A former Ardsley woman who used a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for medical care and living expenses after she said she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, has pleaded guilty to fraud. Vedoutie Hoobraj, who also is known as Shivonie Deokaran, raised more than $50,000, mostly in and around Ardsley, with poignant appeals about her plight. But her solicitations were a sham. She was not terminally ill. She did not have cancer.
A new executive director has been hired to run the Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency, making her the fourth person to head the disputatious office in a year-and-a-half. The IDA board this month appointed Eileen Mildenberger, an attorney who had once directed the Westchester County Office of Economic Development and the county Industrial Development agency. The IDA board also appointed Edwin J. “Ned” McCormack to a newly created position, communications director.
David DeSilva Sr. and Champion Fuel & Service Corp. of Peekskill have been ordered to stop selling home heating oil and to pay $176,000 in damages and restitution to customers they defrauded. The court’s decision is the second time that DeSilva, of Hopewell Junction, has been reined in for cheating customers. His Nu Way Fuel & Service Corp. was prosecuted for the same kind of scam in 2013.
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".