Even if Memorial Day weekend only signals the unofficial start of summer, soaring temperatures sure make it feel like summer is here. If you're looking to savor every bit of it without venturing too far away from home base, 99 Clifton Ave. in Marblehead is the home for you for everything fun under the sun. Only a block away from the beach, living the Marblehead lifestyle is as easy as walking down the street for a dip in the ocean or a long stroll in the sand. The cheerful circa-1900 Colonial has been upgraded several times recently, including updates to plumbing and electrical systems, plus fresh and modern additions to the kitchen and bathrooms. A place to cook, entertain, or linger over a bottomless cup of coffee, the renovated kitchen is the true MVP of the home.
This week's milestones in the history of technology include the first social security check, the first movie studio, first music streaming, and the launching of Facebook. Ida M. Fuller becomes the first person to receive an old-age monthly benefit check under the new Social Security law. Her first check was for $22.54. The Social Security Act was signed into law by Franklin Roosevelt on August 14, 1935. Kevin Maney in The Maverick and His Machine: "No single flourish of a pen had ever created such a gigantic information processing problem."
One of the world's largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system. UPS has partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works to test the use of drones to make commercial deliveries to remote or difficult-to-access locations. The companies began testing the drones on Thursday, when they launched one from the seaside town of Marblehead. The drone flew on a programmed route for 3 miles over the Atlantic Ocean to deliver an inhaler at Children's Island. The successful landing was greeted by jubilant shouts from CyPhy Works and UPS employees on the island to witness the test.
Karol Markowitz, New York Post columnist, joins the debate. Two parents and a student were charged in Massachusetts, accused of throwing a booze-fueled bash for at least 50 underage partygoers on Sept. 11 that forced Lincoln-Sudbury High School to transition from in-person classes to remote learning. Chief Scott Nix, of the Sudbury police, said the parents and their child were charged under a state law that anyone "in control of the premises and who furnishes alcohol or allows it to be consumed on those premises" can be charged with a misdemeanor. The Sept. 11 party was the Friday before school began. At least 50 underage revelers were at the residence, where beer cans were strewn throughout the backyard.
Officials at the University of Wisconsin aren't all that happy that the flagship Madison campus wound up first on a list of the nation's top party schools. The ranking Monday comes from the Princeton Review, a New York-based tutoring and test prep company that surveys thousands of students and rates colleges in a number of categories each year. A statement from the school made no mention of the ranking, instead calling alcohol use on campus a "pressing public health concern" that hurts academic achievement and makes schools less safe. They noted that incoming students go through mandatory programs educating them about the dangers of alcohol. The school also notes that many students drink moderately or not at all.