PRC dismisses appeal on relocation of North Platte PO; Goldway dissents

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The Postal Regulatory Commission has dismissed the appeal on the relocation of the post office in North Platte, Nebraska.  The Postal Service will now proceed to close the downtown post office and replace it with a counter in the carrier annex on the outskirts of town.  Commission Ruth Goldway issued a dissenting opinion, arguing that there was evidence that the … Read More

Postal Service will seek new location for Old Greenwich post office

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The Postal Service plans to close their longstanding facility on Arcadia Road in Old Greenwich, Conn.  At a meeting this week, USPS officials sought to ease Old Greenwich residents' concerns about the loss of their local post office.  Most services, they promised, will remain in or near the village.  The goal is to find a new site in Old Greenwich for retail operations … Read More

North Platte appeals relocation of downtown post office

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The City of North Platte, Nebraska, has filed an appeal with the Postal Regulatory Commission, challenging the Postal Service’s decision to close the downtown post office and replace it with a retail operation in a carrier annex and processing center located in an industrial park on the outskirts of town.  The letter of appeal notes that the Postal Service did … Read More

Another post office gets annexed: North Platte to relocate from downtown to industrial tract

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The Postal Service is continuing to close downtown post offices and move retail services to inconveniently located postal facilities on the outskirts of town.  While it may be efficient for carrier annexes and mail processing plants to be located where there's plenty of room for parking for postal workers and easy access for delivery trucks, these facilities were never intended … Read More

Another Houston post office to close & relocate

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The U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to potentially move retail services from the Heights station at Yale and 11th in Houston to an annex on West 19th Street.  If the relocation happens, the post office at 1050 Yale – officially known as the Heights Finance Station – would be closed.  The Postal Service has already relocated four other Houston … Read More

New OIG report faults USPS on post office relocations

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The USPS Office of Inspector General has released a long-awaited audit report on the post office relocation process.  The report faults the Postal Service on a number of counts — lack of transparency, not following postal regulations, the conflicting roles of the Vice President of Facilities — and it has already led management to promise to make some changes.  The full … Read More

Five Houston post offices up for relocation and sale

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A representative of the Postal Service gave a presentation at yesterday's Houston City Council meeting about the potential relocation of five post offices, all owned by the USPS.  Federal regulations require the Postal Service to attned a meeting of elected officials or to hold a separate meeting in the affected community, but there's usually a meeting for each post office … Read More

Relocation, relocation, relocation: The new M.O. for closing post offices

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The Postal Service may no longer be talking about closing thousands of post offices, but it has been busy “relocating” them.  In dozens of cities across the country, a downtown post office is being closed and the building, often a historic landmark, is being sold.  According to the Postal Service, however, the post office isn't actually "closing."  Because a new, … Read More

Harlem’s College Station post office may be sold and “relocated”

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The Postal Service has announced plans to close and sell another historic post office.  The College Station post office on 140th Street in in Harlem was built under the New Deal, and it’s been serving the neighborhood since 1937.  It looks like 2014 may be its last year of operation. As usual, the Postal Service says it plans to open a … Read More

Questions about plans for New Canaan, Conn., PO relocation

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The Postal Service reaffirmed its commitment to servicing the town and people of New Canaan Monday after some confusion during the Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday morning in which their desire to remain in town was questioned.  "For some reason the assumption was made the Post Office was no longer committed to keeping postal operations in New Canaan," said Christine Dugas, … Read More

Two Brooklyn Post Offices headed for relocation

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The Postal Service is planning to relocate two more post offices, the Pratt Station in Clinton Hill (524 Myrtle Ave.) and the Times Plaza Station in Boerum Hill (542 Atlantic Ave.).  Both are in leased spaces, with leases terminating over the coming months.  Brooklyn residents apparently have mixed feelings about the relocations.  Read more.

Sale of historic Norwich post office not going anywhere, but post office may move to library

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The Postal Service has been trying to sell the historic post office in downtown Norwich, Connecticut, but it's been having trouble finding a buyer.  Nonetheless, there will be a meeting today to discuss the relocation, a meeting required by law.   As with Berkeley, the Bronx, and many other cases, the Postal Service is going through a relocation process without … Read More