Local Businesses, Newspaper Delivery Suffering From Post Office Closing in Cadiz, Ohio

Local Businesses, Newspaper Delivery Suffering From Post Office Closing in Cadiz, Ohio

Harrison News Herald: All across Cadiz, Ohio, businesses and residents are feeling the sting of the post office closing.  (The post office was closed by emergency suspension on Sept. 1, due to structural deficiencies in the building, which is owned by the USPS.) After speaking with enough people one gets the impression that residents are ready to make their own ... Read More
Push to save – and rename – Richmond post office continues

Push to save – and rename – Richmond post office continues

Richmond Standard: The U.S. Postal Service’s recent announcement that it will sell the historic Main Post Office building at 1025 Nevin Ave in Richmond, Calif. has not slowed Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s attempt to rename the 1938-built structure after a former Richmond postmaster. “Mark will continue to push for the passage of the renaming legislation in tandem with his efforts to ... Read More
Meeting scheduled on USPS plans to "relocate" and sell historic Lihue, Hawaii post office

Meeting scheduled on USPS plans to “relocate” and sell historic Lihue, Hawaii post office

TheGardenIsland.com: United States Postal Service representatives will return to Kauai on Oct. 11 to bring the community up to speed on the potential relocation of the Lihue post office. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. at War Memorial Convention Hall, and USPS real estate specialist Greg Shelton will be there to answer questions. The Rice Street post office’s proposed ... Read More
Billions Served: Foot Traffic at the Post Office, an OIG report

Billions Served: Foot Traffic at the Post Office, an OIG report

The USPS Office of Inspector General has just issued a white paper on retail foot traffic at the more than 30,000 USPS-run post offices.  The report shows that Americans visited post offices some 2.7 billion times in FY 2016 — about triple the Postal Service’s official figure for customer visits, which refers to transactions only. This has some important implications ... Read More
USPS Service Alerts for Hurricane Irma

USPS Service Alerts for Hurricane Irma

USPS Service AlertsHurricane Irma has left destruction across the Caribbean. The Category 5 hurricane is one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded. It continues to track toward South Florida, where it could make landfall this weekend. Many residents have evacuated ahead of the dangerous winds and storm surge associated with this hurricane. USPS operations have been impacted. Check “Service ... Read More
Harlem Post Office to Relocate But Residents Fear Continued Poor Service

Harlem Post Office to Relocate But Residents Fear Continued Poor Service

DNAinfo: The U.S. Postal Service wants the community to know there will be no change in service when the College Station Post Office at 140th Street relocates two blocks south. That's what residents are afraid of. Gregory Lackey, a realty asset manager for the USPS, told residents Wednesday night that the new building has 2,900 square feet, three service counters, ... Read More
Cadiz, Ohio, Post Office closes due to structural damage

Cadiz, Ohio, Post Office closes due to structural damage

WTOV: The news came almost unexpectedly — P.O. box holders were the first to learn it, and now others are learning: the village of Cadiz, OH, is soon to be without a post office. “We received a letter indicating that the post office has some structural deficiencies and under postal regulations the building needs to be closed," Village Administrator Charley ... Read More
USPS Service Alerts Due to Tropical Storm Harvey

USPS Service Alerts Due to Tropical Storm Harvey

About.USPS.com: Harvey aftermath A week after Hurricane Harvey came ashore in Texas, residents along the Gulf Coast are dealing with the destruction caused by historic flooding. Many residents have been displaced. Relief efforts continue. The Postal Service is now in active storm recovery, but we’re open for business — offering delivery and retail services — where it’s safe to do so ... Read More
Suspended post office in Pulaski, Va., will reopen within 90 days

Suspended post office in Pulaski, Va., will reopen within 90 days

WBDJ7: Work is underway to reopen a shuttered United States Post Office in the town of Pulaski, Virginia, according to a statement from Senator Mark Warner's office. According to a spokesperson for Warner, the United States Postal Service intends to reoccupy the original post office within 90 days once necessary repairs to the building's flooring are made. The Pulaski Post ... Read More
Orlando's Colonialtown post office sells, to close in 2020

Orlando’s Colonialtown post office sells, to close in 2020

Orlando Sentinel: Two Orlando doctors purchased a downtown Orlando post office building with plans to redevelop it after the postal lease expires in 2020. Nestled in the Mills/50 District, the one-story, concrete-block building at 611 N. Mills Ave. was built more than six decades ago and has long served at the post office for neighborhoods and businesses on the east ... Read More
Mayor of Richmond, Calif., says closure & sale of historic post office is not a done deal

Mayor of Richmond, Calif., says closure & sale of historic post office is not a done deal

East Bay Times: As postal officials affirm their intention to close the downtown post office, Richmond’s mayor and Congressman say the battle to save it is far from over. “I think it’s important that people understand that we’re working hard on this,” Mayor Tom Butt said in a telephone interview last week. “We are talking (to postal officials). There are ... Read More
Postal Service leaves historic William Penn Annex Post Office building in Philadelphia

Postal Service leaves historic William Penn Annex Post Office building in Philadelphia

The 78-year-old William Penn Annex Post Office at Ninth and Market Streets in Philadelphia — known for its stunning Art Deco interior — shut down permanently at noon Saturday and will move all postal services to the Cast Iron Building at 718 Arch St. as part of a cost-saving program. There will be no change to post office box numbers ... Read More
Historic Post Office in Richmond, Calif, to be sold despite opposition

Historic Post Office in Richmond, Calif, to be sold despite opposition

East Bay Times: The downtown post office in Richmond, Calif., will close, the U.S. Postal Service has decided, despite the fervent objections of the mayor, the local county supervisor and U.S. congressman, much of the business community, civic organizations, and many neighborhood residents. The news came in a letter, stamped Aug. 10 and addressed to Mayor Tom Butt, posted on ... Read More
No renewal for post office lease in Howard Beach, NY

No renewal for post office lease in Howard Beach, NY

Queens Chronicle: Following weeks of negotiations, the property owner of the Cross Bay Boulevard Post Office in Howard Beach, Queens, NY, has decided not to renew the lease with the U.S. Postal Service and now area leaders are scrambling to find a new location by December. “We can report that the current landlord confirmed their intention to lease to another ... Read More
Postal Service seeking new location for suspended post office in Martinsburg, Iowa

Postal Service seeking new location for suspended post office in Martinsburg, Iowa

The News-Review: The U.S. Postal Service has announced they will relocate their local services to a “yet-to-be-determined” location after raising concerns over the previous location in Martinsburg, Iowa. According to USPS, their goal “is to select a new customer service location as close to the current site as possible” and further stating the new site will provide a convenient location ... Read More
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