I cover courts, police, legal issues and general assignment, including investigative reporting. I've worked for The Journal News since February 1984. I've covered government, as well as the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York City that nominated Bill Clinton.
After hearing complaints from his constituents about expensive heating bills, state Sen. David Carlucci is questioning the rise in recent monthly energy bills that he claims topped $200 for some customers. Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc. responded that bills did increase for ratepayers who used more power to stay warm in the winter cold that averaged 25 degrees for the billing period from December to January.
The owner of a Nanuet window tinting business and his employee-wife face felony charges of ripping off the state workers compensation system by falsely reporting a car accident while on the job, authorities said Friday. Tammy Pena, 46, is accused of claiming she crashed a client's Mercedes Benz while working at Sam's Professional Window Tinting in Nanuet, but investigators found she had taken the car out for a joy-ride, authorities said.
AIRMONT - Mayor Philip Gigante has raised the possibility of lifting a restriction on minor home improvements, even as the Board of Trustees considers extending the community's building moratorium. The mayor floated the idea of removing the requirement that home-improvement projects greater than 500-square feet obtain a permit. He made the suggestion during a public hearing Tuesday on the moratorium, which drew dozens of residents to Village Hall on Cherry Lane.
Clarkstown PD: 1 Car Accident- serious Injury; route 303 closed
At about 5:20 pm Clarkstown PD responded to 259 Rt. 303 in Congers for a car accident. Occupant has serious injuries. The PD Accident Investigation Team is responding. Rt. 303 is closed in both directions.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".