WILMINGTON (CBS) – A comment by a town official about drug addicts is creating concern in Wilmington. Daniel Veerman, who is the Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals, is being criticized for calling people battling addiction “junkies” on Facebook. “He specifically called them junkies and any parent who has lost a child to this, that’s like a knife right in your gut,” said Mary Giroux. Mary Giroux lost her son Joshua to a drug addiction four years ago.
BOSTON (CBS) – A $14,000 solid silver flute is back in the hands of a Boston University student after it was stolen two months ago. “This was obviously a rare case for us,” said BU Police Officer Brandon Stone. The instrument was stolen from a classroom at the College of Fine Arts on Commonwealth Ave at the end of August. BU Police Officers used security footage from the building, area businesses and the MBTA to get a description of the suspect.
BOSTON (CBS) – A local Gold Star family is not happy presidential condolences for fallen soldiers have become a political issue. “It doesn’t go away, it’s always there and sometimes things like this will set you off,” said John Roberge. It’s been eight years since the Roberge Family of Leominster lost their son Jonathan. The 22-year-old Army Private First Class was killed in Iraq when his Humvee hit a roadside bomb.
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".