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Volunteers work on a Sandy damaged home in Sea Bright, NJ. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Volunteers Help Sandy Victims Rebuild In Sea Bright

Volunteers are to the rescue in Sea Bright, where they have been working to rebuild homes that were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

07/07/2014

FILE -- Cleopatra's Needle, an ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III, stands in Central Park. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Cleaning The Central Park Obelisk

A restoration project is underway for New York City’s oldest outdoor monument.

06/30/2014

Sister Mary Foley with Luke the therapy dog. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: NJ Therapy Dog And Handler Receive Special Award For Their Work

A New Jersey therapy dog and his handler have received a special award for their work in responding to schools and communities in the wake of tragedies and other disasters.

06/09/2014

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Stories From Main Street: CSI Meets New Rochelle High School

A high school final like no other was held Wednesday at New Rochelle High School.

06/02/2014

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Stories From Main Street: Reuniting Sandy Victims With Their Missing Treasures

Two friends in New Jersey are helping reunite victims of superstorm Sandy with their belongings that were washed away.

05/19/2014

Artist's rendering of future Tappan Zee Bridge replacement (credit: NewNYBridge.com)

Stories From Main Street: Teaching Students About New Tappan Zee Bridge

New NY Bridge spokesman Brian Conybeare has been touring schools across the Hudson Valley to talk about the project. A recent presentation was recently held at Ossining High School.

05/12/2014

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Stories From Main Street: Finding Foster Care For Kids With Special Medical Needs

New Alternatives for Children works to eliminate the crisis and the disorder to provide stability and love for the children.

05/05/2014

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Stories From Main Street: Rockland Man Paralyzed In Surfing Accident Bolstered By Supporters

The New City husband and father was paralyzed following a surfing accident at the Jersey shore last fall.

04/28/2014

Sean Fisher, of Waldwick, N.J., collapsed and died of a congenital heart defect in 2008. (credit: handout)

Stories From Main Street: Using A Family Tragedy To Help Diagnose Congenital Heart Defects

Sean Fisher died August 25, 2008 at football practice. The 13-year-old collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart wall.

04/21/2014

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Stories From Main Street: Using A Robot To Help Engage Autistic Children

The humanoid robot made by a French company helps children with autism at Shaler Academy in Ridgefield, N.J.

04/14/2014

Students at the Midland School volunteered at a local food pantry to give back to the community. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: N.J. Students Who Require Help Pitch In To Help Community

After hearing a story on WCBS 880 about a food shortage at pantries, a teacher at a school for the developmentally disabled in Somerset County, N.J. recruited her students to help.

04/07/2014

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Stories From Main Street: Non-Profit Offers College Education To Sing Sing Prisoners

Mercy College is featured in a documentary premiering on HBO Monday evening. Hudson Link for Higher Education offers college courses to inmates at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

03/31/2014

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Stories From Main Street: Jersey City EMS Uses Data To Predict Next Emergency

EMS dispatch uses color-coded maps to track and to anticipate emergency calls. The program is called MARVLIS, or Mobile Area Routing Vehicle Location Information System. Based on its predictions, ambulances are pre-positioned in different neighborhoods.

03/24/2014

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Stories From Main Street: Yonkers Irish Community Center ‘Is God’s Gift To The World’

St. Patrick was a missionary who led a life of charity and compassion. Those virtues can be seen in the Irish enclave along McLean Avenue in Yonkers, and not just on St. Paddy’s Day.

03/17/2014

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Stories From Main Street: Family Uses Teen’s Music To Teach Others About The Dangers Of Drugs

Jeffrey Veatch, of Yorktown Heights, has spoken to more than 12,000 young people about his son and the dangers of drugs.

03/10/2014

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