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
USPS to hold public meeting for relocation of suspended post office in Chapman Ranch, Texas

USPS to hold public meeting for relocation of suspended post office in Chapman Ranch, Texas

The Postal Service is considering the potential relocation of retail services for the Chapman Ranch Post Office, located at 1004 County Road, Chapman Ranch, TX 78347, to a new, yet-to-be-determined location as close as reasonably possible to the existing Post Office location in order to better serve postal customers in the community.  Retail services for the currently suspended Chapman Ranch ... Read More
Historic post office in Moline, IL, closed until this fall

Historic post office in Moline, IL, closed until this fall

qconline.com: Postal officials say the Moline, Illinois, post office at 514 17th St. will not reopen until later this fall. The post office was closed July 20 due an unknown odor discovered by employees. A subsequent investigation was conducted by "internal safety coordinators," according to Stacy St. John, U.S. Postal Service Strategic Communication Specialist in Des Moines. "Work is on-going ... Read More
USPS temporarily closes Fremont, IA, post office |

USPS temporarily closes Fremont, IA, post office |

KTVO: The Fremont, Iowa, community is currently without a post office. The United States Postal Service announced, Wednesday, a temporary closure of the office on east Main Street. USPS spokeswoman Stacy St. John told KTVO the office was closed after the building was invaded by an animal. St. John wouldn't say what kind. She added that the building's wiring is ... Read More
USPS closes post office in Cincinnati, IA, the second closure in SE Iowa this week

USPS closes post office in Cincinnati, IA, the second closure in SE Iowa this week

KTVO: The United States Postal Service announced its second closing in southeast Iowa Thursday. On Wednesday, KTVO told you about the closure of Fremont's post office. Thursday, USPS announced the closing of the post office in Cincinnati, Iowa. Spokeswoman Stacy St. John told KTVO both of these changes are temporary. Starting Friday, Cincinnati's post office on Liberty Street will be ... Read More
Book Nook: How the Post Office Created America

Book Nook: How the Post Office Created America

WYSO: The U.S. Postal Service has played a significant role in the history of our country. In her book "How the Post Office Created America-a History" Winifred Gallagher enumerates the many major impacts that our U.S. Mail has had upon the growth and development of our infrastructure, our industries, and our educational opportunities. It is a service that was founded ... Read More
Topaz Post Office permanently vacated after emergency suspension

Topaz Post Office permanently vacated after emergency suspension

RecordCourier.com: Because of structural and safety concerns, the building that houses the Topaz, Calif., Post Office located at 11 Topaz Lane has been permanently vacated. On May 27, 2016, the building was emergency suspended because it was no longer safe for employees or customers. At a public meeting on May 11, 2017, the Postal Service discussed options and received community ... Read More
Pulaski Town Council to vote on resolution to re-open post office

Pulaski Town Council to vote on resolution to re-open post office

Pulaski Town Council is getting ready to vote on a resolution asking the federal government to re-open its post office. The building was closed with only a day's notice following an OSHA investigation into mold. Town Manager Shawn Utt says it's now been closed for more than a week, and he has very few answers as to why the building ... Read More
Post Office announces move to former Sears store in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Post Office announces move to former Sears store in Council Bluffs, Iowa

nonpareilonline.com: Postal Service officials confirmed late Friday afternoon that the former Sears building at the Mall of the Bluffs has been selected as the new site for the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Post Office. The selection of the Mall of the Bluffs site follows a community meeting and review of all public feedback, according to a Postal Service release. “Because of ... Read More
Postmaster of Yakima County’s smallest post office brings cheer to Brownstown

Postmaster of Yakima County’s smallest post office brings cheer to Brownstown

yakimaherald.com: As postmaster of Yakima County’s smallest post office, Lorena Hartzog talks business much of the time, but her job also offers the chance to chat with customers about their favorite pastimes — and hers. “I finally got an eagle shot,” Hartzog said of her photo showing the regal bird perched on a skeletal branch amid low brush. “People would ... Read More
Post Office in Panama, IL, is temporarily closed due to building conditions

Post Office in Panama, IL, is temporarily closed due to building conditions

The Journal-News: Postal services at the Panama, Illinois, Post Office were suspended on Thursday, July 20, according to a letter that went out to postal patrons from Vicki Gourley, manager of post office operations in Wentzville, MO. The letter described deficiencies in the building that necessitated the suspension of services. "You can literally see daylight through the back wall," Gourley ... Read More
Portland postal workers rally to save jobs and service

Portland postal workers rally to save jobs and service

Communities and Postal Workers United (CPWU) press release: Postal workers and customers rallied today at the Main Post Office in Portland to protest job cuts that are causing reductions in service to the public, including longer lines and phone calls unanswered at retail locations, and delay of mail delivery. Postal management has so far cut dozens of jobs of retail ... Read More
Post Office Relocation Will Be On Agenda For Next Board Meeting in St. Mary, MO

Post Office Relocation Will Be On Agenda For Next Board Meeting in St. Mary, MO

Ste. Genevieve Herald: Representatives of the U.S. Postal Service requested a place on the agenda for the city of St, Mary Board of Aldermen meeting on Thursday, August 10, to discuss plans for relocating the post office in St, Mary, Missouri. The Postal Service sent notification to city officials as well as public notices.  The meeting is set for 6 ... Read More
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