Welcome back: Missed today's headlines? Don't worry we've got you covered. Here are some share-worthy stories from the Massachusetts Patch network to talk about tonight. The Newton man who was once convicted of stealing a laptop from the law school he was attending, and then who walked into the court clerk's office and changed the verdict from "guilty" to "not guilty" himself ( spoiler alert: he didn't graduate and he went to jail) is facing new charges.
Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the nation, according to the United Health Foundation's 2017 America's Health Rankings report. The Bay State snagged the top spot for the first time in the report's history, steadily moving up from No. 11 in 1990 and ending Hawaii's five-year run as the healthiest state. The United Health Foundation scored states based on 35 factors covering behaviors, community and environment, policy, clinical care and outcomes data.
The State of Massachusetts is holding on to $2.4 billion in unclaimed money, and some of it may be yours. Treasurer Deborah Goldberg's Unclaimed Property Division holds the money until it is claimed by the rightful owner or that person's heirs — and many people who have unclaimed cash don't even know about it. What is unclaimed property?
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".