What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1209471911Sal DiMasi lays down the law: The Speaker of the House promises that he’ll be on the lookout for phantom voting, even sending some of his top lackeys to make sure legislators are pressing their own voting buttons. [Herald]

But that isn’t his only problem: The Republican party has asked the State Ethics Commission to investigate the relationship between DiMasi and maybe-lobbyist Richard Vitale. It’s the third investigation into DiMasi in two months. [Globe]

It’s our two favorite things in one: Filene’s Basement meets your favorite wine store at Bin Ends, an off-price specialty wine store that even has an automatic markdown system. [Herald]

There are stinky, cold, hungry-looking people over there: National Grid says residents and businesses in the North End and Financial District may have to tolerate gas outages for months to come after a water got into the gas lines after a water main break this weekend. [Globe]