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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

ReelAbilities film festival poster (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: ReelAbilities Film Festival

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.

03/03/2014

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Stories From Main Street: 12-Year-Old Brings Awareness About Congenital Heart Defects

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.

02/24/2014

Gwen White, Marjorie Stern and Lanijah Rodriguez (L-R) at A Time For Children boutique on the Upper West Side (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: An Uptown Boutique Helps At-Risk Teens Succeed

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.

02/18/2014

Superstorm Sandy debris collage made by Toms River artist Gregg Hinlicky (credit: sandydebris.com)

Stories From Main Street: Turning Sandy Debris Into Works Of Art

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.

02/10/2014

A page of Loukoumi and the Schoolyard Bully by Nick Katsoris (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: A Children’s Book Takes On Bullying

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.

02/03/2014

TOUCH food pantry  (credit: touch-ny.org)

Stories From Main Street: Rockland’s Food Pantries Join Forces

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.

01/27/2014

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Stories From Main Street: Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy By Helping Those In Need

Northern New Jersey Rotary Clubs packing 25,000 meals to help the hungry in the community.

01/20/2014

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