What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1205238302And you thought you had a rough Monday: Yesterday’s fire at the Mandarin Oriental caused an estimated $2 million in damage, and may delay the opening of the hotel and condominium complex. [Globe]

One less frivolous lawsuit to worry about: Former Rams player Willie Gary has dropped his $100 million lawsuit against the Patriots. If only SpyGate would disappear as easily. . . [Herald]

Next you’ll tell us girls are good at math: Cities and towns around Massachusetts are increasingly led by women. But do these female mayors have blogs? [Globe]

What will we use to line those little trash cans in our bathroom? State Senator Brian Joyce wants to tax plastic bags. At first, shoppers would pay two cents per bag, and would eventually pay 15 cents. [Herald]