What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers. (With yesterday’s Herald cover art.)

1199107743Pretty good year: The Globe looks back on Gov. Deval Patrick’s first year in office and calls it alright. [Globe]

Pretty amazing year: Local notables reflect upon the year in sports and declare it awesome. We concur. [Herald]

Wait, this wasn’t legal until now? New Hampshire will begin issuing civil unions at midnight tonight. Happy New Year to you, soon-to-be-unionized couples. [Globe]

Commuting is going to suck. More: The number of parking spaces available for drivers in the city will drop as several popular garages undergo renovations. Though there will be more spaces when construction is finished, many of the new spots won’t be available to commuters. Looks like you’ll be taking the T with the rest of us. [Herald]