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WALLINGTON -- A horde of people clamored to catch a glimpse of Polish President Andrzej Duda, who came to New Jersey Wednesday evening, while in the country for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. As Duda pulled into town, young children were held up by their parents to get a better view, Polish flags flapped in the wind and adults kept cameras ready to capture the memorable moment. Duda took his time walking by the crowd, shaking hands and smiling at his eager audience.
PATERSON -- After closing down for two days, a controversial needle exchange program in the city is back up and running. The Well of Hope Drop-In Center was recently criticized by local residents incensed by the number of used syringes that have been found in parks and other public areas. Jerome King, Well of Hope executive director, said that the increase in syringes found discarded is a "sign of the times," that shows the "epidemic has impacted all communities even on a national level."
Fear is growing among North Jersey residents after a particularly aggressive pack of coyotes ambushed a woman in Saddle River last week and tried to snatch the dog she was walking. Coyotes might be more visible this time of year as they hunt in preparation for winter, but "common sense" precautions can be taken to stay safe, Carol Tyler, senior animal control officer for Tyco Animal Control, said. "If you live in northern New Jersey, you live in an abundance of wildlife.
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".