Fernandina Beach FL post office restorations underway

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WJAX-TV: The historic building where the Fernandina Beach Post Office currently resides is now under restoration and construction.  Fernandina Beach commissioners said there’s been a push to get the building fixed for about six years.“It’s potentially a great building it’s just been uncared for for years and was probably a lot better 15 years ago,” said neighbor Steven Traver.  Action … Read More

Postal Service proposing relocation of Pooler GA Post Office

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savannahnow.com: For more than 40 years, the Pooler Post Office has sat on the corner of U.S. 80 and Pinewood Drive [in Pooler, GA]. Initially a good size for the surrounding city, the post office has become more than inconvenient as Pooler’s population has exploded to more than 20,000 people.Parking on-site is limited. Lines can be frustratingly long. Pooler Mayor Mike … Read More

Civic Center Post Office in San Francisco to Relocate

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Hoodline: After years of complaints about the squalid conditions of the Civic Center Post Office at Hyde and Golden Gate in San Francisco, USPS has finally set a date for its relocation.Starting April 25th, those who rent postboxes at the soon-to-be-demolished 101 Hyde will begin receiving their mail at Fox Plaza (1390 Market St.) USPS is relocating the existing postboxes the previous day; no … Read More

Tour Bozeman’s First Post office

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KBZK.com: If you’re interested in stepping back in time tomorrow’s your chance. Bozeman’s First Federal Building and Post Office located at 32 South Tracy first opened its doors nearly 100 years ago. The building became the property of HRDC in the mid nineties. They spent $2 million to renovate the building.Old pictures line the hallways and show the different stages of construction. It cost … Read More

Historic Santa Monica Post Office Could Be Creative Space

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surfsantamonica.com: Santa Monica’s U.S. Post Office on 5th Street, a legacy of the New Deal-era that was closed three years ago, might re-open as a “creative” office space under a proposal that adds a new building while also trying to preserve the site’s historic character.  It will be short on parking, though.  A new 14,490 square foot, three-story building (32 … Read More

Historic Princeton post office to become restaurant brewpub

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centraljersey.com: Princeton’s crowded and competitive dining scene will add a restaurant/brewpub that a developer has proposed for the historic former post office in Palmer Square.The entity 20 Palmer Square East LLC, owned by an executive with the company that won the bidding war for the property in 2013, last week filed with the town plans to redesign a now vacant 1930s-era … Read More

Westbrookville NY Post Office Might Remain Open

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Epoch Times: The efforts of residents and local officials came to fruition when Marlene Roe, postmistress of the Westbrookville Post Office,  received a phone call from Port Jervis Postmaster Bob Maskara on March 21. He said that the post office will remain open.Although nothing is officially in writing yet, Roe says a federal employee will run the operation until a … Read More

USPS OIG: Funding the Universal Service Obligation

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USPS OIG: Historically the purpose of the postal monopolies has been to ensure the postal Service has adequate revenue to cover the cost of its universal service obligation. The combination of decline in letter mail and the the price cap on monopoly products has challenged the ability of the monopolies to earn sufficient revenue. The OIG looked at various funding … Read More

Developer is buying Chicago’s Old Main Post Office

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Crain’s Chicago Business: The owner of two high-profile downtown Chicago properties is set to buy a notorious one: the sprawling Old Main Post Office.Developer 601W has a contract on the 2.7 million-square-foot colossus along the Chicago River in the West Loop, according to a broker who is representing Monaco-based owner Bill Davies in the sale.Led by Mark Karasick, 601W is … Read More

U.S. mail service to Cuba resumes

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The Washington Post: Days before Monday’s groundbreaking trip to Cuba by President Obama and Michelle Obama, mail service has  resumed between the U.S. and the island nation. Now they will be able to send a postcard home. “The U.S. Postal Service is pleased to participate in the historic direct transportation of mail service with Cuba,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. “Moving … Read More

Post Office Savior

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Santa Barbara Independent: In 2008, the Postal Service unveiled sweeping plans to sell off thousands of buildings nationwide, including hundreds of historic post offices, many designed by famous architects and full of awesome artwork.   When that plan landed on the desk of Milford Wayne Donaldson, California’s State Historic Preservation Officer from 2004-2012, the architect was stunned. So he began fighting … Read More

Amazon deliveries and at-risk workers lead to more accidents and injuries at the Postal Service

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Last week the Postal Service shared some information with the Postal Regulatory Commission about accidents and safety issues.  As one might expect, the increased use of all those recently hired postal workers — 117,000 in 2015 — is leading to more injuries and accidents. Replacing experienced career employees with inexperienced non-career employee comes at a cost both to the Postal … Read More