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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Oct. 7

Jayson Stark of ESPN.com proclaims that the Yankees will win the World Series this year, after a nine-year dry spell.

Omar Freilla, a co-founder of Green Worker Cooperatives in the South Bronx gave a talk on how his organization works to cut down on pollution and promote the creation of environmental and community-based businesses at the University of Texas. Green Worker Cooperatives works with entrepreneurs in the South Bronx community to establish neighborhood businesses that reuse the waste that other industries create.

Adolfo Carrión Jr., who resigned as Bronx borough president in February to join the Obama administration as director of the new White House Office on Urban Affairs, is still keeping an eye on Bronx politics.

The Stella D’oro bakery plant in Kingsbridge will shut down within the next couple of weeks, costing 155 jobs, because the brand is being sold to Lance Snacks.


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