Thiels Station in Alexandria to close

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The Thiels Southpark Station was on the 2011 RAOI list of 3,700 post offices earmarked for closure, and the Postal Service had held a community meeting and solicited comments, but then the moratorium on closures kicked in, and the closure never happened.  Last July, the carriers were relocated, and now the Postal Service says it plans to close the office completely.  Thiels Station is named for longtime mail carrier John “Marty” Thiels, who died on the job in 2007 when a man entered a downtown law office and opened fire.  The main post office will be renamed after Thiels.  Read more.

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