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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. Paterson Man Charged With Raping Pre-Teen Over 3 Years

    Paterson Man Charged With Raping Pre-Teen Over 3 Years

    A Paterson man sexually abused a pre-teen at different locations for more than three years up until she was 12, said authorities who arrested him Thursday.Daniel Walter Jolon Herrera, 28, will remain in the Passaic County Jail at least until he has a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Paterson.Paterson police responded to a city home on a report of the youngster ...

  2. Authorities: Ring Got 30,000 Painkiller Pills With Prescription Blanks Swiped From NJ Hospitals

    Authorities: Ring Got 30,000 Painkiller Pills With Prescription Blanks Swiped From NJ Hospitals

    Using prescription blanks stolen from hospitals in Bergen and Passaic counties, a crew used a single pharmacy to get its hands on 30,000 high-dose oxycodone pills, including a year’s worth of painkillers prescribed to a dead man, authorities charged.The volume eventually gave them away, state and federal law enforcement officials said.Milagros Santiago, 43, of Haledon, was working as a ...

  3. Authorities: Fleeing NYS Buyer Leads Pursuing Paterson PD To 6,600 Heroin Bags, Gun, $32,800

    Authorities: Fleeing NYS Buyer Leads Pursuing Paterson PD To 6,600 Heroin Bags, Gun, $32,800

    What began as a Paterson police pursuit of a fleeing New York State drug buyer led to the seizure of 6,660 heroin folds, a loaded gun and $32,800 in proceeds, authorities said.Paramus and New Jersey State Police joined in chasing down John A. Garulli, 34, of New Windsor on the northbound Garden State Parkway, Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said.Moments earlier, members ...

  4. Accused Paterson Shooter, Domestic Violence Offender Charged With Threatening Victim With Gun

    Accused Paterson Shooter, Domestic Violence Offender Charged With Threatening Victim With Gun

    UPDATE: A 21-year-old Paterson man already jailed for both a shooting and a domestic violence incident is also facing charges of pointing a gun at another victim, authorities announced Thursday.Police arrested Roshane James, 21, for domestic violence last week before detectives connected him to a Jan. 29 shooting at the corner of 9th and Madison avenues.Detectives subsequently accused ...

  5. Authorities: Fast-Moving Brazen Bandit Robbed Bergen Bank Of $1,633

    Authorities: Fast-Moving Brazen Bandit Robbed Bergen Bank Of $1,633

    He's about 5-foot-7, somewhere between 230 and 250 pounds, and was last seen fleeing a Ho-Ho-Kus bank after robbing it.Police on Thursday released a surveillance image of a bandit who they said passed a note to the teller at the Valley National branch on Sheridan Avenue off Franklin Turnpike around 2 p.m. the day before, collected $1,633 in small bills and bolted out the back door.Had ...

  6. ‘You Want To Die?’ Knife-Wielding Robbers Flee Gas Station Near GWB With $2,700

    ‘You Want To Die?’ Knife-Wielding Robbers Flee Gas Station Near GWB With $2,700

    Three robbers fled a Fort Lee gas station with $2,700, cigars and cigarettes after one pulled a knife and another acted like he had a gun, authorities said.The trio entered the Patwalia Food Mart in the Shell station on eastbound Route 46 at Bergen Boulevard shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday, Capt. Ricky Mirkovic said.Two kept a lookout while the third went behind the counter and began ...

  7. Flatbed Mounts Divider, Concrete Goes Flying In Collision With Garbage Truck In Fair Lawn

    Flatbed Mounts Divider, Concrete Goes Flying In Collision With Garbage Truck In Fair Lawn

    The cab of a flatbed tower mounted a concrete divider after colliding with a garbage truck Thursday morning in Fair Lawn.The driver for City-Wide Towing of Hawthorne said he was headed west on Broadway just past the Route 4/208 split when a car cut him off, pushing his rig into the back of garbage truck owned by Interstate Waste Services of Teaneck shortly after 10:15 a.m.The tow truck ...

  8. Bergen Nurse In Multi-Million-Dollar Health Scheme: I Pushed, Prescribed Meds Without License

    Bergen Nurse In Multi-Million-Dollar Health Scheme: I Pushed, Prescribed Meds Without License

    A Bergen County nurse admitted cashing in on a multi-million-dollar health insurance scam by pushing and writing prescriptions for customized drugs that patients didn’t need -- and doing it without a license.The co-owners of a pharmaceutical marketing company paid Jennifer Nash, 51, of River Vale, to pitch and prescribe the particular drugs, known as “compounded medications," Acting ...

  9. Feds: Ex-Con At Morris County Pharmacy Bribed Doc For Prescription Referrals

    Feds: Ex-Con At Morris County Pharmacy Bribed Doc For Prescription Referrals

    A convicted former Morris County pharmacy employee who lives in Passaic County got prescription referrals by having co-workers deliver bribes in cash, checks and gift cards to a Jersey City doctor, authorities said in bringing a new case against him.Federal agents arrested Srinivasa Raju, 49, of Haskell following an investigation that involved a secret recording -- the same as in a ...

  10. Paterson Man Punched Baby In Stomach, Bribed Kids To Lie About It, Authorities Charge

    Paterson Man Punched Baby In Stomach, Bribed Kids To Lie About It, Authorities Charge

    A 37-year-old Paterson man punched a 1-year-old baby in the stomach, then bribed two other youngsters to lie about it after the severely injured infant was hospitalized, authorities said.Doctors at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center contacted detectives with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit this past Christmas Day with concerns about the infant, who was brought in ...

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