What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1208521454It’s about time: Pope Benedict met with six Boston-area victims of sexual abuse in an emotional private meeting yesterday. [Globe, Herald]

So much for new revenue, part I: Philip Morris USA has started a campaign to get smokers to protest the proposed cigarette tax hike in this year’s state budget. [Herald]

So much for new revenue, part II: The budget proposal that would force state workers to pay more for their health insurance is also in danger. Senate President Therese Murray opposes the measure, and House members tell Speaker Sal DiMasi they don’t much care for it either. [Globe, third item]

We’re pretty surly until we get our medium regular too: A woman in Dorchester was arrested for assault and battery after she allegedly beat another woman after a drive-thru rage incident at a Dunkin’ Donuts. [Herald]

The MBTA is the one doing the suing for once: The agency has sued CSX for not properly securing the lumber car that collided with a commuter rail train last month. [Globe]