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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.

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  1. Man Struck, Killed By Train In Paterson

    Man Struck, Killed By Train In Paterson

    A man was struck and killed by a commuter train in Paterson, authorities confirmed.The Suffern-bound train had left Hoboken shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday and struck him about an hour later west of the Paterson station, NJ TRANSIT said.The body had to be retrieved from an elevated portion of the tracks, responders said.None of the roughly 60 passengers and crew members aboard the No. 65 ...

  2. Pot Sold To Underage Teens At Unlicensed Lyndhurst Smoke Shop, Authorities Charge

    Pot Sold To Underage Teens At Unlicensed Lyndhurst Smoke Shop, Authorities Charge

    Local officials shut down a Lyndhurst vape shop that state and township investigators said sold pot and tobacco to minors.An undercover probe of Cloud Smoke Shop on Ridge Road produced the arrest of an employee caught with 17 pounds of marijuana, a handful of Oxycodone pills and $6,800 in proceeds, Lyndhurst Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said Thursday.The employee, 23-year-old Laith K. ...

  3. SEEN HIM? Police Describe Apologetic Bergen County Gas Station Robber, Getaway Car In Detail

    SEEN HIM? Police Describe Apologetic Bergen County Gas Station Robber, Getaway Car In Detail

    UPDATE: Wyckoff police released a detailed description of both a young robber who apologized on his way out the door and the car he sped off in after holding up a local gas station.The robber -- believed to be in his 20s -- entered the Mini Mart at the Lukoil station on Wyckoff Avenue wearing a white baseball cap, sunglasses and a COVID mask with marijuana leaves printed on it ...

  4. WILD CHASE: Stolen Car Driver With Two Flats Hits Police Car, Parked Vehicles, Flees South

    WILD CHASE: Stolen Car Driver With Two Flats Hits Police Car, Parked Vehicles, Flees South

    Two thieves led police on a wild stolen car chase through Bergen County on what became two flat front tires.A Little Ferry police cruiser was struck during the pursuit, which began in Ridgefield and went through several towns -- on highways as well as back streets -- before winding up back there.The driver and his passenger were then somehow able to flee south on the New Jersey Turnpike ...

  5. Homeless Man Held In Vicious Beating Of Woman In Lodi

    Homeless Man Held In Vicious Beating Of Woman In Lodi

    A homeless man beat a woman in Lodi so badly that she suffered head trauma and bleeding of the brain, authorities said.Anthony Iavarone, 63, remained in the custody of the Bergen County Sheriff's Office at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus.The victim, meanwhile, was left clinging to life.He's charged with aggravated assault, endangering an injured victim and violating a ...

  6. Overnight House Fire Knocked In Upper Saddle River

    Overnight House Fire Knocked In Upper Saddle River

    Firefighters doused a pre-dawn house blaze Thursday in Upper Saddle River.The fire broke out on Fawnhill Road shortly before 4 a.m. and was quickly brought under control, responders said.Mutual aid responders included borough police and firefighters from Mahwah and Saddle River.Two ambulances and a Valley Health System paramedic unit also responded, although no serious injuries were ...

  7. Belleville Man Shoots Paterson Resident During Online-Arranged Meeting, Authorities Say

    Belleville Man Shoots Paterson Resident During Online-Arranged Meeting, Authorities Say

    A Belleville man was charged with attempted murder in the broad-daylight shooting of a Paterson resident.Daniel Jimenez, 37, was identified as the gunman who shot the unsuspecting 26-year-old victim near the corner of East 28th Street and 7th Avenue in Paterson around 2 p.m July 26 after arranging the meeting online for some type of purchase, they said.Police arrived to find the victim ...

  8. SWAT STANDOFF: Cool-Headed NJ Dispatcher Talks Barricaded Man Out Of House

    SWAT STANDOFF: Cool-Headed NJ Dispatcher Talks Barricaded Man Out Of House

    A personable police dispatcher convinced a barricaded Dumont man to surrender after a SWAT team and police from multiple departments converged on his block, authorities said.Officers from Dumont initially responded to the First Street home following a 911 call from the 33-year-old First Street resident late Tuesday morning, Police Chief Brian Joyce said.The caller asked for a SWAT team ...

  9. Firefighters Douse Mahwah Basement Blaze Near Rockland Border

    Firefighters Douse Mahwah Basement Blaze Near Rockland Border

    Firefighters battled heat exhaustion along with a basement blaze Wednesday night in Mahwah.No serious injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out shortly before 8 p.m. in the two-story home on dead-ended Storrs Court off East Crescent Road near the Rockland County border.Firefighters had the blaze knocked down within a half-hour. The cause wasn't immediately determined.Mutual ...

  10. Route 95 Motorist Caught With Loaded Gun After Crossing Median: Leonia PD

    Route 95 Motorist Caught With Loaded Gun After Crossing Median: Leonia PD

    A motorist who was stopped after driving his sedan over the median from the express to the local lanes on Route 95 had a loaded gun in the glove compartment, police said.Richard X. Santos, an unemployed 29-year-old resident of Washington Heights, was behind the wheel of a 2018 BMW sedan with a female passenger when he was stopped by Officer Debbie Maldonado on the northbound highway ...

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