is destroyed twice a year unless it is starving beautiful, valuable animals.

The outrages in the Magazine Beach / BU Bridge area are highly visible and highly ignored.  While this reprehensible body destroys, destroys, destroy on the Charles River , it loudly claim it has nothing to do with the Charles River, while yelling at circus proprietors who are only passing through Cambridge on their way elsewhere.

These extreme examples of holiness are blatant lies to fool people into thinking Cambridge has a responsible city government.

So the outrage on the Cambridge Common is going forward, no trees yet.  The outrages on the Charles River are allowed to stay in place protected by hypocritical company unions.  The Cambridge City Council has its own attacks on the Charles pending on the Grand Junction while designating to the Cambridge Machine the dirty work on the Mass. Pike and in House Bill H4099 destroying hundreds of trees and animal habitat from the Charles River White Geese’s Destroyed Nesting Area at the BU Bridge to the Longfellow Bridge, the second bridge to the east.

And one of their Cambridge Machine Groups is fighting in the Mass. Pike discussions to make things worse in Cambridge.  That one probably tomorrow.

2. Beautiful victims on June 29, 2014.

The Cambridge City Council is starving the Charles River White Geese by walling off their feeding place for most of the last 33 years with a bizarre wall of introduced vegetation which they paid for and do not want to know about.  Their coconspirators are joining in multiple attacks on them in their tiny foodless prison for which the Cambridge City Council is working on plans to make worse.

The first is an extended family shot, Grandma Brown Beauty, a child / grandchild, a baby.  The geese are very well organized.  Whenever they have a baby, as much as they can, they have three adults protecting the baby, the parents and a babysitter.  This babysitter is Brown Beauty, the daughter of the assassinated patriarch.  The Cambridge City Council was neutral with maximum guilt.  

When the killer of multiple nesting geese and of the leader of the gaggle graduated to rape and murder in the same location, the city council discussed the rape and murder for an hour.  They just did not want to know where their copycat committed the act.

And they are making their outrages worse and worse, while lying of their own holiness.



This guy is the other vestigial White Goose with Brown China markings.



This is one of the offspring, either of Brown Beauty or of the Toulouse who joined the gaggle.



Lovely day for a swim.



3. Cambridge City Council claims holiness against the Other Guy.  How dare circus proprietors who are less vile than the Cambridge City Council misbehave!

The latest con game, yelling at Circus proprietors (and do not look at the real record of the Cambridge City Council) may be read at:  


4. Repeat of response to Cambridge City Council lie that they have no responsibilities on the Charles River.

From letter to Cambridge City Council, June 11, 2014.

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City Council has no business on Memorial Drive?

I have been hearing some strange comments that the Cambridge City Council has no business getting involved in Memorial Drive.

Save the world but don’t talk to us about Cambridge.

Last I heard, the Cambridge City Council has routinely spoken out on matters in South America, Africa, and wherever.  Memorial Drive, by contrast, is in Cambridge, MA, and this destruction was run past the Cambridge Development Department.  

The contrast between saving the world and being “neutral” on irresponsible destruction in Cambridge, MA is striking to someone looking for the truth.

“Underpasses”

Additionally, the Cambridge City Council has blessed the “underpasses” outrage which has been condemned by MassDOT.  This destruction is targeted at the Western Avenue, River Street and Anderson (Harvard Square) Bridges and their environs.

Last I heard, the destructive “underpasses” you have gone on record supporting were located on Memorial Drive.

The most visible proponent has called the $24 million (H3332, predecessor to H4009) for massive tree destruction incidental to $4 million for the destructive “underpasses.”  So it would appear that the falsely named Charles River “Conservancy” claims that your irresponsible support of $4 million destruction included even more irresponsible support of $24 million destruction.

Magazine Beach

Additionally, the Cambridge City Council spent between one and two million on the project at Magazine Beach which included destructive work which was either kept secret and which was a flat out lie directly in conflict with public contrary positions.  Portions of your achievement there include a bizarre wall of introduced vegetation walling off Magazine Beach from the Charles River.  

The supposedly sacred “Charles River Master Plan” called for a lawn to the river.  It was modified to undo the blatant lie.  

You were promised better playing fields.  But you installed sickly grass to replace the healthy responsible grasses there for more than half a century.  You then fed it poisons to keep it alive, and then put in a complicated drainage system to drain off the poisons keeping alive the sickly introduced grasses.  The drainage system decreased the size of playing fields in contrast to the improvements which you were promised.

