People are being scammed out of their hard-earned money and identity nearly every day, and there is no indication things will get better this year. A 77-year-old Woodbridge woman was scammed out of more than $9,000 last year by someone who pretended to be her grandson who had been in a bad car accident. Also in Woodbridge, a 56-year-old man was scammed out of $500 by someone posing as an IRS representative who told the man to pay using iTunes gift cards.
Police promotions and hirings continued this week in Central Jersey with South Brunswick naming a deputy chief and promoting four other officers, while five new police officers — all military veterans — have been appointed to the Woodbridge Township Police Department. On Friday, South Brunswick Police Capt. James Ryan was promoted to deputy chief, the fourth time in the department's history there has been a new deputy chief.
CARTERET - A man's body was found Friday morning in his car in the area of Roosevelt Avenue and Industrial Road, according to Police Director Ken Lebrato. The incident was reported around 7:40 a.m. Members of the Carteret Police Department arrived immediately and traffic was temporarily diverted, Lebrato said in a news release. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office and the Middlesex County Medical Examiner's Officer were notified and responded.
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".