Saul Tannenbaum

Cambridge MA
A Cambridge resident for 30-ish years, I recently retired from a long career doing Information Technology Architecture and Planning for a local university. I'm interested in issues involving Central Square, the Cambridgeport neighborhood, government, politics and technology. You follow me on Twitter @stannenb or email me at

stannenb's History

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Sorry, Cambridge, People Are M... */ You can find all sorts of information on the Internet. Some of it is true and some of it, in... 2 Published 8/10/13 2:51pm
Meet Sqrrl: The Company Commer... Storing and searching the nation's phone and email records is a difficult technical challenge.... Published 8/9/13 12:55pm
Why Aren't Cambridge Coun... The Washington Post's Wonkblog calls it perhaps the best ad for a City Council ever. And it is... Published 7/26/13 1:43pm
Opening the Data Repositories... When volunteers from Code for America's Boston Brigade decided to build an app that would help... 1 Published 7/19/13 1:20pm
Governor Vetoes Legislation Th... Governor Deval Patrick Friday vetoed legislation that would have effectively ended a plan by Global... 2 Published 7/14/13 12:46am
Ethanol Trains Stopped in Thei... Update: Governor Deval Patrick has vetoed legislation that would have prohibited Global Petroleum... Published 7/5/13 3:00pm
Cambridge Dance Party 2013 [View the story "Cambridge Dance Party!" on Storify] Top image from City of Cambridge on Facebook... Published 6/29/13 6:06pm
Liberating Civic Data The Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project brought 40 hackers to the MIT Media Lab this weekend to apply... 1 Published 6/25/13 5:03pm
What The Globe Didn't Tel... It's a wonderful story of a scrappy family business, started with a single oil delivery truck,... Published 6/10/13 12:03pm
State Senate Moves to Block Et... The Massachusetts State Senate last Thursday approved an amendment that would, if agreed to by the... 1 Published 5/29/13 9:54am
8th Suffolk Primary Candidates... On Tuesday May 28th, Democrats in the 8th Suffolk District of the Massachusetts House of... Published 5/26/13 5:07pm
How Wealthy is Cambridge? Cambridge is a wealthy city. It's only at odd moments that one is confronted with how unusual that... Published 5/20/13 5:25pm
Intelligence About Tsarnaev No... Intelligence that suspected Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev might have posed a risk to public... Published 5/13/13 6:51pm
Shaun Donovan's Shameful... Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration, told an MIT... Published 5/8/13 4:50pm
Filling the News Gap in Cambri... On Saturday May 4th, CCTV along with the Digital Media Law Project of Harvard's Berkman Center and... Published 5/7/13 11:35am
Cambridge Information Technolo... An independent study of Cambridge's Information Technology Department (ITD) shows that Cambridge... 2 Published 4/28/13 9:30pm
Homegrown Terror The week started on familiar ground. The sidewalk on which I walk to my dentist blown up in an act... 3 Published 4/23/13 11:34am
Cambridge Responds: CIC Open t... As ripples from the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon finish line moved through the community... Published 4/17/13 3:13pm
The Day After in Cambridge: Su... A day after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Cambridge remains... 1 Published 4/16/13 2:19pm
A Better Future for a Better C... How can we plan for urban growth in Cambridge to promote a more diverse, livable, and sustainable... Published 4/4/13 1:30pm
Sports & Law: The Corporat... It was dubbed "The Evolution of the Fan", but last week's Harvard Sports Law Symposium was, instead... 1 Published 4/1/13 9:37pm
Communities Unprepared for Eth... A Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) draft study assessing the safety... Published 3/20/13 4:20pm
MIT Holds Memorial for Aaron S... Attorney's representing Aaron Swartz's estate filed a motion in Federal Court today, seeking to... Published 3/15/13 6:34pm
Copyright and Copywrong: Comca... As part of a nationwide initiative among Internet Service Providers (ISP), Comcast this week... Published 3/1/13 2:30pm
