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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. Rochelle Park PD: 5 From Four Bergen Towns Charged In SnapChat-Arranged Drug Deal Robbery

    Rochelle Park PD: 5 From Four Bergen Towns Charged In SnapChat-Arranged Drug Deal Robbery

    Two Bergen County women used SnapChat to lure a Rochelle Park man to a darkened parking lot where three accomplices beat and robbed him of nearly $900 worth of drugs, an iPod and Airpods, authorities said Tuesday.Within days, Rochelle Park detectives nabbed five people who they said planned and executed the robbery:Jordan Dufont and Jose Perez, both 19 of Westwood;Kevin Henao, 23, of ...

  2. Somerset Driver, Bergen Passenger Busted On Heroin Charges In Passaic County

    Somerset Driver, Bergen Passenger Busted On Heroin Charges In Passaic County

    A Somerset County woman who told police that she’d gone to a friend’s house in Paterson for Thanksgiving couldn’t remember where that was – nor could her passenger, said police in Hawthorne who ended up arresting both on drug charges.Amy Baioni, 29, of Basking Ridge was “nervous and shaking” when police stopped her 2016 Nissan Sentra on Wagaraw Road near Ryerson Way for various traffic ...

  3. Bergen Judge Nixes Sex-Discrimination Suit Filed By Retired Rochelle Park Police Officer

    Bergen Judge Nixes Sex-Discrimination Suit Filed By Retired Rochelle Park Police Officer

    A judge in Hackensack on Tuesday dismissed a gender-discrimination complaint filed by a retired Rochelle Park police officer.Donna Porcaro sued the township, the police department and Police Chief Robert Flannelly two years ago, claiming that she was denied opportunities that her male co-workers got and was the victim of harassment and inappropriate comments in a hostile work ...

  4. Bergen Career Criminal Charged With Mugging In County Park Bathroom

    Bergen Career Criminal Charged With Mugging In County Park Bathroom

    A repeat offender with a rap sheet stretching back more than 25 years mugged another man in the bathroom of a county park in Garfield, sending the victim to the hospital, city police said.Responding officers grabbed 48-year-old Rodney Sweat as he emerged from the bathroom Monday afternoon at Dahnerts Lake Park, Capt. Richard Uram said.The 56-year-old victim told them that Sweat ...

  5. Masked Gunman Robs $3,500 From Route 46 Popeye's

    Masked Gunman Robs $3,500 From Route 46 Popeye's

    SEE ANYTHING? A masked gunman fled with $3,500 from the Popeye's on Route 46 in Lodi late Monday, authorities said.Employees were in the restaurant when the robber entered around 11:30 p.m. wearing a black ski mask, black jacket and boots -- and carrying a gun, Lt. Robert Salerno said.He took the cash and fled on foot, Salerno said, adding that no one was injured.Anyone who might have ...

  6. Tapping A Vein: Route 208 Continues To Deliver Drug Arrests For Franklin Lakes PD

    Tapping A Vein: Route 208 Continues To Deliver Drug Arrests For Franklin Lakes PD

    Franklin Lakes police continued to pick accused offenders off Route 208, including four in a little over a day and a half.Arrested Saturday and later released pending a hearing on possession of Xanax, pot and drug paraphernalia charges were a Queens couple, Ryan Samtamaria, 20, and Andrea Kearney, 18, Capt. John Bakelaar said. Officer David Blum, who stopped the pair, made another drug ...

  7. HEROES: North Arlington Police Officers Revive Lifeless Dog After Dousing Shed Fire

    HEROES: North Arlington Police Officers Revive Lifeless Dog After Dousing Shed Fire

    Two North Arlington police officers had just knocked down a raging shed fire when the owner carried out his motionless dog.Officers Nicholas Valakas and Mark Ballantyne had used a garden hose and fire extinguisher to douse the flames that engulfed the Arlington Boulevard structure.They then collected Darla from her owner and began chest compressions, assisted by firefighter Mark ...

  8. Paterson Traffic Stop Turns Up Gun Reported Stolen Out Of Atlanta, City Police Say

    Paterson Traffic Stop Turns Up Gun Reported Stolen Out Of Atlanta, City Police Say

    Paterson police on the lookout for a suspicious car found a loaded gun reported stolen out of Georgia during a subsequent traffic stop.Street Crime Unit Detectives James Jenkins and Rene Alicea had an eye out for the Honda sedan in connection with an earlier incident Saturday in the Totowa section of town, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said.They spotted it with two occupants ...

  9. Lyndhurst PD: Officer Stops Sidewalk Driver, Finds Crack, Pot On Newark Couple, Passaic Teen

    Lyndhurst PD: Officer Stops Sidewalk Driver, Finds Crack, Pot On Newark Couple, Passaic Teen

    A Lyndhurst police officer who caught a Newark driver illegally maneuvering around a congested gas station parking lot found crack and pot in the car, authorities said.Officer Matt Dudek spotted the 2008 Ford Taurus being driven along the sidewalk and down a curb onto Kingsland Avenue from Riverside Avenue across from the Lyndhurst Diner, Detective Sgt. Vincent Auteri said.Dudek stopped ...

  10. Bergen Prosecutor: Money-Laundering Driver Busts Include $115,411 In Single Stop

    Bergen Prosecutor: Money-Laundering Driver Busts Include $115,411 In Single Stop

    Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives seized sizable amounts of cash from accused money-laundering drivers from Pennsylvania, including $115,411 that they said a Philadelphia man had stashed in a secret compartment, during traffic stops in Fort Lee.Eduardo Suarez-Couvertier, 26, was released pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack after detectives ...

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