Editorial: New House bill would prohibit unsolicited newspaper delivery

If House Bill No. 685 becomes law, you won’t read this newspaper anymore. Hard-working people will lose their jobs. Small business owners will suffer. Communities will see a part of their identity vanish overnight. House Bill No. 685 would prohibit the unsolicited delivery of newspapers in Philadelphia. It also would create a ripple effect that …

The verdict is in

PHOTO: JIM HOLTAN Dre Nash, founder and CEO of Nash Automotive, sat on the witness stand testifying to the integrity of his former employee, Taylor Edsel, as Edsel stood trial for setting fire to the company’s alternative fuel automobile factory. Edsel was a convicted arsonist. As a boy, he had burnt down his family’s house …

Queen of the king pin

MARIA YOUNG / TIMES PHOTO A perfect frame: Dot Trombosh turned 100 years old. She bowls Tuesdays in the Pennypack Senior Bowling League at Thunderbird Lanes on Holme Avenue. She was honored last week at a luncheon at Tiffany Diner. Above, she celebrates with her teammates and enjoys her cake.  MARIA YOUNG / TIMES PHOTO

Neighbors question NE marijuana distillery at civic meeting

In February, the daughter of the late Flyers founder Ed Snider told Parkwood residents about her plans for building a medical marijuana grow house in the neighborhood, and they backed her proposal unanimously. Last week, other Parkwood residents quizzed Lindy Snider about an array of hypothetical scenarios and speculations regarding the proposed grow house. Snider …

The power of nostalgia

Totally awesome: Nostalgia Fest Philly will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9, in Bensalem. The lineup includes (from left) Gary Busey, Vanessa Angel, Dustin Diamond, Dennis Haskins and David Faustino. PHOTOS: WIKIMEDIA Eric Cohen was born in 1980 and just turned 37, and he considers himself fortunate to have grown up during the …