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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. Girl, 12, Shot In Jersey City, Four Fleeing Suspects Captured In Newark

    Girl, 12, Shot In Jersey City, Four Fleeing Suspects Captured In Newark

    A 12-year-old Jersey City girl was struck by a bullet fired from a stolen car that fled into Newark, where pursuing police stopped it and arrested four suspects.The girl, who was struck in the leg, and another person were shot on Martin Luther King Boulevard near Oak Street around 6 p.m., responders said.Police began chasing a black Volkswagen, which had been reported stolen out of ...

  2. Home Health Aide Caught On Hidden Camera Admits Physically Abusing Clifton Woman, 90

    Home Health Aide Caught On Hidden Camera Admits Physically Abusing Clifton Woman, 90

    Faced with footage from a hidden camera, a home health aide from North Bergen admitted that she abused a 90-year-old patient in the bedridden woman’s Clifton home, authorities said Tuesday.Emma Llanes, 57, “put a cloth over the patient's face without reason, grabbed [her] by the back of the neck and pushed the patient’s head forward, slapped [her] legs and failed to assist the patient ...

  3. Feds: Middlesex County ID Thief Forged, Cashed $211,887 US Treasury Check

    Feds: Middlesex County ID Thief Forged, Cashed $211,887 US Treasury Check

    A Middlesex County identity thief collected $211,887 by forging a stolen U.S. Treasury check, federal authorities said Tuesday.Federal agents arrested Bernard Lopez, 40, of Sayreville, in Florida on Monday, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said.They charged him with bank fraud, theft of government funds and aggravated identity theft.Lopez “used a victim’s Social Security number and ...

  4. Prosecutor: Elmwood Park Man, 50, Raped Pre-Teen

    Prosecutor: Elmwood Park Man, 50, Raped Pre-Teen

    An Elmwood Park man was charged with raping a pre-teen over the course of three weeks.Authorities arrested Hitendra Rakholia, a married, 50-year-old estimator, after local police “received information that [he] had engaged in sexual activity with a child under the age of 13,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Tuesday.There were “multiple acts of sexual penetration with the ...

  5. UPDATE: Door Dash Driver Swept Through Underground Tunnel Into Passaic River During Storm

    UPDATE: Door Dash Driver Swept Through Underground Tunnel Into Passaic River During Storm

    A Door Dash driver survived after she and her car were swept through a blocks-long underground tunnel and into the Passaic River during Monday's storm, city police said.Nathalia Bruno, 24, of Newark told police she was delivering food when her car got caught in a flash flood near the Benson Avenue tennis courts.She said she “was then dragged by a current of water and she could see ...

  6. Detectives Capture Two Charged With Attempted Murder In Englewood Shooting

    Detectives Capture Two Charged With Attempted Murder In Englewood Shooting

    Englewood police detectives captured two men accused of shooting at another group during an ongoing dispute last month.Several people in a large group that had gathered on Palisade Place on June 4 were pelting police with rocks and other items when shots were fired on nearby Mattlage Place.No one was wounded by the half-dozen or so rounds fired, although two vehicles were struck, Deputy ...

  7. Health Aide Charged With Sexually Abusing Patient, 84, At Jersey Shore Nursing Home

    Health Aide Charged With Sexually Abusing Patient, 84, At Jersey Shore Nursing Home

    A health aide sexually abused an 84-year-old patient at an Ocean County long-term care facility, state authorities said.Authorities charged Michael A. Edwards, 32, of Manchester with aggravated sexual contact after officials at the Sunrise Senior Living facility in Jacksontold police that another employee caught him “inappropriately touching an elderly woman in her room at the ...

  8. Jersey City Girl, 17, Shot, Killed

    Jersey City Girl, 17, Shot, Killed

    A 17-year-old girl was shot and killed Monday night in Jersey City, authorities said.Tyeah Garner was found with a single gunshot wound in the face at a single-family home on tree-lined Rutgers Avenue, near the corner of Sheffield Street, just after 10:30 p.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.Tyeah was taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead five ...

  9. Detectives Seize Loaded Gun, 275 Combined Doses Of Heroin, Crack Following Paterson Street Deal

    Detectives Seize Loaded Gun, 275 Combined Doses Of Heroin, Crack Following Paterson Street Deal

    Two detectives who witnessed a street drug deal in Paterson seized a loaded semi-automatic handgun, along with 169 heroin folds, a combined 88 bags and vials of crack and 112 Xanax pills, while arresting two city residents.Detective Mohammad Bashir of the city’s Street Crime Unit was on a special holiday details with Passaic County Prosecutor’s Detective Eugene Tolliver when they saw ...

  10. Resident: Paramus Firefighter Raises Fallen Stars And Stripes During Storm

    Resident: Paramus Firefighter Raises Fallen Stars And Stripes During Storm

    They say true character is what you do when no one is watching, which is what some people in Paramus were saying Monday about one of the borough’s bravest.“Amidst the worst thunderstorm I have ever seen, multiple trees blown down across the roadway, large tree branches falling without notice, live power wires down in the street and on fire, this selfless firefighter took the time to ...

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