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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. UPDATE: Body Of 15-Year-Old Drowning Victim Recovered In Passaic County Reservoir

    UPDATE: Body Of 15-Year-Old Drowning Victim Recovered In Passaic County Reservoir

    UPDATE: The body of a 15-year-old boy from Paterson who drowned in a Passaic County reservoir while swimming with friends was recovered Sunday morning, authorities said."We've notified the family," Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark said after members of the Passaic County sheriff's Search & Recovery SCUBA Team found the body shortly before 10:30 a.m.It was in the area of the ...

  2. Raging Fire Consumes Paterson Warehouse, Threatens Neighboring Buildings

    Raging Fire Consumes Paterson Warehouse, Threatens Neighboring Buildings

    Several dozen firefighters doused a roaring pre-dawn fire in Paterson on Sunday that destroyed a warehouse owned by one of the Silk City's oldest businesses while threatening neighboring buildings.Flames shooting through the roof met firefighters when they arrived at the Levine Industries warehouse on Florida Avenue near East Railway Avenue shortly after 4:30 a.m.The roof eventually ...

  3. UPDATE: Tree Worker Dies On Job In Closter, Brought Down By Firefighters

    UPDATE: Tree Worker Dies On Job In Closter, Brought Down By Firefighters

    Authorities were trying to determine how long a tree worker who died on the job in Closter had been suspended in the air.The worker was tethered in a harness nearly 40 feet up, supported by climbing ropes attached to several parts of the tree, when he apparently suffered a medical emergency outside a home on Anderson Avenue on Saturday, Police Lt. Vincent Aiello said.The homeowner, ...

  4. UPDATE: Suspicious Fire Near NJ Turnpike In Ridgefield Engulfs Box Trucks, Tire Stacks

    UPDATE: Suspicious Fire Near NJ Turnpike In Ridgefield Engulfs Box Trucks, Tire Stacks

    A suspected arson fire consumed the cabs of four box trucks and multiple stacks of large tires in an industrial area along Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield, responders said.Billowy black smoke could be seen from the nearby New Jersey Turnpike to the west and Route 46 to the north after the fire broke out on Bell Drive -- off Edgewater Avenue and Bergen Turnpike -- shortly after 6 p.m. ...

  5. UPDATE: Body Of 15-Year-Old Drowning Victim In Passaic County Reservoir Recovered

    UPDATE: Body Of 15-Year-Old Drowning Victim In Passaic County Reservoir Recovered

    UPDATE: The body of a 15-year-old boy from Paterson who drowned in a Passaic County reservoir while swimming with friends was recovered Sunday morning, authorities said."We've notified the family," Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark said after members of the Passaic County sheriff's Search & Recovery SCUBA Team found the body shortly before 10:30 a.m.It was in the area of the ...

  6. UPDATE: Tree Worker Recovered By Firefighters In Closter Pronounced Dead At Scene

    UPDATE: Tree Worker Recovered By Firefighters In Closter Pronounced Dead At Scene

    UPDATE: Authorities were trying to determine how long a tree worker who died on the job in Closter had been suspended in the air.The worker was tethered in a harness nearly 40 feet up, supported by climbing ropes attached to several parts of the tree, when he apparently suffered a medical emergency outside a home on Anderson Avenue on Saturday, Police Lt. Vincent Aiello said.The ...

  7. PARAMUS MALL BRAWL: Targeted Victim Beaten By Just-Released Ex-Con, Juvenile, Police Say

    PARAMUS MALL BRAWL: Targeted Victim Beaten By Just-Released Ex-Con, Juvenile, Police Say

    A man was beaten, stomped on and bashed in the head with a chair during a vicous brawl Friday night in the food court of the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, authorities said.The melee ignited a panic, with people running for the exits -- and some wrongly telling police they heard gunshots -- around 7 p.m. It also sent the 26-year-old victim from Paterson to the hospital with serious ...

  8. ANATOMY OF A DRUG BUST: Paterson Detectives Smash Street-Level Crew At Familiar Corner

    ANATOMY OF A DRUG BUST: Paterson Detectives Smash Street-Level Crew At Familiar Corner

    A street-level drug operation that opened for business off a highly-trafficked corner in Paterson around 7 a.m. each day had reached an estimated $90,000 a month in sales before city detectives put a stop to it, authorities said.Investigators seized two pounds of cocaine, dozens of pills and more while arresting six people during an investigation centered on a corner that pours constant ...

  9. Domestic Violence Incident Keeps Colombian National From Hackensack Jailed

    Domestic Violence Incident Keeps Colombian National From Hackensack Jailed

    A Colombian national from Hackensack remained jailed nearly a week after he was arrested for a domestic violence incident.Slavko Vrhovnik Salamanca, 59, is charged with aggravated assault, child endangerment, weapons possession and making threats of severe harm.Salamanca was arrested without incident at his home around 1:30 a.m. May 15, city police confirmed.Public information remains ...

  10. Detectives Nab Bronx Pair In Violent Bergen County Carjackings

    Detectives Nab Bronx Pair In Violent Bergen County Carjackings

    A pair of violent Bergen County carjackings – one that produced a 110 mph pursuit and another that left a driver wounded – both involved a Bronx man who’s now in custody, authorities said.Authorities have moved to extradite Dariel Perez-Grullon and an accused associate, Luis Guzman-Encarnacion, both 22, to New Jersey to face charges.The first incident literally began and ended in ...

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