What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1196084399If you need us, we’ll be applying to law school: The special prosecutor hired by Attorney General Martha Coakley to head the investigation into the collapse of the Big Dig tunnel ceiling is paid $30,000 a week. So far, he has only prosecuted Powers Fasteners for a maximum fine of $1,000. But his contract may be extended. [Globe]

This is a good idea, unlike T Radio: The MBTA will start a pilot program that will notify riders via email or text message if their trains are late. If the program is successful, it will be expanded to all riders next year. We wish we’d signed up for the test run since we sat on a stalled train for fifteen minutes on our way in this morning. [Herald]

Gentrification strikes the South End, again: Liquor Land, the old-school liquor store on the South End-Roxbury border, will close after nearly 70 years in business to make room for a CVS. [Globe]

Our mouths water in memory: Bob’s Southern Bistro closed yesterday to make way for another trendy nightspot. We can still get our fried chicken fix from Bob’s Southern Catering, but our bitterness at Bob’s closing may overpower our love for crispy skinned poultry. [Herald]