Four Westchester County municipalities will share a $250,000 grant from the New York State Thruway Authority to improve pedestrian and cycling safety along Route 119. The town of Greenburgh, villages of Elsmford and Tarrytown and the city of White Plains will use the grant to develop a Route 119 Complete Street Design Plan to update the corridor, Greenburgh Mayor Paul Feiner announced. The grant is funded by a Community Benefits Program Agreement through the New NY Bridge Project.
Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino will no longer pursue two lawsuits that challenge the closing of Indian Point Energy Center. The county executive’s office filed paperwork on Thursday to discontinue both lawsuits. The Republican Astorino lost last week to George Latimer, a Democrat who had been critical of the lawsuits.
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in January that he would push for the Excelsior Scholarship, legislation to cover the full cost of tuition for in-state students from families making $125,000 or less per year, his plan drew opposite reactions from presidents of public and private colleges in the state. The Excelsior Scholarship bill, passed by the state Legislature in April, was praised by SUNY and CUNY schools as a way to increase affordability and allow more students to receive degrees.
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".