It was Boston's version of Old Faithful — at least for a little bit. A geyser erupted on Boston Common on Monday morning. Crews had been working in the area, which triggered a gush of water that rose above the trees in the common, according to a worker on the scene. The geyser was a water main leak caused by some routine maintenance as crews checked for water leaks, according to Gina DeNapoli, spokeswoman for the Boston Water and Sewer Commission.
More than 400 flights were delayed going to and from Logan International Airport on Sunday night due to fog. About 162 flights were delayed going to Logan, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware. Another 244 flights were delayed coming from Logan, according to the website. About 70 flights were canceled at Logan as of Sunday night at 8 p.m. The National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory until 3 a.m. Monday across eastern Massachusetts and coastal Rhode Island.
Staples Inc., the Framingham-based office supplies retailer, is no longer a public company after private equity firm Sycamore Partners said it completed its $6.9 billion acquisition of the company. As a result of the completion of the merger, the common stock of Staples will no longer be listed for trading on Nasdaq, the firm said. CEO Shira Goodman will continue to the lead the firmThe chain has struggled in a challenging environment for brick-and-mortar retail.
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".