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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. Battle Rapper Serius Jones Caught Ditching Gun In Bathroom Of Bergen Restaurant: Police

    Battle Rapper Serius Jones Caught Ditching Gun In Bathroom Of Bergen Restaurant: Police

    A rapper from Bergen County who recently served time for pimping in California was carrying a gun when Ridgefield Park police investigating the possible violation of a restraining order found him in a local restaurant, authorities said.Saleem Bligen, 41, had fled when officers responded to a call at an apartment building where he once lived on Bergen Avenue and Mount Vernon Street ...

  2. Wallington Construction Worker Charged With 1,000+ Child Porn Images

    Wallington Construction Worker Charged With 1,000+ Child Porn Images

    A construction worker from Wallington was caught with more than 1,000 images of child sex abuse, authorities charged.James Avallone, a 45-year-old retired U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, was arrested earlier this week following a months-long investigation.Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said members of his Cyber Crimes Unit executed a court-approved search warrant at Avallone’s ...

  3. 21 Catalytic Converters Recovered, Gang Of Four Busted By Clifton PD

    21 Catalytic Converters Recovered, Gang Of Four Busted By Clifton PD

    GOTCHA! Clifton police recovered 21 catalytic converters while arresting four men who they said stole them.Officers responding to a theft in progress on East 4th Street stopped a fleeing Kia in Paterson and arrested the lone occupant, Pedro Mirben-Feliz, 26, of Brooklyn around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Detective Lt. Robert Bracken said.A second vehicle, an Acura TL, crashed on Route 3 ...

  4. Mall Shopping Spree With Stolen Credit Cards, Driver's Licenses Derailed By Officer: Maywood PD

    Mall Shopping Spree With Stolen Credit Cards, Driver's Licenses Derailed By Officer: Maywood PD

    GOTCHA! A group of ID thieves were headed to an apparent shopping spree at a mall in Paramus when they were stopped by a Maywood police officer who found an "alarming" amount of credit cards and driver's licenses in innocent victims' names, authorities said.Officer Matthew DellaBella stopped the Subaru Forester after the driver, Karina Espinal, 26, of Newark, made an illegal turn at ...

  5. CLOSE CALL: Female Driver, 75, Hospitalized After Tree Falls On SUV In Englewood

    CLOSE CALL: Female Driver, 75, Hospitalized After Tree Falls On SUV In Englewood

    A 75-year-old driver was injured but narrowly escaped a more tragic fate when a falling tree hit her car in Englewood.The Totowa motorist was headed south on Broad Avenue near Huguenot Avenue in her 2002 Lexus SUV when the tree toppled onto the roadway, taking down a utility pole and wires that fell across the vehicle, around 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1,  Police Lt. Fred Pulice ...

  6. Bergen Restaurant Owner, 'Green Book' Actor ID'd As Victim Whose Body Was Found Dumped In Bronx

    Bergen Restaurant Owner, 'Green Book' Actor ID'd As Victim Whose Body Was Found Dumped In Bronx

    Bergen County actor and restaurant owner Frank Vallelonga Jr. was identified as the alleged overdose victim whose body was found dumped on a Bronx sidewalk earlier this week, authorities said.Vallelonga, 60, a longtime Paramus resident more recently of Franklin Lakes, lived in a long shadow cast by his late father, Frank Sr., an actor known for his recurring role on "The Sopranos" -- ...

  7. Paterson Street Detectives Charge Teen With Loaded Gun, High-Capacity Mag

    Paterson Street Detectives Charge Teen With Loaded Gun, High-Capacity Mag

    Paterson police investigators working the street nabbed an 18-year-old city man with a loaded handgun and a high-capacity magazine, authorities said.Detectives Wisam Salameh, Levis Qirjako and Corey Davis were in the area of Union Avenue and Marion Street when they spotted Jasun Allah acting suspiciously around 10:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, city Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale ...

  8. BUSTED: Mahwah Woman, 40, Charged With Shooting Up Former Waldwick Neighbor's SUV

    BUSTED: Mahwah Woman, 40, Charged With Shooting Up Former Waldwick Neighbor's SUV

    UPDATE: A 40-year-old Mahwah woman was charged with shooting up an SUV parked in the driveway of a former neighbor in Waldwick.Megan Dzugay spent the night in jail after being seized in Mahwah by Waldwick detectives, assisted by Mahwah police and a Bergen County Regional SWAT team, Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, Waldwick Police Lt. Troy E. Seifert said.She's charged with unlawful ...

  9. 'Go Back Where You Came From': Clifton Man, 71, Accused Of Bias Intimidation Against Neighbor

    'Go Back Where You Came From': Clifton Man, 71, Accused Of Bias Intimidation Against Neighbor

    Authorities on Wednesday charged a 71-year-old Clifton man with bias intimidation for allegedly using racial slurs against a female neighbor.Antonio Delevante also was charged with harassment in connection with what authorities said was an Aug. 24 incident in the area of Graham Place and Atkins Court in Clifton.The 51-year-old victim told responding officers that a male neighbor ...

  10. Habitual Offender Who Bathed In McDonald's Bathroom Gets Tased Twice: Garfield PD

    Habitual Offender Who Bathed In McDonald's Bathroom Gets Tased Twice: Garfield PD

    A habitual offender who used a McDonald's bathroom to bathe fought with responding Garfield police officers and ended up being tased twice, authorities said.Officers responding to a call at the Passaic Street fast-food restaurant shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, were told that Robert P. Glodek, 33, was "using their bathroom as a shower and refused to leave," Capt. Mario X. Pozo ...

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