The details of the four finalists left in the running to buy Burlington Telecom will be revealed at 11 a.m. Wednesday, after months of keeping even the names of bidders secret. Mayor Miro Weinberger said the city had signed non-disclosure agreements with the hopefuls who wanted to buy the utility and that the secrecy put the city in a stronger negotiating position.
A worst-case scenario came true for Nick Walls and Ashley Baker on Tuesday afternoon: two police officers came to the encampment the couple calls home and told them they would have to leave. "It is important for you to pick up your campsite and move it off this property," reads a sign thumb-tacked to a tree in the Sears Lane camp the couple has occupied since January. "If you don't, the City will remove the camp and all things left on the property on October 10."
While Burlington scores well within fair housing guidelines, a recent report shows there's room for improvement in terms of affordability and access. "There's not going to be a big red bullet on something saying oh, we're terrible and we have to fix this immediately," Marcy Esbjerg told the Burlington City Council while presenting on the draft report on Monday night. "What we're going to be suggesting is ways that we could continue to improve our community."
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".