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BOSTON, Mass. – Red Roof®, a leader in the economy lodging segment is proud to announce their partnership with The Rainbow Times (TRT) in welcoming the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgendered (LGBT) Community and Association members to Boston Pride Week 2012, June 1-10. As a TAG Approved® property location, the Boston-Logan property in Saugus, MA General Manager Mike Ciulla “hopes LGBT travelers take advantage of this opportunity to stay at Red Roof for their Pride week needs.”
Boston Pride Week 2012 comes on the heels of the property’s completion of their NextGen® renovation. The Saugus property renovations are part of the brand-wide $90 million NextGen redesigned interior and exterior prototype, which debuted in December 2011 at the Miami International Airport. The new NextGen rooms satisfy travelers’ desires, mimicking many traditional comforts of home, including enhanced technology and electronic amenities. (More about the great price and amenities!)
Other nearby towns in MA: Easthampton, Northampton, Holyoke and at least six other states also declared states of emergency: New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York.
According to The Daily Hampshire Gazette, officials from Gov. Deval Patrick’s Office declared a state of emergency across Massachusetts. It could be days before power is restored, they added. The western part of the state was hit the hardest, according to reports.
The Gazette’s also reported that Schools were “cancelled Monday in South Hadley, Northampton, Amherst, Easthampton and many other towns in the region; it was not clear when they would reopen.”
In Holyoke, an emergency press release was sent to TRT from the Office of the Mayor, Elaine Pluta. Mayor Pluta has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Holyoke, and urged all residents to remain indoors and safe. This is all being coordinated through the Mayor’s Helping Hands initiative that will coordinate volunteer efforts for this disaster.
The damage did not only happen in Massachusetts. According to Boston.com, from “Maryland to Maine, officials said it would take days to restore electricity, even though the snow ended Sunday.” It is estimated that over 3 million people are without power. New York was equally hit by the storm, as well as Pennsylvania. The New York Times reported that “the unusual autumn storm dumped record amounts of snow. Connecticut and Massachusetts were among the hardest-hit states. As of 11:20 p.m. on Saturday, Plainfield, Mass., had received 27 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.”
The Washington Post reported that the “unusual October snowstorm along the East Coast is delaying flights at airports in the Northeast that are hubs for airlines.” Pennsylvania was also hit hard by the, also called, Freakish Nor’easter.
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