HAZLETON — City council approved first reading of an ordinance that contains a larger than expected tax increase. The latest increase of 1.21 percent will be applied to a portion of the property tax that pays debts, specifically payments that the city must make on a $850,000 emergency loan that it secured from the state after Hazleton was declared financially distressed last September. Council voted 4-1 on Wednesday when approving an ordinance that sets the property tax rate for 2018.
Officials in West Hazleton are reminding motorists to follow snow parking regulations, while council members in neighboring Hazleton are fine-tuning their snow parking ordinance. With the snowfall expected to wind down this morning, West Hazleton Councilman Gerald Grink said borough residents should park in accordance with snow parking signs posted throughout the community.
Four heads are better than one when it comes to finding a common solution to problems that Luzerne County cities face on a daily basis, Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat contends. Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre, Cusat attended the first of what he hopes will become monthly mayoral meetings. Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George and Mike Lombardo, mayor of Pittston, also took part in the nearly two-hour session intended to give mayors the opportunity to exchange ideas for tackling common issues, Cusat said.
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".