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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Communities Unprepared for Eth... A Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) draft study assessing the safety... Published 3/20/13 4:20pm
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
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
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
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
President's Counterterror... Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, came to Harvard... Published 4/24/14 8:44pm
Ethanol Trains Stopped in Thei... Update: Governor Deval Patrick has vetoed legislation that would have prohibited Global Petroleum... Published 7/5/13 3:00pm
A Tale of Two Cambridges Side by side in the Boston Globe, the day after Christmas, 2014. Read CambridgeHappenings, a... Published 12/29/14 1:20pm
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Big Data: The New Extractive I... "The business model of the internet is surveillance." – Bruce Schneier "Data and data analytics... Published 3/4/14 3:43pm
Does ShotSpotter Even Work? Cambridge is installing ShotSpotter, a federally-funded system of microphones intended to detect... Published 8/29/14 3:34pm
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
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
When Big Data Breaks Bad MIT's Senseable City Lab held a wide ranging discussion in November seeking "a new way to... Published 11/29/13 12:17pm
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
MIT Media Lab websites defaced... A hacker identified by the Twitter handle "@ulzr1z" defaced 15 subdomains of the MIT Media Lab in... Published 1/6/15 3:39pm
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
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
SYFY Has the Stones to Drop Pl... After showering Los Angeles with sharks, the SYFY channel dropped Plymouth Rock on a Cambridge... 1 Published 11/24/13 1:16pm
Fight Against Ethanol Trains T... An amendment to the proposed Commonwealth budget introduced by local legislators seeks to establish... Published 4/27/14 4:17pm
Cambridge Information Technolo... An independent study of Cambridge's Information Technology Department (ITD) shows that Cambridge... 2 Published 4/28/13 9:30pm
Copyright and Copywrong: Comca... As part of a nationwide initiative among Internet Service Providers (ISP), Comcast this week... Published 3/1/13 2:30pm
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
Countersurveillance DiscoTech... At the countersurveillance DiscoTechs, we’ll focus on creating welcoming spaces where a wide range... Published 2/7/14 2:46pm
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
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
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
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
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
Cambridge 2024 Boston 2024, the private group organizing to bring the Olympics to the Boston metropolitan area in... Published 1/29/15 12:31am
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW: Western... Cancelled due to snow. Published 1/30/11 5:43pm
What Help Did Chelsea [Bradley... Chelsea Manning, the Army private convicted of leaking classified files to Wikileaks, was sentenced... Published 8/29/13 12:59pm
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
Western Avenue Reconstruction... Dear Interested Citizen: Since January, the city and our consultants, in collaboration with the... Published 6/28/10 11:18am
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
Report: MBTA Deploying "M... Despite a bus fleet that is overdue for replacement and a capital budget proposal that provides no... Published 2/12/14 5:10pm
Cambridge Had Two Gunfire Inci... Despite having only two confirmed gunfire incidents during all of 2013, the Cambridge Police... 3 Published 7/1/14 10:39pm
Technology Innovation Turnarou... Despite his repeated insistence at two City Council hearings that the City's Information Technology... Published 5/27/11 10:04am
Where's Cambridge's... During the last three decades, the average income of a Cambridge resident has more than doubled... 2 Published 1/11/14 10:35pm
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
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
Snowden Explains His Rationale... Edward Snowden decided to provide classified National Security Administration (NSA) documents to... Published 10/26/14 5:04pm
Five Ways Ballot Counting Coul... Election night at the Senior Center is a social event, bringing together Cambridge officials,... 6 Published 11/6/13 4:27pm