What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1197638619The meeting will begin once everyone’s found his or her car: Gov. Deval Patrick has called a meeting with his top staff to figure out how the state could have made last night’s commute less of a nightmare. [Herald]

Quibbling 1, Change 0: The panel formed after the deaths of two firefighters in West Roxbury has already broken up due to infighting. The president of the firefighter’s union quit because he thought Fire Commissioner Roderick Fraser was trying to take over the proceedings. [Globe]

He’ll be home for Christmas: WRKO talk show host and former House Speaker Tom Finneran will undergo prostate surgery after doctors discovered cancer. Fear not, Finneran fans—he plans to be back on the air in time for the Iowa caucuses. [Herald]

A bad trend, and we don’t mean Uggs: A Springfield man is accused of killing his wife and her two daughters, bringing the total deaths from domestic violence this year to 41, six of which happened in the last two months. Experts say the jump in deaths may be due to a lack of resources for abused women. [Globe]