Superintendent Maureen Binienda appears headed for a near-perfect review from the School School Committee next month based on the comments made after her first self-evaluation. The School Committee will formally evaluate Binienda’s mid-year performance at a Dec. 21 meeting, but earlier this month, after Binienda went through a review of her own leadership, school committee members gave a preview, and the verdict was overwhelmingly positive.
Jay Ash, the state’s secretary of Housing and Economic Development, attended a meeting at City Hall Monday, Nov. 20, between city and PawSox officials. Both the meeting and Ash’s involvement were confirmed to Worcester Magazine by multiple sources, but the subject of the meeting remains unclear. The meeting took place in the Levi Lincoln Chambers on the third floor of City Hall and included at least two renderings of ballparks visible to a reporter from the hallway.
BATTLE LINES: The AWARE tax coalition and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce have both chimed in on the split tax rate decision upcoming at city council. Every year, these are the loudest two groups on the issue. The Chamber wants the city moving in the direction of a single tax rate. The AWARE coalition wants the council voting to keep residential rates as low as possible, essentially leaving the gap right where it is.
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".