Bill on Mass. Governor’s Desk for massive Charles River Destruction: More details on the destruction.
Governor’s Contact Information.
More Details on the Destruction.
This section is intended to provide a short version of the problem. It repeats a lot of yesterday’s post. Both attempt to be a succinct condensation of many posts in the past.
The main reason for this post is to pass on the comments in section 2 which constitute new material.
Last Friday, Governor Patrick of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts received the Environment Bond Bill from the legislature. This bill would destroy hundreds of excellent trees on the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, MA, USA along with the distressingly usual harm to resident animals
The above photos are to a key grove which consists of trees small than perhaps half the threatened trees. The bigger trees are too large for viable photographs. These are in and out of season photos to give you a feel for the corruption of the plans. The Charles River is on the left in the first photo, looking west, and on the right in the second photo, looking east.
This grove is perhaps half a mile east of the ghetto which has been forced on the Charles River White Geese. It is located at that point where Memorial Drive is a divided highway to the east and an undivided highway to the west. The destruction numbers are 75 to 80%.
The third photo is of a family of Charles River White Geese, the 33 year resident gaggle which is the direct subject of accelerating and heartless abuse from entities which lie of their own environmental sainthood.
Governor’s Contact Information.
The governor has a very short period of time to decide whether or not to veto and he has a line item veto.
Please contact him.
He may be contacted on the net by his email form at http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituentservices/contact
. His office may be contacted by telephone at 888-870-7770. This is a free call from Massachusetts.
This is the Environment Bond Bill. The terrible stuff is given the euphemism “Historical Parkways”. The latest bill number I have is the House’s predecessor, H4009. The House of Representatives called for destruction money of $32 million in H4009, §2C, 2890-7020.
The current destruction is in an area where the state bureaucrats have a goal of killing off or driving away as many animal residents as they can get away with. This will be the latest in a series of heartless abuse of these beautiful animals. The public position has been “no intent to harm.”
Prior attacks on the Charles River White Geese are readily correctable. The destruction was cofunded by the state and city, and the project was managed by the person who is currently serving as City Manager. Lies of omission and commission have been normal, along with other corrupt tactics.
When the bureaucrats tried to get Obama moneys to destroy these same Memorial Drive trees in 2009, they lied to the Boston Globe that these hundreds of trees were diseased.
I have published the destruction plans at: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/tree-destruction-plans-charles-river.html
Please scroll down to get to the plans. The files are horribly large and I hesitate to keep loading the same massive amount of data. The bill number mentioned is the prior number assigned to this destruction.
The most recent identification I have is the relevant portion of the bill at the House of Representatives Level is House Bill H4009, §2C, 2890-7020, in the amount of $32 million.
Here is a photo of the railroad bridge under the BU Bridge which is key. The local transit authority did a silly study on this bridge to determine if it could hold an off ramp to Cambridge of I90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike). If you look straight ahead, you can see a green overhead highway sign. The study proved an off ramp was possible.
I have done a lot of reports on the ongoing outrages.
The simplest way to find things is to go to facebook - Charles River White Geese and go down the list.
The facebook page consists of shorter versions of these blog reports with links to the blog I question.
More details on the destruction.
In yesterday’s report, I provided some details at to the off ramp from I90 to Cambridge, MA, USA, which seems to be the core of the problem. It is posted at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/bill-on-mass-governors-desk-for-massive.html
I have a better aerial photograph of the area of destruction than I have previously released, primarily because I was emphasizing the details of the reason why and the harm to the animals. But it sinks in that the scope of the destruction can best be viewed from a photo who shows more of the area, but even this photo does not fully show the extent of the outrage.
Here is a photo which shows the river bank from the BU to the Harvard / Mass. Ave. Bridge, the next bridge to the east of the BU Bridge. The double name comes from the fact that New Englanders commonly use names other than the official name. The reason is because the real name is highly misleading. The correct name for the bridge is the Harvard Bridge, but Harvard University and Harvard Square at something like two miles away if you take the short route, probably more like three or four miles away if you follow the river.
It is called the Mass. Ave. Bridge because it connects Massachusetts Avenue in Boston (the lower part of the picture) to Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge (the upper part of the picture).
Even this picture grossly understates the area of destruction. The area of destruction extends this same distance again beyond the Mass. Ave. Bridge.
The dominant part of the picture is the residential neighborhood of Cambridge called Cambridgeport.
Between Cambridgeport and the Charles River on the right is a large undeveloped area. This is the playing fields of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The ghetto to which the Charles River White Geese are confined and which is subjected to non stop increases in abuse is in the middle of the picture to the right of the BU Bridge on the Cambridge side. The Grand Junction railroad bridge runs under the BU Bridge It splits two wild areas.
On the left is the ghetto to which the Charles River White Geese are confined and which has been subject to a lot of abuse. To the right is a hillside which is occupied by a lot of free animals. The hillside is still thickly wooded. It is partially used for nesting by the Charles River White Geese because so much of the ghetto to which they have been confined has been destroyed by the state bureaucracy and its agents.
The Grand Junction railroad extends in an almost straight line at about a 60 degree angle from its bridge.
Lining the river in both directions is Memorial Drive.
The BU Bridge becomes Brookline Street in Cambridge.
Just on the other side of Memorial Drive between the BU Bridge and the Grand Junction railroad is a building which stretches between the two. Above it is a parking lot. That parking lot has had a roadway built in it since this satellite photo was published. (Or it may be shown. I have a hard time figuring that out.) The roadway is called the Waverly Connector.
It connects Brookline Street to Waverly Street which almost parallels the tracks.
The Waverly Connector was built with allowances for the Mass. Pike off ramp. The plans called for extensive tree plantings. But there were gaps in that extensive tree network. The gaps exactly fit a highway pattern allowing for exits from Mass. Pike off ramp to the Waverly Connector and then to Memorial Drive.
Other diagrams have shown an exit from the Mass. Pike off ramp through the excellent woods which is to the right of the Grand Junction railroad.
The plans showed a highway built along the railroad tracks beyond Mass. Ave. (the extension of the Mass. Ave. Bridge) and extending as far as Kendall Square or further.
The tree destruction plans are presented at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/tree-destruction-plans-charles-river.html
Scroll down until you come to them. There are a lot of them.
All of Memorial Drive to the right of the BU Bridge would receive massive destruction of its trees. And the destruction extends much further, beyond Kendall Square, to the Longfellow Bridge. The first plan is of the ghetto to which the Charles River White Geese have been dumped. The last plan is at the Longfellow Bridge Area.
The land side of the destruction area north of Memorial Drive is the entire, large campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A little to the right of the words “Memorial Drive” is an outcropping of land. That is the location of the excellent grove photoed above. The area of destruction beyond the Mass. Ave. Bridge is as wide as the area of destruction shown on this photo.
MIT’s map of its campus may be viewed at http://whereis.mit.edu/
. It shows, with less real accuracy, the eastern area of destruction. But, if you are following the detailed plans on the destruction link, you will realize that the destruction goes even further east. The Grand Junction railroad is barely visible above the playing fields. It turns after crossing Main Street, which, in turn, goes through Kendall Square to the right. The Mass. Ave. Bridge is at the lower middle.
In addition to straightening out Memorial Drive to receive Mass. Pike traffic, the destruction plans turn the entire area into an area not readily accessible by non MIT people. This mile or two of destroyed area would be made, for all practical purposes into the MIT campus.
There is about two miles destruction.