Senator Petruccelli Visits Magazine Beach

30 Apr

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Cathie Zusy, Dick Garver, Senator Anthony Petruccelli, and Marge Amster at Magazine Beach today. Renata von Tscharner of the Charles River Conservancy also joined us.

We had a great meeting with Senator Anthony Petruccelli at Magazine Beach today. It was sunny and warm and many had gathered at the park to celebrate the day. We walked the grounds and talked about the history of the site and its great potential. Why not have a beautiful fifteen-acre park along the Charles River in Cambridge?

Next week we will meet with DCR’s Commissioner Edward Lambert, Jr., Mayor Henrietta Davis, and our Deputy City Manager Richard Rossi in Senator Petruccelli’s office. To figure out: how to actualize this green resource. Certainly, we can do it if we work together. Below are photos of the park today, with a focus on flaws—all very correctible!

Thank you to Sen. Petruccelli, Comm. Lambert, Deputy City Manager Rossi, and Mayor Davis for making improvements at Magazine Beach a priority.

Sunken pavement that could be a great lawn.

Sunken pavement that could be a great lawn.

A dead play structure.

A dead play structure.

A broken wading pool.

A broken wading pool.

An historically significant building with holes in the roof and lots of graffiti.

An historically significant building with holes in the roof and lots of graffiti.

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A wall of vegetation that blocks all visual access to the river. (I took this photo last week before the cleanup. Thank goodness for the cleanup. The biggest complaint about Magazine Beach is the trash that is everywhere. Since there are no trash cans at the park, it is already filling with litter.)
A wall of vegetation that blocks all visual access to the river. (I took this photo last week before the cleanup. Thank goodness for the cleanup. The biggest complaint about Magazine Beach is the trash that is everywhere. Since there are no trash cans out at the park, it is already refilling with litter.)
Trees that need pruning.

Trees that need pruning.

Picnic tables and benches in need of repair.

Picnic tables and benches in need of repair.

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