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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

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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Stories From Main Street: Building What Could Be N.J.’s First ‘Passive House’

The so-called “passive house” is so energy efficient that it doesn’t have a furnace or central air conditioning and could save the homeowner thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.

11/11/2013

American Legion Post 351 (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Volunteers Come Together To Help Sandy-Damaged American Legion Post

As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams first reported in May, the American Legion Post 351 in Seaside Heights sustained about $200,000 in damages. Superstorm Sandy ripped the roof off the building and flood waters poured in from above and below.

11/04/2013

DeLancey House in Mamaroneck. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Saving An Historic Home In Mamaroneck

The historical society is raising money to save the DeLancey House, which was moved to Boston Post Road more than a century ago. As a result, it cannot receive landmark status.

10/28/2013

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Stories From Main Street: Furniture Sharehouse In Westchester County

The 6,500 square foot warehouse at the Westchester County Airport in Rye Brook offers those in need a free shopping excursion to help them get back on their feet.

10/21/2013

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Stories From Main Street: Wall Street Firm Powered By Wounded Veterans

Drexel Hamilton was founded by a wounded Vietnam vet, Larry Doll. Its singular mission is to help returning veterans find meaningful careers.

10/14/2013

CBGB (credit: Teresa Lee/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: 2nd Annual CBGB Music And Film Festival

The festival kicks off on Tuesday with the premiere of the CBGB movie.

10/07/2013

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