I cover state education and immigration for the Asbury Park Press. Previously an education reporter with the Sun Sentinel in South Florida. I grew up in Miami, FL and graduated from New York University.
NEWARK -- The head of a local nonprofit and a Newark developer with deep ties to the city pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion in federal court Monday. Kiburi Tucker, whose late father Donald Kofi Tucker, served on the state Assembly and on the Newark City Council until he died in 2005, admitted he used money from the bank accounts of his nonprofit, The Centre Inc., to fund personal items and gambling.
OLD BRIDGE -- One person died Saturday after a motor vehicle accident on Route 18 near James Avenue, police said. Old Bridge Police Sgt. Bryan Doel said the accident involved a red Honda Accord and occurred around 1:30 a.m. The details of the crash were not immediately available but Doel said only one car was involved. The victim has not been identified. Karen Yi may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @karen_yi or on Facebook.
NEWARK -- High speed internet access is coming for more than 4,000 Newark high schoolers -- and their families -- with limited connectivity at home. On Friday, Sprint announced it would donate cell phones, tablets and hot spot devices to students in 18 public schools who have limited or no access to the internet at home. Sprint will also provide free 3GB data plans for the devices until students graduate high school.
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".