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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. Bergen Prosecutor: Philly Car Salesman Caught With 4+ Pounds Of Hidden Heroin In Route 95 Stop

    Bergen Prosecutor: Philly Car Salesman Caught With 4+ Pounds Of Hidden Heroin In Route 95 Stop

    A car salesman from Philadelphia had more than four pounds of heroin stashed in two secret compartments of a vehicle stopped by Bergen County detectives as he headed south on Route 95 in Ridgefield, authorities said.Prosecutor Mark Musella said Diovin Emma Urena-Abreu, 29, was alone when he was stopped and taken into custody Wednesday by members of his Narcotic Task Force.Urena-Abreu, ...

  2. SEEN HIM? Upper Saddle River Police Chase Down Montvale Serial Masturbator, Seek Any Victims

    SEEN HIM? Upper Saddle River Police Chase Down Montvale Serial Masturbator, Seek Any Victims

    A convicted serial public masturbator was chased and arrested by Upper Saddle River police who said they caught him trespassing Friday on school property where he’d once been arrested for indecent exposure.Officers Colin Gurney and Michael Riedel pursued Marty Napoleon, 38, of Montvale into the woods near the Emil A. Cavallini Middle School after spotting him just after 1 p.m. on a ...

  3. Police: Teaneck Woman Charged In Bergenfield Stabbing Also Tried To Run Down Victim With Car

    Police: Teaneck Woman Charged In Bergenfield Stabbing Also Tried To Run Down Victim With Car

    UPDATE: A 22-year-old Teaneck woman with a criminal history was captured moments after police said she stabbed and tried to run over a Bergenfield man early Friday evening.The 25-year-old victim survived but was "sliced up pretty badly" following the incident on Morgan Street near the corner of Melrose Avenue, one responder said.The woman accused in the attack, Ashley Amanda Gilead, ...

  4. Teaneck Police Capture Fleeing Driver, 22, Following Bergenfield Stabbing

    Teaneck Police Capture Fleeing Driver, 22, Following Bergenfield Stabbing

    A 22-year-old Teaneck woman with a criminal history was captured moments after police said she stabbed a man in Bergenfield early Friday evening.The victim survived but was "sliced up pretty badly" following the incident on Morgan Street near the corner of Melrose Avenue, one responder said.The woman accused in the attack, Ashley Amanda Gilead, fled in a silver 2010 Toyota Camry but was ...

  5. Prosecutor: 5th Grade Teacher Had Dozens Of Child Porn Images

    Prosecutor: 5th Grade Teacher Had Dozens Of Child Porn Images

    A Tenafly elementary school teacher was arrested by investigators who found five dozen child pornography images belonging to him stored on a cloud, authorities confirmed Friday.Pasquale Bernaldo-Antonelli, 42, remained held in the Bergen County Jail, charged with child endangerment by possessing and/or viewing images of child pornography and/or abuse following his arrest the day before ...

  6. Norwood Gym Settles Federal Complaint For Cancelling Disabled Child's Birthday Party

    Norwood Gym Settles Federal Complaint For Cancelling Disabled Child's Birthday Party

    A Norwood gym cancelled a child’s birthday party after learning that the youngster and guests have disabilities, said federal authorities who secured a court settlement requiring the company to ensure equal access in the future.Paragon School of Artistic Gymnastics violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by “refusing to make reasonable modifications to its program and then ...

  7. Second Midland Park Vehicle In Three Days Plows Into Building

    Second Midland Park Vehicle In Three Days Plows Into Building

    Three days after a motorist drove an SUV onto an entrance ramp of a Midland Park dental office, another driver crashed her sedan into the front door of a data processing office a half-mile down the road.The elderly driver was trying to park when her Volvo 960 lurched forward into Commerce Register Inc. on Godwin Avenue, in a building that also houses Peter's Fish Market.She was taken to ...

  8. Cliffside Park Fugitive Held On NYPD Warrant For Gang Assault

    Cliffside Park Fugitive Held On NYPD Warrant For Gang Assault

    A repeat-offending ex-con from Cliffside Park was captured after the NYPD came to town with a warrant, authorities said. Now New York City authorities are trying to extradite him.City detectives went to his mother's Anderson Avenue apartment looking for Jason Martinez, a 27-year-old known heroin user who was wanted in connection with a gang assault, authorities said.Other law ...

  9. Police: School Sheltered After Angry Fair Lawn Customer Threatens To Bomb Elmwood Park Salon

    Police: School Sheltered After Angry Fair Lawn Customer Threatens To Bomb Elmwood Park Salon

    A disgruntled cust9mer from Fair Lawn called in a bomb threat to an Elmwood Park beauty salon on Thursday, bringing a SWAT team and forcing a shelter in place at a nearby elementary school, authorities said."I'm going to blow that mother f*****g place up," an agitated Jennifer Tumminello, 47, repeatedly told an employee during a 1:27 p.m. call to The Hair Club on Riverfront Boulevard, ...

  10. UPDATE: Worker From Hunterdon, 37, Killed In Crash At American Dream Mall

    UPDATE: Worker From Hunterdon, 37, Killed In Crash At American Dream Mall

    A worker from Hunterdon County who was hospitalized after a collision at the American Dream mall in East Rutherford on Wednesday died of his injuries.Eric Papenfuhs, 37, of Hampton, was brought to the trauma unit at Hackensack University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after a Bobcat utility vehicle that he was operating crashed into the back of a flatbed truck around 2:15 ...

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