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Election Day blog — Stack wins big

Democratic state Sen. Mike Stack easily beats Republican challenger Michael Tomlinson.

It's Obama in a landslide — in student mock election

When the students at Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School in Lower Mayfair held a mock election on Monday, President Obama outpolled Mitt Romney, 402-200.

Romney tells Yardley crowd Obama fell 'very short' on promises

Meanwhile, former President Bill Clinton campaigns on behalf of President Obama at a rally at Montgomery County Community College this afternoon.

Father Judge student wins essay contest

Father Judge High School senior Alexander Citerone was honored on Oct. 21 as the winner of a student essay contest sponsored by the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. The contest asked students to write on the theme of “Uncovering Northeast Philly: What makes Northeast Philadelphia Special?”

Pharmacy robber strikes again

A man who fits the description of the bandit who robbed more than a dozen Philadelphia-area drug stores got prescription drugs and cash from the Somerton Pharmacy on the 10800 block of Bustleton Ave. Thursday evening.

Man charged with holding woman captive

A 21-year-old Crescentville man has been charged with holding a woman against her will in his Godfrey Avenue home.

Steps on Oakland Street

Howard Snyder, a son of Oxford Circle, returned to his old neighborhood on Oakland Street a few weeks ago for a short trip down memory lane.

Schwartz-Rooney race a battle of contrasts

Last week, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz stood with fellow elected officials and others to mark the groundbreaking of a 1.5-mile trail along the Delaware River in Port Richmond.

Plenty to ponder in these pre-election days

— The presidential race gets top billing, of course, but many important decisions await you when you get into the privacy of the voting booth.

Lemons add zest to marinades

If you’re trying to reduce the amount of salt you use to season your savory dishes, try lemon juice. Nothing adds zest or intensity to a dish like a squeeze of lemon. Lemons also act as a flavor catalyst, preparing the taste buds for the next flavor.