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
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
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