Trial Unlikely in Fight Over Berkeley Post Office

Trial Unlikely in Fight Over Berkeley Post Office

A federal judge seemed disinclined to order a trial in the U.S. Postal Service’s now four-year legal fight with the city of Berkeley over the planned sale of its historic downtown post office, wary of claims the city is intentionally trying to diminish the building’s value and discourage buyers. “We’re not just talking about the Postal Service’s ability to sell ... Read More
Postal workers (and others) bid a fond farewell to Congressman Darrell Issa

Postal workers (and others) bid a fond farewell to Congressman Darrell Issa

Congressman Darrell Issa announced today that he will not seek re-election to the House.  After spending much of his term as chair (2010 - 2015) of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holding hearings and promoting legislation that would have ended Saturday delivery, required millions of households to convert to cluster box delivery, created a commission to close ... Read More
Zanoni, MO, post office to reopen in pricey new alternate quarters

Zanoni, MO, post office to reopen in pricey new alternate quarters

The U.S. Postal Service plans to spend approximately $270,000 to $280,000 to reopen a post office facility in the area of Zanoni, MO, USPS real estate specialist Vee Spikes said Monday at a meeting held at the Gainesville post office. The new facility will be open two hours a day during the week and four hours on Saturday, operated by ... Read More
Feds Press Lawsuit Against Berkeley's Historic Civic Center District

Feds Press Lawsuit Against Berkeley’s Historic Civic Center District

Save the Berkeley Post Office Newsletter: The City of Berkeley and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), acting on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service, will be in Federal Court on Thursday January 11, 2018. This hearing is the result of a suit filed by the DOJ against Berkeley on August 22, 2016. The DOJ suit alleges that Berkeley’s Civic ... Read More
CPWU Newsletter - Winter 2018

CPWU Newsletter – Winter 2018

The Winter 2018 newsletter of Communities and Postal Workers United (CPWU) is out, with articles about letter carriers protesting against delivering in the dark, protests in response to postal management eliminating 36 positions at the main Des Moines post office, and more.  Read here ... Read More
Historic downtown post office in Richmond, Calif., is listed for sale, upsetting residents

Historic downtown post office in Richmond, Calif., is listed for sale, upsetting residents

Richmond, Calif., Mayor Tom Butt bemoaned the pending sale of the downtown Richmond Main Post office building while sharing the property’s real estate listing. The mayor was among the public officials and residents who fought to keep the post office from closing. “Despite valiant attempts to stop it and generous offers by the City of Richmond to acquire it, the ... Read More
USPS reopens historic post office in Pulaski, VA

USPS reopens historic post office in Pulaski, VA

After being closed for five months, the post office in downtown Pulaski, Virginia, is open for business. The historic 1917 building closed in July due to safety concerns following an Osha investigation into mold. People who live in the area had less than 24 hours notice that they would have to travel 7 miles to the nearest post office in ... Read More
Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat... NPR's Colin McEnroe Show focuses on the Post Office

Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat… NPR’s Colin McEnroe Show focuses on the Post Office

The Colin McEnroe Show on Connecticut’s WNPR radio station just did a program about the history and future of the U.S. Postal Service. You can listen to the show here. The program features interviews with three experts on the Postal Service:
USPS to close historic post office in Lihue, Hawaii, and sell the building

USPS to close historic post office in Lihue, Hawaii, and sell the building

The Garden Island: The historic Rice Street post office in Lihue, Hawaii, will be closing its doors. The U.S. Postal Service made the announcement Friday, after it spent nearly a year considering the decision. They did not give a date of the closure. “It’s a shame, but I can see why they’re doing it, especially with the parking,” said Karen ... Read More
Slovan, PA, post office closed indefinitely

Slovan, PA, post office closed indefinitely

The U.S. Postal Service indefinitely closed the post office in Slovan, Penn., and is sending customers to Burgettstown in the meantime. USPS spokesman Tad Kelley said the change will be in effect “while assessments are made to the condition of the building,” which is on Route 18 in Smith Township. Because of “conditions that require corrective measures, and for the ... Read More
Former Alplaus, NY, post office torn down

Former Alplaus, NY, post office torn down

The former Alplaus, NY, post office was torn down this week, despite efforts by residents and town officials to save the historic structure. The Alplaus Fire Dist. No. 2, which owns the property next to the fire station on Alplaus Avenue, decided to demolish the century-old building, which fire commissioners determined was structurally unsound and would have needed more than $250,000 of work to ... Read More
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
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