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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, November 4

Just in case you have not heard, Michael Bloomberg won yesterday's mayoral election and secured his third term in office. The Associated Press reports that districts with large Hispanic populations in the Bronx voted primarily for Bloomberg's Democratic challenger, Bill Thompson. Bloomberg defeated Thompson by a margin of 51% to 46%.

Septeto Nacional Ignacio Pineiro, a tradional Cuban music enemble will perform at the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture on Saturday. The ensemble, which has been in existence for 83 years, last performed in the United States in 1933.

A South Bronx-based Puerto Rican theater company, Teatro Pregones, will present their most recent musical, "Aloha Boricua," tomorrow in celebration of their 30-year anniversary. The musical, performed in English and Spanish, tells the story of Puerto Ricans who traveled to Hawaii in 1900 to work on sugarcane farms.

Tonight is Game 6 of the 27th World Series. Yankees pitcher Andy Petite will face off against Phillies pitcher Pedro Martinez at Yankee Stadium.

Despite the Yankees' baseball success this year, Yankee merchandise stores surrounding the new Yankee Stadium are not faring well in the bad economy. Merchants believe that fans prefer to buy their Yankee merchandise at the Stadium itself.

Riverdale is home to a large number of Ugandan Jews. Read more here.

Yesterday, police arrested a 40-year old Bronx man and charged him with the murder of his 22 year-old live-in female companion, Margarita Feliciano.

Police found human bones in Seton Falls Park on Monday.


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