stories from main street
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.
The humanoid robot made by a French company helps children with autism at Shaler Academy in Ridgefield, N.J.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Veatch, of Yorktown Heights, has spoken to more than 12,000 young people about his son and the dangers of drugs.
The sixth annual ReelAbilities Film Festival opens on March 6. Many of the films are personal stories, giving a voice to a community not always in the spotlight.
Jennifer Reilly, 12, from Hartsdale was born with tricuspid atresia, meaning she does not have a tricuspid valve in her heart. Earlier this month, she spoke before the Greenburgh Town Board to petition for an awareness week.
A Time For Children on Amsterdam Avenue at 84th Street is full of games, toys, puzzles, books and clothes. But the owner of the boutique doesn’t make a penny and she employs troubled teens to arm them with skills for the future.
The pieces of art are made up of pieces of people’s lives swept up in the Oct. 2012 storm. Toms River artist Gregg Hinlicky created 28 collages with the debris he recovered.
The latest in the Loukoumi series teaches kids to be strong, believe in themselves and stand up to bullies. Nick Katsoris, of Eastchester, created the Loukoumi series to empower and encourage children.
TOUCH, which stands for Together Our Unity Can Heal, is celebrating 25 years of service. The more than 50 food pantries in Rockland County are joining forces to meet the need.
Northern New Jersey Rotary Clubs packing 25,000 meals to help the hungry in the community.
The budget is tight in Albany, so the School for the Deaf is raising money at crowdrise.com. The school is aiming to raise $45,000 to fund a special rubber surface to accommodate children that use walkers or wheelchairs.