PASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. -- Here's a look at last week's top stories from around Passaic County.
- A "bucket" of happiness a day kept sadness away for Bloomingdale students as part of a school assignment.
- A West Milford High School teacher from Hackensack, who was accused of smoking marijuana with a 17-year-old student at work, was indicted by a grand jury in Paterson.
- The City of Paterson saved $2 million in a recent debt restructuring deal with the Passaic County Improvement Authority.
- An accused shoplifter snatched items from a Toys for Tots donation bin on his way out of Wayne police headquarters, authorities said.
- Disabled twins from Wayne got an early Christmas wish granted when they received a dog just like them.
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