What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1219062651Free money—come and get it: Community groups and the IRS want people who didn’t file a tax return to know they can still get their economic stimulus check by filling out a short tax form. [Globe]

Sad day in Mashpee: Two Mashpee men serving in the Middle East were killed within a day of each other. [Herald]

You might want to skip the sandbox: Some of Boston’s playgrounds are riddled with discarded condoms and broken glass. No wonder kids want to stay inside and play video games. [Globe]

Which might be good for them in more ways than one: A study finds that laparoscopic surgeons who play video games are less likely to conduct surgeries faster and with fewer errors than their video game-averse colleagues. [Herald]