What’s News


Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1211199675Just what the Big Dig needs—more holes: Instead of using the $13.9 million ducts engineers built into the tunnels, cell phone companies are drilling into the walls and hanging the wiring. [Globe]


In related news, water is wet: Ted Kennedy’s wife believes the 76-year-old senator is working too hard. [Herald]

Let’s get ready to rumble: The Boston Police Department has installed devices called Rumblers on many of their marked cruisers. The machine makes a low-frequency sound and vibrates the ground to make oblivious drivers notice a cop who is trying to get by. [Globe]

Go forth and spend your stimulus check: Economists believe that Massachusetts may fare better than the rest of the nation during this economic downturn. [Herald]