Letters could save historic Lihue post office

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Thegardenisland.com: The potential relocation of the Rice Street post office in Lihue, Hawaii, to the carrier annex by the airport is still up in the air. And, representatives from the U.S. Postal Service met for two hours with about 25 people at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall Wednesday to clarify misinformation shared at the last public meeting in April. … Read More

Morristown NJ moves to save iconic post office with $1.5 million purchase bid

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Daily Record: The town of Morristown, New Jersey has submitted a $1.5 million bid to buy the century-old U.S. Post Office, a decaying, 19,000-square-foot facility by The Green that is listed on state and national historic registers. “We want to preserve it and possibly use it for town functions or partner with some non-profits and bring it back to its glory. We have … Read More

USPS workers have emerged as heroes in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

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With the Puerto Rico power grid shredded by Hurricane Maria, the U.S. Postal Service has taken the place of cellphone service at the forefront of island communications. Only 15 percent of electrical power has been restored since the storm bludgeoned the U.S. territory on Sept. 20, but 99 of Puerto Rico’s 128 post offices are delivering mail. Tents have taken … Read More

Chicago awards old Post Office preliminary landmark status, tax incentive

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Curbed Chicago: Currently in the midst of a multi-year renovation into high-tech offices, Chicago’s 1930’s Main Post Office building was awarded a preliminary landmark recommendation at yesterday’s meeting of the City’s Commission on Landmarks. In addition to protecting the 2.8 million-square-foot Art Deco structure from future demolition, the move also enabled the project to receive a special tax assessment to … Read More

Could the downtown Grand Rapids, MI, post office finally be moving?

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For years Grand Rapids city leaders have tried to negotiate a way to pry prime property from the United States Postal Service (USPS) in the downtown area. It hasn’t worked. But now, multiple sources are telling WZZM 13 new discussions are underway between Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss and the federal government to try to make a deal for the … Read More