Trial Unlikely in Fight Over Berkeley Post Office

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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

Feds Press Lawsuit Against Berkeley’s Historic Civic Center District

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

Former Alplaus, NY, post office torn down

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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