What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1196257079Massachusetts goes bust: A study from the Massachusetts Institute for a New Economy found that the state has yet to recover the jobs lost during the 2001 recession as a new economic downturn seems imminent. It also recommends creating manufacturing jobs to avoid creating a “boutique economy” of highly skilled careers. [Globe]

That’s going to create some fireworks at tonight’s debate: The Herald reports that judge Kathe Tuttman accidentally let a child rapist go free six months before she was appointed to the bench by former governor Mitt Romney. [Herald]

Some would say an investigation is overdue: The State Ethics Commission has launched an investigation into charges that Mayor Tom Menino ordered outgoing library president Bernard Margolis to hire people to return political favors. Menino’s spokeswoman says the Mayor wasn’t involved. [Globe]

“This does not attack roof decks”: Boston City Councilor Mike Ross has proposed an ordinance that would ban people from rooftops unless they have a legal roof deck. He assures us it’s not an anti-roof deck sentiment, but to prevent deaths and accidents. [Herald]