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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.


Turkeys donated to the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey for Giving Tuesday (credit: Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey)

Stories From Main Street: Groups Look To Help Paterson’s Hungry On Giving Tuesday

In this age of rampant consumerism, some people are trying to reclaim the true spirit of the holidays. That is the thrust of Giving Tuesday, which started at the 92nd Street Y a few years back


This bear was seen in Ridgewood, N.J., on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: Stephanie Soyka)

Stories From Main Street: What Should You Do If You Encounter A Black Bear?

It was an absolute shock when a black bear killed a hiker in West Milford in September.


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Stories From Main Street: Brewster High Student Looks To Preserve History By Interviewing Veterans

Morini is videotaping veterans as a service project for her Girl Scout gold star, the equivalent of Eagle Scout.


Ron Burgess (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Meet The Man Who Operates The ‘I Lift NY Super Crane’

The New Rochelle man who operates the “I Lift NY Super Crane” has been at it since he was 12 years old.


The Tappan Zee High School football team (courtesy of Tappan Zee High School)

Stories From Main Street: Tappan Zee High School Teams Stress Character

While a New Jersey high school is making headlines for a hazing scandal, one school in Rockland County is making character a priority.


Tao Porchon Lynch (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: At 96, Hartsdale Yoga Instructor Still Going Strong

A nearly 100-year-old Hartsdale yoga instructor is proving age is all in your mind.


President Barack Obama (R) talks with Elana Simon of New York about her genetic discovery in her liver cancer research during the White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington, DC, May 27, 2014.  (Photo:  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Manhattan Teen Honored For Groundbreaking Cancer Research

Some scientists have spent their entire careers trying to decode cancer, but 18-year-old Elana Simon achieved a major breakthrough while still in high school.


FILE -- Devo performs in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Devo Returns To Their Roots At CBGB Music & Film Festival

Nearly 40 years later, they’re back for the CBGB Music & Film Festival with a documentary and a concert Sunday featuring early material.


A banner warning against distracted driving is seen in the town of New Castle. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Westchester Town Cracking Down On Distracted Driving

New Castle has launched an aggressive local campaign called “Hands Off The Phone And On The Wheel.”


USS Intrepid (credit: Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: New Exhibit Tunes Into USS Intrepid Radio

Bill D’Antico’s old tapes from the early 1960s are now part of an exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum that sheds light on the day-to-day lives of the men who served aboard the historic warship.


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Stories From Main Street: Non-Profit Teaches Students To Be Money Savvy

A retired businessman from Westchester County is on a mission to help high school and college students become money savvy.


The Morro Castle monument in Asbury Park, NJ. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Remembering The Morro Castle & New Era Maritime Disasters

The Asbury Park Historical Society is holding its annual ceremony Monday in recognition of the 80th anniversary of the Morro Castle maritime disaster, but this year’s event is taking on a more significant meaning.


The lobby of the  Rosebud Theater in Westwood, NJ. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: NJ Movie House Showcases Films From Hollywood’s Golden Age

A visit to the Rosebud Theater in Westwood is like a trip down memory lane.



Stories From Main Street: Volunteers Of America Helps Homeless Kids Get Ready For School With Operation Backpack

Volunteers of America is trying to get thousands of children living in homeless shelters across New York City ready for school with Operation Backpack.