Why did they cut down all the trees at the hospital?! Over 25 trees removed. We need them to breathe, duh. Does anybody limit tree removal, or does each property owner just get to do what they want? So much development is really having an impact, but boy is it noticeable there.
The hideous removal of all of those trees was truly a sin. It looks so ugly now. Another Melrose stupidity! Shame shame shame.
Three reasons....hospital expansion planned for 2017, road work and dead trees.
There is no will here for creative, good solutions. Just what's cheapest or meets the low bars that pass for standards here, whether it's building permits, environmental concerns, cultural "proficiency" (Melrose is now a backwards corrupt culture), aesthetic concerns, public safety (look at that continued disaster of an intersection on Fells by the h.s. as a perfect example of mismanaged major safety mess), public utilities (water and sewer rates are a total mismanaged mess), inspections (there are many known problem properties with major public issues that this administration has chosen to look the other way about over and over again), or public accountability standards (Melrose has none).
Trees are trees to many people. How this project was done is just another example of what passes for acceptable here. Where was the public hearing that would have naturally occurred in many if not most other communities? If there was a hearing, why did know one "hear" about it? Because there is no will for public connection to these things. Only if this was a dog park or an athletic field would the public have even rallied enough to show up.
Du yu feel stuupid 2day