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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. Paterson Shooting Spree Continues: One Dead, 13 Wounded In Under Week, 3 Teens Caught With Guns

    Paterson Shooting Spree Continues: One Dead, 13 Wounded In Under Week, 3 Teens Caught With Guns

    A 15-year-old Paterson boy and a Garfield man were both carrying guns when they bailed out of a car that crashed during a late-night police chase, authorities said. That made five guns in all seized by Paterson police amid a series of shootings that left one man dead and 13 victims wounded in less than a week.Sgt. Christopher Ravallese and Detective Salvatore Marotta were on ...

  2. Paterson Detectives Hear Gunshots, Nab Gun-Toting Ex-Con Just Out Of Prison

    Paterson Detectives Hear Gunshots, Nab Gun-Toting Ex-Con Just Out Of Prison

    Paterson police seized five guns in three days – three in the hands of juveniles and another on a convicted carjacker just released from prison -- amid a series of shooting in the city, authorities said.Hearing several gunshots Thursday night, Detectives William Hermann and Anthony Castronova rushed from Clinton and North 11th streets to North 8th Street, where they spotted city ...

  3. AG: Armed Robber Spits On Jersey City Police, Says They'll Find Out Whether He Has Coronavirus

    AG: Armed Robber Spits On Jersey City Police, Says They'll Find Out Whether He Has Coronavirus

    A three-time armed robber asked Jersey City police how they could be sure that he wasn’t infected with the coronavirus, then spit in an officer’s face, authorities said.Jose Rios, 51, used a gun in two holdups and a knife in another, state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said.After suggesting that he could be infected, Rios of Jersey City said that police would soon find out – then ...

  4. Paterson Detectives On Coronavirus Lockdown Patrol Seize 742 Heroin Folds, Crack, Loaded Gun

    Paterson Detectives On Coronavirus Lockdown Patrol Seize 742 Heroin Folds, Crack, Loaded Gun

    Paterson police detectives on COVID-19 enforcement duty crashed a daylight drug deal, seizing 742 heroin folds, dozens of containers of crack and a loaded gun, authorities said.They arrested three men and seized an underage teen who they said was carrying the weapon.******ALSO SEE: A 15-year-old Paterson boy and a Garfield man were both carrying guns when they bailed out of a car ...

  5. President: Out-Of-State Agitators Hijacking Peaceful Protests Will Be Prosecuted

    President: Out-Of-State Agitators Hijacking Peaceful Protests Will Be Prosecuted

    Peaceful protests across the country have been "hijacked by outside radicals and agitators exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda," Attorney General William P. Barr said Saturday.Meanwhile, President Trump called on "Liberal Governors and Mayors” to get “much tougher” in dealing with protesters “or the Federal Government will step in and do what has to ...

  6. NJ County Prosecutors: Citizens Can Trust They'll Be Treated Fairly, Justly By Police

    NJ County Prosecutors: Citizens Can Trust They'll Be Treated Fairly, Justly By Police

    A public letter from New Jersey's 21 county prosecutors promises that members of law enforcement in the state will treat citizens "fairly and justly" -- and that those who don't will be held accountable.The letter from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey, released Saturday morning, comes in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis and an ...

  7. Judge Dismisses Fair Lawn Dispatcher's Job Conspiracy Claim Against Borough, Department, Chief

    Judge Dismisses Fair Lawn Dispatcher's Job Conspiracy Claim Against Borough, Department, Chief

    A judge in Hackensack has rejected a Fair Lawn dispatcher’s claim that borough officials conspired to keep him from getting police jobs.A lawsuit filed by Andrew Flax alleged that a report was deliberately placed in his internal affairs file detailing a three-week suspension following an alleged rape at a bachelor party at the borough’s Rescue Squad building.This prevented him from ...

  8. Paterson Shooting Spree: Four Struck In One Incident, Hospital Area Shut Down In Another

    Paterson Shooting Spree: Four Struck In One Incident, Hospital Area Shut Down In Another

    No fewer than three separate shootings overnight in Paterson wounded four men in one and forced the street outside St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center closed in another.Struck on 10th Avenue near East 23rd Street shortly before 1:30 a.m. were three city residents – 32, 28 and 22 – and a 32-year-old man from Newark.Two of them were taken to St. Joe's, and the other two arrived via ...

  9. Wayne Driver Involved In Crash Dies

    Wayne Driver Involved In Crash Dies

    The driver of one of two SUVs involved in a chain-reaction crash in Wayne died Friday, authorities said.A gray-colored Honda CRV driven by Antonio R. Cruz, 38, of Wayne, was headed east on Ratzer Road near Garside Avenue when it struck a utility pole around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.Cruz was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, where he was pronounced ...

  10. Justice Department Sues Contractor For Fraud In $39M NJ Turnpike Extension Project

    Justice Department Sues Contractor For Fraud In $39M NJ Turnpike Extension Project

    A construction company lied to the federal government to get a $39 million subcontract on a New Jersey Turnpike extension project, authorities said Friday.C. Abbonizio Contractors Inc., based in Sewell, “defrauded the government by claiming to use disadvantaged entities” when, in fact, it didn’t, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said.Companies must use disadvantaged business entities (DBE) ...

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