What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1218804409We’re number one, but not in a good way: A new UMass study shows that the income gap between the wealthy and poor in Massachusetts continues to widen. [Globe]

The good times just don’t stop: Consumer prices in Boston jumped 6.3 percent in July, giving us the highest inflation rate of any metropolitan area in the country. Swell. [Herald]

Kids go for the gold: Michael Phelps’ dominance in the Beijing Olympics has local children interested in swimming, at least until basketball season starts again and they fall in love with Big Baby again. [Globe]

We’ve had enough tragic accidents for one week, thanks: A man who was working to disassemble a crane in Quincy was killed when it collapsed on him. [Herald]