It will take approximately four weeks to clean up fungus found at a Hackettstown elementary school, the district announced Thursday evening. In the meantime, grade levels from Willow Grove Elementary School will be split among other schools in Hackettstown and Great Meadows, according to the notice posted on the district's website from Patrick McQueeney, Willow Grove's principal. Willow Grove had 249 students enrolled for the 2016-17 school year, according to state education department data.
A missed meeting, a skipped agenda item, a point of order and an abrupt adjournment. That's how a Phillipsburg council meeting erupted into chaos this week, leaving pay raises for several non-union town employees -- as well as several other items on the agenda -- undone. The raises in question affect 15 positions and had been tabled from previous meetings.
It is not yet clear how two fires got started early Thursday morning in Phillipsburg, but authorities believe they were not accidents. Warren County Prosecutor Richard Burke confirmed Friday afternoon that investigators are considering both blazes -- in vacant homes about 200 feet apart -- to be criminal acts. Neither the causes nor any suspects have yet been publicly identified. Within hours of the fires being extinguished, town fire Chief Rich Hay said they were suspicious.
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".