Mahwah, NJ, post office staying downtown – for now

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northjersey.com: A controversial proposal to move the main post office in Mahwah, NJ, to an annex outside the center of town has been scrapped, according to postal officials. Kurtis Bullard, a U.S. Postal Service real estate specialist, said the agency abandoned a plan to relocate to the annex post office on Industrial Avenue for “financial reasons.” Upgrading the annex to provide delivery and counter service would have cost around $600,000, he said. In June, postal service officials had proposed moving operations … Read More

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