Thursday, September 29, 2011

Memories of North Cambridge and Alewife

1. Archie Mazmanian comments.
2. Response.

1. Archie Mazmanian comments.

Your recent post at your Blog brought to mind memories in the mid 1930s of my family's visits to relatives on Dudley Street, in North Cambridge.

I was probably around 5-6 years of age and an older cousin took me on a trip to a nearby ice house where there was a creek. We played in the creek and I caught some polliwogs, which my cousin explained would become frogs/toads as they grew and changed. This was exciting to a curious child.

The area has of course changed quite a bit. I understand the herring may still run in Alewife. I recall the chemical factory as well.

I had been under the impression that care and consideration were given to the extensive development in the area. Ice houses are no longer that important but the creek surely was/is not just for a curious child.

2. Response.

Archie, you have accurately communicated what the fake protective group communicated.

The letter in the Cambridge Chronicle from the fake group praising the destruction said everything.

These entities with connections to the City Manager / City Council keep concerned people down and enable frequently very destructive behavior.

The impending destruction of Alewife for very minimal flood storage with that massive parking lot directly across Cambridge Park Drive and on the verge of being lost itself is one of the most environmentally heinous achievements of an extremely bad city government.

As the courts said looking at the City Manager’s destruction of the life of Malvina Monteiro in retaliation for her filing a civil rights complaint: “Reprehensible.” “Ample evidence [of] outrageous actions” and $3.5 million penal damages.

A really bad city government stays in power doing these terrible things because of the fact that fake groups are running around spouting lies that that government is worthy of respect.

As usual, it is impossible to say with precision that the fake groups are passing on the lies with knowledge of the falsity. All that can honestly be said, as is so common with the fake groups, is: “You cannot possibly be that stupid."

And the logging and clear cutting of that virgin, excellent forest with massive and needless destruction of animal life is slated to start in October.