Five days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, some Massachusetts families are growing desperate to hear from their loved ones after having the lines of communication cut off. Neddy Latimer of Leominster is in panic mode after not hearing from her family in Guanica for weeks. "Let me tell you something. I am sick to my stomach," Latimer said Monday at the Spanish American Center. "I can't sleep at night not knowing about my family." Latimer said she's been calling every day with no answer.
Several businesses were heavily damaged early Saturday morning at a commercial building in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The fire at 756-762 Adams St. broke out in the basement of the building at 2:34 a.m. and quickly reached 2 alarms. Boston fire officials said among the 7 business in the one-and-a-half story structure were a restaurant, nail salon, coffee shop and a dentist office. Firefighters spent several hours on the scene after the fire was contained due to the high levels of carbon monoxide.
Thousands of people gathered on the Boston Common Saturday afternoon in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest human peace sign. Children's Services of Roxbury, a non-profit that helps families throughout Massachusetts, organized the event. "In this world, it's like everybody is having violence and wanting to hurt each other," said Shakira, a student. "We just need peace for one day." The organizers said it wasn't enough for the crowd to just talk about peace.
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".