Friday, June 16, 2017

Charles River, MA: Magazine Beach Playing Fields Destruction, Council report part 4, sections7, The Start of the BIG Destruction, Northern Edge of Playing Fields.

Charles River, MA:   Magazine Beach Playing Fields Destruction, Council report part 4, section 7, The Start of the BIG Destruction, Northern Edge of Playing Fields.

I. Introductory.
II. Repeats.
(1) Fraudulent Presentations, Heartless Animal Abuse, Poisons, and flat out fraud.
(2) Index to Maps.
III. Main New Material.
7. Northern Edge of Playing Fields.

I. Introductory.

This is the fourth report in a series presenting on the Internet a report delivered to the Cambridge, MA, USA City Manager on June 6, 2017, and to the Cambridge, MA, USA by way of the City Clerk at the City Council meeting of June 12, 2017..

These initiatives respond to the vote of the Cambridge City Council on April 14, 2017, to seek funding from the Cambridge City Manager to assist the Department of Conservation and Recreation in its next round of environmental destruction on the Charles River including destruction of 54 mostly excellent trees, continuation and expansion of use of poisons, and ramping up heartless animal abuse.

The Cambridge City Council preceded this vote with a rally for themselves on the front steps of Cambridge City Hall, alleging their sainthood on environmental matters.  The highly destructive environmental action was first of their policy motions in the meeting.

This portion of the Internet transcription presents our fourth package of detailed photos of the destruction.  We are proceeding from east to west.  This segment presents the first REALLY BIG TREE DESTRUCTION.  This destruction is proposed in the northern part of the Magazine Beach playing fields on the Charles River.

These trees include very large trees.  They are only the beginning of the worst of the horror.

The constant “explanation” of the fake group on the front line is:   Do not look at what we are destroying.  Look at what we tell you to look at.

Magazine Beach is west of the BU Bridge on the Charles River.  You can also look at THE MOST RECENT PART OF the record of these terrible people, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the City of Cambridge, and their always varying front organizations / cheerleaders.

Here is a DCR map of the area in which they have destroyed already:

The destroyed area is the upper (northern) bank of the Charles River running from the BU Bridge on the far left to the Longfellow Bridge toward the top right.

The hundreds of trees plus animal habitat they have destroyed east of the BU Bridge on the Charles River is presented in our video on line at  The reality of their “improvements” after the destruction East of the BU Bridge is presented at

The area they are attacking now is the area to the west of the BU Bridge running almost to the next bridge, the River Street Bridge.  Here is another DCR Map.

The Magazine Beach Recreation Area is the green area above the Charles River.  The BU Bridge is the grey area at the far right.  The gray line above the green area is Memorial Drive, the boulevard following the Charles River on its north.

The destruction in this report runs pretty much east (right) from the bottom of the double arrow as stated in greater detail in the below map.  The MWRA facility mentioned in prior reports shows to the left of the BU Bridge.  The facility is accessed from the DCR parking lot which is the up down white line to its left.  Destruction previously reported in this series first reported destruction following the MWRA facility from the Memorial Drive off ramp to the BU Bridge (part 2), along the parking lot, and then (part 3) reported destruction in the green playing field area to the Charles River except for the northernmost part of the playing fields, which we are reporting below.

The double arrow seems to be intended to communicate the pedestrian bridge over Memorial Drive connecting Magazine Beach to the north side of Memorial Drive.  Portions of this bridge show in photos in this report.

Part 2 of these reports went into the interconnection with the Destroyed Nesting Area of the Charles River White Geese which is at the far left of the second prior map, and is barely visible in part as the green triangle to the right of the BU Bridge in this map.

II. Repeats.

(1) Fraudulent Presentations, Heartless Animal Abuse, Poisons, and Flat out Fraud.

(A) The original presentation in the introduction to part 1 and in section 1 presented therewith is excellent, but it is so long that it would be silly to repeat it here.  The original summary is posted at:

At the same time, the analyses of Cambridge corruption presented in the following reports is of great value.

(B) The first is the debunking of yet another con game fighting for destruction, but is directed to the head of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), copies to the Cambridge City Manager and City Council.

Charles River:   Con Game fights for Destruction:

(C) This is an attachment to the MassDOT letter.  It welcomed and briefed the then newly appointed (now current) City Manager on the environmental / planning outrage he inherited, both briefing him on the latest fake organization most visible in the front line fighting for destruction on the Charles River, and on the Cambridge Development Department, pulling a lot of strings from behind the scenes.

This report goes into detail on a 21 year plus fraud in which CCD lied as to the non existence of a major part of transportation plans on the Charles River, and EVERY SINGLE “EXPERT” ASSOCIATED WITH THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE’S FAKE “PROTECTIVE GROUPS” PARROTED THIS BLATANT LIE FOR THE ENTIRE PERIOD.

