What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1210336464Wasn’t that a hoot? The Turnpike Authority has saved itself $8 million by cutting back on the use of consultants. Chairman Alan LeBovidge described the agency’s former spendthrift ways as “silly.” [Herald]

Just say no: The number of Bostonians who died from drug-related deaths rose 32 percent in 2006. [Globe]

His partner applesauce must still be at large: Hopefully there will be fewer drug deaths now that Boston Police have arrested Kevin “Pork Chop” Bridgeman for allegedly selling the best crack on the Common. [Herald]

Bet you wish you’d held it now: Northwestern District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel has called a grand jury to investigate whether a security officer broke the law when he entered her locked office to get a key for the bathroom. [Globe]