Queens residents are hitting the polls today to vote on a number of important positions and ballot proposals. In addition to choosing the next mayor, public advocate, comptroller, City Council members and judges, three important proposals are also on the ballot. Proposition 1, an initiative that would open the state constitution to amendments, will be voted on. Proposal 2 would allow judges to reduce or revoke the pensions of public officials who have been convicted of felonies on the job.
Students in Flushing can now get hands-on experience with new technologies right in their own school. Officials cut the ribbon on a brand new STEAM SmartLab and broadcast studio at P.S. 201: The Discovery School, on Sept. 19. Funding for the new technology was allocated by Councilman Rory Lancman and the federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program.
Former City Councilwoman Julia Harrison of Flushing died on Aug. 3 following an illness; she was 97. Born June 10, 1920, in Rochester NY, the public figure moved to New York City with her family years later. After marrying Joseph Harrison in 1954, she moved to Flushing and lived in a co-op in the neighborhood until her death. After working for many years as a civic activist, Harrison began her political life in 1968 when she worked in Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign.
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".