Your manager of the project repeatedly lied of “no intent” to harm the Charles River White Geese.  You have blocked them from their food of most of the last 33 years at Magazine Beach and have proceeded to starve them.  This does not sound like “no intent” to harm, but I speak English.  Additionally your agent has publicly bragged of starving them. 

The fine print of the “Charles River Master Plan” calls for killing off or driving away all resident animals, an achievement you and the DCR did in many acres when you destroyed irreplaceable woods at the Alewife reservation with the assistance of Company Union groups.

My letter of September 19, 2012 to the City Council is attached to my letter on the Grand Junction highway proposal being filed at the same time as this letter.

It includes persuasive photos of the outrage at Magazine Beach in its appendix 3.

Last I heard, Magazine Beach is on Memorial Drive.

Grand Junction bike highway to be extended beyond common sense.

You recently authorized preparation for funding of a bike highway along the Grand Junction.  

The responsible ending for this bike highway would come where the Grand Junction approached the bend in Vassar Street.  There is a tiny distance which would need to be taken through a parking lot there to connect to Vassar Street the distance of one building on either side of Vassar Street to Memorial Drive.

Instead of the responsible ending, the plans you are organizing funding for go beyond this point and cause major destruction in the formerly lush area to which you have confined the Charles River White Geese.  Plus you would install a fence dividing the animal habitat at the railroad tracks, preventing direct access between two areas to which major destruction has been done by your accomplice.

The supposed plans show photographs all over the place but lie through omission by not showing the goose habitat.  Your friends have helped you in the heartless abuse of these beautiful animals by doing very terrible things to the environment in that location already.

Photos of the destruction areas are below and in the appendix.

False description to you of state plans for the Grand Junction area.

An excellent example of the quality of the staff with which you are working is further information which was suppressed in the 2000s when the City of Cambridge upzoned the area near Putnam Avenue and the railroad tracks.  

The staff clearly communicated that, if the Urban Ring subway went forward, a train stop would go there.  Your staff lied by telling you there was only one Urban Ring option.  At the end of this report, I will provide the MBTA plans for both the alternative options in Cambridge.  The one your staff has lied does not exist was adopted as an option in 1991, five years after I first suggested it.  The one which “does not exist” is the likely winner of the two options.

Appendix 1 to the attachment, pages 2, 5, 6 and 7 provide the MBTA’s maps.  The Kenmore Crossing is the one that the Development Department has lied for more than 20 years that it does not exist, and which is now most likely to be the winner.

Summary on argument which should not exist.

I have no respect for claims that the Cambridge City Council has no business on Memorial Drive.  

The claim translates as a claim that the Cambridge City Council has a right to destroy but not to defend the environment.  The claim has the same value as the Development Department Staff’s 20 year insistence that the Urban Ring option which is likely to be the winner does not exist.

Unexercised rights of the Cambridge City Council on Memorial Drive.

The deal by which you inflicted destruction on Magazine Beach included a provision that the City of Cambridge would take over management.

That has not happened.

I would anticipate it has not happened because the Cambridge City Council does not want to “know” of the outrages achieved there by Cambridge and the DCR.

Exercise your rights.  Insist first, however, that the bizarre wall be treated the same way as bordering vegetation everywhere else on the Charles River Basin, and be chopped down.

Insist that the poisons be stopped and the responsible grasses returned.

Insist that the playing fields delivered to you be the same or better than they were before the destruction commenced.

Insist that the expansion of this outrage blessed through corrupt action of the local Company Union not take place.

The outrage on Memorial Drive, the secret part of the Grand Junction proposal.

The supposed plans do not show what you are destroying.  This is part of the usual packages of omissions.  Keep it secret.  I will go into this outrage in a separate communication concerning this deliberately secret destruction.

Conclusion.

I beg of you.

You claim to be pro environment.

This outrage is most definitely not pro environment.  It is highly destructive of the environment and exactly the opposite of your claims of being pro environment.

Please oppose House Bill H4009, Section 2C, line item 2890-7020.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lovely Blessing of the Animals in Jamaica Plain, Boston, USA

I want to thank the folks at the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain for their lovely Blessing of the Animals this afternoon, and for their invitation to Friends of the White Geese.