Charles River:   Trust Cambridge, MA. USA’s Development Dept.?:

Links to the prior parts of this series of reports are in the last section below.

(2) Index to Maps.

The following map shows the portions of the Magazine Beach Playing Fields on the Charles River as presented in the Report.  Part 1 through 3 present sections 1 through 6.  This segment presents section 7 which shows in the DCR Black and White maps of the main playing field and of the eastern part of the Hill.  These Black and White DCR Maps are below in that order showing where section 7 appears, in context.  Double clicking will greatly increase the size and clarity of the map.

Index to maps, Sections 2 to 7.

Here are the two halves of the Black and White Plan for the Playing Fields.  Marked on the map are portions of the map which show in sections of this report from section 2 to 7.

The eastern portion of the map for the hill also reflects section 6 and 7.

III. Main New Material.

This section continues to use the numbering in the 51 page letter to the Cambridge City Manager and Cambridge City Council from which this material is derived.  It has been edited to change reference language to conform to difference in presentation from hard copy to Blog.

7. Northern Edge of Playing Fields.

A. Maps.

B. General Analysis.

This area is confusing.  There may be more trees here than show in the plans, but the plans are consistent from one to the other.

The color package adds destruction of one tree located to the east of the pedestrian bridge (the grey item to the left) and one tree south of the eastern end of the pedestrian bridge, just above the line of the work area..

Reason for destruction?  There may be one dead tree in the batch.  The rest include trees which only have 50 years left to live.

C. Photos.

(1) General.

Here is the area from the Memorial Drive side, moving from the east to the west.

The view to the west would be decimated.

I will take the question / issues from east to west.

(2) Eastern Portion.

The fourth tree from the eastern end is agreed to be destroyed on both the destruction plans.

Perhaps it is dying, but there is a lot of healthy tree there.  The photo above was taken in May.

The lower photo from October shows its location.  It is the tree on the right.  It definitely is not dead.

The trees to its east (left) are as viewed in the lower picture.

(3) Western Portion.

As we move west, we get into a group of very large trees.  Their size and close proximity makes photography very difficult.  Additionally, the lower branches have been commonly trimmed to allow for the close proximity of the grove of trees and their size.  The second and third proposed to be destroyed, moving east to west were agreed to be destroyed by both plans.  The fourth, added in the propaganda / color plan, towers over the pedestrian walkway.  They all look excellent to me.

The biggest problem is making out the functioning branches particularly on the first one.  These trees are SO big.

Below is the first one of the three, the second proposed to be destroyed moving from east to west.

It is in the center of the photo.  It does look as though its bark is split.  That could be the concern.  But, as Phil comments, trees grow through problems, and this is clearly an ancient, magnificent tree.

The next two doomed trees get even more distressing to see being destroyed.  The pair is below.  The limbs of the nearer (eastern  tree, taken from the overpass, are in the second photo, below.

The fourth tree in this group proposed to be destroyed, the furthest from the east, overwhelms the pedestrian walkway, below.  Why this tree would be is destroyed is inconceivable.

Are these irresponsible people “thinning” out the trees?  Flat out nuts.  But that was one of the many excuses used for the destruction of hundreds of trees east of the BU Bridge.  The excuses rather clearly varied with what the listener would swallow.

Most of the photos in this report were taken in mid May 2017.  I did not do as clear a job on location in taking these photos.  So I am going back to early October 2016.

In the photo below, the green structure barely visible on the left at the middle is the pedestrian overpass.

I hope the dead tree front left is the one added to the destruction list, showing at the bottom left of the color plan. I think the two trees visible closest behind it, right and left are not doomed.  The two further back are doomed, the pair I just mentioned, with the addition by the color plan.

The lighted tree between these five and the field stands would appear to be doomed, the first tree in this current four tree analysis moving from east to west, as shown in the first photo in this subsection (3).

IV. Prior Reports in this Series.

The official Cambridge, MA, USA, City Council record of this report is posted at, pages 198 to 249.

PDF copies of the filing with the City Council / City Manager may be obtained from

Prior Reports in this series may be viewed at:

Part 1, June 10, 2017, repeating Section 1, Introduction, of the Report, in
Charles River: What is being destroyed next, Part 1 at:

Part 2, June 11, 2017 Repeating Sections 2, Northeast Corner of the Playing Fields; and 3, Parking Lot of Playing Fields, of the Report, in:
Charles River: What is being destroyed next, Part 2, “Dead and Dying” reality of Magazine Beach, Early History of the Outrages, at:

Part 3, June 14, 2017, Repeating Sections 4, Southern Edge of Playing Fields; 5, The Starvation Wall; and 6, The middle of the playing fields.  Poison usage.  Drainage for poisons that should not be used. of the Report, in:
Charles River, MA:   Magazine Beach Playing Fields Destruction, Council report part 3, sections 4 to 6, Starvation Wall, Use of Poisons, Some Dead Trees, at: