LOWELL -- Michelle Vlamis has never been fearful as a Jew living in America. Growing up, she truly believed that the hatred was in the past, and Jewish people were safe here. But Vlamis no longer feels as secure, especially after recent events, including last weekend's gathering of neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members in Charlottesville, Va. -- in which a white supremacist allegedly drove a car into a group of counter-protesters, killing one and injuring many others.
LOWELL -- The Billerica "kid" is coming home. Musician Bobbo Byrnes, who grew up in Billerica before moving to Southern California about 15 years ago for music, will play a show at UnchARTed in Lowell Friday night. His performance in the Mill City comes on the heels of his recent 65-show European tour with The Fallen Stars, his Americana rock band. Similar artists to his band include Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
LOWELL -- Rick Shaffer has faced opposition from many corners in the last year. It started with the owner of a neighboring apartment complex, River Place Towers, who took him to court on multiple occasions. Then it was UMass Lowell officials, urging students and parents to steer clear of Shaffer's private dormitory. Despite all the controversy surrounding Edge Merrimack River in downtown Lowell, Shaffer was smiling and jovial Thursday morning.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".