Friday, February 24, 2012

A response to Alewife destroyers / “Silver Maple” "Defenders"

On February 17, 2012, I transmitted to the editor of the Cambridge Chronicle six photos of Cambridge’s destruction at Alewife and a suggestion that he really should cover it. This came in response to the editor devoting the first page of the second section of the Cambridge Chronicle to photos of a fund raiser for a long shot fight to stand up to private nearby development. The key “defenders” could care less about massive destruction by Cambridge in the same area.

The communication and photos have been published at:

In the interim, I added one photo to the photos I provided to the editor, the following photo of the area of destruction from the location where the flood storage should go. The photo was taken on June 30, 2011, before the worst of the destruction. The two roads used to be part of the untouched forest. The left road is a small vehicle highway. The right is construction access. The destruction area can be seen a few hundred feet straight ahead, before the mess.

The editor has just suggested a letter to the editor.

I have submitted the following:

Cambridge Chronicle

I appreciate your coverage of the continuing scam concerning the “Silver Maple Forest.”

The game is: “Don’t look at what we are destroying, look at how great we sound when we yell at the other guy.”

Attached is a photo of the massive destruction done by the "Silver Maple Forest" activists’ friends at the City of Cambridge in the core Alewife Reservation a few hundred feet away.

This, Cambridge promises, will protect against the worst storm likely in every two year period. Two fifty year storms have hit the area in the last 20 years.

A massive parking lot directly across Cambridge ParkDrive is about to be built on. In a combined project, this parking lot can provide the flood protection needed by local residents.

The 15 year leader of the “Silver Maple Forest” scam has published a letter in the Chronicle bragging about the destruction.

I have twice in the pages of the Chronicle pointed out the reality at Alewife and demanded her response. Her response, and yours, is that full page advertisement at the beginning of the second section about how great their con game is.

I consider this outrageous.

Kill Shelters, the Very Destructive Pols in Cambridge, MA, USA, Nevins Farm, a serious attempt to kill the Charles River White Geese

Ellen Schloss started a discussion on facebook which has evolved into relevance for this blog.

1. Ellen protecting a beautiful dog.

Wall Photos

please cross post this on fb, and email to others.

This dog is at Andover vet and his time is just about up (10 day hold, been there since 2/13)
from there he goes to MSPCA, Nevins Farm in Methuen (which is NOT a no-kill shelter).

2. Editor’s response on facebook.

Nevins Farm is well known to me.

The Cambridge Pols tried to move the Charles River White Geese there, calling it a "happy farm." They neglected to mention the kill part, or that people "adopting" could "adopt" for Sunday dinner, or that their "water" would be a kids' wading pool.

Their current replacements are using tactics on the Charles like their friends used to destroy at Alewife.

3. Ellen.

yes i remember when that happened

4. Karen.

Bob, there are other no kill shelters in Massachusetts.

5. Your editor.

I got off on a side track.

The destructive people lying that they are environmentalists normally lie through any number of tactics, including omission.

Saying to send the Charles River White Geese to a "happy farm" while not mentioning the routine killing is an excellent example of the really rotten situation in Cambridge, MA, USA, which is destroying the environment insofar as they can get their really bad hands on it.

This includes the Charles River, Alewife, Fresh Pond, and undisclosed fine print in contractor booty all over the place.

Caveat on calling Cambridge’s new mayor an “Environmental Destroyer”

One caveat on yesterday’s report on the Cambridge, MA, USA mayoral election.

It is very clear that Cambridge City Councilor Henrietta Davis is the most environmentally destructive Cambridge city councilor with regard to the Charles River. However, the title I used yesterday, “Cambridge, MA elects Environmental Destroyer Mayor,” would apply to any of the incumbent city councilors (8 out of 9) possible to have been elected chair (“mayor”) of the Cambridge City Council.

The only current member without totally filthy hands as far as environmental destruction goes is the newly elected councilor. She, however, has been very visible on a photo quite dominant on the website of the fake protective group which has been most important in the fighting for destruction at Alewife. The new incumbent fits very well into the very hypocritical world of the Cambridge Pols. It is rather silly to even give her the courtesy of considering possibly redeeming environmental leanings. I simply would not be so silly as to think she has meaningful environmentally responsible leanings. I would love to be proven wrong.

And note that the preceding paragraph picks out the new incumbent for discussion solely because the other eight are beneath favorable consideration.