Four volunteers formed an altruistic gauntlet at the entrance to the Shop Rite in Palisades Park, greeting customers and letting them know about this year’s Action Against Hunger Food Drive. The goal for the volunteers, who were with a non-profit organization that helps the homeless and less fortunate, was to not miss informing a single person about the event. It seemed to be working, as outgoing shoppers like Mike Marino came out with an extra bag or two to donate.
HACKENSACK — A chemical used in dry cleaning and known to cause cancer was found in groundwater samples taken from the Hackensack Middle School’s campus, but the dangerous fumes it could create were not found in amounts that could be harmful to students, according to the Department of Environmental Protection. Nevertheless, the city school district has been ordered to develop a plan to clear the school property of the chemical tetrachloroethylene, which is an industrial cleaning solvent.
PEQUANNOCK — The first annual Costa Rica Festival sought to bring a bit of the homeland and its traditions to the grounds of the North Jersey Equestrian Center, featuring motorcycles, music and, of course, horses. The festival even drew a visit from the president of Costa Rica himself. President Luis Guillermo Solís took the time to visit and speak with North Jersey Costa Ricans. “This is an area, historically, where a lot of Costa Ricans have settled,” said Solís .
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".