In Case You Missed It: Afternoon News Links

— Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has launched a challenge for city residents: collectively lose 1 million pounds.

— The House today began debating nearly 900 amendments to the House Ways and Means Committee’s proposed state spending plan. You can see all 874 amendments here.

— The nonprofit Friends of Boston’s Homeless is celebrating 25 years [Herald], and Gov. Deval Patrick is proposing $25 million in new funding to aid homeless families. [MassLive]

— A Mass General surgeon is No. 13 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “25 Best Things in Rock Right Now” for operating on musicians like Grammy-winning Adele. [WickedLocal]

— MIT students played “Tetris” on one of the school’s buildings on Friday: [via Universal Hub]

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