Keolis Commuter Services, the company that operates commuter-rail trains for the MBTA, has attracted attention for its new push to crack down on fare evasion. It's posted agents in Back Bay and North and South stations to check that riders have paid fare, and it plans to install gates next year that will require riders to scan tickets to get on trains. But the company isn't looking to jumpstart revenue just by tsk-tsking free riders.
It's Brookline's first deal since a stock offering this spring intended in part to raise money for mergers. Brookline Bank’s holding company has agreed to acquire Newton-based First Commons Bank for $56 million, its first deal since a stock offering this spring intended in part to raise money for mergers. First Commons has more than $320 million in assets and two branches, in Newton Centre and Wellesley.
The state’s top retailer lobbying group has decided to move forward with a ballot proposal that would cut the sales tax from 6.25 percent to 5 percent and reserve one weekend a year for tax-free sales in Massachusetts. The Retailers Association of Massachusetts had previously indicated that it would pursue putting a proposal on the November 2018 ballot, but was not yet sure whether it wanted to aim for a new sales tax of 5 percent or 4.5 percent.
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".