What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s paper.

T Breaks Record: Nearly 375 million people took the T in fiscal year 2008. How many is that, Dan Grabauskus? “Many tons of people.” No wonder the Red Line crawls over the Longfellow. [Globe]

Sad, Sad, Sad: A 7-year-old girl has gone missing after a supervised visit with her dad in the Back Bay. In true tabloid fashion, the Herald says that a “valiant social worker” tried to save the blond-haired beauty. [Herald]

They’re doing amazing things with 96 million-year-old crustaceans these days: A team of MIT scientists is studying very dead fish for the next advances in body armor. Really. [Globe]

Not only that, they’re also not contributing to the T’s record numbers: Cops have been driving unmarked cruisers. On our dime, no less. [Herald]