Sunday, August 26, 2007

Harvard University Helps the Homeless?

Harvard University has an endowment worth $34.9 billion. They earned 23 percent on their investments last year. They earn more than $20 million per day in interest.

Harvard endowment has 7-year best, hits $34.9b
By Steven Syre,
Boston Globe Staff
August 22, 2007

Harvard University's endowment grew to $34.9 billion thanks to investment
returns of 23 percent in the fiscal year ended June 30, its best performance in
seven years, the university said yesterday.
Its emerging markets portfolio, the best single performer, surged 44 percent.
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Harvard's real estate division is building an empire in the Boston Cambridge area. How is this different from Saddam Hussein? Instead of his picture on the buildings they put their motto, "VE-RI-TAS."
Less than one block from the main Harvard campus a group of people with no homes sleep in storefronts in Harvard Square Cambridge MA.
Questions include what is being taught at the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School of Government? What is being taught at this prestigious University?

Saturday, August 25, 2007


This is the second of two video clips of a candidate panel sponsored by the Cambridge Progressive Democrats on August 16, 2007. Three of the four candidates for special state senate
election appeared; private attorney Tim Flaherty, former Cambridge Mayor and City Councilor Anthony Galluccio; and private attorney Jeff Ross. The moderator asking questions is Lesley Phillips. Also making an appearance is City Council wannabe, and the "Premier Observer of
Cambridge Politics."

Monday, August 20, 2007

Boston MA City Hall Plaza, Feathered Biped Visitors

A short viewing of the buildings at Boston MA City Hall Plaza. Close ups of resident and visiting feathered bipeds.

Boston MA Harbor Recreational Boats, Sites

A brief view of recreational boating and nearby sites of Boston MA Harbor.

Cambridge MA Progressive Democrats Panel Aug 16 2007 Part 1 of 2

On Thursday Aug. 16, 2007 the Progressive Democrats of Cambridge held a candidate panel at the Masonic Hall. Three candidates for the special State Senate election for Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex appeared. The primary election is September 11, 2007. This is a 4 minute clip of some of the questions and comments by the candidates.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Cambridge MA City Council Candidate Tells of Police Abuses

Kathryn "Kathy" Podgers tells of her experiences being harassed by Cambridge Police. She is a candidate for 2007 City Council. She appeared on the August 12, 2007 cable access TV show, "Cambridge Environment," hosted by Robert Latremouille. The show is broadcast each Sunday at 6:30 PM on CCTV.

Cambridge MA City Council Candidate Discusses Denial of Civil Rights

Kathryn "Kathy" Podgers speaks about denial of basic civil rights by the City of Cambridge for persons with disabilities. She discussed the abuses by Cambridge police on the August 12, 2007 Cambridge Cable Access TV Show, "Cambridge Environment" hosted by Robert LaTremouille. The show is broadcast on Sundays at 6:30 PM on CCTV.

Porter Square Hazard 2

Shortly after the Porter Square Neighborhood Association meeting ended on Thursday Aug.16, 2007 I saw this car pull out from the driveway behind the Passage to India restaurant at about 9:40 PM. The sign that is not easily seen was ignored. The driver made a dangerous left turn onto Mass Avenue northbound while traffic on Mass Avenue was proceeding legally.

Cambridge Role Models 2

This Cambridge Police patrol car was parked in a bus stop at about 1630 Mass Avenue near Linnaean Street, while the officer-driver was having dinner at Boca Raton at 1628 Mass Avenue at about 7:40 PM on Thursday Aug. 16, 2007.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Cambridge MA Police Harass Council Candidate

Kathryn "Kathy" Podgers is a 2007 candidate for Cambridge City Council. She is a passionate advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities and for the environment. She refuses to accept the denial of rights which others enjoy, and demands accountability for the violations by the city government of city, state and US laws which protect persons with disabilities. On Saturday August 4, 2007, while inspecting the police log of incidents at the Cambridge Police station a police dog attacked Podger's service dog. The police did nothing to stop the attack. They made no record of it.
On a previous occasion the Police Commissioner, the City Attorney and a City Councilor threatened her with arrest as she attended a City Council meeting. There are other events which she describes briefly here. Few people recognize police harassing a person who wants to run for office as a problem. This is a serious offense about which few people in Cambridge want to know. This clip is from the August 12, 2007 Cambridge Cable Access (CCTV) TV show "Cambridge Environment" hosted by Robert LaTremouille on Sunday evenings at 6:30 PM.

MIT Truck Route

MIT assisting in maintaining the quality of life on Cambridge MA streets has opened a Truck Route on their main campus. Here you see part of it and an actual MIT truck riding along the truck route.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Harvard Square Idling Buses, Cambridge MA

On Mass Avenue near Harvard Yard at Linden Street in Cambridge, MA, tour buses park so their passengers can see the sights in Harvard Square and at Harvard University. On occasion the buses keep their motors running. Since many of them are from other states and some from Canada many drivers are unaware of the state law which limits idling of vehicles to five minutes. Here one of the three buses was idling.

Harvard Real Estate Fire Hazard

This clip shows a Harvard Real Estate contractor parked in the rear of 85-95 Prescott Street, Cambridge. The area is clearly marked as a Fire Zone with "No Parking" signs displayed. This is not the only instance of creating a fire hazard but it is the latest one I observed.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

July 30, 2007 Roy Bercaw speaks to City Council

Speaking as the Chief Referee of the Mid-Cambridge Symposium for the La Leche League of Massachusetts. Bercaw questions the priority of focusing on the treatment of egg-laying hens over persons with disabilities. He questions the focus on negative images of women of color in the media, when there is no concern for the negative stereotyping of persons with disabilities. Bercaw laments the absence of prostate services at the Windsor Street clinic about which women throw a tantrum because OB-GYN services are being moved. He questions why there are no equal rights for egg-laying hens under Roe V Wade, why roosters are permitted to sexually harass the egg-laying hens.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Michael Sullivan, Cambridge, MA City Councilor, Court Clerk

Cambridge City Councilor Michael Sullivan announced that he will not run for re-election to the City Council this year. He will keep his position as Middlesex Court Clerk. He thanked the public for their outpouring of love and support for the loss of his uncle Edward Sullivan also a prominent former City Councilor, Mayor and Court Clerk.