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Teens participate in the Bergen County Youth Police Academy (Credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Teens Get Glimpse Of Police Life At Bergen County Camp

The Bergen County Youth Police Academy gives teens — super achievers and at-risk youths — a taste of law enforcement.


The SU+RE House, a storm-proof house created by students at the Stevens Institute of Technology. (Credit: CBS2)

Student Designers Create Storm-Proof House In New Jersey

Local destruction after Superstorm Sandy prompted a team of student architects and engineers to come up with a new plan for coastal communities that are at risk during natural events.


Flyer for Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center at New York Medical College (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Studying Lyme Disease In Westchester County

The Tri-State region is a hot spot for ticks and Lyme disease and in the Westchester hamlet of Hawthorne there’s a specialized center for treating potentially dangerous tick bites.


The Skinny House in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (Credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Mamaroneck’s Skinny House Designated National Historic Landmark

Just 10 feet wide, Mamaroneck’s Skinny House attracts quite a bit of attention. Now, it shall be known as a monument to America’s great melting pot.


Poster for the 2015 Rockland-Bergen Music Festival

Stories From Main Street: Local Rocker Driving Force Behind Rockland-Bergen Music Festival

After years of hitting the road, Joe D’Urso of the rock band Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan decided to start a music festival in his own backyard.


Bob Hurley Sr. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Legendary Basketball Coach Looking For Assist On High School’s Finances

St. Anthony High School basketball coach Bob Hurley has four national titles and 12 state championships, and seven of his players made it to the NBA.


Guitarist Les Paul arrives at the 2005 Songwriters Hall Of Fame induction ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel June 09, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Mahwah Museum Celebrates Les Paul’s 100th Birthday

The Mahwah Museum is celebrating legendary guitarist Les Paul’s 100th birthday.


Mended Hearts is a group who assists  with heart attack patients (Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Volunteers Give Support, Encouragement To Heart Patients

They’re not doctors, but they sure know a thing or two about heart surgery.


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Stories From Main Street: Bergen County Hair Salons Participate In ‘Mark The Spot’ Campaign

Salons participating in the event to raise money for melanoma research are offering discounted hair cuts: $25 for adults, $15 for children under 10, and blowouts are $25.


FILE -- Barber scissors (credit: ClipArt)

Stories From Main Street: Master Barber Gives Back To Westchester Community

Barton entered that program when he was 17 and never looked back. Now he’s giving back with free barber classes. Students give free barber classes at the center.


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Stories From Main Street: Bergen County Church Grows Food For The Needy

The Church of the Presentation is digging deep to help feed the less fortunate.


Eight rental garden apartments were built in Tappan, N.Y., for homeless and disabled veterans. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Veterans In Rockland County Team Up To Provide Housing For Their Brethren

Rockland County Legislator John Murphy, a former Marine, and several other veterans scraped together the money to build eight rental garden apartments.


Jawonio will host its fundraising dinner April 30, 2015, in New City. Brandon Kline, 17, will be the guest of honor. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Early Intervention Programs For Kids With Disabilities Face Financial Obstacles

Jawonio’s Jerry Staller said that over the years funding for early intervention programs has not kept pace. Some therapists have even called it quits.


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Stories From Main Street: Yankees Fan Walking Up East Coast For Wounded Warriors

At 65, retired teacher Richard Albero from New Jersey found himself asking the big questions: “What’s it all about? Why am I here? What have I done?”


Independence Day Clothing was designed for autistic children. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Former TV News Anchor Develops Clothing Line For Autistic Children

Lauren Thierry teamed up with a designer and developed a special clothing line. Independence Day Clothing can be worn inside and out, backward and frontward.