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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. Pedestrian Critical After Being Knocked Under Pickup In Cliffside Park

    Pedestrian Critical After Being Knocked Under Pickup In Cliffside Park

    A pedestrian was struck and critically injured by a pickup truck Sunday night in Cliffside Park, authorities said.The 30-something man had been leaning against a pole before he stepped into the street was struck by a Honda Ridgeline on Highridge Avenue near Edgewater Road shortly before 5:30 p.m., Deputy Police Chief Vincent Capano said.The 62-year-old female driver from Cliffside Park ...

  2. Police Say Twine Tied To Tree In Fair Lawn Doesn't Appear Suspicious, Mayor Not Buying It

    Police Say Twine Tied To Tree In Fair Lawn Doesn't Appear Suspicious, Mayor Not Buying It

    A length of string with a loop found tied to a tree in Fair Lawn apparently was used by a utility company and doesn't appear to be a noose, as some had suspected, police said."At this point, we do not believe this is a hate crime but a rope that was put up by a utility company (Verizon, Optimum, etc.) to help with utility wires that had been down in the area," Sgt. Brian Metzler said ...

  3. Pole Split, Wires Downed In Crash, Route 9W Expected To Remain Closed For Hours

    Pole Split, Wires Downed In Crash, Route 9W Expected To Remain Closed For Hours

    Route 9W was expected to remain closed in Englewood Cliffs in both directions possibly until dark Sunday after a vehicle slammed into and split a utility pole.Wires were strung across Sylvan Avenue at New Street following the mid-morning crash on the road's southbound sideBoth occupants of the vehicle refused medical treatment, responders said.Route 9W (Sylvan Ave), Englewood ...

  4. Morris Motorist Who May Lose Leg From Head-On Crash With Passaic Driver Gets $1.5M Settlement

    Morris Motorist Who May Lose Leg From Head-On Crash With Passaic Driver Gets $1.5M Settlement

    A nursing assistant who may end up losing a leg from a head-on crash with a Passaic County driver in Morris County reportedly has won a $1.49 million settlement.Melissa Van Orden, now 47, of Budd Lake was driving home from work on southbound Route 206 in Andover when an oncoming Volkswagen crossed the double-yellow center line and slammed head-on into her Hyundai Santa Fe shortly after ...

  5. Passaic Sheriff: Long Arm Of Law Eventually Nabs Paterson Driver Who Recklessly Fled Stop

    Passaic Sheriff: Long Arm Of Law Eventually Nabs Paterson Driver Who Recklessly Fled Stop

    A Paterson driver who sped off after a Passaic County sheriff's officer terminated a chase was eventually identified, tracked down and arrested by detectives, authorities said.It was two months ago when the officer stopped a 2006 Mercedes at the corner of Memorial Drive and College Boulevard in the city, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik said.After the officer got out and ...

  6. Bergen Prosecutor: New Task Force Will Help Build Trust Between Local Police, Citizens

    Bergen Prosecutor: New Task Force Will Help Build Trust Between Local Police, Citizens

    Using one of the most effective tools in crimefighting – the task force -- Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella is vowing to foster better communication between local police and the citizens they protect."We must think differently about policing and how we can best serve our communities," the prosecutor's Chief of Detectives Robert Anzilotti said.Already in place was the BCPO’s ...

  7. Phil Sent Me: Paterson PD Raids After-Hours Joints That Defied COVID Curfew

    Phil Sent Me: Paterson PD Raids After-Hours Joints That Defied COVID Curfew

    The doors were locked and the windows tinted or covered up while parties inside raged hours past the 10 p.m. COVID curfew.Paterson vice squad detectives raided three legitimate businesses-turned-speakeasies whose operators apparently thought no one was looking, authorities said Saturday.One of them wasn't even a bar, they said.Another, La Fuente Bar on Ellison Street, had its front ...

  8. Jersey-Side GWB Crash Kills Passenger

    Jersey-Side GWB Crash Kills Passenger

    A passenger was killed in a crash Friday near the George Washington Bridge tolls, authorities said.Both the driver and passenger were found unconscious, requiring extrication and CPR, after the eastbound vehicle landed on top of the median on the New Jersey side of the bridge’s lower level shortly before 3 p.m., they said.The passenger died and the driver was being treated at New ...

  9. Fort Lee PD: Teaneck Woman, Ridgefield Accomplice Set Up Victim In Knifepoint Robbery At Hotel

    Fort Lee PD: Teaneck Woman, Ridgefield Accomplice Set Up Victim In Knifepoint Robbery At Hotel

    A man who went to a Fort Lee hotel for what he thought would be some pre-dawn action with a woman from Teaneck was instead robbed at knifepoint, said borough police who arrested her and the accused assailant a short time later.The victim told police that emerged on the floor of the Double Tree Hotel on eastbound Route 4 where 18-year-old Yomerlin Pichardo was staying shortly after 3 ...

  10. ‘I’ll Kill Us All Right Now’: Swerving NJ Turnpike Driver Charged With Child Endangerment

    ‘I’ll Kill Us All Right Now’: Swerving NJ Turnpike Driver Charged With Child Endangerment

    A Brooklyn man who got into an argument with his girlfriend at a South Hackensack restaurant was charged with child endangerment and making terroristic threats following a frightening incident on the New Jersey Turnpike, authorities said.Joseph A. Hidalgo, 31, and the woman apparently got into an argument in front of their 3-year-old son at Noches de Colombia on Route 46 this past ...

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