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2011 NYC Marathon (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: New Rochelle Man Runs Monthly Marathons In Honor Of His Wife’s Breast Cancer Battle

Tom Dente starting running marathons in a typical way. But then his wife Liz was diagnosed with breast cancer and running took on new meaning.

04/01/2013

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Stories From Main Street: Miracle On Main Street Event To Help Rebuild Manasquan

Manasquan was one of the Monmouth County communities hardest hit by Hurrricane Sandy, but an event coming up hopes to help the borough out.

03/25/2013

A home in Sea Bright, N.J. damaged by superstorm Sandy - Nov. 9, 2012 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Stories From Main Street: Jersey Shore Residents Still Await Flood Insurance Checks

If you live on the Jersey Shore and still haven’t received a flood insurance check, you’re not alone.

03/18/2013

Orangetown Police Officer Michael Sullivan (credit: NYCPBA)

Stories From Main Street: Rockland Teen Honors Memory Of Late Cop Who Saved Him

A Rockland County teenager is honoring the memory of the man who saved his life by helping save the lives of others, one pint at a time.

03/11/2013

New York City students with instruments (credit: Young Audiences New York)

Stories From Main Street: NYC School Music Program To Get Help From Carnegie Hall Concert

The March 7 concert will feature the music of Prince with help from Elvis Costello, the Roots, D’Angelo, Betty Lavette, Sandra Bernhard, Blind Boys of Alabama, Maya Rudolph, Talib Kweli, and Madeleine Peyroux.

03/04/2013

Peter Yarrow (file / credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Newtown Massacre Inspires Peter Yarrow’s Anti-Bullying Crusade

“Now, I think, America may wake up to the priorities of taking care of our kids and making sure that they’re nurtured and feel safe,” Yarrow told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams.

02/25/2013

Autism Button (credit: VictoryStore.com)

Stories From Main Street: Greenburgh Honors Teen Who Made Life Easier For Those With Autism

For families coping with autism, life is a little bit easier because of 17-year-old Nick Lombardi from Ardsley, and it all stems from his own experiences with his younger brother.

02/18/2013

The Palisades as seen from Fort Tryon Park near the Cloisters (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Stories From Main Street: Push On To Save The Palisades From New LG Tower

LG Electronics plans to build a 143 foot tall office building in Englewood Cliffs and at that height, the building would rise above the tree line.

02/04/2013

A guitar by Tony Costa

Stories From Main Street: S.I. Sandy Victim Getting New Custom Guitar From Brooklyn Man

Andrew Carro and his wife Jule, of Oakwood Beach, lost everything. Their home shifted and the roof caved in.

01/28/2013

Vice President Joe Biden and New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno survey damage from Sandy in Seaside Heights - Nov. 18, 2012 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Stories From Main Street: Christie Pushes Sand Dunes On The Jersey Shore

Now that federal aid for recovery from Sandy is on the way, Gov. Chris Christie wants dunes from Cape May to Sandy Hook.

01/21/2013

Mark Svensson and his wife Ismini (via Facebook)

Stories From Main Street: Rockland Native To Perform Good Works In All 50 States

A person needs courage to follow the road not taken. Rockland County native Mark Svensson and his wife Esmine are taking that chance.

01/14/2013

Central Park Medical Unit (credit: CPMU)

Stories From Main Street: Volunteers Come To Your Aid In Central Park

Volunteer ambulance squads aren’t just found in the suburbs. They exist in New York City as well.

01/07/2013

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Daniel Thompson provides security while members of an Afghan narcotics interdiction unit search a compound during Operation Speargun in Urmuz, Afghanistan - Mar. 27, 2012 (credit: Sgt. James Mercure, U.S. Marine Corps.)

Stories From Main Street: Mamaroneck Woman Sends Baked Goods To The Troops

It’s amazing. You take an egg, flower, sugar, butter, and vanilla, mix it all up, put it in the oven, and you get so much more than just a cookie.

12/17/2012

Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation Sandy Relief Tent (credit: Tunnel To Towers)

Stories From Main Street: Tunnel To Towers 9/11 Charity Shifts To Hurricane Relief

Most people probably know the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation for its 9/11-related charities, but superstorm Sandy has them extending their efforts.

12/10/2012

The U.S.S. Curtiss burns at Pearl Harbor - Dec. 7, 1941 (credit: U.S. Navy)

Stories From Main Street: Pearl Harbor Survivor In Union Leaves Story For Generations To Come

The sights, the sounds, and smells of the attack on Pearl Harbor are forever seared into Union resident Tom Mahoney’s memory. Now he’s trying to make sure that those memories don’t die with him.

12/03/2012

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