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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.

05/04/2015

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.

04/27/2015

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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?”

04/20/2015

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.

04/13/2015

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Stories From Main Street: Teen Intern Bringing Free Self-Defense Classes To Greenburgh

For her summer internship with the town, Emily Salwen is putting together a free self-defense course.

04/06/2015

The New Rochelle YMCA needs $400,000 to pay for repairs. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Effort Underway To Keep New Rochelle YMCA Afloat

Staff members made a video appealing for donations. They need $400,000 to help pay for $1.4 million in repairs.

03/30/2015

Gilda Radner in 1980 (credit: Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Gilda’s Club Social Media Fundraiser Hopes To Bring Out Inner Comedians

Gilda Radner had a rare gift. Even in her darkest days fighting cancer, the comedian knew laughter could be good medicine.

03/23/2015

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Stories From Main Street: Westchester County Caring For Caregivers

The emotional and physical challenges of caring for an ailing loved one at home can take a toll. Westchester County is there to help care for caregivers.

03/16/2015

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Stories From Main Street: Rye Town Supervisor Fights To Dissolve Town

Town of Rye Supervisor Joe Carvin would just love to put himself out of a job. He wants to dissolve the town.

03/09/2015

Former U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Maureen Morgan (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Rockland County Honors Navy Veteran

Last week, the county presented its annual Freedom Award to Maureen Morgan, of Pomona, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1979-83.

03/02/2015

John Sterling speaks at The Jorge Posada Foundation's Decade of Difference celebration in 2011. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Jorge Posada Foundation)

Stories From Main Street: Yankees Announcer John Sterling Helping Neighbors After Devastating Fire With Star-Studded Fundraiser

Sterling and his radio partner, Suzyn Waldman, will host a fundraiser with sports celebrities Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at D&D’s Restaurant & Pub in New City, New York.

02/23/2015

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Stories From Main Street: Inside The World Of A Police K-9 Training Facility

A police K-9 training facility in the Hudson Valley takes us inside the world of a cop’s best friend.

02/16/2015

Alex Rosner and his accordion which is now on display on Long Island. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Holocaust Survivor’s Accordion Part Of New Exhibit On Long Island

An amazing tale of survival — involving Schindler’s list, a boy and his accordion — are all part of a new exhibit on Long Island.

01/19/2015

Anna Giordano's We Future Cycle is a recycling and composting program being used in eight school districts. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Activist Mom Gets Westchester Schools On Board With Recycling

Anna Giordano started We Future Cycle, which is now in eight school districts.

01/12/2015

Willow Run Garden Center (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Family Decides To Sell Cresskill Garden Center

A Christmas tradition is coming to an end in New Jersey as another family owned garden center is set to close.

01/05/2015

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