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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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Stories From Main Street: Rockland County Artist Uses Music To Reach Children With Autism

The Grammy award winner said the lessons are not just for autistic children and that we can all learn from the theory of social thinking.

08/05/2013

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Stories From Main Street: NJ Transplant Recipient Won’t Compete At World Transplant Games Due To Lack Of Funds

After a lifetime of health struggles, Muran Vinszee was seemingly the perfect candidate to represent the United States and New Jersey in the World Transplant Games in Durban, South Africa. At the last minute, donations for the trip fell short.

07/29/2013

Food waste is poored into an Ecovim machine in Valhalla, N.Y. (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Express Composting Being Tested In Valhalla

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg looks to expand food recycling in New York City, there is a Westchester County program also headed in that direction.

07/15/2013

"Do Not Pass" sign on Glendale Road in Greenburgh, N.Y. (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Girl Scouts Make A Difference In Greenburgh

Some people might say these are dark times with Congress deadlocked and budgets out of balance. But in Greenbugh, there is a ray of hope. You can get results from town hall.

07/08/2013

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