By Darrell HalenWakefield@wickedlocal.com A youth risk behavior survey of Wakefield students conducted earlier this year shows some positive trends – such as a decline in bullying in the high school – but also some alarming statistics of increased use by high school students of marijuana and e-cigarettes.Results of the survey, taken in April by Wakefield Memorial High School students in grades nine through 12, and by Galvin Middle School seventh- and eighth-graders, were shared with...
By Darrell HalenWakefield@wickedlocal.com Making Wakefield’s downtown more inviting and attractive to people was once again a topic of discussion at a Board of Selectmen meeting.On Sept. 25, selectmen heard from Mark Favermann of Favermann Design in Boston, a company they recently hired, and Patricia Domigan, director of Massachusetts municipal services for the design firm VHB.The topic on the agenda was streetscape improvements.The consultants will focus their project on Lake...
By Darrell Halenwakefield@wickedlocal.com In April, Wakefield’s Board of Selectmen might undergo a name change.During their two-hour Sept. 11 meeting, a majority of the seven-member board – Chairman Paul DiNocco, Mehreen Butt, Ann Santos, and Ed Dombroski – backed changing the board’s name to Town Council.The vote occurred during a 35-minute discussion that night, a continuation of a conversation from a board meeting earlier this year, on whether officials should adopt a name that 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'
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".