Postal Service looks to close post office in downtown Victoria, Texas

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The Postal Service has begun a discontinuance study to close the downtown post office in Victoria, Texas.  The Postal Service rents the space from the General Services Administration for $305,000 annually, plus $160,000 in utilities.  If the GSA were to lower the rent, the post office might stay put, but if that doesn't happen, downtown businesses will suffer, and it will … Read More

Why the Post Office Matters and Why Corporate America Is Stealing It

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Lauren Steiner, LA Progressive: The rally I went to Saturday to save the Santa Monica Post Office was a bit of a bummer. After 75 years of continuous service, the branch on Arizona and 5th Street was closing its doors for good. The U.S. Postal Service, a vital part of the public infrastructure of this country and a source of hundreds of … Read More

Final Blow: Postal Service issues ‘final determination’ to sell La Jolla’s post office

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The day after La Jollans celebrated their country’s independence with a fireworks display at the cove, the Postal Service tacked a notice to the Wall Street post office that many La Jollans consider decidedly unpatriotic — USPS’s “final determination” of plans to sell the historic building at 1140 Wall St. Community members who have been working to keep postal services … Read More

USPS moves forward on sale of historic Northfield MN post office

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The U.S. Postal Service's pending sale of Northfield's downtown post office has been a long and, at times, frustrating process for multiple local groups.  Now the Postal Service is doing a fresh appraisal and rethinking the selling price.  In the meantime, a survey of downtown businesses reports that they use the facility often for sending and receiving mail and rate the … Read More

Protestors occupy private airport mail facility; five arrested

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Five protestors, calling themselves “postal protectors," were arrested today in an occupation of a private air cargo facility slated to handle and process US mail.  “Postal mail handlers and mail processing clerks are losing their jobs to profiteering, private corporations,” declared Jamie Partridge, a retired letter carrier who joined the civil disobedience action at the Matheson Flight Extenders facility, just … Read More

Postal Service caught snooping on the mail

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Snail mail is subject to the same kind of scrutiny that the National Security Agency has given to telephone calls and e-mail.  Under the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program, Postal Service computers photograph the exterior of every piece of paper mail that is processed in the United States. Read more at the New York Times.  (Source for cartoon)