Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.
Safe Homes, or illegal search? Boston City Councilors grilled Deputy Superintendent Gary French on the new program that allows Boston Police to search homes in high-risk neighborhoods for guns without warrants. French assured them nobody’s rights would be violated, but the councilors remain skeptical. [Herald]
If they start taking a lot of trips in 2012, we’ll know why: Gov. Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray have raked in $1.4 million from the special interest groups they railed against during their campaign last year. Murray claims the war chest will help keep them “politically strong.” [Globe]
Start checking for spent tickets in trash cans: Lottery officials are looking for an unclaimed Lucky Jubilee scratch ticket that’s worth $1 million. There are also some smaller prizes for other games that haven’t been claimed yet. [Herald]
But when you’re done rifling through the trash, put a lid on it: The city is begging residents to put their trash in lidded containers instead of tossing it out on the street to cut down on the food sources available to rats. [Globe]