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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. Firefighters Battle Wind-Whipped Blaze, Water Problems, Frigid Temps In Garfield

    Firefighters Battle Wind-Whipped Blaze, Water Problems, Frigid Temps In Garfield

    Fierce frigid winds fanned a furious fire that engulfed one home and damaged another Monday night in Garfield, displacing 20 or so residents.Wires also caught fire -- with one of them falling next to an engine -- and a transformer blew shortly after the Scudder Street blaze broke out around 10 p.m.Flames consumed the first two floors of one home before spreading.A neighboring home ...

  2. Chief: Merchant's 'Pointless' Firing Of Blank Gun At Route 17 Shopping Center Endangered Police

    Chief: Merchant's 'Pointless' Firing Of Blank Gun At Route 17 Shopping Center Endangered Police

    UPDATE: A jewelry store salesman who forced the lockdown of a Bergen County shopping center by firing a blank gun created danger for a large number of law enforcement responders through his "pointless act," the local police chief said Monday.Police responding to the report of shots fired Saturday night found David Ahdout, 33, of Upper Saddle River in his family's Omega Fine Jewelry ...

  3. Haledon PD: Just-Released Ex-Con Who Did Time For Clifton Beauty Salon Holdup Caught With Gun

    Haledon PD: Just-Released Ex-Con Who Did Time For Clifton Beauty Salon Holdup Caught With Gun

    Haledon police caught an ex-con carrying a gun when they stopped him following a drug deal, authorities said.Eric Garcia, 46, of Paterson raised his hands and told Detective Sgt. Timothy Lindberg, Detective Christian Clavo and Lt. George Guzman that he had a gun when they approached him on Belmont Avenue in the middle of the afternoon late last week, Police Chief Angelo J. Daniele ...

  4. Double-Parked Driver Seized After Paterson Detective Spots Loaded Gun In Back Seat

    Double-Parked Driver Seized After Paterson Detective Spots Loaded Gun In Back Seat

    A double-parked driver was arrested without incident after Paterson police detectives spotted a loaded gun on the back seat of his Jaguar, authorities said.Detectives Mohammed Bashir and Yamil Pimienta stopped Harry Alexander, 35, on Kearny Street near Union Avenue after his 2011 Jaguar blocked traffic around the corner, city Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said.As they approached ...

  5. NJ Feds Hold Longtime Most-Wanted Fugitive In Child Sex Abuse Case On Kid Porn Charges

    NJ Feds Hold Longtime Most-Wanted Fugitive In Child Sex Abuse Case On Kid Porn Charges

    A Canadian fugitive accused of sexually assaulting children who was captured at Newark Airport after 17 years on the run was ordered held on kiddie porn charges Monday afternoon.Perth De, also known as “Parthasarthie Kapoor,” 47, had been one of Canada’s “Ten Most Wanted” fugitives when federal agents nabbed him on Jan. 21, 2020 as he tried to fly to his native India from Newark.An ...

  6. GOTCHA! Gun-Toting Fugitive Wanted For Shooting Two In 2017 Nabbed By Paterson Police

    GOTCHA! Gun-Toting Fugitive Wanted For Shooting Two In 2017 Nabbed By Paterson Police

    A fugitive wanted for shooting two men in Paterson four years ago was carrying a gun when city police captured him, authorities announced Monday.Dariel Garcia, 24, had eluded law enforcement since detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest for shooting two mean – one 31, the other 35 – at the corner of East 21st Street and 18th Avenue on April 8, 2017, they said.Both victims ...

  7. SMACKDOWN: Federal Drug Task Force Seizes Enough Heroin In Paterson To Fill 400,000 Single Bags

    SMACKDOWN: Federal Drug Task Force Seizes Enough Heroin In Paterson To Fill 400,000 Single Bags

    Members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force seized 44 pounds of heroin in Paterson while arresting two men after learning that one of them bought a huge amount of materials used to package the drug for on-street sale, authorities said.Luis Cepeda-Capellan, 25, was carrying nearly nine pounds of the drug – enough to fill more than 81,500 individual heroin folds – when agents ...

  8. Four Guns Seized In Four Nights: Paterson Detectives On A Roll

    Four Guns Seized In Four Nights: Paterson Detectives On A Roll

    A Paterson man who bolted when he was approached by city police detectives became the fourth suspect in four nights caught with a gun, authorities said.Detectives Brian Culmone and Mohammed Bashir approached a group of men who didn't live in a Market Street home near Pennington Street as they drank on the porch shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale ...

  9. GONE IN 60 SECONDS: Critical Car Part Swiped At Alarming Rate In US, Fairview PD Nabs Duo

    GONE IN 60 SECONDS: Critical Car Part Swiped At Alarming Rate In US, Fairview PD Nabs Duo

    Fairview detectives caught two thieves stealing catalytic converters amid what's become an explosion of thefts of the previous devices nationwide, authorities said.Law enforcement agencies everywhere are dealing with stealthy crews swiping the highly-prized emissions-control devices from the underbellies of vehicles parked in private driveways on otherwise quiet streets. “It’s a quick ...

  10. Sedan Slams Into Lamp Post Near Ridgewood Train Station

    Sedan Slams Into Lamp Post Near Ridgewood Train Station

    A lamp post held up when a sedan slammed into it near the Ridgewood train station.Both occupants of the Volkswagen refused medical treatment after Sunday afternoon's crash along Garber Square near the underpass for New Jersey Transit's Bergen/Main Line.Ridgewood police, firefighters and EMS responded. Firefighters cleaned up a fuel spill, along with loose wiring from the damaged street ...

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