Part 1 in a MassLive series on what happens to Massachusetts' poor and unwanted when they die and the few people who take on the task of burying them. Stephen Ledoux had a physician’s order to remain on oxygen “at all times.”The homeless Brocktonite, a 53-year-old opioid addict, suffered chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and assorted other ailments typically seen in people decades his senior, consequences of hard living. He was receiving methadone treatment at a local clinic.
Milford Police Department spent the majority of Wednesday running on generator power after a Republic Services garbage truck crashed into a nearby utility pole and became tangled in the wires. "Garbage truck may sit all day in middle of police station parking lot trapped by downed wires," the department wrote on Facebook on Wednesday morning following the crash. "Crews expected to work all day and into the night."
A live bullet was found inside the boys locker room at Hopkinton High School on Thursday, prompting school officials to end classes for the day and dismiss the student body. "We were notified this morning that a single round of ammunition was found in the boys team room," wrote school Principal Evan Bishop, in a message to staff and parents. "Immediately, local Police and fire were contacted and our Crisis Response Team was convened."
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".