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.
SPRING VALLEY - The NAACP branch will honor eight people for community service during the civil rights organization's 64th Annual Freedom Fund Membership Gala on Friday. The event at the Town & Country in Congers is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. This year's theme is "We Remain Steadfast and Immoveable."
NYACK - More than a hundred people are expected to line Mountainview Avenue at the Thruway entrance Friday to honor two Nyack police officers and a Brinks armored car guard killed by self-professed revolutionaries 36 years ago. Sgt. Edward O'Grady, Officer Waverly "Chipper" Brown, and guard Peter Paige will be remembered at the annual ceremony starting at 4 p.m. at the pocket park off Route 59. The park features a stone memorial and bench, Nyack Police Department insignia, and American flag.
RAMAPO - Town officials Tuesday offered an embattled New Hempstead private school the use of space in the town's baseball stadium for classrooms for up to 400 girls. The town has offered the space for rent at $2,500 a week — or $10,000 a month if the school stays that long, acting Supervisor Yitzchock Ullman said Tuesday. Rabbi Aaron Fink's school also would have to pay insurance and provide a $10,000 deposit to cover any damage, Ullman said.
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".