What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1216037957Trimming the pork: Gov. Deval Patrick vetoed $122.5 million from the state budget, which he signed yesterday. He also requested that the Legislature give him the power to make cuts later in the year if the economy continues to tank. [Herald]

The fire department injury leave abuse story gets hilarious: A Boston firefighter who injured himself on the job was competing in bodybuilding contests while out on disability. And yes, there are pictures. [Globe]

They have some air they’d like to sell you: The Turnpike Authority could really use the money generated by selling air rights to developers. [Herald]

Maybe he has a library sciences degree? Ex-senate president Thomas Birmingham is reportedly on the short list to replace Bernard Margolis as head of the Boston Public Library, along with several candidates with library experience. [Globe]