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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. Female Carjacker Captured At Jersey Shore After Dumping Son, 7, In Paterson: Authorities

    Female Carjacker Captured At Jersey Shore After Dumping Son, 7, In Paterson: Authorities

    A carjacker was captured at the Jersey Shore hours after abandoning her 7-year-old son in Paterson, authorities said.Two women with an unspecified stage agency were transporting Imani McRae, 31, of Paterson and her son in a minivan when she “became agitated and assaulted” both of them in the area of 20th and Railroad avenues Friday afternoon, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes ...

  2. Masked Hoodie Gang Strikes Again: Convenience Stores Robbed In Three Different Towns

    Masked Hoodie Gang Strikes Again: Convenience Stores Robbed In Three Different Towns

    A gang of pre-dawn robbers wearing hoodies and COVID masks held up three more convenience stores in Bergen County within miles of one another.The crew was believed to be the same group who robbed two Route 46 gas stations less than a mile apart a few weeks ago.This time, they began around 4 a.m. Saturday and hit a Speedway gas station on Route 4 in Fort Lee and two 7-Elevens -- one on ...

  3. UPDATE: 'Popping Sounds' Heard During Washington Township Fire Not Ammo, Authorities Say

    UPDATE: 'Popping Sounds' Heard During Washington Township Fire Not Ammo, Authorities Say

    Popping sounds heard during a fire involving two structures and multiple vehicles in Washington Township weren't from ammunition, as some neighbors and witnesses surmised, local authorities said.The Pascack Road homeowner was out when paint cans apparently combusted in what became an intense, three-alarm fire across the street from Memorial Field late Friday afternoon, they said.A shed ...

  4. Ex-Cons Just Out Of Prison Charged With Carjacking Hackensack Driver In Rochelle Park

    Ex-Cons Just Out Of Prison Charged With Carjacking Hackensack Driver In Rochelle Park

    Two ex-cons who'd only just been released from prison carjacked a Hackensack driver outside a Rochelle Park supermarket, authorities charged.Anthony Aguilar, 24, of Garfield and Elijah Battle, 25, of Paterson were wearing masks when they accosted the driver and took his Audi in the parking lot of the D-Mart Indian-Asian Farmers Market on Rochelle Avenue around 8 p.m. June 16, they said ...

  5. Man Kidnaps, Sexually Abuses Mentally Impaired Paterson Woman, Shoves Her From Car: Authorities

    Man Kidnaps, Sexually Abuses Mentally Impaired Paterson Woman, Shoves Her From Car: Authorities

    A Kearny man kidnapped a mentally incapacitated Paterson woman he’d met online, had sex with her in his car, a nearby park and his apartment, then shoved her out of the vehicle when he realized her family was following him, authorities charged.A four-month manhunt ended when Horus G. Nunez-Velazquez, 35, was captured in Pennsylvania, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and ...

  6. Three-Wheeler Crash In Paramus Downs Traffic Signal, Sends Rider To Hospital

    Three-Wheeler Crash In Paramus Downs Traffic Signal, Sends Rider To Hospital

    A rider was hospitalized with a serious leg injury after toppling a traffic light and hitting a utility pole in Paramus.The crash took down the signal at the entrance to the Frisch School and Country Club Plaza office building of West Century Road around 9 a.m. Friday.The new Can Am Ryker, valued at around $9,000, was removed by CityWide Towing.The traffic signal on West Century Road in ...

  7. MORNING MESS: Dump Truck Tips On Route 46

    MORNING MESS: Dump Truck Tips On Route 46

    A good Samaritan pulled a driver from an overturned dump truck following a crash that jammed eastbound Route 46 during the Friday morning rush, responders said.The truck landed on the driver's side at the Totowa/Little Falls border just past the McBride Avenue exit following a crash, spilling dirt on the roadway, shortly before 8 a.m.Members of the Little Falls Eagle Rescue Squad took ...

  8. Man Struck, Killed By Train In Paterson

    Man Struck, Killed By Train In Paterson

    A man was struck and killed by a commuter train in Paterson, authorities confirmed.The Suffern-bound train had left Hoboken shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday and struck him about an hour later west of the Paterson station, NJ TRANSIT said.The body had to be retrieved from an elevated portion of the tracks, responders said.None of the roughly 60 passengers and crew members aboard the No. 65 ...

  9. Pot Sold To Underage Teens At Unlicensed Lyndhurst Smoke Shop, Authorities Charge

    Pot Sold To Underage Teens At Unlicensed Lyndhurst Smoke Shop, Authorities Charge

    Local officials shut down a Lyndhurst vape shop that state and township investigators said sold pot and tobacco to minors.An undercover probe of Cloud Smoke Shop on Ridge Road produced the arrest of an employee caught with 17 pounds of marijuana, a handful of Oxycodone pills and $6,800 in proceeds, Lyndhurst Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said Thursday.The employee, 23-year-old Laith K. ...

  10. SEEN HIM? Police Describe Apologetic Wyckoff Gas Station Robber, Getaway Car In Detail

    SEEN HIM? Police Describe Apologetic Wyckoff Gas Station Robber, Getaway Car In Detail

    UPDATE: Wyckoff police released a detailed description of both a young robber who apologized on his way out the door and the car he sped off in after holding up a local gas station.The robber -- believed to be in his 20s -- entered the Mini Mart at the Lukoil station on Wyckoff Avenue wearing a white baseball cap, sunglasses and a COVID mask with marijuana leaves printed on it ...

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