Historic Carnegie post office repurposed as cafe

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The historic post office in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, got repurposed this week as the Carnegie Coffee Company.  The post office closed in 2008, and retail services were relocated to smaller quarters in the back of a Family Dollar store.  At that time, postal officials cited "competition from private mail firms, a need to keep costs in line with services and a desire … Read More

Historic Plant City, FL post office closed on one day’s notice

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The 1936 post office in downtown Plant City, Florida, has been closed due to deteriorating conditions in the basement, discovered in a routine inspection. Postal spokeswoman Enola C. Rice said the building is expected to reopen but she didn't know when.  In the meantime, all postal services, including post offices boxes, have been moved to the Plant City Walden Woods Post … Read More

Panel on how the press is (not) covering the destruction of the Postal Service

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San Francisco, July 11: Gray Brechin and a panel of journalists will discuss how the press is (not) covering the story of the destruction of the Postal Service and what has happened to investigative journalism as the mass media has become increasingly corporatized, commercialized, and monopolized. Read more.

Protest the sale of the Bronx GPO – July 26-27

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Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services (CLUPJS), a coalition of postal workers and community activists, is calling for a protest to stop the sale of the historic Bronx General Post Office on July 26 and 27.  Read more.  

New downtown York post office opens with ‘everything but the floor’

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The Postal Service is in negotiations to sell the historic York, Pennsylvania, post office for a reported $800,000.  The new post office just opened.  "I went to the other post office for more than 50 years, but I think I'll be OK once I find my way around," said Mike Hyslop, a 67-year-old city resident. Hyslop spent his adult life going to … Read More

Postal Service still eyeing consolidation in Blue Springs, MO

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Postal Service officials hope to complete the consolidation of the two Blue Springs post offices into one by July 2014. Richard A. Watkins, a spokesperson for the Mid-America District of the Postal Service, said that the main post office building . . . Read more.