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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. EMT's Mom Gets Meal Train Rollin' For Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad

    EMT's Mom Gets Meal Train Rollin' For Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad

    Beef stew, stuffed shells, pizza and more are headed to the Lyndhurst Emergency Squad thanks to a caring mom who’s gotten a meal train rolling.“They are very busy and do not have time to get meals when they are on shift,” RoseMarie Rubinetti-Cappiello said. “Besides, many of our local restaurants are closed or close at 8 p.m. It's time for us to do our part.”Four to five responders work ...

  2. Police: Somerset County Man Goes To Michigan For Motel Sex With Girl, 14, He Met Online

    Police: Somerset County Man Goes To Michigan For Motel Sex With Girl, 14, He Met Online

    A Somerset County man brought a 14-year-old girl he met online to a motel in Michigan and had sex with her there, authorities charged.Jarred T. Robinson, 28, of the Somerset section of Franklin Township had been chatting online with the girl for about a month, they said.Last week, he caught a plane from Philadelphia to Detroit, then took public transportation 35 miles to get to ...

  3. Wife Of Former Jersey Shore Mayor Found Shot Dead At Home

    Wife Of Former Jersey Shore Mayor Found Shot Dead At Home

    The wife of former Long Branch Mayor Philip Huhn was found shot dead in her home Friday morning, authorities confirmed.Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccionni didn’t immediately say whether authorities believe June Huhn, 73, was shot by herself or someone else.Officers responding to the Norwood Avenue home found her dead from a gunshot wound to the chest, the prosecutor ...

  4. Cannabis Edible Sales Surge Amid Coronavirus, Report Says

    Cannabis Edible Sales Surge Amid Coronavirus, Report Says

    Here’s a first: More people who are legally buying marijuana products for recreational or medicinal use during the coronavirus pandemic are choosing drinks and edibles over smoke, a study shows.Comparing sales from March 7-31 to the more than nine weeks before it, “cannabis-infused beverages jumped from 1% of overall sales to 14%, beating ‘flower’ sales, which is unheard of,” marketing ...

  5. Burned Firefighter Hospitalized In Newark Blaze

    Burned Firefighter Hospitalized In Newark Blaze

    A firefighter was hospitalized with burns while battling a nighttime Newark blaze that damaged two homes.He was taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston Thursday night with wounds that weren’t considered life-threatening, fellow firefighters said.Responders found heavy flames between a pair of 2 ½-story wood-frame homes in the 200 block of North Street, one of which was ...

  6. PD: Drunken Intruder Enters Garfield Woman's Home, Trashes Kitchen

    PD: Drunken Intruder Enters Garfield Woman's Home, Trashes Kitchen

    A drunken man entered a Garfield woman’s kitchen while she and her son were home and began trashing the place, said police who arrested him.Officers responding to the Ray Street resident’s call found Gocha Shubitidze, 48, in the backyard, Capt. Richard Uram said.Shubitidze, of Brooklyn,apparently was visiting a neighbor when he entered her yard while she was in her garage, Uram ...

  7. BMW Snaps Ridgewood Utility Pole

    BMW Snaps Ridgewood Utility Pole

    A driver escaped serious injury when her BMW sedan took out a utility pole and damaged the base of a light post Friday morning in Ridgewood.Ridgewood EMS took her to The Valley Hospital following the crash on West Ridgewood Avenue.The street was partially closed for several hours while utility crews tended to the pole.Ridgewood police and firefighters also responded.

  8. Bicyclist Seriously Injured In Ridgewood Crash

    Bicyclist Seriously Injured In Ridgewood Crash

    A bicyclist was seriously injured Thursday in a crash with a sedan in Ridgewood.Passing members of the Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance Corps tended to the victim at the intersection of Grove Street and South Van Dien Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. until their village colleagues arrived.They took the victim to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson.There was no immediate word ...

  9. Moonachie Police Bring Lunch To Hospital Staff

    Moonachie Police Bring Lunch To Hospital Staff

    Moonachie police teamed up with a local restaurant owner to pick up lunch Thursday afternoon for the staff at Hackensack University Medical Center.“This is a hard time for everyone,” said Officer Christopher Inserra, who coordinated and delivered the donation. “This is a great way to honor our medical professionals for their dedication and tireless effort to our community while giving ...

  10. SEE ANYTHING? Public's Help Sought Capturing Arsonist

    SEE ANYTHING? Public's Help Sought Capturing Arsonist

    Authorities turned to the public for help Thursday in trying to identify an arsonist who they said set two overnight fires in Clifton.Detectives investigating the Monday Highland Avenue garbage can blazes – one at 3:30 a.m. and the other at 4:45 a.m. – found a surveillance image of the hooded suspect that Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes shared Thursday afternoon.The first ...

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