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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. Battery Explodes At Fair Lawn Pasta Factory, Injuring Worker

    Battery Explodes At Fair Lawn Pasta Factory, Injuring Worker

    A battery on a piece of construction equipment in a Fair Lawn warehouse exploded Monday night, sending a worker flying, authorities said.The 45-year-old victim was charging the forklift attery at Zerega and Sons on Broadway around 7 p.m. when it exploded, knocking him back about 10 feet, police Sgt. Brian Metzler said.The worker was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with ...

  2. Police: Ex-Girlfriend Stabs Female Co-Worker At Mahwah Clothing Warehouse, Caught In Oakland

    Police: Ex-Girlfriend Stabs Female Co-Worker At Mahwah Clothing Warehouse, Caught In Oakland

    A Haledon woman stabbed her former girlfriend in the arm and threw bleach at her at a clothing warehouse in Mahwah where they both work before being captured by police in Oakland late Monday afternoon, responders said.The 24-year-old Ridgefield Park victim told police her assailant threw what apparently was bleach at her in the bathroom when she arrived for her shift at the Net-A-Porter ...

  3. Authorities: Little Ferry Sergeant Nabs Philly Trio With Bogus Credit Cards, Checks

    Authorities: Little Ferry Sergeant Nabs Philly Trio With Bogus Credit Cards, Checks

    A seat belt stop turned up several blank credit cards and checks, as well as those in the names of different people, said Little Ferry police who took three Philadelphia residents into custody.Sgt. John Adronaco smelled burnt marijuana after stopping the vehicle and speaking with the driver, 20-year-old Deiontae Rivas, Detective Lt. Ronald Klein said.Rivas and his two passengers "had ...

  4. Repeat Offending Little Ferry Duo Charged With More Than 50 Bags Of Heroin Released By Judge

    Repeat Offending Little Ferry Duo Charged With More Than 50 Bags Of Heroin Released By Judge

    Two habitual offenders with dozens of arrests between them over nearly 20 years were carrying more than 50 bags of heroin when they were stopped over the weekend, Little Ferry police said.Driver Mark Palladino, 53, and passenger Timothy Cunningham, 51, both of Little Ferry, appeared nervous when Sgt. John Andronaco stopped them for a seat belt violation just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday, ...

  5. Refrigerant Leak Clears Fair Lawn HS

    Refrigerant Leak Clears Fair Lawn HS

    A refrigerant leak briefly cleared Fair Lawn High School Monday morning.The Freon leak, discovered around 8:30 a.m., was traced to an HVAC unit on the roof, which "caused a smoke condition on the second floor," one responder said.The building was ventilated and the all-clear was given to return shortly after 9 a.m.No injuries were reported.Fair Lawn police and firefighters were among ...

  6. Killer Of Prospect Man, 20, Still At Large, Former Paterson Eastside Football Scrub Charged

    Killer Of Prospect Man, 20, Still At Large, Former Paterson Eastside Football Scrub Charged

    A killer remained at large after a former second-string Paterson Eastside High School football player was arrested and charged in the broad daylight shooting death last week of a 20-year-old Prospect Park man.Malachi Oji, 19, was driving on North 1st Street when he and two companions rolled up on Niyam Deloatch around 1 p.m. last Monday as he walked near Haledon Avenue in area ...

  7. Upper Saddle River Dentist, 82, Critically Injured Crossing Hawthorne Street

    Upper Saddle River Dentist, 82, Critically Injured Crossing Hawthorne Street

    A veteran dentist from Upper Saddle River was critically injured when he was struck crossing a Hawthorne street Thursday night, authorities said.Ronald Van Slooten, 82, was taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson after the 8:47 p.m. crash on Lafayette Avenue near Llewelyn Avenue, authorities said.Van Slooten was struck and thrown into the windshield by a 2013 Subaru ...

  8. THIS WEEKEND: Come Have Coffee, Conversation With Rochelle Park Police

    THIS WEEKEND: Come Have Coffee, Conversation With Rochelle Park Police

    Rochelle Park police are hosting the popular "Coffee With a Cop" get-together this Saturday, Nov. 9.Come meet the borough's finest from 9 a.m. to noon at the Starbucks on northbound Route 17.The highly successful program is designed for discussing community issues, building relationships – and drinking free coffee."No cell phones, devices, or distractions -- just coffee, cops and ...

  9. Paterson PD Nabs 6 In Armed Robbery Spree Of Gas Station, Nail Salon, Restaurant, Cleaners

    Paterson PD Nabs 6 In Armed Robbery Spree Of Gas Station, Nail Salon, Restaurant, Cleaners

    Just as quickly as a band of bandits held up four businesses in Paterson, city detectives had six suspects in custody.The work of the department’s investigators is “remarkable and noteworthy based on their dedication and tireless efforts,” city Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said Friday.In a span of less the 70 minutes last Saturday night, the robbers hit a nail salon, a gas ...

  10. Authorities: Teaneck Police Capture Cough Syrup Thief Who Hopped CVS Counter, Pushed Clerk

    Authorities: Teaneck Police Capture Cough Syrup Thief Who Hopped CVS Counter, Pushed Clerk

    Teaneck police tracked down an 18-year-old Bronx man who they said jumped the pharmacy counter at a local CVS, grabbed a couple of bottle of cough syrup and then pushed a clerk out of the way as he fled.Mamady Cisse committed similar crimes in New York and Connecticut, Teaneck Police Chief Glenn M. O’Reilly said Friday.Cisse tried getting into the pharmacy area through a locked door at ...

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