A committee in Warwick is pushing to end the use of road salt in the center of town. This comes after some people say dangerous levels of sodium are the cause of their high blood pressure. “We do have to balance the safety on the roads, with the health issues that are starting to impact people in the middle of town,” said Lawrence Prine, Selectman chair for Warwick. The committee proposed a ban on road salt at a recent selectboard meeting.
Some Massachusetts power customers are claiming that their bill has sky rocketed. Western Mass News received calls from concerned customers, confused by the charge. "When she showed me the bill I didn't even have the words,” said Wanessa Mendes, of Weymouth. Mendes told WFXT-TV that she received an electric bill for $761, which is hundreds more than usual, and her account was current. “I was just very, very frustrated because that is half of my mortgage," said Mendes.
A deadly flu outbreak has many parents rushing to vaccinate their children. The severe strain has caused an uptick in hospitalizations and deaths nationally. As more is understood about this year's flu, parents are calling their doctors with questions and some are questioning their decision to skip the vaccine. "The flu is real, there are children dying. Twenty of them so far is real," said Dr. John O'Reilly with Baystate Medical Center. The flu is becoming a chief concern among parents.
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".