I’m a reporter covering Catonsville and Arbutus for The Baltimore Sun Media Group. My work can be found at BaltimoreSun.com and the pages of The Baltimore Sun, along with the Catonsville Times and Arbutus Times, two weekly publications.
I previously spent nearly five years in Bethany Beach, Delaw...
The Y in Central Maryland has taken over operations of the defunct Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake. In a June 6 letter from the area Big Brothers board chairman, Steve Lambertson, and president and CEO, Kera Ritter, supporters were told the organization, which has operated Baltimore-area programs for more than 60 years, had been struggling financially.
Months after the Lansdowne and Violetville volunteer fire departments merged, the Violetville fire house has been sold. The brick building on Benson Avenue was sold July 28 for $1.1 million, said Michael Sparks, the fire department's president. Sparks declined to name the buyer and online state property records don't list the recent ownership change. The property is zoned for light manufacturing uses, according to county records.
Maryland isn't in the path of next Monday's total solar eclipse, but that's not stopping area celebrations to mark the first total eclipse of the sun visible in the contiguous United States in 38 years.
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".