Mayor Martin Walsh announced the launch of a new initiative Thursday that is aimed at supporting individuals in recovery from substance abuse. The PAIR (Personal Advancement for Individuals in Recovery) Initiative is a grant program, made possible through collaboration between The Letter Foundation and the Gavin Foundation. It will provide support for recovering addicts in achieving their housing, education, and workplace goals.
I was out walking with my wife the other evening, and it was a splendid evening, with a breezy coolness settling in after a muggy day and a pretty sky full of scattered pewter clouds and fading sunlight. Then this weirdo bug flew by and settled on the grass next to me, and immediately I raised my foot and stomped it into eternity. “Take that, Lycorma delicatula,” I said. For that is the formal name of my victim, better known as the spotted lanternfly.
If Lafayette College freshman McCrae Williams fell and hit his head on the concrete floor of his dormitory, as authorities surmise, the impact likely sparked bleeding and swelling in his brain that eventually killed him. That, at least, is what high-impact head injuries often do, and the danger is reflected in the numbers: Brain trauma leads to about 52,000 deaths, 275,000 hospitalizations and 1.3 million emergency room visits a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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".