McKINLEY PARK — Those looking to give back this holiday season should consider volunteering to teach English to immigrant populations at a literacy center's brand new facility in the neighborhood. Aquinas Literacy Center moved this summer into a new facility at 1751 W. 35th St. after spending two decades in a nearby church basement. The move places the center more prominently in McKinley Park and will allow it to service more students.
ARMOUR SQUARE — Bees might be a distant thought now that the weather has turned cold, but on a neighborhood rooftop, a colony of 30,000 bees is chugging along, churning out honey for Ray Tominello's startup business. Tominello, a 22-year-old Bridgeport native, started Rooftop Local Honey & Bee Products in 2015 as something of a hobby.
CANARYVILLE — St. Gabriel Parish is hosting an exhibit on the life of Mother Teresa, including a relic of the Catholic saint that has been used in miracles. The exhibit "Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Exhibit of Lover & Mercy," will open at St. Gabriel Church, 4522 S. Wallace St., on Wednesday, which is All Saints Day, and will run until Nov. 21, according to the church.
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
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".