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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. Feds: Black Market Dealer Had Enough Supplies To Fill Hospital, Assaulted NJ FBI Agents

    Feds: Black Market Dealer Had Enough Supplies To Fill Hospital, Assaulted NJ FBI Agents

    A Brooklyn man caught hoarding enough black market medical supplies to “outfit an entire hospital” deliberately coughed on investigating FBI agents and told them he had the coronavirus, federal authorities said Monday.Baruch Feldheim, 43, violated an executive order issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week that makes it illegal to hoard certain scarce health ...

  2. Authorities: Police Capture Morris County Verizon Store Robbers After Chase

    Authorities: Police Capture Morris County Verizon Store Robbers After Chase

    Police chased down and captured three Bronx men in Woodland Park moments after they robbed a Verizon store in Denville, authorities said.One of the defendants, Ysael Castro-Espinosa, 22, was caught with an Apple watch he took from the store employee who was forced to open a safe during Sunday night’s holdup just after 7 p.m. at the Route 10 store, they said.Two of the robbers went into ...

  3. American Musical Icon John Prine Critical With Coronavirus

    American Musical Icon John Prine Critical With Coronavirus

    One of America’s most beloved singer-songwriters, John Prine, remained hospitalized in critical but stable condition with the coronavirus after being intubated over the weekend, his wife said Monday.As news spread among musicians and fans through the weekend, fellow American music icon Joan Baez posted a a version of Prine’s “Hello In There” that she’d recorded in her kitchen (see ...

  4. Sheriff: Two More Bergen County Jail Inmates Test Positive For Coronavirus

    Sheriff: Two More Bergen County Jail Inmates Test Positive For Coronavirus

    Two more inmates at the Bergen County Jail recently tested positive for the coronavirus, one of whom was hospitalized and another who was receiving medical care in an isolation unit at the lockup, Sheriff Anthony Cureton said Monday.The 40-year-old Salvadoran national in ICE custody and a 54-year-old county inmate brought the total number of inmates who tested positive to three, the ...

  5. Coronavirus Kills 8 Patients At Passaic County Nursing Home, Infects Many More, Mayor Says

    Coronavirus Kills 8 Patients At Passaic County Nursing Home, Infects Many More, Mayor Says

    The coronavirus has killed eight patients at one Wanaque nursing home and infected many more there and at another in town, officials said.Staff members and others at the Lakeland Nursing Home on Fifth Avenue in Haskell were being treated there after being infected, Wanaque Mayor Dan Mahler said.“Most of this occurred over the past few days,” Mahler said in a Sunday night letter to ...

  6. Paterson Ex-Con Charged With Attempted Murder In Weekend Shooting

    Paterson Ex-Con Charged With Attempted Murder In Weekend Shooting

    Authorities charged a Paterson ex-con with attempted murder, among other counts, in a weekend shooting that sent a neighbor to the hospital.Sultan A. Woodford, 45, remained held Monday in the Passaic County Jail following his arrest at a nearby residence shortly after the 10:30 p.m. Sunday shooting at a Dixon Street home.In addition to the attempted murder count, city detectives charged ...

  7. Hospitals Increasingly Pressed For Space By Coronavirus: HUMC Converts Cafeteria, Pediatric ER

    Hospitals Increasingly Pressed For Space By Coronavirus: HUMC Converts Cafeteria, Pediatric ER

    Although the worst of the coronavirus pandemic isn’t expected in the U.S. for another two weeks, hospitals are already scrambling to find space to treat those infected.Hackensack University Medical Center is converting its cafeteria into a unit for more than 70 patients, health care workers said Monday.Nearly a dozen other units in the hospital have been converted for treating ...

  8. Arson Investigators Probe Clifton Fire Spree

    Arson Investigators Probe Clifton Fire Spree

    Arson investigators Monday morning probed a trio of garbage can fires on the same Clifton block, authorities confirmed.No one was injured in the most recent blaze, a smoky 5 a.m. fire Monday that cleared a Highland Avenue home, authorities said.Firefighters quickly doused the blaze and vented smoke from the home with fans.The Red Cross tended to the residents.CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS

  9. 'Comfort Home': NJ First Responders Have House To Self-Quarantine Together

    'Comfort Home': NJ First Responders Have House To Self-Quarantine Together

    First responders with the coronavirus in New Jersey who cannot self-quarantine at home will have a place to stay, thanks to firefighters and police in the city of Passaic.Work this weekend continued on "The Comfort Home," a four-bedroom residence on a dead end city street that organizers say will accommodate up to eight first responders at a time beginning April 6.The idea emerged ...

  10. Here's One Pleasure Of The Flesh Health Officials Say You Must Avoid Amid Coronavirus

    Here's One Pleasure Of The Flesh Health Officials Say You Must Avoid Amid Coronavirus

    You can enjoy sex during the coronavirus pandemic if you follow certain precautions, but there’s one particular act of intimacy that health officials say you should avoid at all costs.Those getting busy amid the COVID-19 crisis should sleep only with people close to them in order to be safe – or, better yet, stick to self-serve, a set of sex guidelines issued by the New York City Health ...

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