Rumors Abound of Jacksonville, NY, Post Office Closing

Rumors Abound of Jacksonville, NY, Post Office Closing

ithaca.com: The Jacksonville, NY, Post Office is a small, unassuming building that you wouldn’t know was there until it was pointed out to you. But to many neighbors in Jacksonville it is a community cornerstone. Recently, rumors have begun to spread that the post office will soon be closing its doors, and residents are worried about the impact this might ... Read More
Neighbors concerned over fate of post office in Little Rock

Neighbors concerned over fate of post office in Little Rock

THV11.com: Neighbors in the Heights community of Little Rock, Arkansas, have been very upset the last few days after hearing from their letter carriers that the area's post office may close. The U.S. Postal Service rents the Forest Park Station property at 5420 Kavanaugh Boulevard from a local business man.  The lease is coming up, and there were questions and concerns ... Read More
Closure of post office in Kansas City forces residents to visit other branches for mail

Closure of post office in Kansas City forces residents to visit other branches for mail

fox4kc: Most of us have heard the post office motto: neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night keeps mail carriers from their appointed rounds, but when it comes to people who have post office boxes at the Country Club Station in Brookside (a neighborhood of Kansas City, MO), something is stopping them from getting their mail. There ... Read More
Postal Service to Discuss Post Offices in Hartland, VT

Postal Service to Discuss Post Offices in Hartland, VT

Officials with the United States Postal Service are looking to bring a third post office back to Hartland, Vermont — in some form, anyway. Later this month, a representative with the Postal Service will be holding a public meeting to solicit possible sites for a retail postal facility to replace the one in Hartland Four Corners that closed in late ... Read More
In split decision, PRC rejects appeal on closing of Rio Nido, CA, post office

In split decision, PRC rejects appeal on closing of Rio Nido, CA, post office

The fight appears over to save the neighborhood post office in Rio Nido, Calif., after U.S. Postal Regulatory Commissioners have deadlocked on closure last June of the century-old post office on Rio Nido Road. A deadline this week may mark the end of a Rio Nido community appeal of the sudden shutdown when postal officials said the tiny post office ... Read More
Local tech company to occupy historic Union Square post office in Somerville, MA

Local tech company to occupy historic Union Square post office in Somerville, MA

thesomervilletimes.com: The historic Union Square Post Office building in Somerville, MA, will soon be home to RightHand Robotics, a local technology company that grew out of a team of researchers from Harvard, Yale and MIT. RightHand Robotics is a leader in end-to-end solutions that reduce the cost of e-commerce order-fulfillment across industries, bringing the latest technological developments from the lab ... Read More
CPWU Fall 2017 Newsletter

CPWU Fall 2017 Newsletter

The Fall 2017 newsletter from Communities and Postal Workers United (CPWU) features articles on: The Postal service union warns of job cuts, service reductions at Charlotte rally; Richmond post office workers walk off job after working without AC; Seattle & Portland Also Rally Against Cuts; USPS cancels most planned service cuts in Bronx; DC March against Unsafe Delivery in the ... Read More
USPS to move post office out of historic Federal Building in Scranton, PA

USPS to move post office out of historic Federal Building in Scranton, PA

The Times-Tribune: The United States Postal Service will hold a public meeting next month about its plan to move the post office from the William J. Nealon Federal Building in downtown Scranton to an as-yet-undetermined, smaller location nearby, a postal official said Friday. The post office at the Federal Building, 235 N. Washington Ave. at Linden Street, has about 10,000 ... Read More
Return of Post Office in Laurie, MO, Hinges On Postal Workers Union

Return of Post Office in Laurie, MO, Hinges On Postal Workers Union

lakeexpo.com: If the City Of Laurie's post office returns, it won't be in 2017. At the Tuesday, Oct. 10 Laurie Board of Aldermen meeting, Laurie City Clerk Ron Clarke presented an update on the progress of the re-opening of the Laurie Post Office.  The United States Postal Service closed the Laurie Contract Postal Unit (CPU) in January 2017, after an ... Read More
Mahwah, NJ,  post office staying downtown - for now

Mahwah, NJ, post office staying downtown – for now

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

Letters could save historic Lihue post office

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
Local postal union, residents fight against sale of Harlem's College Station Post Office

Local postal union, residents fight against sale of Harlem’s College Station Post Office

New York Amsterdam NewsThey tried and failed in Chelsea, but the United States Postal Service wants to sell off a post office building in Harlem and residents aren’t happy. As the sale of the College Station Post Office on West 140th Street isn’t final, USPS Realty Asset Manager Gregory Lackey can’t say who he sold it to and how ... Read More
Morristown NJ moves to save iconic post office with $1.5 million purchase bid

Morristown NJ moves to save iconic post office with $1.5 million purchase bid

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

USPS workers have emerged as heroes in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

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

Chicago awards old Post Office preliminary landmark status, tax incentive

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
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