It felt like city leaders and residents were holding a winning ticket when they learned in late 2014 that a casino proposed for an old industrial site won a coveted state license. But nearly seven months after Rivers Casino's much-hyped Feb. 8 opening on Erie Boulevard, it is bringing in 37 percent of the $222 million in gaming revenue operators predicted it would make during its first year.
SCHENECTADY - Mayor Gary McCarthy will release his first city budget proposal since a new casino opened in the city but he's saying little about whether the spending plan will include a tax cut or funding for the public safety commissioner position. "Property taxes will be part of the budget," the mayor wisecracked. For years, Schenectady has had the highest combined city, school and county property tax rate in the region.
SCHENECTADY - Three months after Ron Gardner was hired as the city's affirmative action officer, Schenectady held its inaugural minority and women owned business networking social at Proctors in June. "The thought was to bring people that had contracts to give and general contractors that typically did all this work and minority firms trying to get some of this work and bring them all in one room to meet and exchange information," said Gardner earlier this week.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".