HARTFORD -- Every week at the Wilson-Gray YMCA in Hartford's North End, there's a group of people strategizing and thinking feverishly about their next move. At first glance, it may seem like an ordinary game of chess, but there's a lot more at play. Earlier this year, Dan Pelletier moved part of his DIG Academy to the capital city. It's a program focused on teaching chess and soccer. It began several years ago in Weston, with Pelletier charging for private and group lessons.
HARTFORD -- Those who lost loved ones during the Sandy Hook School shooting said, finding closure is still tough because they're constantly dealing with pain they never saw coming after that tragic day. Nicole Hockley’s six-year old son, Dylan was killed at Sandy Hook. Hockley said, she’s constantly under attack from people making vicious claims about that day. “For people to say that I’m an actor. For people to say I never had a son or that my son is still alive.
AVON -- Once the sun sets, parking lots, with dozens of parked cars become a prime hunting ground for crooks. "All the thefts have happen at 2-3 o'clock in the morning," said Avon resident Ray Rosario. Rosario lives in the Avon Mill Apartment Complex where earlier this year, thieves shattered his car windows overnight and even stole the tires and rims off his brand new car. "We feel helpless. You work hard for what you have.
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".