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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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Stories From Main Street: Carbon Dioxide Sequestration In Southern Rockland County

Researchers say underground carbon dioxide storage is one possible hope for mitigating climate change.

09/30/2013

The People's Pantry in Toms River, N.J. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: People’s Pantry Helping Toms River Residents Impacted By Sandy

Thousands of families in the bayfront town are still trying to recover from the massive storm that hit almost a year ago.

09/23/2013

The Funtown Amusement Pier collapses during the massive fire that destroyed part of the boardwalk and surrounding businesses in Seaside Park, N.J. (Photo: CBS 2)

Stories From Main Street: Rebuilding Seaside Park, N.J.

New Jersey is offering $50,000 grants and $5 million no-interest loans with no payments due for two years.

09/16/2013

Tap wall at Growler & Gill in Nanuet, N.Y. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Rockland’s Craft Beer Bar And Restaurant

For beer lovers in the Lower Hudson Valley, Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe offers an expansive collection of exotic and small-batch beers.

08/26/2013

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Stories From Main Street: White Plains Man Launches 10,000 PB&Js To Help The Homeless

P.J. Collins and a team of volunteers make about 500 sandwiches and pack bags with water bottles and chocolates. Then, they drive to Manhattan and go from the Upper West Side to the Lower East Side delivering the sandwiches.

08/19/2013

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