In last week’s editions, the Northeast Times reported that efforts are underway to erect a memorial bench to Pennypack Creek drowning victims including Brandon Boyle. In fact, there are at least two simultaneous memorial bench efforts. Boyle’s family and friends began one fundraising campaign via the gofundme.com website. A second campaign to memorialize other Pennypack drowning victims is in the planning stages. ••
Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley will be the special guest at a cocktail party fundraiser for Dee Adcock, the Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District.
Archbishop Ryan High School alumni are creating a Ryan Business Association and a Ryan’s Young Professional Group. The organization will meet on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at Katie O’Donnell’s, 4501 Woodhaven Road. There will be a cash bar. For more information, call Mary Anne at 267-280-2034. ••
A federal jury last week found four former Traffic Court judges guilty of lying, but acquitted them and three others of the more serious charges of conspiracy and wire and mail fraud.
EPIC group to meet July 31
Thursday, July 31
The office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane this week issued warnings about a few scams that have been making the rounds. Again.
Thursday, July 24
Benni needs a new best friend
A state historical marker was unveiled on Saturday morning to honor Byberry Hall, situated on the grounds of Byberry Friends Meeting at Byberry and Thornton roads, which was built in 1846-1847 by noted abolitionist Robert Purvis and others to serve as a community meeting place and safe venue for anti-slavery activists to gather.