What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1195566224Put it on your Christmas list, Governor: House Speaker Sal DiMasi informed Governor Deval Patrick that his plan to offer $1 billion in incentives to lure biotech companies to Massachusetts most likely won’t pass tomorrow, the last day of the Legislative session. DiMasi offered to approve incentives for companies currently deciding on whether to move here, but it’s unclear if Patrick will take him up on it. [Globe]

Ponder this as you do your holiday shopping: More and more economists are predicting the economy will go into a recession within the next year. Better look for some good sales. [Herald]

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye: The Globe gets all sentimental in a story about the end of the Big Dig. The project’s headquarters on Kneeland Street are closing, and the remaining employees will be managed by the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. We’re getting a little misty. [Globe]

It will be like they never left: The Herald is much less sentimental, reminding us that the tunnels are still leaking and will be a strain on taxpayers for years to come. Thank God this is a two (three?) newspaper town. [Herald]