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

Planning Board Approves Developer’s Proposal For Former Post Office in Princeton, NJ

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Princeton’s Planning Board last week voted unanimously in favor of an application to turn the former U.S. Post Office branch on Palmer Square into a restaurant. Triumph Brewing Company is expected to move from its current location on Nassau Street to the historic Palmer Square building. No official target date for the move has been mentioned. “My client closed with … Read More

Bed-Stuy Post Office Is ‘Proof God Hates You,’ Residents Say

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Bed-Stuy, NY Patch: The most hated place in Bed-Stuy (the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY) may be the Brevoort Station Post Office, whose “Soup Nazi” employees have been refusing to deliver packages and sometimes scaring customers for more than 30 years. As one Yelp reviewer put it, “There IS a God and he HATES you because THIS is your post office!” … Read More