Summer in Massachusetts might be too short, but now that I spend most of my time with a toddler, some days — especially the hot, sticky kind — can feel very, very long. It can be easy to forget that there are beautiful places to explore beyond beaches and the air-conditioned aisles at Target, wonderful for whiling away a day or a just hour with a toddler or preschooler. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln is one of those places.
The town of Canton is pleading with the state for help on a stalled construction project at the Canton Junction commuter rail station. The town has received complaints about dangerous conditions generated by the work and is asking the state to intervene. Keolis, which runs the commuter rail, is repairing the ramp and stairs at the station, said Town Administrator Charles Aspinwall.
Quincy Center is a bustling place these days, with new restaurants, condos, and apartments around every corner. But as private development has ramped up, so has the demand for infrastructure improvements to support them. City leaders, who have invested nearly $85 million from various sources to make downtown more attractive for developers, are planning to spend another $80 million, including $46 million for a parking garage, according to figures from the city’s planning office.
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".