Northampton County Prison will roll out a job center designed to get inmates out of cells and into the workforce thanks to a $500,000 federal grant, county officials announced Friday. The two-year grant will allow the county to provide one-on-one job counseling and training for about 212 inmates, said Director of Corrections Daniel Keen. Helping these people find employment will allow them an opportunity to stay crime-free, which would improve their lives and the community, he said.
In case you missed it, LANTA rolled out a new student busing program with the Allentown School District last week. Under the new deal, LANTA will cut its rates to 50 cents for a student day pass. Those passes will eventually be sold exclusively at schools. If you or your child relies on those LANTA student fares, it will be important to prepare for the new system. Under the old method, bus drivers sold student passes for a $1.
Former Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller only plans to live in the Lehigh Valley for a few more years, but he’s not hurting for work. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has nominated his political ally to be his managing director. Muller, the former president and chief operating officer of Binney & Smith, is fresh off a four-year stint as county executive and is currently serving as interim director of administration for new Executive Phillips Armstrong.
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".