It was a horrible idea — Lynnette Martinez knew that. But the teacher, making less in Connecticut than she had in New York, needed cash for her bills, and fast. A few years ago, she began selling drugs on the side, still reporting daily to her teaching gig. She never intended to start using them, too, but that’s what happened. “I had a good life,” the 36-year-old said. “I graduated college. I was teaching. I ended up buying a house.
New London — With the fire department’s announcement last week that it’s hiring new firefighters, some in the community couldn’t help but wonder: Why not police officers, too? The answer, it turns out, is relatively simple. The New London Fire Department is budgeted for 64 firefighters and has 59. The city police department, on the other hand, is budgeted for 70 officers and has 69, with the only unfilled post being the recently vacated deputy chief position.
New London — Crews have closed off the left lane of Colman Street after a pickup truck crashed into the front of a house there. Firefighters said it wasn’t yet clear what caused the wreck. They took the driver of the Ford F-150 to the hospital. The affected house is not far from Colman Street’s intersection with Bank Street. A house number wasn’t immediately available. Because the impact caused significant structural damage, the truck can’t be moved until the house is stabilized.
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".