Hobson TX PO suspended, no qualified personnel to run it

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The post office in Hobson, Texas, was closed for an emergency suspension because they couldn't find someone to operate it.  The office is on the POStPlan list, and it was one of the first to have its hours reduced.  Back on November 17, 2012, the hours were reduced to two a day.  On Oct. 18, 2013, less than a year later, … Read More

APWU contributes to fight to save historic post offices

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APWU Press Release: "The APWU will make a $15,000 donation to the National Post Office Collaborate, an organization dedicated to fighting the sale of historic post offices, APWU President Cliff Guffey has announced. The Collaborate, which grew out of the fight to save the Berkeley CA post office, plans to mount legal challenges to the sale of hundreds of historic … Read More

Court stops sale of Stamford post office—again

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The Stamford Advocate has an article about the temporary injunction granted by the District Court to stop the sale of the historic Atlantic Street Station post office.  "This week, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Atherton granted a temporary injunction barring the sale of the post office to the Cappelli Organization, again. A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order last month, which expired. … Read More

Sale of Stamford post office on hold: U.S. District Court grants temporary injunction

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Yesterday there were several important developments in the fight over the historic Atlantic Street Station post office in Stamford, Connecticut, which closed on September 20 with only two-days’ notice to customers, just as the building was about to be sold to a Westchester developer. The U.S. District Court issued a preliminary injunction to stop the sale of the historic building … Read More

Post Offices sold and for sale: An update on the inventory

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It’s not easy getting information out of the Postal Service about the properties it has sold or those it has earmarked for disposal, but thanks to investigative reporter Peter Byrne, a lot of news articles, and various other sources, there’s enough information out there to piece together a picture.  Here’s what it looks like. Overall, the Postal Service has sold … Read More

USPS releases 2012 Household Diary Study

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The Postal Service has released its annual Household Diary Study.  As the Executive Summary explains, " The Household Diary Study survey, fielded continuously since 1987, aims to collect information on household use of the mail and how that use changes over time. The survey collects household information on demographics, lifestyle, attitudes toward mail and advertising, bill payment behavior, and use of … Read More