UPDATE: At 9 p.m. MassDOT reported all lanes were now open. WORCESTER -- Interstate 190 in Worcester has been shut down at the I-290 interchange to exit 2 in both directions while crews work to remove a sign bridge that spans the highway. Traffic at 3:45 p.m. was backing up on I-190, I-290 and many connecting roads. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says there is no access to I-190 from I-290 during the closure.
Made in Massachusetts is an ongoing feature taking you inside the products made right here in the Bay State and the people who make them. Sporting a drive-through window, Friendly's is about to open its second new restaurant in a year. The restaurant, to open Nov. 6 at the Apex Center in Marlborough, is the prototype for a new concept for the Massachusetts-based chain. The company will begin retrofitting restaurants with the new look and adding drive-throughs at 10 existing locations.
As few as five years ago, Worcester was a different place. The north end of Main Street was a darkened corridor that was mostly shut down after 5 p.m. The former South Worcester Industrial Park looked like a post-apocalyptic wasteland and the city's downtown was a dead center known best as showcase of Worcester's drug epidemic. The perceptions still linger, but the reality is far from it.
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".