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Music of Justin Veatch (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

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

Food pantry (file/credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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

Students at the New York School for the Deaf in White Plains (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Funding A New Playground At The New York School For The Deaf

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.

01/13/2014

Michael Feeney (credit: Ridgewood Police Dept.)

Stories From Main Street: Ridgewood Boy Leaves Mark On Local Police Department

From the first moment when Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward met 10-year-old Michael Feeney, he said he knew there was something exceptional about him.

12/30/2013

Home elevation in Sea Bright, N.J. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Home Elevations In Sea Bright, New Jersey

Part of the Jersey Shore is literally rising more than a year after superstorm Sandy.

12/23/2013

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Stories From Main Street: From NYC To Bolivia In An Old Ambulance

Software engineer Steven Jan is the leader of a group of friends, fencing buddies, who are embarking on an odyssey — one part charity, one party adventure.

12/16/2013

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Stories From Main Street: Westchester High School Club Raises Awareness For Alzheimer’s

Over the past three years, the Growth and Awareness Group for Alzheimer’s at Byram Hills High School has raised more than $65,000 for research.

12/09/2013

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Stories From Main Street: Bringing J.O.Y. Through The Generations

J.O.Y., which stands for Joining Old and Young Through Music, is made up of students at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest.

11/25/2013

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers, N.Y. (credit: kennedycatholic.org)

Stories From Main Street: Reflecting On The 35th President At JFK Catholic High School In Somers

There are portraits of JFK in the library, the office and the hallways of the Westchester County high school.

11/18/2013

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