Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Robbery reported near Longfellow Bridge.

The following was provided by the Cambridge Police Department.


CITIZEN ALERT: MIT Police Share Information Following 2 Armed Street Robberies

The following is an alert from the MIT Police Department:
August 21, 2012 – The MIT Police Department is asking faculty, staff and students to be vigilant after two recent armed street robberies which occurred in Cambridge.

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The second incident occurred on August 20 at approximately 04:00 a.m. in the area of the Longfellow Bridge, when a male stated he was robbed of his wallet by a suspect who stated he had a gun. The victim described the suspect as a dark skinned Hispanic male, 20 – 25 years of age, 5’8” – 5’10” wearing a turquoise colored zipper hoodie and yellow sneakers. The suspect fled towards Boston. This incident was reported to the MA State Police and the victim has no affiliation with MIT


The communication provided general safety precautions to avoid such occurrences.

The Longfellow Bridge is the second bridge across the Charles River east of the BU Bridge. Environmental destruction being fought for by the bad bureaucrats and their front organizations extend from the Magazine Beach playing fields to the Longfellow Bridge.

Regional funding on Charles River: Longfellow Bridge

The State's Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization has posted funds planning at

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I note at the top of page 6, $280,946,372 for construction work on the Longfellow Bridge, which is the second bridge across the Charles River east of the BU Bridge using non federal moneys.

The fifth item from the bottom on page 3 is for street work construction in Cambridge which is an extension of the Longfellow Bridge project, $1,111,500. This is listed as federal aid, non-target projects.

I have previously reported on the Charles River “Conservancy”’s attempts to include work on the Longfellow Bridge which would make the bridge inhospitable to bicycle commuting. This CRC initiative appears to be an extension of the CRC’s fight to destroy hundreds of healthy trees on Memorial Drive, a project for which the Department of Conservation and Recreation sought Obama moneys lying that all those healthy trees were diseased, a lie proven by the DCR filing with the City of Cambridge. Money were not provided for that. The governor received a copy of the Cambridge filing proving the DCR lie.