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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. Prosecutor: Paterson Board Of Health Worker Pocketed $75,000 In Public Fees

    Prosecutor: Paterson Board Of Health Worker Pocketed $75,000 In Public Fees

    A Paterson Board of Health employee pocketed more than $75,000 in fees paid by the public for copies of birth certificates and other documents, authorities charged.Paris D. Washington, 46, has an Oct. 25 first appearance on theft charges scheduled in Central Judicial Processing Court in Paterson, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said.City authorities referred the case to her ...

  2. Two-Lane Blacktop: Nearly 200 Summonses Issued In Carlstadt Drag Race

    Two-Lane Blacktop: Nearly 200 Summonses Issued In Carlstadt Drag Race

    A large group of drivers and spectators received nearly 200 summonses from police who busted a street race on an industrial stretch in Carlstadt.Borough police responding to complaints of late night of thunder on Commerce Boulevard crashed Friday’s event with help from their colleagues in East Rutherford and Moonachie and Bergen County sheriff’s officers, Acting Police Chief Thomas ...

  3. Lodi Bus Rider, 69, Injured By Chemical, Authorities Say

    Lodi Bus Rider, 69, Injured By Chemical, Authorities Say

    A bus passenger in Lodi had to hospitalized after she sat on what responders said was drain cleaner.The 69-year-old New York woman boarded the 164 bus near the corner of Essex Street and Maywood Avenue around 2:20 p.m. Sunday, sat down and immediately notified the driver of an injury, authorities said.Apparently “some type of liquid” on the seat “was causing a reaction on her leg,” NJ ...

  4. Ex-Lyndhurst Man Who Blames Authorities For Wife's Death Charged With Harassment, Violating TRO

    Ex-Lyndhurst Man Who Blames Authorities For Wife's Death Charged With Harassment, Violating TRO

    A former Lyndhurst man who blames authorities for his wife’s death – and last year got into a standoff with police during a welfare check on their children -- was arrested in Fort Lee with his girlfriend over the weekend on charges of cyber harassment and violating a restraining order.Seized along with Lee Kenworthy, 41, was Samantha Brown, 27, both of Englewood, Fort Lee police ...

  5. SUV Smacks Into Hawthorne Office Building

    SUV Smacks Into Hawthorne Office Building

    A passenger had a bloody gash on his forehead after a driver smacked her SUV into a Hawthorne office building Tuesday afternoon.The vehicle continued up a low curb and through a row of bushes before hitting the Lafayette Avenue building, which houses doctors’, lawyers’ and other professionals’ offices.The victim was hospitalized for treatment of the head wound.Part of a window casing ...

  6. Nursing Aide, 53, Charged With Sexually Abusing Disabled Teen Patient At Rochelle Park Facility

    Nursing Aide, 53, Charged With Sexually Abusing Disabled Teen Patient At Rochelle Park Facility

    A nursing assistant sexually abused a disabled 18-year-old patient at a Rochelle Park medical facility, said police who arrested him.Rodney Mills, 53, of Irvington was arrested after an investigation by Rochelle Park police, assisted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit, Detective Sgt. James DePreta said Tuesday.Mills, a certified nursing assistant who’d been working ...

  7. Work-Bound Allendale Bicyclist, 62, Banged Up In Van Crash

    Work-Bound Allendale Bicyclist, 62, Banged Up In Van Crash

    A 62-year-old Allendale bicyclist was treated for cuts and bruises after a collision with a van on his way to work early Tuesday, authorities said.The northbound 66-year-old driver was turning into the driveway at 20 Commerce Drive when the van collided with the southbound bicycle on Boroline Road around 6:30 a.m., Police Chief George Scherb said.The bicyclist was taken to The Valley ...

  8. Three 14-Year-Old Boys Grazed By Gunfire In Violent Paterson Neighborhood

    Three 14-Year-Old Boys Grazed By Gunfire In Violent Paterson Neighborhood

    Three 14-year-old Paterson boys shot in one of the city’s most violent, drug-infested areas sustained only superficial wounds, authorities said.The boy were struck in the area of Hamilton Avenue and Summer Street shortly before 8:45 p.m. Monday, they said.All three were taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and released following treatment, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. ...

  9. Clifton Police Chase Down Bike-Riding Pre-Dawn Burglary Suspect From Passaic

    Clifton Police Chase Down Bike-Riding Pre-Dawn Burglary Suspect From Passaic

    A burglar went car to car on a bicycle in Clifton overnight before police chased down and subdued him after a struggle, authorities said.Officers responding to a burglary call on Madison Avenue around 3 a.m. found the bicycle on the sidewalk and soon began chasing 25-year-old Hector Torres-Duran of Passaic, Detective Lt. Robert Bracken said.For several blocks, Torres-Duran "continued to ...

  10. Paterson PD: Ex-Con, 27, Bolts Traffic Stop With Loaded Handgun

    Paterson PD: Ex-Con, 27, Bolts Traffic Stop With Loaded Handgun

    An ex-con who ran from a traffic stop was carrying a loaded handgun, said Paterson police who chased him down.Officers James Iandoli and Joseph Rodriguez of their department’s Emergency Response Team stopped the Honda minivan, which had a brake light out, shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday in the area of Carroll and Fair streets, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said.A computer check ...

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