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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.”


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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.