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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lodi Kitchen Fire Extinguished

    Lodi Kitchen Fire Extinguished

    Firefighters quickly doused a Lodi kitchen blaze early Friday night.The fire in the two-family Church Street home broke out shortly after 7 p.m. and was knocked down in under 20 minutes.Hackensack and Wallington firefighters assisted their Lodi colleagues.The Church Street fire broke out shortly after 7 p.m. Friday, May 20.Jo Fehl for DAILY VOICENo injuries were reported.The Lodi Fire ...

  5. Pair Charged In Cold-Blooded Killing Of Beloved Paterson Camp Counselor

    Pair Charged In Cold-Blooded Killing Of Beloved Paterson Camp Counselor

    Two days after he was laid to rest, authorities announced the capture of two men accused of participating in the cold-blooded execution of a camp counselor from Paterson who’d worked for the city DPW.The gunman who authorities believe fired the fatal shots at Nasir Davis, 26, on May 3 has yet to be publicly identified.They did say on Friday, however, that they’d arrested Anthony Powell, ...

  6. Three NJ Auto Dealers Pony Up $400,000 To Resolve Ripoff Claims, Promise Not To Do It Again

    Three NJ Auto Dealers Pony Up $400,000 To Resolve Ripoff Claims, Promise Not To Do It Again

    Three New Jersey auto dealers accused of ripping off customers agreed to pay nearly $400,000 combined to end a state investigation while promising not to do it again, authorities announced.Buyers of both new and used vehicles have already been frustrated by supply chain issues, Acting Attorney Matthew J. Platkin said in a joint release with the state Division of Consumer Affairs on ...

  7. Judge Refuses To Release Newark Defendant Charged With Shooting Jersey Shore Man In Paterson

    Judge Refuses To Release Newark Defendant Charged With Shooting Jersey Shore Man In Paterson

    A state judge refused to release a defendant from Newark who was captured in New York City and charged with shooting a Jersey Shore man following a robbery in Paterson.The 27-year-old Sea Bright victim was shot near the corner of Putnam Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard on Jan. 8, 2021.He sought treatment at Riverside Medical Center in Red Bank without telling city police, Passaic County ...

  8. One Of These Vehicles Is Not Like The Others: Repetitive Toll Evader Nabbed At Holland Tunnel

    One Of These Vehicles Is Not Like The Others: Repetitive Toll Evader Nabbed At Holland Tunnel

    Mechanical devices that cover the license plates of vehicles gliding past Hudson River bridge and tunnel tolls were once a rarity. Exorbitant tolls have upped the ante, however.This week, an observant Port Authority police officer at the Holland Tunnel caught yet another driver utilizing an electronic sliding panel to cover a rear plate, authorities said.Quintin T. White, 41, of ...

  9. 'Kill Me, Shoot!': Teaneck, Bergenfield PD Peacefully End Standoff With Knife-Wielding Man

    'Kill Me, Shoot!': Teaneck, Bergenfield PD Peacefully End Standoff With Knife-Wielding Man

    A Teaneck police sergeant confronted by a disturbed man on a Bergenfield street was surprised when the stranger pulled out a large knife."Kill me! Shoot!" the Portuguese native shouted in broken English to Sgt. Ronald Boswell and backup officers from both towns who rushed to the scene, Teaneck Police Chief Glenn O'Reilly said.The tense noontime drama played out on New Bridge Road, ...

  10. UPDATE: Bronx Man Snared In NJ Child Sex Sting Takes Deal

    UPDATE: Bronx Man Snared In NJ Child Sex Sting Takes Deal

    A financial services worker from the South Bronx pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography as part of a deal with authorities who caught him traveling to New Jersey for what he thought would be sex with a 13-year-old, federal authorities said.Jesus Modesto-Sanchez, 31, was caught dead to rights when he showed up at a pre-arranged, undisclosed location in Somerset County on Oct. ...

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