Daily Feed: MBTA Riders All Kinds of Pissed Off

MBTA Riders All Kinds of Pissed Off Over Proposed Service Cuts, Fare Hikes. So yesterday, we predicted that the MBTA’s series of public hearings weren’t going to go so well. We introduced you to this guy, who, we suspected, would become the poster boy of public hearings over the next few weeks. And that’s pretty much what happened. Last night in Newton, hundreds packed the War Memorial and used words like ‘tragedy,’ ‘bailout,’ and even ‘shanda’ — the Yiddish word for ‘shame’ — to describe how they feel about the proposal. Two down, 18 to go. [Boston.com]

Menino Sets ‘Ambitious’ Deadline in State of the City Speech. “One year from now, Boston will have adopted a radically different student assignment plan, one that puts a priority on children attending schools closer to their homes,” he said. Read or listen to the full speech. [WBUR]

Tim Tebow Played Second Half Against Patriots in Shambles. Tebow’s game clearly was in shambles, but so, too, was his body. An NFL source says that the Broncos QB tore some cartilage on a rib, bruised his lung, and had fluid buildup in his chest at the beginning of the third quarter but played on. The report also says that Tebow had trouble sleeping over the weekend due to the pain, but we’re not entirely sure if they mean the pain from his midsection … or the pain of losing 45-10. [ESPN]

No Adverse Health Effects from Wind Turbines, Report Concludes. This is contrary to what the sleep-deprived, vertigo-suffering residents who live near the turbines claim. The real public health danger, according to the report? Not flicker, not dizziness, but ice. Ice falling from the blades of the turbine. [Cape Cod Times]

Humane Society Ranks Massachusetts No. 4 for Protecting Animals. Four-footed friends, rejoice! [iBerkshires.com]