Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Elaboration on BU Bridge Proposal

Bob La Trémouille reports:

The extreme irresponsponsibility of the Department of Conservation and Recreation has made their proposal for major work on the BU Bridge even more destructive than the least it would be with a responsible bureacracy at the helm.

The BU Bridge needs work, BUT that work is being done in the context of strikingly irresponsible behavior by Cambridge and the state bureaucrats.

The irresponsible record makes the situation that much worse in their reprehensible treatment of the Charles River White Geese.

The geese have been starved. Their habitat has been destroyed, and the sick people doing this have entered into the ghetto to which they have been confined. They have destroyed ground vegetation and destroyed ground vegetation and destroyed ground vegetation.

The result is that the area now proposed to be destroyed is what little vegetation these bastards have not destroyed in the past four years, PLUS they are destroying a very significant part of the ghetto to which the Charles River White Geese have been driven.

This is nothing less than outrageous.

If the Charles River were restored to the situation before 2004, the environmental damage of the BU Bridge project would be excuseable IF IT WERE TEMPORARY.

There is not only no proposal to undo four years of damage, but the bastards at the DCR and Cambridge are continuing additional environmental destruction.

IN ADDITION TO NOT doing the even more destructive stuff that I reported on in the prior report, the following needs to be done:

1. The sickos from the Charles River Conservancy MUST BE STOPPED. Their ongoing destruction of ground vegetation is threatening the migration path and has destroyed all ground vegetation at the nesting area stretching beyond the railroad to the BU Boathouse.

Pretty much the only vegetation which has not been destroyed would be destroyed by the latest outrage.

The area must be reseeded. The native vegetation which the sickos from the Charles River Conservancy are destroying ON BEHALF OF the bureacrats and Cambridge must return.

2. The bizarre vegetation walling off the Charles River from Magazine Beach must be chopped down and kept chopped down. Give the sickos something constructive to do. Get rid of this mess and let the Charles River White Geese return to Magazine Beach for normal feeding.

3. Kill the Cambridge and DCR plans to poison Magazine Beach with chemicals. Absolutely bizarre, quite simply bizarre.

Thank you.

Public Tour on BU Bridge Rebuilding this Friday, Official Hearing 10/20.

This coming Friday at 8 am, the DCR will take the Cambridge Conservation Commission on a tour of the Nesting Area of the Charles River White Geese and other Cambridge locations impacted by the proposed BU Bridge reconstruction.

The Cambridge Conservation Commission meeting Monday evening on the project was striking for the environmental insensitivity of the DCR and its consultant.

Instead of using the rotary under Memorial Drive for staging, these destructive individuals intend to use half of the geese's last residence, the half next to the Memorial Drive off ramp.

A drainage system which could be installed on the west side of the bridge, with the same contempt for the environment, is scheduled for installation in the geese's nesting area as well.

Apparently, major work is needed for the eastern side of the Bridge. That would require use of part of the habitat. The DCR is proposing what appears to be destruction of 2/3 of the habitat including pretty much all the ground vegetation which, to date, has not been destroyed by the Charles River Conservancy acting as agent for the DCR.

Monday's meeting was not an official hearing. The official hearing will apparently be conducted the evening of October 20, 2008, 7 pm or so, on the fourth floor of Cambridge City Hall Annex at the corner of Broadway and Inman Street.

Monday's meeting was covered by the Globe City Section and by the BU student press.

Sarah Palin would love Cambridge, MA and the state bureaucrats

The following letter was sent by Bob La Trémouille to a number of recipients. Sarah Palin is the Republicans' candidate for vice president. She is currently governor of Alaska:


Sarah Palin, who mocked Senator Obama at the Republican convention, would have a field day with the City of Cambridge and its friends. She would love the frequently heartless behavior in the fields of civil rights and the environment.

Very quickly the city council will have to choose between firing the city manager or appealing a $4.5 million jury decision. $3.5 million of that decision is penal. The jury found that the city manager fired a black woman head of the Police Review Board in retaliation for her filing a civil rights complaint.

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has twice now found probable cause of discrimination in the city council’s attempt to keep a handicapped woman from using her guide dog.

The city’s "environmentalism" includes destroying what appears to be thousands of healthy trees at Fresh Pond. Healthy mature trees are being destroyed so the city council can plant saplings. The city council brags of its saplings but keeps tree destruction secret.

Monday, September 8, the Cambridge Conservation Commission will decide whether to authorize the destruction of the final part of the habitat of the Charles River White Geese.

The rest of the habitat has already been destroyed for them and their food taken away from them.

The key bureaucrat in the Department of Conservation and Recreation calls this "doing no harm" to them. He has repeatedly made that assertion since state attacks against animals and native vegetation on the Charles started in October 1999.

DCR agents now routinely destroy the eggs of as much water fowl as they can get away with on the Charles River.

DCR agents, twice a year, destroy protective vegetation needed by migrating waterfowl on the Charles River, while omitting destruction of the bizarre wall of vegetation planted at Magazine Beach.

The DCR and Cambridge are destroying green maintenance at Magazine Beach for chemical maintenance. At Ebersol Fields, the DCR followed up with Tartan. They poisoned the Charles from the harbor to the Mass. Ave. bridge.

"Environmental protection" in the zoning ordinance is too often anything but. Let us not forget the zoning change which was claimed to protect green space between the Radisson Hotel and Memorial Drive. Secret fine print did exactly the opposite.

Sarah Palin would love Cambridge. The holier than thous are so commonly flat out hypocrisy that Cambridge is the Republicans’ holy grail in their fight against liberalism.