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Jerry DeMarco

Senior Content Editor jdemarco@dailyvoice.com

Born in Newark and raised in Hudson County, Jerry DeMarco is a 38-year veteran of the news industry and a renowned breaking news reporter. He has covered local, county and state police, as well as the FBI, ATF and other federal agencies.

DeMarco joined Daily Voice in 2015 after six years running Cliffview Pilot, one of the nation's few independent breaking news sites. As an independent publisher, he helped establish Local Independent Online News, a national trade organization.

Prior to launching his own site, DeMarco served as a reporter for the Bergen Record, Stamford Advocate, Rockland Journal News, News Tribune, and Trenton Times.

DeMarco has won national recognition for his investigative work, including Clarion, Heywood Broun and Deadline Club awards. He's changed public policy and managed several major projects -- including one that helped put a corrupt public official in federal prison and another that forced a sitting New Jersey attorney general from office for her participation in a Bergen County traffic stop involving her boyfriend.

DeMarco regularly lectures at a graduate course in media relations at Fairleigh Dickinson University and previously was an adjunct professor at Lehman College in the Bronx. 

He has a Bachelor's Degree in English from St. Peter's University in Jersey City.

Jerry DeMarco's Contributions

  1. Another Victim Gunned Down At Deadly Paterson Street Corner As Citywide Killings Continue

    Another Victim Gunned Down At Deadly Paterson Street Corner As Citywide Killings Continue

    One of Paterson's most notorious street corners claimed another life Wednesday night during one of the deadliest years of violence in the Silk City in the past decade. The victim this time was shot in the chest at the corner of Van Houten and Summer streets shortly before 9:30 p.m. and pronounced dead moments later, responders said.Five shots in all were believed fired.It was unclear ...

  2. Here's How NJ Prosecutors Must Handle Pot Cases For At Least Next Two Months

    Here's How NJ Prosecutors Must Handle Pot Cases For At Least Next Two Months

    New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal on Wednesday told prosecutors to drop most pot possession cases for at least two months while lawmakers hash out a new law. Driving under the influence remains a crime, however, as does selling or having pot for sale, he said.Grewal told municipal, county and state prosecutors to either dismiss simple possession charges without prejudice ...

  3. COVID-19, Black Friday A 'Super Bowl' Combo For Newest Scams, Here's How To Not Get Beat

    COVID-19, Black Friday A 'Super Bowl' Combo For Newest Scams, Here's How To Not Get Beat

    WATCH OUT: The combination of COVID-19 and Black Friday creates the ultimate game for criminals who are skilled at robbing online customers blind, New Jersey's top law enforcer warned.The opportunities for cashing in at your expense this week is "like the Super Bowl for cyber criminals," New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said. "They are good at the game and have had time to ...

  4. FBI Nabs Ex-Soldier From Sussex County Charged With Supporting Syrian Terrorists

    FBI Nabs Ex-Soldier From Sussex County Charged With Supporting Syrian Terrorists

    FBI agents arrested a Sussex County woman Wednesday and charged her with supporting a Syrian terrorist group.Maria Bell, a 53-year-old former U.S. Army solider and member of the National Guard, provided money and advice to “fighters based in Syria who were members of various factions fighting the Assad regime,” U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said.Bell cited her professional experience in ...

  5. Soccer Great Diego Maradona Dies At 60

    Soccer Great Diego Maradona Dies At 60

    Diego Armando Maradona, considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time, died of a heart attack in Buenos Aires early Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Maradona, 60, who'd been in failing health, has left the hospital after undergoing surgery for a blood clot on his brain earlier this month, according to the Argentinian newspaper Clarín.Known as “El ...

  6. Historic Guilty Plea By Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma: What It Means

    Historic Guilty Plea By Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma: What It Means

    Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark on Tuesday in exchange for not only the largest penalties ever levied against a pharmaceutical manufacturer for its role in creating the nation’s opioid crisis.The company, which declared bankruptcy last year, also will be dissolved and its assets used to establish a new "public benefit company,” federal authorities ...

  7. No Way Out: Fleeing Burglar Surrenders To Hawthorne Police After Wading Into Passaic River

    No Way Out: Fleeing Burglar Surrenders To Hawthorne Police After Wading Into Passaic River

    A fleeing burglar was captured by Hawthorne police after he waded into the Passaic River and realized he had nowhere else to go, authorities said.Officers responding to an alarm and P&A Auto Parts on Goffle Road found a shattered glass door, heard rustling in the woods behind the building and saw Daniel Acevedo running up the riverbank holding a bag, Detective Lt. Matthew Hoogmoed ...

  8. COVID-19: Mouthwash Won't Save You, Here's Why

    COVID-19: Mouthwash Won't Save You, Here's Why

    Social and news media are abuzz again following a new study suggesting that a common antimicrobial ingredient in over-the-counter mouthwash could kill the coronavirus in 30 seconds. Not so fast, doctors say.For one thing, the findings of the pre-print study haven’t actually been tested on humans or been reviewed by the broader scientific community.More importantly: Nowhere does the ...

  9. Police: Woman Assaults Nurse At Paterson COVID-19 Testing Site

    Police: Woman Assaults Nurse At Paterson COVID-19 Testing Site

    A Paterson woman assaulted a nurse working at a COVID-19 testing site, said city police who arrested her.The nurse had approached Ayxa Roldan, 19, and asked whether she was ill after spotting her covered in a blanket on line at the testing site off the corner of Madison Avenue and Ellison Street, authorities said.Roldan said she wasn't, argued with her, then smacked her in the back of ...

  10. Paterson PD: Suspect Tosses Guns, Ammo During Foot Chase

    Paterson PD: Suspect Tosses Guns, Ammo During Foot Chase

    An ex-con running from Paterson police tried to throw a duffel bag with two guns and ammo inside onto a roof, authorities said. He missed.Tipped off by Detective Sgt. Edgar Taylor, Officers Elbruz Dagistanli and Levis Qirjako approached Jhoan Rodriguez outside Quest Lounge at the corner of Washington Avenue and Plum Street shortly after 6:30 p.m. Monday, city Public Safety Director ...

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