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Somerset Daily Voice serves Bernardsville, Bridgewater Township, Franklin Township, Hillsborough Township, Manville, Montgomery Township, North Plainfield, Raritan, Somerville & Watchung

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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. Detective Work Produces Ridgefield Park Vehicle Burglary Arrest

    Detective Work Produces Ridgefield Park Vehicle Burglary Arrest

    A Ridgefield Park police detective cracked a pair of car burglaries with the arrest of a village man.Officers were responding to a call of a thief rummaging through a vehicle parked in a Teaneck Road driveway shortly after 11:30 p.m. Sunday when a similar call came in moments later on nearby Mount Vernon Street, Lt. Arthur Jensen said.Detective Dale Madden used witness accounts and ...

  2. KNICKS TIX: MSG Prices For First Playoff Series Since 2013 Higher Than For Last 10 NBA Finals

    KNICKS TIX: MSG Prices For First Playoff Series Since 2013 Higher Than For Last 10 NBA Finals

    With the Knicks returning to the playoffs for the first time in eight years, secondary-market ticket prices reportedly are higher for the team’s home games than for each of the last 10 NBA Finals.Knicks owner James Dolan said he’s hoping for 66% capacity at Madison Square Garden for the Knicks’ first-round, seven-game Eastern Conference series against the Atlanta Hawks.That means ...

  3. Contractor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen In Bergen, Passaic Over Several Years

    Contractor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen In Bergen, Passaic Over Several Years

    A Paterson contractor was charged with sexually assaulting a pre-teen in Bergen and Passaic counties over the course of five years and then trying to bribe a witness when investigators caught on to him.Milton Carchipulla, a 39-year-old self-employed general contractor, remained held Monday in the Bergen County Jail for a series of alleged assaults that date back to 2012.Bergen County ...

  4. AG: Essex Detective Indicted For Illegally Attaching Hidden GPS To Suspect's Vehicle

    AG: Essex Detective Indicted For Illegally Attaching Hidden GPS To Suspect's Vehicle

    An Essex County prosecutor’s detective who stuck a hidden GPS on a suspect’s vehicle without permission was indicted Monday on official misconduct charges, authorities said.Timothy Kealy, 27, of Bloomfield was working with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Task Force when he bought and installed the tracking device without getting a supervisor’s permission to apply to a ...

  5. HEROES: Firefighters, Off-Duty Police Officer Rescue Driver, Young Child In Route 46 Rollover

    HEROES: Firefighters, Off-Duty Police Officer Rescue Driver, Young Child In Route 46 Rollover

    Little Ferry firefighters and an off-duty Secaucus police officer rescued a young Pompton Lakes driver and her 7-year-old daughter following a Route 46 rollover crash.The 31-year-old driver was headed west shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday when her 2021 Hyundai Palisade slammed into a 2012 Honda Pilot driven by a 39-year-old Ridgefield Park man that was stopped a red light at Phillips ...

  6. SETUP: Robbery Victim Stripped, Beaten After Being Lured To Bergen Hotel

    SETUP: Robbery Victim Stripped, Beaten After Being Lured To Bergen Hotel

    A Saddle Brook man was beaten, stripped and robbed of more than $1,000 after being lured to a Hasbrouck Heights hotel, said police who nabbed two suspects from town and one from Ridgefield.Surveillance video shows the 19-year-old victim meeting with Anthony Cuccia, 23, in the parking lot of the Hilton between Route 17 and 80 late last week, Detective Lt. Michael Colaneri said.Moments ...

  7. Maywood PD: Fleeing Hackensack Driver Who Crashed Gets Assault, Eluding Charges, Dozen Tickets

    Maywood PD: Fleeing Hackensack Driver Who Crashed Gets Assault, Eluding Charges, Dozen Tickets

    A fleeing Hackensack driver crashed a luxury car during a Maywood police pursuit, injuring an off-duty officer, then tried to keep going before he was captured, authorities said.Christian Valentin, 20, had two people with him when he drove his BMW M4 on the wrong side of the road while passing a vehicle that he’d been tailgating near Passaic Street and Maywood Avenue, Police Chief ...

  8. SEE ANYTHING? Public's Help Sought Finding SUV In Crash That Ejected Motorcyclist Near GWB

    SEE ANYTHING? Public's Help Sought Finding SUV In Crash That Ejected Motorcyclist Near GWB

    Fort Lee police believe a vehicle that left the scene may have been responsible for a Sunday afternoon crash that ejected a motorcyclist.The 44-year-old victim from Greenwood Lake was headed north on Route 1 when a gray-colored SUV apparently caused him to lose control of his 2004 Suzuki near the Dunkin Donuts shortly before 2:30 p.m., Capt. Ricky Mirkovic said.The motorcyclist was ...

  9. Paterson FD: Homeowner Killed In Fire

    Paterson FD: Homeowner Killed In Fire

    UPDATE: A Paterson homeowner was killed in a fire Sunday afternoon, city authorities confirmed.The victim -- reportedly in his 80s -- was trapped after the fast-moving blaze quickly engulfed his East 23rd Street home shortly before 3:30 p.m., responders said.A neighbor tried to get to him but was pushed back by the flames and smoke, they said. The roof in the rear of the building ...

  10. NJ State Trooper Struck By Vehicle In High-Speed Pursuit, Manhunt Underway

    NJ State Trooper Struck By Vehicle In High-Speed Pursuit, Manhunt Underway

    BREAKING: A New Jersey State Police trooper was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center after being injured during a high-speed stolen car pursuit that sparked a massive area-wide manhunt Sunday.It wasn't immediately clear whether the trooper was in or out of an NJSP cruiser when injured while pursuing a black BMW X5 on the Route 495 approach to the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen ...

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