NEWARK, NJ — An early Thursday morning house explosion in Newark injured 5 people, including two children. The blast inside the Cedar Avenue home happened just before 8 a.m. Julie Bent and her son were in their upstairs apartment when they heard it. They soon realized flames and smoke were getting closer. They tried to leave, but couldn't. "That door got stuck," Bent said. "We couldn't get it loose. And then we were banging on the window. "That's when three good samaritans saved their lives.
EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn scrap metal company was under fire Wednesday from elected officials who say it is releasing hazardous pollution into the environment. Brooklyn Resource Recovery Inc. handles scrap metal and shreds vehicles at its Preston Court location. It's alleged the company illegally stored and dumped toxic chemicals and released hazardous pollution into the environment. There was a large fire at the site more than 10 years ago and another last year.
Cyclists reacted to new concrete barriers on the West Side bike path Friday. Dozens of barriers, from the Battery to 59th Street, were installed Thursday in response to Tuesday's terror attack that killed eight people. New York City installed cement cubes while New York State's Department of Transportation put in jersey barriers. Those barriers cut into a large swath of the bike path. "I think it's a disaster. I think it's a real blight on what is a beautiful commute," cyclist Jeff Novich 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".