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