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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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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.


British and German troops make a Christmas and New Year truce in the trenches of the Western Front.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Looking Back At The Christmas Truce Of 1914

A century ago there was peace on earth, at least for a fleeting moment as the guns fell silent and enemies embraced during the Christmas truce of 1914.


Mary Grace Henry makes and sells hair accessories and donates the money to pay for the tuition of girls in Africa. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Westchester Teen Starts Business, Pays To Educate Girls In Africa

At 17, Mary Grace Henry is already an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. The Harrison teen has making and selling hair accessories to help pay to educate young girls in Africa.


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Stories From Main Street: Diocese Of Brooklyn Takes On Youth Gambling

For Eric, who works with Gamblers Anonymous, it all started at a tender age with a $1 Super Bowl bet.


Construction tools at a Habitat for Humanity site in Little Ferry, N.J. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Volunteers Still Hard At Work On Sandy-Damaged Homes In Little Ferry

Two years after Sandy struck, some residents are finally getting their homes cleaned up, said Mike Stimson with Habitat for Humanity.