CHELMSFORD -- For six months, local families who call upon Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home & Cremation Service to prepare their loved ones for burial have benefited from the funeral home's new, expanded building. When a business has been in operation as long as Blake -- now in its 94th year -- it occasionally has to change to ensure it continues to serve the needs of its clients, according to owner and funeral director Paul Hardy Jr.
LOWELL -- The sound of hammers filling the Thorndike Exchange Experience Center on Shattuck Street Tuesday morning was music to Karen McShea's ears. "It's so satisfying," Abigail Ramirez, 13, of Lowell, agreed as she hammered a thin wood "wall" into a model apartment unit. She's one of about a dozen girls participating in the Xchange Experience, a first-of-its-kind real estate summer program created by Lupoli Companies in partnership with Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell.
CHELMSFORD -- The teachers' union and School Committee have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract after a bitter, nearly 18-month battle that included picketing at several committee meetings. "It's fantastic. It's something we've wanted to have happen for a long time," School Committee Chairman Al Thomas said. "It's been somewhat frustrating for both sides. It seemed like we'd be able to settle it awhile ago, and then you hit some snags and get bogged down.
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 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".