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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.

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  1. CHAIN REACTION: Out-Of-Control SUV Rams Minivan, Pins Woman Against Guardrail In Route 17 Lot

    CHAIN REACTION: Out-Of-Control SUV Rams Minivan, Pins Woman Against Guardrail In Route 17 Lot

    A woman suffered severe leg trauma when an SUV driven by an elderly motorist slammed into a minivan that then pinned her against a guardrail in a Route 17 supermarket parking lot, witnesses said.The SUV then continued on and smashed into the guardrail itself in the H Mart parking lot in Paramus on the southbound highway around 10 p.m. Sunday, they said.Further details were immediately ...

  2. SUV Driver Hospitalized After Shattering Utility Pole In Ridgewood

    SUV Driver Hospitalized After Shattering Utility Pole In Ridgewood

    A driver was hospitalized after her SUV slammed head-on into a utility pole in Ridgewood over the July 4th weekend.The Honda CRV rammed the pole in front of a Berkshire Road home near Grove Park on Sunday afternoon.The Ridgewood Volunteer Ambulance Corps took the driver to The Valley Hospital with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening.The Ridgewood Volunteer Ambulance Corps ...

  3. Motorcyclist Seriously Injured In Route 208 Crash

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured In Route 208 Crash

    A motorcyclist was hospitalized following a Sunday afternoon crash on Route 208.The rider apparently hit a pothole and crashed on the northbound highway near the Glen Rock/Fair Lawn border around 3 p.m.He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center in what responders said was serious condition.The rider apparently hit a pothole and crashed on the northbound highway near the Glen ...

  4. Passaic House Fire Doused

    Passaic House Fire Doused

    Friends said a woman and her teenage children lost most of their belonging when a July 4th weekend fire damaged their Passaic home.Firefighters quickly got to the Third Street address off Essex Street shortly before 8:30 p.m. and had the fire under control in barely a half-hour.They limited the fire damage to the first floor, where the blaze apparently began, and the second floor, which ...

  5. Hours-Long Multi-Alarm Warehouse Blaze Doused In Palisades Park

    Hours-Long Multi-Alarm Warehouse Blaze Doused In Palisades Park

    A stubborn multi-alarm fire ravaged a vacant Palisades Park warehouse and spread to another.A firefighter sustained what was characterized as a minor injury in the Fairview Street blaze Saturday just off Grand Avenue down the street from westbound Route 46 in Palisades Park.Firefighters were met by heavy flames that quickly shot through the roof of the primary building shortly before 6 ...

  6. TSA At Newark Airport Picks Off First Gun Of July 4th Weekend

    TSA At Newark Airport Picks Off First Gun Of July 4th Weekend

    The July Fourth weekend started off at Newark Airport's TSA security checkpoints with what wasn't exactly a bang but still drew a lot of attention.A TSA officer at a checkpoint X-ray monitor spotted a gun inside a traveler's carry-on bag, agency spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said.It was the 10th firearm picked off at a Newark Airport checkpoint this year, she said.The man told officials ...

  7. Fire Tears Through Former Paterson Church

    Fire Tears Through Former Paterson Church

    Flames shot through a former church overnight in Paterson.No injuries were reported in the three-alarm blaze, which broke out in the Greater Assembly Holy House of Prayer on Arch Street, off North 1st, shortly before 2:30 a.m.Firefighters were quickly forced to an exterior attack as flames blew through the roof. It took nearly four hours to knock down the main body of the blaze.Fire ...

  8. Firefighters In Maywood Douse Side By Side Garage Blazes

    Firefighters In Maywood Douse Side By Side Garage Blazes

    Maywood firefighters had not one but two fully involved overnight garage blazes to put down at once.The side-by-side garages caught fire at the end of Lenox Avenue behind Coach's Park near the municipal pool around 4:30 a.m. Friday.Firefighters had to blaze under control in under a half-hour, with minor extension to a home.No injuries were reported nor was a possible cause immediately ...

  9. WANTED: Fugitive Passaic Strip Club Manager Convicted In Gang Rape And Recordings

    WANTED: Fugitive Passaic Strip Club Manager Convicted In Gang Rape And Recordings

    UPDATE: Authorities were searching for the former manager of a Passaic strip club who was convicted of participating in the video-recorded gang rape of a dancer during an after-hours party.Jurors this week found Luis Guzman, 41, guilty of several counts stemming from the Nov. 5, 2012 attack at Mr. B’s Gentlemen’s Club.Guzman attended the trial during testimony but skipped bail before ...

  10. Kush-y Setup: 50 Plants, Four Pounds Of Pot Seized, Englewood Man Busted In Growhouse Raid

    Kush-y Setup: 50 Plants, Four Pounds Of Pot Seized, Englewood Man Busted In Growhouse Raid

    A disturbance call brought police to an Englewood home where they said they found an illegal pot grow house, complete with an irrigation system and special lighting.Authorities seized four pounds of packaged pot and more than 50 plants from the Knickerbocker Road residence off West Hudson Avenue, Lt. Fred Pulice said.The accused grower, Andrew Wepner, 40, had left before they got there ...

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