Gloucester hopes to lure tourists with high-tech harborwalk
A 1.2-mile loop, which includes 42 markers and a virtual tour that can be downloaded onto a smartphone, brings to light previously hard-to-find historical and cultural lore.
(WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF)
Candlepin bowling lovers aim for a comeback
The small-pin style of bowling that is part of New England lore has a loyal band of enthusiasts who are trying to bring it back into the mainstream, including putting it back on TV.
(STAN GROSSFELD/GLOBE STAFF)
A day when Gloucester icehouse is hot spot
Looking for a respite from the heat, visitors took in two daily tours at Cape Pond Ice Co., where they got to see how industrial-sized blocks of ice are made by the coolest guys in Gloucester.
(JOANNE RATHE/GLOBE STAFF)
Mass. hostages released, Egyptian official says
The Dorchester pastor and Everett woman who were taken hostage Friday in Egypt have reportedly been released.
Few Massachusetts spectators expected at London Olympics
The Olympic torch lands in London in two weeks, but don’t expect many Massachusetts spectators to make the journey.
Maine seafood shack owner claws to the top
Steve Kingston, owner of the unassuming Clam Shack in Kennebunk, Maine, calls himself “The King of the Lobster Roll” after winning a New York event.
(LISA LEAVITT FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE/FILE)
THE BIG PICTURE
San Fermin 2012: Running of the Bulls
Once again the festival in Pamplona, Spain, which dates to the 16th century and is known worldwide for the controversial bullfights and harrowing Running of the Bulls over the city’s cobbled streets is underway.
Fee system proposed for use of City Hall Plaza
Boston is poised to set defined fees for the rental of the plaza, with the money going directly to city coffers instead of a nonprofit controlled by the mayor’s office.
(Jeremy C. Fox for Boston.com)
Great white sighting at Nauset Beach deters few
Thousands of people packed one of the Cape’s most popular beaches - Nauset in Orleans - a day after a great white shark approached a kayaker.
(Photo by Shelly Negrotti)