The fate of a lawsuit that seeks to hold Scranton’s nonuniform pension board responsible for more than $3 million in double pension benefits paid to certain retirees will soon be in the hands of a Lackawanna County judge. Larry Durkin, attorney for the pension board, recently filed a court action seeking to dismiss the lawsuit that Councilman Patrick Rogan and Angela Sulla, a former clerical union employee, filed against the board last year.
Aided by another strong year of investment returns, Scranton’s composite pension fund had assets of $75.2 million as of last week, an increase of roughly $1 million over the prior month’s value, according to the funds’ financial adviser. The fund, which consists of the police, fire and nonuniform pension plans, reaped about $8.7 million on investments in 2017, for a 14.1 percent rate of return, Mark Yasenchak of PFM Asset Management said at a composite pension board meeting earlier this week.
The state Commonwealth Court again denied Dunmore businessman Louis DeNaples’ request to allow corporations in which he has an ownership interest to do business with Mount Airy Casino Resort. The ruling, issued Friday, is the latest of several adverse decisions the court has handed DeNaples regarding his attempt to alter a decade-old agreement he reached with the Pennsylvania State Gaming Board that prohibits him from profiting directly or indirectly from the casino.
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".