Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Rose Kennedy Greenway and Memorial Drive

Bob La Trémouille reports:

1. Summary.
2. Comment of a Key Cambridge Pol.
3. Response to the Bad Guy.
4. Final Comments.

1. Summary.

The Charles River White Geese are the most valuable asset the City of Cambridge and the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation have in their part of the Charles River.

They have lived, beloved by the general public, in a mile long habitat centered on the BU Bridge since 1981.

Nine heartless animal abusers on the Cambridge City Council have deliberately starved these beautiful animals since 2004 as part of a truly bizarre project at Magazine Beach, formerly their principal feeding area. The nine heartless abusers now propose to poison their food at Magazine Beach by replacing GREEN playing fields with CHEMICAL maintained playing fields.

The same City of Cambridge has had two findings of probable cause made against them at the state’s Commission Against Discrimination as part of their fight to keep a handicapped elderly woman from using her guide dog.

The fight against the guide dog was punctuated by a group of rogue cops abusing the guide dog in the lobby of the police station by siccing a pit bull on the guide dog.

Keeping this sick situation going is large well organized group, the Cambridge Pols. Their explanation for their behavior are attacks on the beautiful Charles River White Geese and on the handicapped woman with words that sound strikingly like a WIFE ABUSER justifying his abuse of his wife.

But they do do a lot of lying about which side they are on.

Cambridge has a really, really vile political situation.

2. Comment of a Key Cambridge Pol.

The following comment was placed on his listserve on March 11, 2007 by a Cambridge pol who runs an organization he calls a neighborhood organization.


Subject: The Greenway and the Memorial Drive way

Award winning Boston Globe columnist Steve Bailey, (who I am told was asked to leave the Globe as part of cost cutting), wrote a great business section column Friday March 7, 08 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and the focus of the column was on limiting height and density to preserve the open space, parkway feeling that was the purpose of the Greenway in the first place. Here is a link to Steve Bailey's column.

The development pressures around the Greenway are phenomenal. Builders are proposing 800 foot tall towers according to Bailey, which would make the Greenway a shadow-way. Anyhoo, these issues are of course almost perfectly parallel to the issues that the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association and others have been addressing regarding open space along Mem Drive, so as we learn about the Mem Drive open space issues, it is certainly relevant to be aware of these looming Greenway debates involving parallel issues.

3. Response to the Bad Guy.

I offered the following response to the listserve. It has not been distributed yet. The Cambridge pols find comments which reflect reality unacceptable, but they sure can heap wife-beater type abuse on their victims when nothing else works.


The obvious response on Memorial Drive is to kill and otherwise reverse the initiatives of the Cambridge Pols and their buddies.

The destruction of Magazine Beach to replace the GREEN there with chemicals, apparently including chemicals to drive away animal life (Ebersol Fields) must immediately be reversed.

Actions to starve local wildlife must immediately be reversed.

The Memorial Drive Overlay District must be killed.

Actions to turn the Grand Junction Railroad into an extension of the Binney Connector, paired with Vassar Street must be killed.

Any and all actions to assist moving the Mass. Pike exit to the Grand Junction railroad bridge (and then by way of the railroad and Vassar Street to the Binney Connector / Inner Belt must be killed.

Plans to destroy from 499 to 660 healthy trees between Magazine Beach and the Longfellow Bridge, including every Cherry Tree must be killed.


A lot of stuff the Cambridge pols have been fighting for must die.

Trouble is that the Cambridge pols have been very consistent over the years, great words, exactly the wrong actions.

4. Final Comments.

The language of the bad guy is instructive: "As we learn about the Mem Drive open space issues" gives the impression of good intent.

We have been telling them about the destructive behavior for eight years including very strong documentation, and SOMEHOW, they just cannot understand where the problem is.

I learned quite awhile ago, with regard to another key Cambridge pol, that they just cannot be that stupid.

An excellent example is the "Green" organization this guy's friends have created which claims to represent Cambridgeport, but which does not want to know about the bizarre projects at Magazine Beach.

But the Cambridge pols sure do like Wife Abuser type comments aimed at their victims.

The reality is that, as my comments in 3 above demonstrate, there is a lot going on here, and a fake neighborhood association controlled by them is a well established Cambridge pol tactic to PREVENT ORGANIZATION.