Traitors in our Midst? Ted Cruz, then the Attorney General of Texas, told a July 4, 2009 rally that 12 members of the... Published 2/24/13 7:04pm
Three Reasons Why Boston Handl... The Cambridge Department of Public Works, by all accounts, does an excellent job with snow... Published 2/9/13 1:38pm
Did the Cambridge Police Bring... "Aaron was killed by the government," a grieving Robert Swartz told mourners at the funeral of his... Published 1/26/13 2:40pm
Aaron Swartz, Internet Activis... Aaron Swartz, programmer and Internet activist was found dead in his apartment Friday, an apparent... 3 Published 1/12/13 6:41pm
The Continued Deceptions of th... Stung by charges of misleading Cambridge about future development, the Cambridge Residents Alliance... 3 Published 1/8/13 1:04pm
The Misinformation Campaign of... The forecasts from the Cambridge Residents Alliance (CRA) are dire, suggesting a Cambridge that... 4 Published 12/14/12 9:23am
Council to Vote on Rossi Appoi... Barring unexpected developments, the Cambridge City Council tonight will appoint Richard Rossi to a... 2 Published 12/3/12 2:12pm
Council Poised to Appoint Ross... The Cambridge City Council is poised appoint Richard Rossi to a three year term as City Manager,... 1 Published 11/30/12 10:53am
First the Vision and Then the... The Government Operations and Rules Committee of the Cambridge City Council agreed today to start... Published 11/16/12 2:40pm
The Path to a New City Manager The Cambridge City Council's Government Operations Committee met Wednesday morning to consider what... Published 9/19/12 3:39pm
Uber Stung: Cambridge Tries to... It was a classic sting operation. City officials arrange for illicit services, have them provided,... 1 Published 8/16/12 3:54pm
Traveling Inferno: Plans for E... Governor Deval Patrick on Friday signed a transportation bond bill which, besides providing 1.5... 1 Published 8/15/12 11:28am
No Means Yes: The Real Choices... On Monday, the Cambridge City Council is scheduled to consider a zoning petition from developer... 2 Published 8/4/12 1:55pm
80% of Cambridge Voters Suppor... In 2010, Cambridge, as well as the rest of the Commonwealth, faced a ballot question that, in the... 1 Published 7/13/12 6:25pm
How to Replace Robert Healy: T... The Government Operations Committee of the Cambridge City Council, chaired by Councilor David Maher... 1 Published 6/22/12 3:11pm
The Permanent Parking Petition The Cambridge City Council this Monday declined to suspend its rules to allow immediate... 2 Published 6/21/12 4:10pm
DHS To Test Biological Sensors... The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) came to Cambridge Wednesday night to explain to... 1 Published 5/18/12 2:15pm
Why Are a Microsoft Lobbyist a... When City Councilor Kenneth Reeves spoke at last week's Information Technology World Cafe to thank... Published 5/16/12 9:28am
ROFLCON: Memes, politics, race... The Internet descended on MIT this weekend, gathering for ROFLCon III, a conference dedicated to... Published 5/7/12 2:44pm
Boston Properties Filings Show... Boston Properties has yet to commit to housing in Kendall Square, its SEC filings [PDF] show.... 1 Published 3/28/12 4:46pm
Google's Aftermath: The C... On Monday, the Cambridge City Council in a series of votes, modified open space covenants,... 3 Published 3/23/12 10:56am
Pave Paradise and Put Up a Par... The Cambridge City Council tabled on Monday a proposal from City Manager Robert Healy to allow... Published 3/2/12 10:36am
Whatever Google Wants, Google... The Cambridge City Council will, on Monday, consider a recommendation from City Manager Robert... 3 Published 2/24/12 4:23pm
Spacewar! Turns 50 Being introduced to Spacewar! at MIT was like being inducted into a secret club. A friend brought... 3 Published 2/13/12 3:10pm
The Cambridge iReport App: A F... Last year, the budget discussion in Cambridge grew testy when City Councilors insisted the City... 2 Published 2/2/12 5:15pm
Why Does Central Square Look S... A sunny Sunday noon time stroll to brunch through Central Square may be one's introduction this... 2 Published 1/12/12 6:46pm