Two high school sweethearts from Springfield spent close to two years planning their dream wedding, only to have it destroyed by a hurricane. On June 6, 2016, Sandra Colon said 'yes' to her high school sweetheart, Joseph Alvarado. She spent more than a year putting together her dream wedding from nearly 1,700 miles away. "We always wanted a destination wedding, but Puerto Rico...you don't need a passport, so it'd be easier for friends and family to get there.
Firefighters being diagnosed with cancer has been a problem for decades, but now the statistics are even more alarming. In Boston, a firefighter has a 2.5 times rate of getting diagnosed over other Boston residents. Lieutenant Steve Graydon, a call volunteer firefighter in Huntington, and Captain Bill Deford of Longmeadow, are two strangers who share a love for their occupation, but also the pain that comes along with it. “I was diagnosed with stage 4 nonhodgkins lymphoma,” said Lt. Graydon.
This week, the Lia Auto Group Surprise Squad expanded their surprises by helping some new neighbors in Northampton and in Puerto Rico. We first told you about the Catinchi family last week, who endured Hurricane Maria, only to find everything around them destroyed. Teresita, accompanied by her son Frank, daughter Franco, son in law Daniel, and nine-month-old granddaughter McKenzie. left her life in Puerto Rico behind and is now staying in Northampton with her sister.
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".