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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A Capella Armageddon: Central... From a distance, the corner of Mass Ave and Brookline Street didn't look very different than it... 1 Published 12/27/11 11:44am
Who is Paying for the Cambridg... The Cambridge City Council election is almost half-funded by contributions from outside of the city... 3 Published 10/7/11 12:33pm
Mayor's Red Ribbon Commis... The final reports of the 4 committees of the Mayor's Red Ribbon Commission on the Delights and... Published 9/26/11 1:25pm
Killing In Our Name: "Law... It was a conference of, by, and for those interested in the deep details of national security law... Published 9/20/11 1:09pm
Wealth, Poverty and Housing in... Cambridge is changing. While politicians decry the loss of the middle class, the real change in... 1 Published 9/9/11 3:23pm
Wealth, Poverty, and Jobs in C... At this week's inaugural City Council candidate forum, some candidates bemoaned the loss of the... 8 Published 9/2/11 4:51pm
Boston Breakers Playoff Hopes... When the Boston Breakers took the field at Harvard Stadium Saturday night to take on the visiting... Published 8/8/11 3:15pm
Cambridge Activist Charged in... The indictment reads like a techno-thriller. Covert entry into an MIT network closet to hide a... Published 7/21/11 6:57pm
Cambridge in the 1860s: The Th... Delicious ice cream was important in Harvard Square. Noise from students was a town/gown issue. The... 1 Published 7/15/11 12:30pm
Technology Innovation Turnarou... Despite his repeated insistence at two City Council hearings that the City's Information Technology... Published 5/27/11 10:04am
Central Square Cleanup Meet at Clear Conscience Café for FREE coffee & bagels before the cleaning and then enjoy FREE... Published 5/18/11 1:24pm
Media in Transition: The Promi... The MIT Communications Forum held its seventh conference on media transition, the "instability of... Published 5/17/11 4:10pm
City Information Technology Bu... The Finance Committee of the City Council moved forward with its budget review and approval process... Published 5/6/11 1:25pm
Council Finance Committee Expl... The Finance Committee of the Cambridge City Council held two back-to-back hearings Monday to... 1 Published 5/3/11 1:46pm
Summing Up the Season of Snow Cambridge officials issued 1216 tickets to 1018 distinct addresses for unshoveled sidewalks through... 1 Published 3/18/11 7:36pm
Surveillance or Security? The... National policy that prioritizes wiretapping and surveillance threatens communication security and... Published 3/11/11 2:16pm
City Council Seeks to Bring Ca... The City Council has two orders on its Monday agenda aimed at bringing the City into the 21st... 5 Published 2/27/11 10:48pm
City Council Order Facilitatin... I didn't set out to be the snow violations guy in Cambridge. Nor did I set out to be a poster child... 4 Published 2/25/11 11:46am
Triumph of the City: How Our G... Edward Glaeser loves cities. Introducing his new book, Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest... 1 Published 2/22/11 4:34pm
City of Salt - Cambridge Photo... This winter's snow has brought many changes to our landscape, from icicles sprouting from houses to... Published 2/10/11 12:09pm
Where Has Cambridge Issued Mul... Since late December through the start of business Friday, January 28th, the City of Cambridge... Published 1/31/11 2:22pm
Western Avenue Reconstruction... From an email sent to the Western Avenue email list: March 15th Western Avenue Public Meeting... Published 1/30/11 5:57pm
Western Avenue Reconstruction... Western Avenue Reconstruction Open House OPEN HOUSE See / Eat / Mingle/ Chat (Food generously... Published 1/30/11 5:54pm
CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW: Western... Cancelled due to snow. Published 1/30/11 5:43pm
How Well is Cambridge Handling... Cambridge has received 1345 complaints of uncleared sidewalks and, in response, issued over 600... 7 Published 1/29/11 3:41pm
Vision Central Square Holds It... Vision Central Square held its second meeting on January 11th to continue the conversation about... Published 1/18/11 2:55pm
Where Not to Walk in Cambridge... In response to a Public Records Request, the Cambridge Department of Public Works released to me a... 5 Published 1/14/11 8:25pm
How Cambridge Handles Uncleare... With perhaps another foot of snow heading for Cambridge, one can forecast another round of... Published 1/10/11 11:17pm
Vision: Central Square Vision Central Square is a group of positive minded residents who love living near Central Square... Published 1/3/11 12:43pm
Cambridge City Council: Econom... On the matter referred by the City Council to the Committee on Economic Development earlier this... Published 12/30/10 11:58am
Cambridge DPW Uncleared Sidewa... In a recent post, I reviewed the Cambridge Department of Public Works from the perspective of... 7 Published 12/29/10 10:57pm
Cambridge Department of Public... If you spend time in Cambridge, you use the services of the Cambridge Department of Public Works... Published 12/9/10 6:01pm
MBTA Capital Investment Progra... Each year, the MBTA develops a 5-year Capital Investment Program (CIP), which invests in... Published 12/8/10 12:35am
Central Square Residents Meet... Two dozen Central Square residents met Tuesday, November 23rd in the function room of the Tavern on... 4 Published 11/24/10 3:26pm
Mapping Party Improves Open So... When you use Google Maps or Mapquest to get directions or find a place to have dinner, you rarely,... Published 11/11/10 12:23am
City Unveils Draft Conceptual... The Cambridge Community Development Department unveiled its draft conceptual plan for a rebuilt... Published 11/4/10 10:11pm
Single Stream Recycling: They... Single stream recycling started in Cambridge October 25th. In the most significant change to the... Published 10/31/10 8:56pm
Western Avenue Reconstruction:... Western Avenue is scheduled to be fully reconstructed beginning in summer 2011. The underground... Published 10/22/10 2:26pm
Western Avenue Reconstruction:... Western Avenue is scheduled to be fully reconstructed beginning in summer 2011. The underground... Published 10/22/10 2:20pm
Walking Tour Leads Off Cambrid... Cambridgeport History Day on Saturday October 2nd started with a walking tour of early... Published 10/3/10 9:29pm
Magazine Beach Pedestrian Brid... Beauty hides in the man-made world, the things all around us, the infrastructure that supports our... 3 Published 9/29/10 3:17pm
Where's My Bus? Standing at an MBTA bus stop, one often wonders "Where's my bus?" As of today, the MBTA has an... 1 Published 9/9/10 9:51pm
Crime in Cambridge Falls to a... Crime in Cambridge is at a 40 year low a new analysis from the Cambridge Police Department shows.... 1 Published 8/19/10 9:46pm
Proposed Zoning Change May Alt... The Cambridge City Council's Ordinance Committee will be conducting a public hearing Thursday, July... Published 7/7/10 10:52pm
Western Avenue Reconstruction... Dear Interested Citizen: Since January, the city and our consultants, in collaboration with the... Published 6/28/10 11:18am
Neighborhood Walk Western Aven... Since January, the city and its consultants, in collaboration with the Advisory Committee, have... Published 6/24/10 7:56pm
Western Avenue Community Desig... Western Avenue has seen many changes since being laid out as the “Road to Watertown” in 1824.... Published 6/24/10 7:51pm
Cambridgeport Neighborhood Ass... The Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association will be meeting on June 23rd, from 7PM to 9 PM in the... Published 6/21/10 11:10am
Quebec wildfires blanket Cambr... Cambridge residents woke Monday to the smell and haze of smoke. No, your neighbors hadn't started... Published 5/31/10 1:21pm
They'll Be Rolling on the... They'll be rolling on the floor laughing this weekend as ROFLcon II takes place at MIT. ROFLcon is... 1 Published 4/29/10 11:38pm