Cambridge (MA) Chronicle assists mass animal killing, encourages more
I sent the following letter to the Cambridge Chronicle on December 22, 2012.
In general, they have been extremely good on publishing my letters.
To put it succinctly, the Chronicle devoted the first page of its second section to a photo report on The Machine's celebration of the environment at Alewife. The Machine has destroyed acres of Alewife along with mass animal killings of permanent residents. The Machine, through the usual distractions and telling people to look at everything except what counts is fighting for perhaps total destruction of Alewife.
The below letter addressed the Chronicle’s guilt and has not been published. It is possible that the editor may also have had problems with my accurate description of the corruption which is the norm in Cambridge government and the Cambridge Machine.
RE: Chronicle Puffery assists Alewife Destruction
I see the Chronicle has devoted yet another first page of the second section to the falsely named Friends of Alewife lying about which side they are on.
The last time I remember this Cambridge Machine front being in the Chronicle, it was bragging in a letter about its friends destroying acres of the irreplaceable Alewife reservation and killing off its animals.
Never before that destruction did this falsely named group publicly mention its fight for destruction at Alewife. The group lives by the constant REAL slogan of the Cambridge Machine: “Don’t look at what we are destroying; look at how great we sound when we yell at the other guy.”
The Cambridge Machine / “Friends” of Alewife has had another victory in its fight for possibly total destruction of the irreplaceable Alewife reservation.
The Alewife area needs flood storage. The lie put out when they quietly fought for the first outright destruction was that they were providing flood storage. The “flood storage” provided by that destruction would protect against the worst possible rain storm in a two year period. Alewife has seen two fifty year storms in the last twenty years. Alewife should have protection against hundred year storms.
There has been readily available protection for the area without the destruction this fake group fights for. It could have gone under the massive parking lot across CambridgePark Drive which stretches to Alewife Brook Parkway.
This fake group has kept people looking at everything else while a major condo project has started construction where the most obvious flood storage should go.
There is still a site adjacent to the existing destruction which is slated for a condo project. The balance of the massive parking lot across CambridgePark Drive is still available.
If meaningful flood protection is not provided on these sites, the fake group will have achieved possibly total destruction of the Alewife reservation. Their stalling and misdirection would leave no other target for the flood protection.
I have previously offered the Chronicle photographs of the destruction this fake group has bragged about at Alewife, and of the parking lot where a lot of the flood storage should have gone.
I am still happy to provide those photographs. Reality at Alewife would be very nice on the first page of your second section.
Ed: The mentioned photographs may be viewed at: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/cambridge-pols-destroy-alewife-photo.html.