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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

The Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, N.J. (file / credit: Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association)

Stories From Main Street: Ocean Grove Still Needs Help With Sandy Repairs

Sixty percent of the boardwalk was also destroyed and FEMA doesn’t want to pay to replace it.

07/01/2013

Ekso Bionic Suit (credit: Ekso)

Stories From Main Street: Stamford-Based Charity Tries To Help Paralyzed Vets Walk Again

Four years ago, Chris Meek, who works in finance, started the charity Solder Socks, and wants to donate ten exoskeletons to paralyzed veterans.

06/24/2013

Walter Contreras in front a plane for which he served as mechanic (via Bob Contreras)

Stories From Main Street: Mamaroneck Man Searches For Remains Of World War II Hero In Long Island Sound

When the weather is clear, chances are that you will find Bob Contreras from Mamroneck crisscrossing the Long Island Sound near Rye and Greenwich, searching for a missing plane and a World War II hero.

06/17/2013

AmeriCares relief supplies (credit: AmeriCares)

Stories From Main Street: Stamford-Based AmeriCares Helps Those In Need Around The World

Whether it’s a tornado in Oklahoma, a tsunami in Japan, or an earthquake in Haiti, whatever the disaster is, chances are that many of the relief supplies came from a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Stamford, Connecticut.

06/10/2013

The late Dede Frontera with her daughter Nicole (credit: Thru My Eyes)

Stories From Main Street: Scarsdale Organization Helps Terminally Ill Leave Something Behind

In 2010, 40-year-old Dede Frontera learned that her breast cancer had metastasized. All she wanted to do was leave a video message for her then 8-year-old daughter Nicole.

06/03/2013

The frame under construction for Ed Jarrett's sand castle in Point Pleasant, N.J. (credit: Ed Jarrett)

Stories From Main Street: Building A Record-Setting Sand Castle In Point Pleasant

Just about every kid has dreamed of it, but Ed Jarrett from Maine is doing it. He’s the king of the castle, the sand castle, that is.

05/20/2013

Cover of 'The Horrible, Horrible Hurricane'

Stories From Main Street: Former N.J. Mom Writes Book For Sandy’s Child Survivors

Superstorm Sandy was so devastating and so traumatic. Something like that can be truly scarring for children, and one former New Jerseyan is trying to help them through it.

05/06/2013

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Stories From Main Street: Yonkers Mom Tries To Help Others After Son’s Autism Recovery

An unusual and wonderful development for one Yonkers mother has led to her to try and seek out other mothers who need the help she didn’t have.

04/22/2013

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