Michael J. Daly: Let club compete with its neighborIt’s long been one of the obvious ironies in the city of Bridgeport: There are unquestionably more recreational options in the Bridgeport Community Correctional Center, at 1106 North Ave., ringed with concertina wire to keep its thousand or so inmates inside, than at the long-shuttered North End Boys’ and Girls’ Club across the street at 555 Madison Ave.
Michael J. Daly: Get with it Connecticut, it’s time for tollsConnecticut’s understandable deep-seated antipathy to highway tolls was born in 1983, when an out-of-control tractor-trailer plowed into cars backed up at an old-fashioned toll booth on the Connecticut Turnpike in Stratford. The crash killed six people and injured four. So horrendous was the scene, that the state that year ordered tolls on the Connecticut Turnpike and Hartford area bridges to be closed and removed.
Michael J. Daly: Want to build a casino? Help the schoolsOnce again, the eyes of the city of Bridgeport are being dazzled by the visions of neon, in all the hues of Kool-Aid and Crayola, by the cha-ching of the cash registers and the spangled allure of a casino. It’s not the first time. Let’s just say the first time didn’t work out so well.
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".