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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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
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
Science Hack Day Science Hack Day is a two-day event that brings together enthusiastic scientists, developers,... Published 10/17/13 10:49pm
City Council to Consider Polic... The Cambridge City Council will discuss, Monday, a Policy Order introduced by Councilor Leland... Published 12/14/14 2:42pm
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
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
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
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
Cambridge Police Received 25 R... The Cambridge Police Department is enrolled in the Department of Defense's program to redistribute... Published 8/19/14 11:30am
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
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
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
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
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
Technology Innovation Turnarou... Despite his repeated insistence at two City Council hearings that the City's Information Technology... Published 5/27/11 10:04am
Does ShotSpotter Even Work? Cambridge is installing ShotSpotter, a federally-funded system of microphones intended to detect... Published 8/29/14 3:34pm
Digital Media Conference Consi... John Henry, the former commodities trader and current Red Sox owner, took the pages of his latest... Published 10/29/13 10:32am
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
Countersurveillance DiscoTech... At the countersurveillance DiscoTechs, we’ll focus on creating welcoming spaces where a wide range... Published 2/7/14 2:46pm
Preoccupied with Occupy The fall of 2011 should have been a busy one for regional counterterrorism officials. Having been... Published 5/27/14 1:47pm
Ethanol Trains Stopped in Thei... Update: Governor Deval Patrick has vetoed legislation that would have prohibited Global Petroleum... Published 7/5/13 3:00pm
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
Central Maine and Quebec Railw... John Giles is a railroad man. Starting out as a locomotive engineer and fireman in his early... Published 10/18/14 10:02pm
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
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
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
Caption testing A test caption Not published 5/28/14 2:14pm
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
Snowden Explains His Rationale... Edward Snowden decided to provide classified National Security Administration (NSA) documents to... Published 10/26/14 5:04pm
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
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
Cambridge 2024 Boston 2024, the private group organizing to bring the Olympics to the Boston metropolitan area in... Published 1/29/15 12:31am
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
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
The City Maps Unshoveled Sidew... They've put me out of business. Three winters ago, I got into the business of mapping unshoveled... Published 2/18/14 5:47pm
Caption testing Let's take a simple image: and add a caption. A bear and a border and a background: A... Not published 5/28/14 2:16pm
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
Microsoft General Counsel Call... Saying that "secret courts with secret decisions are incompatible with American traditions,"... Published 11/7/14 1:00pm
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
Western Avenue Reconstruction:... Western Avenue is scheduled to be fully reconstructed beginning in summer 2011. The underground... Published 10/22/10 2:20pm
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
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
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
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
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
Is It Safe To Use Uber? When Uber, the livery company that promises to be everyone's private driver, introduced itself to... Published 11/21/14 12:09am
Copyright and Copywrong: Comca... As part of a nationwide initiative among Internet Service Providers (ISP), Comcast this week... Published 3/1/13 2:30pm
Western Avenue Reconstruction:... Western Avenue is scheduled to be fully reconstructed beginning in summer 2011. The underground... Published 10/22/10 2:26pm
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
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