Jersey City voters will have more than a dozen chances to hear directly from their two mayoral candidates and 35 City Council hopefuls before the Nov. 7 municipal election. Mayor Steve Fulop, who is seeking a second term, and challenger Bill Matsikoudis will face off for the first time at a Jersey City Together event on the NJCU campus in three weeks.
A Jersey City cop is expected to receive a $30,000 settlement after he sued the city claiming it had a duty to defend him in federal court from a Paramus man who alleged the cop assaulted him and wrongfully filed criminal charges against him five years ago. The city says the settlement payment to Vincent Alberto, up for approval at Wednesday's council meeting, would be "fair and reasonable" considering the risk to the city if the cop's complaint goes to trial.
A Hudson County Superior Court judge this week threw out a lawsuit accusing Jersey City police of negligence in the case of a woman whose ex-boyfriend pushed her and their infant son out of a three-story window five years ago, killing the three-month-old boy. The trial, which began on Aug. 7, ended in a directed verdict on Monday when Judge Joseph A. Turula agreed with the city's attorneys that there was not enough evidence to move forward.
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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".