Boston Police officials say a police officer involved in a recent confrontation had been part of the department’s body camera pilot program – but hadn’t been wearing a body camera at the time of the incident because the program had already ended. The disclosure came during a City Council hearing Monday on the results so far of the BPD’s year-long test program, in which about 100 officers wore the cameras while on duty.
It’s well before 9 a.m., and the phones are ringing off the hook at Cicorria Tree Services, headquarters in Beverley. It’s the morning after the most recent winter storm to hit the Northeast. Hunched over a desk, owner Mark Cicorria scribbles furiously into a spiral notebook as the calls flood in, each with at least one thing in common: a tree, or part of a tree, has fallen – maybe onto a driveway, maybe onto power lines. Maybe onto three cars – that call just came in.
A new thirteen-member Boston City Council with an historic five women of color among its members wants to have more impact – on everything from how schools are governed to affordable housing to police body cameras and – maybe most radical – bringing more direct democracy to city government. In a city with a “strong mayor” form of local governance, Boston’s City Council has often, (whether fairly or not) been considered second-fiddle to the oversized role the mayor plays.
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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 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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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".