PASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. — Here's a look at the five stories that topped Passaic County news last week:
POLICE CHASE: Clifton police investigating a burglary report found an ex-con carrying a loaded gun in his backpack, authorities said Monday.
GUNNED DOWN: A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed and a 17-year-old companion wounded on a Paterson street, authorities confirmed Sunday morning.
JUST PUPS: Former Just Pups owner Vincent LoSacco of Emerson on Thursday evening signed over more than 70 dogs to the SPCA days after his East Hanover store was shut down , rescue officials told Daily Voice.
HAWTHORNE VISIONARIES: Longing to deliver an urban art vibe to the suburbs, a Hawthorne couple partnered with a local restaurant to bring the experience to life.
RESCUE PUP HELPS HEAL: Most people in the tri-state area know Passaic County's Cindy Vero from her traffic updates on the radio, but the Westwood native became a local hero this week, when she saved a boxer-mix, who was recently abandoned in Passaic County.