Friday, June 28, 2013

Reality and the irresponsible Kendall / Longfellow Destruction, Charles River, Cambridge / Boston, MA

1. Report.
2. Contacts, Miscellaneous.
3. Postscript - Prior communication from Bureaucrat.

1. Report.

The state is finally publicizing its Longfellow Bridge project in Cambridge, MA. They are finally holding a meeting on this project in Cambridge.

The outrageous, wasteful, and unnecessary destruction is ongoing and the meeting will probably be held after the worst of this totally unnecessary outrage. Prior meetings were conducted in Boston. The outrageous, wasteful and unnecessary destruction is occurring in Cambridge.

The notice may be read at:

First of all, publicizing irresponsible plans do not relieve the irresponsible person of responsibility for irresponsible behavior.

“Shame on you, you should have kept me from doing this terrible thing” is what we got out of the key bureaucrat.

Nevertheless, this announcement should be carefully read and it should be noted that exactly ZERO destruction of trees is presented. This NON-ANNOUNCEMENT dramatically contrasts with the tone of the communication which this blog has now repeated twice.

But the bureaucrats are dealing in Cambridge, MA, a City with a belligerently irresponsible government and a carefully controlled Cambridge Machine running around lying about the piety of the city.

Business as usual in Cambridge, MA, USA.

2. Contacts, Miscellaneous.

Massachusetts Governor’s Office email form:

State environmental people, DES Hotline:

MassDOT Accelerated Bridges Program: 857-368-8904 or

All Massachusetts Legislators’ emails:

Cambridge, MA, USA city councilors:


For people listening to Boston Sierra Club endorsements of environmentally destructive members of the Cambridge City Council, you should be aware that

(1) using the world’s definition of “environmentalism,” there are no environmentally responsible members of the Cambridge City Council, and

(2) there are Cambridge Machine activists very visible and apparently very active in the Boston Sierra Club.

If you are talking to a person associated with the Boston Sierra Club, do a credibility check. Ask if they are familiar with the “Urban Ring” rapid transit proposal. This is a subway proposal designed to link the existing subway spokes. I have been working on it since 1985. Cambridge raised the project in a comment to an environmental Impact Statement in the last month or so.

If the Boston Sierra Club “expert” answers “yes,” that he / she is familiar with the Urban Ring rapid transit proposal, ask how many rail options there are. If the answer is “one,” you are getting the flat out lie put out by the City of Cambridge.

Cambridge’s flat out lie is that, of the TWO rail options, the only one that exists is the environmentally destructive streetcar option which the City of Cambridge supports. This option would be highly destructive to the environment near the Destroyed Nesting Area of the Charles River White Geese.

The reality is that THE STATE LEGISLATURE HAS SUBSIDIZED THE OTHER OPTION, the responsible Orange Line / heavy rail option, the Kenmore crossing. The state legislature has subsidized the expansion of Yawkey Station as part of the massive Fenway Park area project which has gotten recent press.

Cambridge’s nonsensical proposal would move Yawkey Station three blocks. The Cambridge proposal would not work without moving Yawkey Station. The Kenmore Crossing uses the now subsidized and being expanded Yawkey Station as part of a brilliant megastation.

You should immediately respond to such nonsense from a Sierra Club “expert” by having nothing more to do with this person. Whether the person is stupid or venal is irrelevant, the person has no credibility and is not worthy of your time.

It is frequently difficult to pin these irresponsible people down in general. The deviant behavior in my test is extreme. They are pious in their demands that, if you are politically correct and pro environment, you have to rubber stamp them. Please do not waste your time arguing about destruction they can wiggle around.

Turn your back on them and walk away fast.

3. Postscript - Prior communication from Bureaucrat.