Jennette Barnes @jbarnesnews DARTMOUTH — Down a tractor path paved with quahog shells hides a piece of Massachusetts coastline both stunning and strategic.Fields of corn and alfalfa on this South Dartmouth farm slope almost imperceptibly down to the water at Allens Pond, which is not a true pond at all, but an estuary where fresh and saltwater meet, egrets hide in marsh grasses and endangered terns forage for food.Sea-level rise threatens salt marshes around the globe. But at Allens Pond,...
Jennette Barnes @jbarnesnews NEW BEDFORD — At least 297 people have relocated to New Bedford from Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria, and finding housing is the biggest problem they face, according to service providers in the community.As of Tuesday, the United Way of Greater New Bedford had conducted intakes with 86 families, including some who are single or elderly and 97 children, according to Darlene Spencer, the United Way's director of family support initiatives.Her agency is...
NEW BEDFORD — Superintendent of Schools Pia Durkin has resigned her position effective June 30, a spokesman said.She sent a letter of resignation to Mayor Jon Mitchell, and the School Committee has been informed, school spokesman Arthur Motta said.Following is the content of her resignation letter, dated Thursday, Nov. 16:Dear Mayor Jonathan Mitchell, Dr. Lawrence Finnerty, Mr. Joshua Amaral, Mr. Christopher Cotter, Mr. Jack Livramento, Mr. Jack Nobrega, and Mr. Bruce Oliveira:With this...
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 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".