Regrettably, members of the gaggle are very loath to leave their home, so I brought a stand in provided by my sister Jeanne, a lovely little white baby waterbird doll.

The folks from First Baptist prepared a very thoughtful welcoming, including photos of dogs, cats, and even one Mallard.

Their address is

First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain
633 Center Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-524-3992 / 508-840-6479
kyannabeech@live.com

Here are a few photos of participants.  Dogs tend to be the most social animals.  A number of them happily enjoyed the day.





I apologize for the paucity of photos.  I had a good time.  I spent so much time patting dogs that I forgot to create much of a photo record.  And I am afraid that I realized that I had messed up only when I went to post the photos.

It was a lovely day, a lot of nice people and uniformly nice dogs.

Jamaica Plain is a neighborhood of Boston on the other side of Brookline and the Charles River from Cambridge.  It is close, but separated.  It has a very significant former Cambridge population.  And it has neighborhoods which are significantly less dense than Cambridge.  Jamaica Plain may be the most popular single destination for folks driven out of Cambridge by the Cambridge costs.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Charles River, Cambridge, MA, USA, Babies enjoy the Charles River

1. Babies enjoy the Charles River.
2. Links to latest reports of outrages.
3. Contacts: Protect against destruction.
4. Tip.

1. Babies enjoy the Charles River.

Here are some photos from June 18, 2014.

The proud parents took the two babies I have been following swimming.

They enjoyed themselves.

The area they went swimming off is near the big tree which is beloved by the gaggle.  Fortunately, the destruction has been minimal in this tiny, beloved area.

The photos start in the Charles River and follow them leaving the river and returning to dry ground.








2. Links to latest reports of outrages.

The plans for destruction under House Bill H4009 are in my letter to the Cambridge City Council posted at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/h4009-destruction-of-hundreds-of-trees.html

These are the official plans posted when they sought Obama moneys, lying of disease to the public.  They have been fighting to destroy these trees for 10 years.  Do not be conned.  Any deviation from these plans will be minor.

The exact citation is House Bill H4009 is Section 2C, line item 2890-7020.

The photos of trees marked for destruction on the Cambridge Common are posted in two parts:

a. http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-cambridge-common-another-target-of.html.
b. http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/cambridge-ma-usa-prepares-to-destroy.html.

My letter of objection to the Cambridge City Council is posted at:
http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/destruction-of-cambridge-common-3.html.  The letter includes smaller reproductions of the actual photos.

The Cambridge City Clerk's Printing of my letter and the attachments far surpasses in quality my records.  It is posted at:  http://www2.cambridgema.gov/CityOfCambridge_Content/documents/140602%20latremouille%20com_1.PDF.

On June 3, 2014, I posted on YouTube my presentation of that letter, at http://youtu.be/FgQ9ojVuMxM.

My objection to the Cambridge City Council on the Grand Junction highway proposal is posted at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/cambridge-ma-usa-destructive-grand.html.

3. Contacts: Protect against destruction.





I have repeatedly reported on the outrages being inflicted on the Charles River and the Cambridge Common.

I included in the letter to the Cambridge City Council objecting to its imminent outrages on the Cambridge Common my objections to House Bill H4009 initiated by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.  This will destroy hundreds of trees between the BU Bridge and the Longfellow Bridge, and ALL such destruction is coordinated with the City of Cambridge.  Passage could be imminent.

I summarized many other ongoing and recently accomplished environmental outrages for the City Council of the City of Cambridge has filthy hands.

The imminent target of destruction is the excellent common just north of Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA, USA.

If you would like to be recorded opposing to these outrages, please send an email to dlopez@cambridgema.gov.  That will get your email to Donna Lopez, the City Clerk.  As part of your email, ask that your email be forwarded to the Cambridge City Council and included in their Communications for the next meeting.

Support of my letter opposing the destruction on the Cambridge Common and the destruction in H4009 concerning multiple destruction of trees and animals on the Charles River would be helpful.

Of greater 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/.

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.

4. Tip.

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

One of the major purposes of the fake company union groups is to perpetuate this lie.

It is a very major weakness, but the lack of response to complaint concerning their destruction on the Cambridge Common is not encouraging.

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.

The current situation on the Cambridge Common gives good reason to question whether any of the newcomers have environmental decency.

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.