What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1202736405Quit your whining: A new study says that the cost of housing in Massachusetts isn’t what’s causing young professionals to leave the state. Young workers in the Bay State put 19 percent of their income toward housing, compared with a national average of 17 percent, but make more money than the national average. [Herald]

Hey, a violent man has to eat: The Boston Police department allows officers with restraining orders to carry weapons, despite an internal recommendation that they turn in their weapons for the duration of the order. If officers are stripped of their weapons, they aren’t allowed to work the lucrative detail assignments that can make up a large part of their income. [Globe]

You’re gonna need a bigger funeral: Roy Scheider, who played Police Chief Martin Brody in Jaws, passed away this weekend. [Herald]

Class, today we’re going to learn the meaning of the word “boondoggle”: The residents of Newton are growing irate over the escalating costs of the new Newton North High School, which now are now estimated at $186 million. You can read all about the school’s amenities here. [Globe]