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Steve Mataro was 8 years old and living in the New Jersey housing projects, but not the worst-off kid he knew. That was perhaps his next-door neighbor, a girl with muscular dystrophy. When New Jersey icon Jerry Lewis launched a benefit to raise money for muscular dystrophy, Mataro went door …

  • Story by Sara Yonker | Correspondent Photos by Stuart Villanueva | The Daily News
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If you run into your Texas First Bank loan officer at the grocery store or at church, that’s on purpose. Chris Doyle, the bank’s president and CEO, requires employees to live in the communities where they work.

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Longtime educator Dr. Lynn Ray Ellison started a movement several years ago to remember the forgotten side of integration — the African-American schools and communities that disappeared with changing times.

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For his work as a firefighter and in the San Leon community, The Galveston County Daily News named Scott Lyons a 2013 Everyday Hero.