Napa developer purchases downtown post office

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The North Bay Business Journal: A buyer has come forward for Downtown Napa’s historic Franklin Station post office, which suffered extensive damage in the August 2014 earthquake, and has sat vacant since. The buyer is Jim Keller, a Napa real estate agent and developer, who has tentative plans for a mixed-use development for the ½-acre property.“We’re going to re-purpose and … Read More

The Postal Service plans to end COD home delivery

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The Postal Service is planning to end COD mail to home addresses. Under current policy, COD — officially “Collect on Delivery,” aka “cash on delivery” — can be delivered by the carrier to an address (COD per se) or it can be picked up by the customer at the post office, which is officially “Hold For Pick Up” (HFPU). The home delivery … Read More

Communities and Postal Workers United calls for protests on Inauguration Weekend

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All Out for Massive Labor-Community Protests – Inauguration Weekend Jan. 20-22 Call to Action – Let’s build a nationwide United Front against Trump by Communities and Postal Workers United & Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services The election of Donald Trump is dangerous for all working people, including and especially immigrants, people of color, women, LGBTQ people and the disabled.  … Read More

Producer Joel Silver’s Venice Post Office becomes “Eyesore” and Activists Cry Foul

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Hollywood Reporter: When Joel Silver purchased the iconic Venice Post Office building in 2012, the producer of The Matrix and Lethal Weapon films told elected officials that converting the 1939 building into the headquarters of Silver Pictures would result in jobs, free arts-related programs and the preservation of historical features — including the famous Story of Venice mural that adorned … Read More

Rumors fly about losing downtown post office in Bowling Green, KY

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WBKO: Customers at the downtown post office in Bowling Green, Kentucky, have been told that branch may not be an option sometime in the near future. Former mayor of Bowling Green, Elaine walker posted on Facebook that she was told that location would be shutting down.  She says closing down that location could be catastrophic.  Walker is worried that removing … Read More

OIG says Postal Service outsources billions on contractor studies, with no process to store or share results

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USPS OIG: The U.S. Postal Service paid over $5.6 billion for contracts under the commercial products and services portfolio between fiscal years (FY) 2009 and 2015. This portfolio purchases a range of goods and services, including strategic consulting, logistics and fulfillment, market research and brand management, and financial and accounting services. The OIG found that the Postal Service did not … Read More

Berkeley mail delivery prompts tidal wave of complaints

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Berkeleyside: It’s definitely not just you. Late-night and skipped mail deliveries, suspect delivery “attempts,” slow service and mis-delivered mail: Berkeleyside has received complaints about the U.S. Postal Service from more than 80 Berkeley residents in the past week who detailed a range of problems throughout October. And some say there has been trouble for much longer. “USPS has been horrible lately – either very late … Read More

The bar in Trump’s new DC hotel honors postal history (sort of)

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The grand opening of the Trump Hotel at the Old Post Office Pavilion in Washington, DC, has been getting a lot of attention this week.  Several news items focus on the hotel’s cocktail lounge.  See, for example, the Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and the Washingtonian, as well as an earlier piece from September in the Washington DC Eater. The Trump Hotel … Read More

Finksburg MD post office will move

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Carroll County Times: The Finksburg, Maryland, post office will move, but its new home hasn’t been decided upon.  In a news release distributed this week, the U.S. Postal Service announced its decision to relocate the Finksburg post office, but said a new site has not yet been determined.At an August community meeting on a possible relocation of the office, Richard … Read More