What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1207916883Mr. Menino goes to Washington: Mayor Tom Menino told Congress yesterday that federal aid should be provided directly to the nation’s cities so they can buy up foreclosed homes. [Herald]

Smokers who get parking tickets in Boston are going to be hurting next year: Last night the House approved a $392 million package of corporate and cigarette tax hikes to close the state budget gap. [Globe]

The Governor gets gubernatorial: In hopes of quelling criticism of his $3.8 billion bridge plan, Gov. Deval Patrick has made the local media rounds. [Herald]

The lines are going to be really long on the Cape this year: As Congress bickers about immigration reform, business owners on the Cape and the Islands are struggling to find American employees to fill the positions usually staffed by foreign seasonal workers. [Globe]