The HUD inspector general is conducting a wide-ranging audit into how Buffalo's public housing authority spent tens of millions of dollars over the past two years. Auditors from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Inspector General are scheduled to meet with Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority officials this week as the first step in an audit that is expected to take at least eight to 10 weeks to complete.
City Hall employees were sent home, and the building was closed at 3:30 p.m. today because of blizzard warnings for Buffalo and northern Erie County. Erie County government's downtown offices were also closing early, with closing times staggered to help prevent traffic tie-ups for workers leaving downtown, city officials said. All state, county and city courts in downtown Buffalo also closed at 4 p.m. today because of the weather.
The Buffalo Common Council gave a vote of confidence to its leadership team Tuesday, unanimously re-electing Ellicott Council Member Darius G. Pridgen to a third two-year term as Council president. "We've done a lot. We have a lot more to do," Pridgen said after being renamed to the post. The Council also unanimously re-elected Niagara Council Member David A. Rivera as majority leader and South Council Member Christopher P. Scanlon as president pro-tem.
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".