What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1214915410The best places to get sloppy drunk: Our favorite tabloid reveals the local bars that were most frequently named by drunk drivers as the establishment that sold them their last drink. The Sylvan Street Grille in Peabody takes the dubious honor as most cited, with 16 drunk drivers naming the bar in 2006 and 2007. [Herald]

Time to turn in your budget: The House and Senate still haven’t passed the state budget, even though the 2009 fiscal year starts today. Lawmakers hope the budget will make its way to the governor’s desk by the end of the week. [Globe]

Shouldn’t you guys be worried about the local elections? The Politico report that claims former governor Mitt Romney is on the short list of running mates for John McCain has local Republicans all excited. [Herald]

Hollywood eclipses veterans: Plymouth veterans are angry that the town installed a Hollywood-inspired sign directly in front of a monument to the city’s Korean and Vietnam War veterans. Officials say the sign will be removed—after the Fourth of July parade. [Globe]