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.
An updated evaluation of the financial loss to buyers of Ramapo municipal bonds will likely come under fire Monday afternoon, when a prosecution witness continues his testimony at the pre-sentencing hearing for former town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence. Jonathan Wilcox will return to the stand before Judge Cathy Seibel at the federal courthouse in White Plains.
Former Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence's sentencing hearing continues Monday in White Plains on how much money investors may have lost from a fraudulent bond scheme to build the baseball stadium and hide the town's financial malaise. One result of the continuing hearing is that the sentencing of former Ramapo assistant town attorney Aaron Troodler has been rescheduled for Jan. 2.
POMONA - A federal judge released his findings Thursday that parts of Pomona's zoning code are discriminatory and would limit the rights of Congregation Rabbinical College of Tartikov to potentially build a dormitory school along Routes 202 and 306. Judge Kenneth Karas's 112-page decision opens the door for Tartikov to apply for a special permit and submit site plans that are not subject to specific zoning code provisions. Those include regulations on dormitories, schools, and wetlands.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day says he will sign contract with the Rockland Corrections Officers Benevolent Association after members ratified the agreement. Rockland's legislators need to approve the contract. Highlights:
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".